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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 April 2020 / 3,727 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Switch vs DS

Switch vs DS

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 685,105 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,026,393 - DS

Total Lead: 2,604,809 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 53,733,752

DS Total Sales: 56,338,561

March is the 37th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 685,105 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 6.03 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 2.60 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.73 million units, while the DS sold 56.34 million units during the same timeframe.

The 37th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the DS it is November 2007.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 100.29 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Amnesia (on 14 April 2020)

Could be even closer without the virus. Half million closer eventually.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 14 April 2020)

Wow, Switch defends itself against the DS this month - and for the DS, it's November to boot! Animal Crossing is really pushing the Switch to new heights.

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xMetroid (on 14 April 2020)

Switch still putting up a pretty good fight tbh.

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Kristof81 (on 15 April 2020)

Switch is way closer to DS than I anticipated

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YanisFromFrance (on 14 April 2020)

Wow The Nintendo Switch is a huge succes

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brute (on 18 April 2020)

Both are huge sellers up to this point but this is where DS will grow it's lead quite a bit. It managed ~30 million back to back in 2008 and 2009.

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