PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 15 April 2020 / 3,274 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.
PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 165,091 – DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 5,452,840 – DS
Total Lead: 35,257,130 - DS
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 108,272,070
DS Total Sales: 143,529,200
March 2020 is the 77th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 165,091 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.45 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 35.26 million units.
The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 108.27 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 143.53 million units during the same timeframe.
The 77th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is March, while for the Nintendo DS it is March 2011.
The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 45.75 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.
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So following this trend, i think it's safe to say there might be around max 10 millions left for that PS4. I think 115-120 millions will be it. Which is a stellar performance.
I think it should be more than that, I wouldn't rule out the PS4 going up to 130Mil when all said and done. Playstation consoles are know to have incredibly long lifespans even after their successors come out, the PS2 was at 110Million when the PS3 released and it managed to sell another 45 Million units even after the PS3 released. I know the PS2 sales mightve been somewhat inflated thanks to the disaster of the PS3 launch, but even if the PS4's sales aren't that inflated it should still sell for years after the PS5 launches
The console is still pulling 150k+ with a price tag of $299/399. Once they lower the price for good the sales will continue.
It's a shame because PS4 could actually be higher but Sony is to stingy to drop the price. They are going to have to once PS5 hits anyways.
By stingy do you mean logical businessmen? Their objective is to make money not sell the most consoles. While we may be interested in seeing if it outsells the DS, Sony really doesn't care. As for PSPlus and such, I'm sure Sony has much more data on how much they can expect late adopters to spend on those things and has determined that the additional sales are not going to offset the price drop.