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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison – Switch Nearly Keeps Up in June 2020

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison – Switch Nearly Keeps Up in June 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2020 / 3,682 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.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

 Switch vs DS Sales Comparison – June 2020

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison – June 2020

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison – June 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 16,287 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,546,530 - DS

Total Lead: 8,172,202 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 59,318,752

DS Total Sales: 67,490,954

June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by just 16,287 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.55 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 8.17 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. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 40th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is June 2020, while for the DS it is February 2008. The Switch has sold 59.32 million units, while the DS sold 67.49 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 94.70 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 14 July 2020)

Switch managing to keep up with the DS at it's best is the highest feat the Switch could achieve outside of outright outselling PS2 and DS, and it really manages to do so so far this year.

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curl-6 (on 14 July 2020)

Just keeping relatively flat with the DS at this point is an achievement.

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hunter_alien curl-6 (on 15 July 2020)

Pretty much this. The DS was such a beast of a machine. I don't think we will ever see something like that.

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xMetroid (on 14 July 2020)

There is no way the Switch will beat the DS, but i don't think it will fall that much behind. I think it will be able to keep up at a little slower pace and end up like 20-30 millions behind

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garretslarrity (on 14 July 2020)

What's really amazing about this is the fact that this is among the DS's best, the Switch is much more expensive, and the Switch has not yet had a price cut. But I do wish we knew more about the breakdown between Switch and Switch LIte.

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xMetroid garretslarrity (on 14 July 2020)

Yea, the Switch is probably highly profitable with it's current price. I'm sure they are making a lot of money just with hardware alone.

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