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PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 July 2020 / 2,666 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 PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 380,869 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,757,555 – DS

Total Lead: 33,314,066 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 112,139,449

DS Total Sales: 145,453,515

June 2020 is the 80th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo DS during the same timeframe by 380,869 units. However, the Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months by 2.76 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 33.31 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. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

The 80th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is June 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is June 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 112.14 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 145.45 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 is currently 41.88 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
siebensus4 (on 18 July 2020)

So DS will do another 15M until end of life. That seems to be possible for PS4. I don't expect much movement anymore in the gap chart.

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kazuyamishima siebensus4 (on 18 July 2020)

DS will do around 8.5-9 millions more until the end of its life!

Remarkable numbers for PS4 considering is still $299/399.

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yo33331 siebensus4 (on 18 July 2020)

actually 9M more for the DS, and the PS4 will at least do another 20 so there will be movement ;)

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xMetroid siebensus4 (on 19 July 2020)

I def don't think it will do another 20.. it will end up at 10 millions this year probably, cut short from the PS5 launch during the most beneficial time of the year and next year should be a steep decline. So from now i think 15 millions max.

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yo33331 siebensus4 (on 19 July 2020)

xMetroid you are very pesimistic, PS3 was the worst selling home console of Sony and it did around 8M after PS4 launch, so you are saying that PS4 (on par with PS2 until now) will die faster than PS3 ? no way, it will do 20M it may do even 30M, don't look only that next gen launches but also the prices, sony can cut PS4 to 199 or 249 and PS5 will probably be around 500$ so there will be quite a difference and many people will still choose the cheaper option instead of the expensive PS5.

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xMetroid (on 18 July 2020)

Yea PS4 should not cross 130 millions, which is still legendary in itself. I think it will cap at 125 millions. Covid has less effect now and it is back being lower than last year in the US and Japan. It should also get its legs cut off in fall with the release of next gen. Seems like Sony doesn't want the PS4 to be a menace for the PS5 by not putting more PS4 out there while the demand was high.

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Tridrakious xMetroid (on 19 July 2020)

One thing that I am seeing for the USA, is that states are beginning to close back down and another stimulus check will be issued later this month or next month. So Covid might still have some impact on the USA, because our leader is a Cheeto that has no clue what he's doing.

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xMetroid xMetroid (on 19 July 2020)

Yea i mean NPD is reporting a small drop compared to last year in June. Compared to the other months, i'm assuming this trend will keep going down.

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Radek (on 21 July 2020)

At this point PS4 would barely hit 120 millions by early 2021.

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