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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 July 2020 / 2,716 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

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

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

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 424,650 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,922,067 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,654,019 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 46,535,525

DS Total Sales: 50,189,544

June 2020 is the 80th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo DS during the same timeframe by 424,650 units and by 1.92 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.65 million units.

The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.

The 80th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is June 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is October 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 46.54 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 50.19 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 5.30 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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xMetroid (on 28 July 2020)

Wow the DS was really huge in Europe. That's the market Nintendo need with the Switch to reach higher levels. With a price cut i think it can blow up there.

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Eagle367 xMetroid (on 28 July 2020)

I think they need games like tomodachi life. I don't think a price cut will be all that beneficial

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S.Peelman (on 28 July 2020)

The pandemic seems to have given the PS4 the nudge it needed to catch DS.

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Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2020)

PS4 has a real shot at catching the PS2 in Europe and being the highest selling console of all time there.

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hunter_alien (on 29 July 2020)

PS4 will probably do 54-55 million units... Man the DS was a global beast of a machine.

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Kinneas14 (on 28 July 2020)

Incredible PS4 numbers almost matching the great DS. Europe is really Playstation-land

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YanisFromFrance (on 29 July 2020)

But the Nintendo DS is at 52M in Europe , I think the PS4 will sold 49M , the Switch 40M in Europe

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