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PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in July 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in July 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 August 2020 / 2,804 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 worldwide sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in July 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in July 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 193,579 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,681,143 – DS

Total Lead: 33,598,585 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 112,502,188

DS Total Sales: 146,100,773

July 2020 is the 81st 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 193,579 units. However, the Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months by 2.68 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 33.60 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 81st month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is July 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is July 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 112.50 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 146.10 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 is currently 41.52 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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4 Comments
S.Peelman (on 17 August 2020)

Good for PS4, but it’s not like there’s much of a chance here. :-P

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PAOerfulone (on 17 August 2020)

I think the PS4 can get it down to 25-30 million before it’s all over.

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Mnementh (on 17 August 2020)

So... how much can the PS4 get back, before it also fizzles out?

  • +6
LivncA_Dis3 (on 19 August 2020)

come on ps4 u can do it! haha

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