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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 August 2020 / 2,150 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 July 2020

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

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 195,217 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,176,995 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,733,217 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 46,697,469

DS Total Sales: 50,430,686

July 2020 is the 81st 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 195,217 units and by 2.18 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.73 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 81st month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is July 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is November 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 46.70 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 50.43 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 5.14 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

BraLoD (on 25 August 2020)

Won't pass it, slowed down far too much. No price cuts for 4 years made the magic work. I was sure it would surpass it two years ago.


DaAndy (on 25 August 2020)

PS4 really is a monster in Europe. I absolutely think it can pass DS sales here. Or at least it will be very very close.


Eagle367 (on 25 August 2020)

This one might go towards PS4 unless they really aren't producing new stock like everyone keeps saying


UnderwaterFunktown (on 25 August 2020)

Yep. A few months ago I was completely sure it would win this, but if they do phase out the PS4 quicker than previous consoles, then it's sudenly more up in the air. Can't sell 52 mil, if Sony doesn't ship 52 mil.


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