PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes Gap in August 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes Gap in August 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 September 2020 / 1,974 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 Gap in August 2020

PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes Gap in August 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 90,802 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,487,573 - DS

Total Lead: 33,561,783 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 113,012,651

DS Total Sales: 146,574,434

August 2020 is the 82nd 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 90,802 units. However, the Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months by 2.49 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 33.56 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 82nd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is August 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is August 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 113.01 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 146.57 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 is currently 41.01 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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7 Comments

Amnesia (on 27 September 2020)

Can't we really have the shipments by quarter or estimated sales model for the PS2 ?


Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 September 2020)

Shipment quarters could certainly be an interesting comparison. But not for the PS4 anymore, as that one will not go much further now. Switch on the other hand looks like it can go further right now, so that might be worth a look.


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AFattyGamer (on 27 September 2020)

Never say never ... At least that's what people tend to say on here. But yeah Sony PS4 likely won't catch it's legendary predecessor the Sony PS2 in sales. I don't see the Sony PS4 catching the Nintendo DS either. Not more so that the PS4 doesn't have the potential simply not enough time. Sony will discontinue the PS4 likely 4 years from now. Not enough time. However Sony PS4 retiring at 120-125 million sold is truly another achievement for Sony :')


Heavenly_King (on 28 September 2020)

they will do a price cut


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Sogreblute (on 27 September 2020)

We all know the PS4 has slowed down, so it ain't happening.


Heavenly_King (on 28 September 2020)

with price cut it will happen.


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Eagle367 (on 27 September 2020)

No way in hell this is happening