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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 January 2021 / 1,479 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 November 2020

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

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 210,358 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,488,299 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,629,266 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,527,232

DS Total Sales: 51,156,498

November 2020 is the 85th 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 DS during the same timeframe by 210,358 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 2.49 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.63 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 85th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is November 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is March 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.53 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.16 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 73.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.31 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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SvenTheTurkey (on 13 January 2021)

I think sony is getting ready to pull the plug on the ps4. I would imagine it should outsell the ds eventually unless they completely discontinue it this year. It's not as if 3.6 million is too much ground to gain, but, with the ps5 doing well, the ps4 has a bit of an uphill battle.

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AFattyGamer (on 13 January 2021)

Sony's old champion has the chance to pull off this upset. PS4 is still selling well in the European region.

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icykai AFattyGamer (on 13 January 2021)

with a 300k per month during Q3, i think it'll be very difficult to get to 50 mil let alone beat DS. If a revision happens and it turns out it's undertracked that would be another case.

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