Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - Switch Catches Up by Over 4M in December 2020 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 February 2021 / 3,335 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 Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.
Switch Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 4,379,270 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 152,728 - DS
Total Lead: 1,175,123 - DS
Switch Total Sales: 76,989,289
DS Total Sales: 78,164,412
December 2020 is the 46th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 4.38 million units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by only 152,728 units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.18 million units.
The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
The 46th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is December 2020, while for the DS it is August 2008. The Switch has sold 76.99 million units, while the DS sold 78.16 million units during the same timeframe. The DS reached current Switch sales in month 46.
The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 77.03 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.
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