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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes Gap in December 2020

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2021 / 1,346 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 Gap in December 2020

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes Gap in December 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 257,684 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,878,960 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,592,974 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,620,777

DS Total Sales: 51,213,751

December 2020 is the 86th 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 257,684 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.88 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.59 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 86th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is December 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is April 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.62 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.21 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 70.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.22 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 09 February 2021)

PS4 isn’t going to make it, but it did ridiculously well regardless.

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SvenTheTurkey S.Peelman (on 11 February 2021)

Barring the ds and maybe the ps2(although I don't know for sure), ps4 should keep its top spot in Europe for a while.

  • 0
S.Peelman SvenTheTurkey (on 12 February 2021)

It should yeah.

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Kakadu18 (on 09 February 2021)

The PS4 won't sell more than 2 million more units in Europe.

  • +2