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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - January 2021

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - January 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2021 / 2,174 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 - January 2021

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - January 2021

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 100,742 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,804,657 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,492,232 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,766,145

DS Total Sales: 51,258,377

January 2021 is the 87th 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 100,742 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.80 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.49 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 87th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is January 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is May 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.77 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.26 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 4.07 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 03 March 2021)

The ps4 did very well in Europe, but I think it's unlikely it will cross the finish line. Gaining 100,000 per month would take it 3 years to sell more than the ds. The ps4 will probably be discontinued next year once the ps5 is in full production.

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