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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - February 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 April 2021 / 1,555 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 - February 2021

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - February 2021

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 56,949 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,882,566 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,463,283 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,842,169

DS Total Sales: 51,305,452

February 2021 is the 88th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PlayStation 4 has closed the gap when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 56,949 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.88 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.46 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 88th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is February 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is June 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.84 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.31 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 71.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.00 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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10 Comments
Ninhut (on 06 April 2021)

I don't think the PS4 will make it anymore

  • +8
SvenTheTurkey Ninhut (on 07 April 2021)

I don't think so either, but it mostly depends on how long they keep it around. If the ps4 stays on shelves for another 4 years, maybe. They'd have to discount it too which I don't really see happening. But I can't see Sony keeping it around much longer than sometime next year. The ps5 is selling too well to keep the ps4 around. It's already a drop-in replacement for the ps4. So even if someone needed a system to play ps4 games, it's covered.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 06 April 2021)

That's too much for the PS4 to overcome now by this point. But it did very well in Europe either way.

  • +5
kazuyamishima (on 06 April 2021)

That was a good run.

Too bad Sony cut the legs of the PS4 too soon.

They didn’t even made a holiday temporary cut last year, and the systems, after more than 4 years, are still the same price.

  • +3
SvenTheTurkey kazuyamishima (on 07 April 2021)

Better to keep the profit high while the last of the ps4s sell though.

And without the discount, people don't have an incentive to buy a 4 instead of a 5.

Good call on their part. Better to start building the new userbase.

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Genuine (on 07 April 2021)

PS4 isn't doing D's numbers

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