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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – July 2021

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – July 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 September 2021 / 4,680 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 PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. 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.

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.

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – July 2021

PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – July 2021

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 19,532 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,101,223 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,987,094 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 48,493,136

DS Total Sales: 51,480,230

July 2021 is the 93rd 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 19,532 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.10 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 2.99 million units.

The 93rd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is July 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is November 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 48.49 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.48 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 3.35 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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3 Comments
Kristof81 (on 06 September 2021)

Unless PS4 stays on the market for another 5 years, heavily discounted, it doesn't look like it's going to catch the DS

  • +7
SvenTheTurkey Kristof81 (on 06 September 2021)

Yeah probably not. Especially since Sony seems pretty ready to move on. They might keep it around another 2 years just to cross the 10 year mark, but I don't know if it will even last that long.

So we're seeing close to the final tally I think.

  • 0
Eagle367 (on 06 September 2021)

Yeah PS4 might just miss out on outselling the DS. Wonder where NS will end up

  • +6