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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - February 2024

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2024 / 6,010 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 worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

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

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 560,294 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,232,765 - Switch

Total Lead: 8,823,650 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 138,629,888

DS Total Sales: 147,453,538

February 2024 is the 84th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 0.56 million units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 1.23 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 8.82 million units.

The 84th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2024, while for the DS it is October 2011. The Switch has sold 138.63 million units, while the DS sold 147.45 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 15.39 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
CourageTCD (on 03 April 2024)

Let's see how much impact DS's November 2011 will have against Switch's line in the graph

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Mars2001 (on 02 April 2024)

In 30 days with Nintendos new steatment next 12 months numbers Switch for sure become Best ever console surpass DS and ps2.Already surpass DS and ps2 in Japan and Americas

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xMetroid (on 03 April 2024)

Yea Switch will surpass the DS now that the successor is "delayed". PS2 at 159-160 millions is pretty unreachable tho

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