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It's always interesting to see the DS vs Switch/PS4 comparisons, as both of the latter actually tracked ahead of it for quite some time, in spite of the former going on to pass 150 million lifetime.

Only at 26 months did DS break ahead of Switch; would that happen to coincide with the DS Lite by any chance?



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curl-6 said:

It's always interesting to see the DS vs Switch/PS4 comparisons, as both of the latter actually tracked ahead of it for quite some time, in spite of the former going on to pass 150 million lifetime.

Only at 26 months did DS break ahead of Switch; would that happen to coincide with the DS Lite by any chance?

DS Lite was more like ~18 months after launch (varies slightly by region) but yeah that was one of the key turning points for DS.

It was kind of a snowball effect though (using US dates, again varies by region)

Nintendogs-Aug 2005

Mario Kart DS-Nov 2005

Animal Crossing: Wild World-Dec 2005

Brain Age-April 2006

New Super Mario Bros-May 2006

Nintendo DS Lite-June 2006

That 10 month window saw a bunch of huge releases that helped expand the audience of DS.



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You can read the complete Article #4 and Analysis here:

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 205,908 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,589,514 – DS

Total Lead: 31,750,778 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 101,342,408

DS Total Sales: 133,093,186

Last edited by trunkswd - on 18 November 2019

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You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 330,761 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,794,077 – Switch

Total Lead: 641,721 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

PS4 Total Sales: 41,377,785



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Do we know anything about VR sales? We kinda just stopped getting news about anything VR related. I guess companes are waiting to the next gen to launch the next sets...?



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Darwinianevolution said:
Do we know anything about VR sales? We kinda just stopped getting news about anything VR related. I guess companes are waiting to the next gen to launch the next sets...?

We don't track any VR headset sales. Only information we would have are official releases from VR manufacturers. Only thing we know is PSVR sales are over 4 million. That was announced earlier this year. 



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trunkswd said:
Darwinianevolution said:
Do we know anything about VR sales? We kinda just stopped getting news about anything VR related. I guess companes are waiting to the next gen to launch the next sets...?

We don't track any VR headset sales. Only information we would have are official releases from VR manufacturers. Only thing we know is PSVR sales are over 4 million. That was announced earlier this year. 

I know, I meant that I haven't heard of the companies themselves say anything about their sales of VR or at least I haven't heard of them. They suddenly stopped talking about them. I knew that hardware would be niche at best, I didn't expect this much silence. Maybe they are gearing up for the next generation?



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Darwinianevolution said:
trunkswd said:

We don't track any VR headset sales. Only information we would have are official releases from VR manufacturers. Only thing we know is PSVR sales are over 4 million. That was announced earlier this year. 

I know, I meant that I haven't heard of the companies themselves say anything about their sales of VR or at least I haven't heard of them. They suddenly stopped talking about them. I knew that hardware would be niche at best, I didn't expect this much silence. Maybe they are gearing up for the next generation?

VR is still quite niche. I don't see it really taking off until the prices drop and some must own VR games release. 



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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #4 and Analysis here:

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 205,908 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,589,514 – DS

Total Lead: 31,750,778 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 101,342,408

DS Total Sales: 133,093,186

Excellent sales for the DS in its sixth year. It sold ~6.5m more than the PS4 in year 6.



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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #4 and Analysis here:

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 205,908 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,589,514 – DS

Total Lead: 31,750,778 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 101,342,408

DS Total Sales: 133,093,186

The second highest selling system ever versus the soon-to-be-third. PS4 will probably land between 130 and 140 million at the end of the day I reckon.

trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 330,761 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,794,077 – Switch

Total Lead: 641,721 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

PS4 Total Sales: 41,377,785

The DNA strands converging once again, with the systems almost equal at 32 weeks and Switch set to take the lead with the approach of the holiday season. Interested to see how long this dance continues until one eventually breaks away.

Worth noting that as of these numbers PS4 had had 3 holiday seasons and Switch only 2.