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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 297,238 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,962,080 - DS

Total Lead: 1,249,633 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 50,512,696

DS Total Sales: 51,762,329

January is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 297,238 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.96 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.25 million units.

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. The Switch has sold 50.51 million units, while the DS sold 51.76 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020, while for the DS it is September 2007.



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trunkswd said:

Read the complete article and analysis of this article here.

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 297,238 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,962,080 - DS

Total Lead: 1,249,633 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 50,512,696

DS Total Sales: 51,762,329

January is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 297,238 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.96 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.25 million units.

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. The Switch has sold 50.51 million units, while the DS sold 51.76 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020, while for the DS it is September 2007.

Damn impressive that the Switch has been able to keep within spitting distance given what an absolute monster the DS was.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Read the complete article and analysis of this article here.

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 297,238 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,962,080 - DS

Total Lead: 1,249,633 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 50,512,696

DS Total Sales: 51,762,329

January is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 297,238 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.96 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.25 million units.

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. The Switch has sold 50.51 million units, while the DS sold 51.76 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020, while for the DS it is September 2007.

Damn impressive that the Switch has been able to keep within spitting distance given what an absolute monster the DS was.

And the Switch is more expensive than the DS was. Will the Switch keep pace? It won't be easy as it would mean the Switch is on par with the two best-selling platforms of all time. The PS2 and DS. 



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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 156,857 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,594,893 – DS

Total Lead: 34,756,798 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 106,989,259

DS Total Sales: 141,746,057

January 2020 is the 75th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 156,857 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.59 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 34.76 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 106.99 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 141.75 million units during the same timeframe.

The 75th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is January, while for the Nintendo DS it is January 2011.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 47.03 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

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trunkswd said:

Read the complete article and analysis of this article here.

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 156,857 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,594,893 – DS

Total Lead: 34,756,798 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 106,989,259

DS Total Sales: 141,746,057

January 2020 is the 75th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 156,857 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.59 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 34.76 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 106.99 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 141.75 million units during the same timeframe.

The 75th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is January, while for the Nintendo DS it is January 2011.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 47.03 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.

DS still widening the gap even at this late stage; so much for Nintendo systems never having legs, as people keep claiming when discussing Switch's lifetime sales.

It's easy to forget what an absolute titan the DS was in terms of sales.



Moren said:
curl-6 said:

No, Wii did well in 2010, selling over 17 million units.

Hmh. Did it happen to have explosive Holidays but a disappointing run during the year? I recall that was when the PS3 started doing better in the charts.

Weekly sales for the Wii in 2010 started very strong, but went down a lot between April and September. In Winter, the Wii was selling about 300k per week, but by September, that dropped to only half of that anymore. Strong holiday sales made that the end numbers still looked quite good, but it was foreshadowing over what was about to happen saleswise in the next years. 



curl-6 said:

DS still widening the gap even at this late stage; so much for Nintendo systems never having legs, as people keep claiming when discussing Switch's lifetime sales.

It's easy to forget what an absolute titan the DS was in terms of sales.

Game Boy might win for the longest legs in gaming. Though, the Game Boy Pocket and Color could almost be considered as new handhelds. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

DS still widening the gap even at this late stage; so much for Nintendo systems never having legs, as people keep claiming when discussing Switch's lifetime sales.

It's easy to forget what an absolute titan the DS was in terms of sales.

Game Boy might win for the longest legs in gaming.

True that. NES and SNES were fairly leggy too as I recall.

Btw, could we possibly get a little PS4 vs Switch action in here now the latest chart is up? :)

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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 924,034 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,220,821 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,163 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 50,512,696

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 50,515,859

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 923,034 units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 3.22 million units. The Switch has nearly closed the gap and is now just 3,163 units behind.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 50.51 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 50.52 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U sold 88.68 million units lifetime through January 2020. The Switch needs to sell another 38.17 million units to outsell the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for a few years, while the 3DS is still on the market. However, 3DS sales have shrunk considerably and is only selling a few thousand units per week.



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Switch is about to blow past 3DS + Wii U.  Hopefully this will dispel the myth that the Switch is only selling to the "Nintendo market".