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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in June 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.
PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:
Gap change in latest month: 424,650 - PS4
Gap change over last 12 months: 1,922,067 – PS4
Total Lead: 3,654,019 - DS
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 46,535,525
DS Total Sales: 50,189,544
June 2020 is the 80th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo DS during the same timeframe by 424,650 units and by 1.92 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.65 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 80th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is June 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is October 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 46.54 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 50.19 million units during the same timeframe.
The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 5.30 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.