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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in October 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 219,872 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 545,884 - DS

Total Lead: 6,579,512 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 67,966,935

DS Total Sales: 74,546,447

October 2020 is the 44th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 219,872 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 545,884 units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 6.58 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. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 44th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is October 2020, while for the DS it is June 2008. The Switch has sold 67.97 million units, while the DS sold 74.55 million units during the same timeframe. The DS reached current Switch sales in month 41.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 86.05 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.