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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in November 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: 210,358 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,488,299 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,629,266 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,527,232

DS Total Sales: 51,156,498

November 2020 is the 85th 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 DS during the same timeframe by 210,358 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 2.49 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.63 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 85th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is November 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is March 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.53 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.16 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 73.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.31 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.



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

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