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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - February 2021

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: 27,196 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 664,027 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,368,877 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 80,370,221

DS Total Sales: 81,739,098

February 2021 is the 48th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 27,196 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has caught up to the DS by 664,027units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.37 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 48th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2021, while for the DS it is October 2008. The Switch has sold 80.37 million units, while the DS sold 81.74 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 73.65 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 22 March 2021

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