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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - May 2021

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

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.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 22,644 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,103,062 - DS

Total Lead: 8,677,177 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 86,323,860

DS Total Sales: 95,001,037

May 2021 is the 51st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 22,644 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 1.10 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 8.68 million units.

The 51st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May 2021, while for the DS it is January 2009. The Switch has sold 86.32 million units, while the DS sold 95.00 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 67.70 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.

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