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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

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.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 19,532 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,101,223 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,987,094 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 48,493,136

DS Total Sales: 51,480,230

July 2021 is the 93rd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PlayStation 4 has closed the gap when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 19,532 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.10 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 2.99 million units.

The 93rd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is July 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is November 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 48.49 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.48 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 3.35 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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