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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023
This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo DS.
The DS launched in December 2004 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles do not lineup.
Switch Vs. DS Japan:
Gap change in latest month: 58,688 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 1,338,866 - Switch
Total Lead: 3,196,061 - DS
Switch Total Sales: 28,421,509
DS Total Sales: 31,617,570
February 2023 is the 72nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch has outsold the DS by 58,688 units when you align the launches.
In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 1.34 million units. The DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.20 million units.
The 72nd month for the Switch is February 2023, while for the DS it is November 2010. The Switch has sold 28.42 million units, while the DS sold 31.62 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current Switch sales in month 60.
The DS has sold 32.99 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch is currently 4.57 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 YouTube. Follow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.
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