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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison in Japan - March 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: 362,192 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,503,395 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,558,253 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 28,708,735

DS Total Sales: 32,266,988

March 2023 is the 73rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the DS has outsold the Switch by 362,192 units when you align the launches.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 1.50 million units. The DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.56 million units.

The 73rd month for the Switch is March 2023, while for the DS it is December 2010. The Switch has sold 28.71 million units, while the DS sold 32.27 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current Switch sales in month 61.

The DS has sold 32.99 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch is currently 4.28 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.

Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.