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trunkswd said:

Link to the VGChartz article here.

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison in Japan - August 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: 291,141 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,265,817 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,270,199 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 30,456,514

DS Total Sales: 32,726,713

August 2023 is the 78th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch has outsold the DS by 291,141 units when you align the launches.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 2.27 million units. The DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.27 million units.

The 78th month for the Switch is August 2023, while for the DS it is May 2011. The Switch has sold 30.46 million units, while the DS sold 32.73 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current Switch sales in month 67.

The DS has sold 32.99 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch is currently 2.53 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.

Switch is going to catch the DS in Japan shortly after these next holidays.  Then it's going to keep selling strong well past that.  

Switch has a lot of catching up to do when compared to the DS's worldwide total, but Japan is doing a lot of the heaving lifting in closing that gap too.