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Forums - Sales Discussion - Lifetime Console Showdown - August 2022 + charts

 

Will the Switch beat the DS lifetime?

yes, easily (more than 5M ahead) 8 32.00%
 
yes, barely (up to 5M more) 11 44.00%
 
no, but will finish very close to it. (5-10M) 4 16.00%
 
no, it will finish far from it. (11-20M) 2 8.00%
 
Total:25

This is the Lifetime Console Showdown comparison thread.

This new sales thread will be about Lifetime sales of the consoles and will be updated on a monthly bases instead of weekly. The model will be just like the Ultimate Console Showdown thread however instead of weekly sales for the current year it will be monthly sales for the entire lifecycle of the given system compared to other competitive system (by sales, not generation/type/manufacturer) that the contender have to beat (or is next in line for it) or might finish close to it.

The battles are as follows:

  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS (33M - JAPAN)
  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS (154M)
  • PlayStation 5 vs PlayStation 3 (87M)
  • PlayStation 5 vs PlayStation 4 (117M)
  • Xbox Series vs Xbox 360 (86M)
  • Xbox Series vs Xbox 360 (1.66M - JAPAN)
  • Xbox Series vs Nintendo Wii U (3.33M - JAPAN)

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Nintendo DS vs. Nintendo Switch Comparison - JAPAN

NDS - Monthly NDS - Lifetime
NSW - Monthly NSW - Lifetime
(+/-) Monthly

(+/-) Lifetime

1,393,782 1,393,782 - - -1,393,782 -1,393,782
267,409 (2005) 1,661,191 (2005) - (2017) - (2017) -267,409 -1,661,191
114,337 1,775,528 - - -114,337 -1,775,528
178,532 1,954,060 564,915 564,915 +386,383 -1,389,145
202,034 (April) 2,156,094 (April) 209,788 (April) 774,703 (April) +7,754 -1,381,391
160,627 2,316,721 126,639 901,342 -33,988 -1,415,379
171,722 2,488,443 139,405 1,040,747 -32,317 -1,447,696
169,024 2,657,467 252,183 1,292,930 +83,159 -1,364,537
291,365 (August) 2,948,832 (August) 238,546 (August) 1,531,476 (August) -52,819 -1,417,356
290,296 3,239,128 256,825 1,788,301 -33,471 -1,450,827
183,675 3,422,803 235,969 2,024,270 +52,294 -1,398,533
319,482 3,742,285 376,779 2,401,049 +57,297 -1,341,236
1,879,305 5,621,590 923,608 3,324,657 -955,697 -2,296,933
323,690 (2006) 5,945,280 (2006) 286,202 (2018) 3,610,859 (2018) -37,488 -2,334,421
128,230 6,073,510 179,380 3,790,239 +51,150 -2,283,271
774,894 6,848,404 226,987 4,017,226 -547,907 -2,831,178
869,594 (April) 7,717,998 (April) 153,185 (April) 4,170,411 (April) -716,409 -3,547,587
761,294 8,479,292 160,159 4,330,570 -601,135 -4,148,722
771,464 9,250,756 235,870 4,566,440 -535,594 -4,684,316
670,261 9,921,017 202,801 4,769,241 -467,460 -5,151,776
590,308 (August) 10,511,325 (August) 254,945 (August) 5,024,186 (August) -335,363 -5,487,139
938,007 11,449,332 171,505 5,195,691 -766,502 -6,253,641
519,675 11,969,007 174,298 5,369,989 -345,377 -6,599,018
571,266 12,540,273 496,838 5,866,827 -74,428 -6,673,446
1,485,155 14,025,428 1,002,176 6,869,003 -482,979 -7,156,425
753,181 (2007) 14,778,609 (2007) 418,901 (2019) 7,287,904 (2019) -334,280 -7,490,705
624,541 15,403,150 259,816 7,547,720 -364,725 -7,855,430
575,212 15,978,362 314,092 7,861,812 -261,120 -8,116,550
652,245 (April) 16,630,607 (April) 204,053 (April) 8,065,865 (April) -448,192 -8,564,742
656,649 17,287,256 201,842 8,267,707 -454,807 -9,019,549
682,582 17,969,838 171,866 8,439,573 -510,716 -9,530,265
573,618 18,543,456 229,860 8,669,433 -343,758 -9,874,023
556,608 (August) 19,100,064 (August) 254,588 (August) 8,924,021 (August) -302,020 -10,176,043
392,362 19,492,426 547,209 9,471,230 +154,847 -10,021,196
314,790 19,807,216 297,666 9,768,896 -17,124 -10,038,320
353,892 20,161,108 691,132 10,460,028 +337,240 -9,701,080
1,031,598 21,192,706 870,478 11,330,506 -161,120 -9,862,200
622,764 (2008) 21,815,470 (2008) 561,121 (2020) 11,891,627 (2020) -61,643 -9,923,843
218,992 22,034,462 283,206 12,174,833 +64,214 -9,859,629
267,096 22,301,558 771,972 12,946,805 +504,876 -9,354,753
174,257 (April) 22,475,815 (April) 361,013 (April) 13,307,818 (April) +186,756 -9,167,997
157,299 22,633,114 403,923 13,711,741 +246,624 -8,921,373
205,964 22,839,078 324,058 14,035,799 +118,094 -8,803,279
223,136 23,062,214 521,172 14,556,971 +298,036 -8,505,243
258,681 (August) 23,320,895 (August) 478,397 (August) 15,035,368 (August) +219,716 -8,285,527
276,357 23,597,252 348,957 15,384,325 +72,600 -8,212,927
277,797 23,875,049 452,136 15,836,461 +174,339 -8,038,588
425,644 24,300,693 584,242 16,420,703 +158,598 -7,879,990
1,113,659 25,414,352 1,293,757 17,714,460 +180,098 -7,699,892
318,861 (2009) 25,733,213 (2009) 564,472 (2021) 18,278,932 (2021) +245,611 -7,454,281
220,827 25,954,040 350,955 18,629,887 +130,128 -7,324,153
298,518 26,252,558 520,819 19,150,706 +222,301 -7,101,852
188,328 (April) 26,440,886 (April) 598,479 (April) 19,749,185 (April) +410,151 -6,691,701
204,116 26,645,002 337,148 20,086,333 +133,032 -6,558,669
227,212 26,872,214 324,814 20,411,147 +97,602 -6,461,067
434,179 27,306,393 351,636 20,762,783 -82,543 -6,543,610
302,099 (August) 27,608,492 (August) 298,853 (August) 21,061,636 (August) -3,246 -6,546,856
366,985 27,975,477 214,598 21,276,234 -152,387 -6,699,243
202,215 28,177,692 477,137 21,753,371 +274,922 -6,424,321
329,731 28,507,423 468,495 22,221,866 +138,764 -6,285,557
887,282 29,394,705 967,708 23,189,574 +80,426 -6,205,131
298,207 (2010) 29,692,912 (2010) 412,141 (2022) 23,601,715 (2022) +113,934 -6,091,197
199,847 29,892,759 370,781 23,972,496 +170,934 -5,920,263
214,830 30,107,589 360,561 24,333,057 +145,731 -5,774,532
145,063 (April) 30,252,652 (April) 365,049 (April) 24,698,106 (April) +219,986 -5,554,546
129,187 30,381,839 240,240 24,938,346 +111,053 -5,443,493
217,204 30,599,043 226,737 25,165,083 +9,533 -5,433,960
187,046 30,786,089 354,945 25,520,028 +167,899 -5,266,061
184,282 (August) 30,970,371 (August) 325,795 (August) 25,845,823 (August)
+141,513 -5,124,548
303,131 31,273,502
181,674 31,455,176
162,394 31,617,570
649,418 32,266,988
178,385 (2011) 32,445,373 (2011)
92,083 32,537,456
85,907 32,623,363
60,008 (April) 32,683,371 (April)
43,342 32,726,713
43,653 32,770,366
35,505 32,805,871
24,876 (August) 32,830,747 (August)
20,131 32,850,878
11,881 32,862,759
10,905 32,873,664
39,772 32,913,436
14,522 (2012) 32,927,958 (2012)
6,074 32,934,032
7,729 32,941,761
5,856 (April) 32,947,617 (April)
5,073 32,952,690
6,102 32,958,792
4,618 32,963,410
5,294 (August) 32,968,704 (August)
5,463 32,974,167
3,335 32,977,502
2,737 32,980,239
3,057 32,983,296
3,531 (2013) 32,986,827 (2013)

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Nintendo DS vs. Nintendo Switch Comparison

NDS - Monthly NDS - Lifetime
NSW - Monthly NSW - Lifetime
(+/-) Monthly

(+/-) Lifetime

546,507 546,507 - - -546,507 -546,507
2,310,880 2,857,387 - - -2,310,880 -2,857,387
426,958 (2005) 3,284,345 (2005) - (2017) - (2017) -426,958 -3,284,345
290,589 3,574,934 - - -290,589 -3,574,934
919,906 4,494,840 2,334,638 2,334,638 +1,414,732 -2,160,202
448,809 (April) 4,943,649 (April) 750,043 (April) 3,084,681 (April) +301,234 -1,858,968
383,969 5,327,618 497,849 3,582,530 +113,880 -1,745,088
496,260 5,823,878 627,621 4,210,151 +131,361 -1,613,727
381,126 6,205,004 669,355 4,879,506 +288,229 -1,325,498
492,803 (August) 6,697,807 (August) 634,505 (August) 5,514,011 (August) +141,702 -1,183,796
584,651 7,282,458 839,708 6,353,719 +255,057 -928,739
645,738 7,928,196 800,055 7,153,774 +154,317 -774,422
1,361,640 9,289,836 1,690,994 8,844,768 +329,354 -445,068
4,530,346 13,820,182 4,278,500 13,123,168 -251,846 -696,914
823,829 (2006) 14,644,011 (2006) 952,507 (2018) 14,075,775 (2018) +128,678 -568,236
546,254 15,190,265 798,466 14,874,241 +252,212 -316,024
1,296,381 16,486,646 963,830 15,838,071 -332,551 -648,575
1,324,719 (April) 17,811,365 (April) 627,706 (April) 16,465,777 (April) -697,013 -1,345,588
1,169,418 18,980,783 645,422 17,111,199 -523,996 -1,869,584
1,921,534 20,902,317 985,211 18,096,410 -936,323 -2,805,907
1,647,570 22,549,887 805,477 18,901,887 -842,093 -3,648,000
1,409,550 (August) 23,959,437 (August) 949,768 (August) 19,851,655 (August) -459,782 -4,107,782
1,884,429 25,843,866 752,970 20,604,625 -1,131,459 -5,239,241
1,240,877 27,084,743 849,963 21,454,588 -390,914 -5,630,155
2,197,955 29,282,698 3,285,300 24,739,888 +1,087,345 -4,542,810
5,291,269 34,573,967 4,715,974 29,455,862 -575,295 -5,118,105
1,479,784 (2007) 36,053,751 (2007) 1,143,851 (2019) 30,599,713 (2019) -335,933 -5,454,038
1,840,894 37,894,645 968,378 31,568,091 -872,516 -6,326,554
2,094,738 39,989,383 1,161,591 32,729,682 -933,147 -7,259,701
1,805,851 (April) 41,795,234 (April) 781,233 (April) 33,510,915 (April) -1,024,618 -8,284,319
1,890,218 43,685,452 896,366 34,407,281 -993,852 -9,278,171
2,177,140 45,862,592 896,092 35,303,373 -1,281,048 -10,559,219
1,930,670 47,793,262 880,171 36,183,544 -1,050,499 -11,609,718
1,893,903 (August) 49,687,165 (August) 970,916 (August) 37,154,460 (August) -922,987 -12,532,705
2,002,764 51,689,929 1,571,647 38,726,107 -431,117 -12,963,822
1,619,268 53,309,197 1,208,657 39,934,764 -410,611 -13,374,433
2,950,964 56,260,161 3,826,740 43,761,504 +875,776 -12,498,657
7,539,709 63,799,870 4,991,666 48,753,170 -2,548,043 -15,046,700
1,919,012 (2008) 65,718,882 (2008) 1,529,926 (2020) 50,283,096 (2020) -389,086 -15,435,786
1,640,672 67,359,554 1,026,597 51,309,693 -614,075 -16,049,861
1,920,073 69,279,627 2,352,862 53,662,555 +432,789 -15,617,072
1,514,136 (April) 70,793,763 (April) 2,146,090 (April) 55,808,645 (April) +631,954 -14,985,118
1,387,098 72,180,861 2,102,479 57,911,124 +715,381 -14,269,737
2,217,186 74,398,047 1,508,483 59,419,607 -708,703 -14,978,440
1,964,577 76,362,624 1,894,640 61,314,247 -69,937 -15,048,377
1,645,388 (August) 78,008,012 (August) 1,662,087 (August) 62,976,334 (August) +16,699 -15,031,678
1,838,789 79,846,801 1,704,900 64,681,234 -133,889 -15,165,567
1,722,897 81,569,698 2,473,058 67,154,292 +750,161 -14,415,406
3,883,372 85,453,070 3,678,096 70,832,388 -205,276 -14,620,682
7,623,240 93,076,310 6,129,658 76,962,046 -1,493,582 -16,114,264
1,601,327 (2009) 94,677,637 (2009) 1,601,931 (2021) 78,563,977 (2021) +604 -16,113,660
1,352,115 96,029,752 1,668,701 80,232,678 +316,586 -15,797,074
1,932,586 97,962,338 2,066,673 82,299,351 +134,087 -15,662,987
2,269,545 (April) 100,231,883 (April) 2,129,783 (April) 84,429,134 (April) -139,762 -15,802,749
1,504,343 101,736,226 1,440,983 85,870,117 -63,360 -15,866,109
1,905,843 103,642,069 1,355,309 87,225,426 -550,534 -16,416,643
1,740,345 105,382,414 1,574,518 88,799,944 -165,827 -16,582,470
1,431,910 (August) 106,814,324 (August) 1,180,788 (August) 89,980,732 (August) -251,122 -16,833,592
1,673,764 108,488,088 1,108,368 91,089,100 -565,396 -17,398,988
1,351,850 109,839,938 2,478,490 93,567,590 +1,126,640 -16,272,348
3,303,119 113,143,057 3,295,006 96,862,596 -8,113 -16,280,461
6,992,991 120,136,048 4,887,259 101,749,855 -2,105,732 -18,386,193
1,395,662 (2010) 121,531,710 (2010) 1,314,887 (2022) 103,064,742 (2022) -80,775 -18,466,968
1,167,485 122,699,195 1,397,026 104,461,768 +229,541 -18,237,427
1,728,454 124,427,649 1,301,121 105,762,889 -427,333 -18,664,760
1,110,130 (April) 125,537,779 (April) 1,452,279 (April) 107,215,168 (April) +342,149 -18,322,611
992,167 126,529,946 1,073,506 108,288,674 +81,339 -18,241,272
1,353,731 127,883,677 1,083,148 109,371,822 -270,583 -18,511,855
1,119,808 129,003,485 1,445,386 110,817,208 +325,578 -18,186,277
1,056,699 (August) 130,060,184 (August) 1,121,122 (August) 111,938,330 (August)
+64,423 -18,121,854
1,341,702 131,401,886
1,068,900 132,470,786
2,555,295 135,026,081
5,425,354 140,451,435
1,106,729 (2011) 141,558,164 (2011)
853,681 142,411,845
993,462 143,405,307
664,277 (April) 144,069,584 (April)
581,254 144,650,838
790,784 145,441,622
681,258 146,122,880
509,661 (August) 146,632,541 (August)
472,938 147,105,479
348,059 147,453,538
803,002 148,256,540
1,555,570 149,812,110
258,875 (2012) 150,070,985 (2012)
215,245 150,286,230
217,961 150,504,191
159,993 (April) 150,664,184 (April)
179,686 150,843,870
256,426 151,100,296
154,423 151,254,719
136,190 (August) 151,390,909 (August)
189,495 151,580,404
153,480 151,733,884
486,701 152,220,585
850,588 153,071,173
128,404 (2013) 153,199,577 (2013)
105,684 153,305,261
99,836 153,405,097
76,299 (April) 153,481,396 (April)
69,268 153,550,664
83,111 153,633,775
60,678 153,694,453
55,547 (August) 153,750,000 (August)
61,952 153,811,952
44,585 153,856,537
74,122 153,930,659
89,517 154,020,176

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PlayStation 3 vs. PlayStation 5 Comparison

PS3 - Monthly PS3 - Lifetime
PS5 - Monthly PS5 - Lifetime
(+/-) Monthly

(+/-) Lifetime

394,937 394,937 2,803,824 2,803,824 +2,408,887 +2,408,887
857,103 1,252,040 1,586,205 4,390,029 +729,102 +3,137,989
380,096 (2007) 1,632,136 (2007) 611,493 (2021) 5,001,522 (2021) +231,397 +3,369,386
240,586 1,872,722 863,778 5,865,300 +623,192 +3,992,578
984,653 2,857,375 1,128,018 6,993,318 +143,365 +4,135,943
376,438 (April) 3,233,813 (April) 966,799 (April) 7,960,117 (April) +590,361 +4,726,304
280,595 3,514,408 768,057 8,728,174 +487,462 +5,213,766
301,805 3,816,213 778,350 9,506,524 +476,545 +5,690,311
367,753 4,183,966 1,068,404 10,574,928 +700,651 +6,390,962
401,894 (August) 4,585,860 (August) 919,570 (August) 11,494,498 (August) +517,676 +6,908,638
437,547 5,023,407 1,042,383 12,536,881 +604,836 +7,513,474
569,550 5,592,957 1,216,004 13,752,885 +646,454 +8,159,928
1,038,835 6,631,792 1,218,827 14,971,712 +179,992 +8,339,920
2,545,129 9,176,921 2,008,270 16,979,982 -536,859 +7,803,061
963,197 (2008) 10,140,118 (2008) 697,099 (2022) 17,677,081 (2022) -266,098 +7,536,963
672,824 10,812,942 376,867 18,053,948 -295,957 +7,241,006
821,322 11,634,264 536,424 18,590,372 -284,898 +6,956,108
649,734 (April) 12,283,998 (April) 884,914 (April) 19,475,286 (April) +235,180 +7,191,288
547,789 12,831,787 543,305 20,018,591 -4,484 +7,186,804
912,491 13,744,278 703,691 20,722,282 -208,800 +6,978,004
477,756 14,222,034 1,107,426 21,829,708 +629,670 +7,607,674
545,269 (August) 14,767,303 (August) 916,379 (August) 22,746,087 (August)
+371,110 +7,978,784
671,545 15,438,848
673,788 16,112,636
1,186,643 17,299,279
2,390,995 19,690,274
675,324 (2009) 20,365,598 (2009)
601,133 20,966,731
756,680 21,723,411
494,631 (April) 22,218,042 (April)
415,651 22,633,693
543,981 23,177,674
430,546 23,608,220
468,389 (August) 24,076,609 (August)
1,808,718 25,885,327
1,108,912 26,994,239
2,034,829 29,029,068
3,955,374 32,984,442
1,085,432 (2010) 34,069,874 (2010)
933,534 35,003,408
1,188,458 36,191,866
680,620 (April) 36,872,486 (April)
612,665 37,485,151
786,996 38,272,147
656,183 38,928,330
671,234 (August) 39,599,564 (August)
925,557 40,525,121
975,786 41,500,907
1,776,204 43,277,111
3,529,671 46,806,782
1,042,369 (2011) 47,849,151 (2011)
986,536 48,835,687
1,035,122 49,870,809
726,164 (April) 50,596,973 (April)
640,059 51,237,032
881,685 52,118,717
698,663 52,817,380
801,127 (August) 53,618,507 (August)
1,297,026 54,915,533
1,062,188 55,977,721
2,024,769 58,002,490
3,467,412 61,469,902
1,009,070 (2012) 62,478,972 (2012)
864,652 63,343,624
985,693 64,329,317
669,345 (April) 64,998,662 (April)
550,460 65,549,122
705,978 66,255,100
537,716 66,792,816
533,583 (August) 67,326,399 (August)
715,197 68,041,596
878,941 68,920,537
1,871,379 70,791,916
2,666,103 73,458,019
966,529 (2013) 74,424,548 (2013)
670,232 75,094,780
704,851 75,799,631
464,042 (April) 76,263,673 (April)
403,057 76,666,730
486,229 77,152,959
341,906 77,494,865
381,231 (August) 77,876,096 (August)
814,597 78,690,693
514,577 79,205,270
1,015,555 80,220,825
1,432,741 81,653,566
342,396 (2014) 81,995,962 (2014)
312,596 82,308,558
373,045 82,681,603
225,320 (April) 82,906,923 (April)
205,208 83,112,131
243,118 83,355,249
180,452 83,535,701
159,891 (August) 83,695,592 (August)
237,455 83,933,047
176,339 84,109,386
315,466 84,424,852
520,605 84,945,457
180,735 (2015) 85,126,192 (2015)
178,076 85,304,268
189,644 85,493,912
125,349 (April) 85,619,261 (April)
105,790 85,725,051
115,615 85,840,666
82,896 85,923,562
79,761 (August) 86,003,323 (August)
105,936 86,109,259
84,547 86,193,806
106,272 86,300,078
275,753 86,575,831
58,372 (2016) 86,634,203 (2016)
55,627 86,689,830
59,828 86,749,658
44,182 (April) 86,793,840 (April)
43,758 86,837,598
50,011 86,887,609
35,936 86,923,545
36,296 (August) 86,959,841 (August)
65,230 87,025,071
39,824 87,064,895
55,880 87,120,775
89,172 87,209,947
190,427 (2017) 87,400,374 (2017)

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