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PS4 vs DS Sales Comparison – DS Lead Shrinks in May 2020
PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 482,475 – PS4
Gap change over last 12 months: 3,631,276 – DS
Total Lead: 33,721,925 - DS
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 110,984,796
DS Total Sales: 144,706,731
May 2020 is the 79th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo DS during the same timeframe by 482,475 units. However, the Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months by 3.63 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 33.72 million units.
The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.
The 79th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is May 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is May 2011. The PlayStation 4 has sold 110.98 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 144.71 million units during the same timeframe.
The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 is currently 43.04 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.