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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes Gap in October 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.
PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:
Gap change in latest month: 232,578 – PS4
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,995,058 – PS4
Total Lead: 3,753,624 - DS
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,319,376
DS Total Sales: 51,073,000
October 2020 is the 84th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 232,578 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 3.00 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.75 million units.
The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.
The 84th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is October 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is February 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.32 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.07 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 70.
The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.52 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.