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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - April 2021
This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.
The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
Switch Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 5,327,957 - DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 639,308 - DS
Total Lead: 8,510,533 - DS
Switch Total Sales: 84,880,177
DS Total Sales: 93,390,710
April 2021 is the 50th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 5.33 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 639,308 units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 8.51 million units.
The 50th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is April 2021, while for the DS it is December 2008. The Switch has sold 84.88 million units, while the DS sold 93.39 million units during the same timeframe.
The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 69.14 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.