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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - October 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: 471,817 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 3,146,819 - DS
Total Lead: 10,309,931 - DS
Switch Total Sales: 93,702,538
DS Total Sales: 104,012,469
October 2021 is the 56th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 471,817 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 3.15 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 10.31 million units.
The 56th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is October 2021, while for the DS it is June 2009. The Switch has sold 93.70 million units, while the DS sold 104.01 million units during the same timeframe.
The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 60.32 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.