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Welcome to the VGChartz Sales Comparison Charts monthly discussion thread for the April 2024 charts. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and post any charts I forget to post. View the list of April 2024 articles here.



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Link to the VGChartz article here.

Switch vs DS Sales Comparison in Japan - April 2024

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in December 2004 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles do not lineup.

Switch Vs. DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 221,174 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,392,775 - Switch

Total Lead: 62,909 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 32,865,049

DS Total Sales: 32,927,958

April 2024 is the 86th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch has outsold the DS by 221,174 units when you align the launches.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 3.39 million units. The DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 0.06 million units.

The 86th month for the Switch is April 2024, while for the DS it is January 2012. The Switch has sold 32.87 million units, while the DS sold 32.93 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current Switch sales in month 84.

The DS has sold 32.99 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch is currently 0.12 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Link to the VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Japan - April 2024

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020 in Japan, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 93,941 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 55,972 - PS4

Total Lead: 340,073 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,578,014

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,237,941

April 2024 is the 42nd month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 93,941 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 55,972 units. The PS5 is currently ahead by 340,073 units.

The 42nd month for the PS5 in Japan is April 2024, while for the PS4 it is July 2017. The PS5 has sold 5.58 million units, while the PS4 sold 5.24 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 sold current PS5 sales in month 45.

The PS4 crossed 6 million in month 47, 7 million in month 53, and 8 million in month 61. The PS4 has sold 9.68 million units to date. The PS5 is currently 4.10 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4 in Japan.



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With the Switch on the verge of outselling the DS in Japan and some other comparisons looking pretty much impossible at this point. I am open to suggestions for some new comparisons to add in the near future to replace Switch vs DS in Japan and some others that don't look possible anymore.

Some comparisons that look pretty much impossible at this point includes - XS vs X360 WW, XS vs XOne WW (If CoD on Game Pass and CoD Xbox marketing don't boost sales then no way XS even hits 50M, let alone the 58M the X1 sold), PS5 vs Switch WW, PS5 vs XS WW, and the 2 Europe comparisons - PS5 vs PS4 EU, and XS vs X1 EU.

I am thinking Switch vs DS in the US could be one that works. The DS sold 53.80M in the US lifetime, while the Switch is currently at 44.98M. The Switch needs to sell another 8.82M to outsell lifetime sales of the DS. Launch aligned the Switch is a little over 5M behind the DS in the US.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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trunkswd said:

With the Switch on the verge of outselling the DS in Japan and some other comparisons looking pretty much impossible at this point. I am open to suggestions for some new comparisons to add in the near future to replace Switch vs DS in Japan and some others that don't look possible anymore.

Some comparisons that look pretty much impossible at this point includes - XS vs X360 WW, XS vs XOne WW (If CoD on Game Pass and CoD Xbox marketing don't boost sales then no way XS even hits 50M, let alone the 58M the X1 sold), PS5 vs Switch WW, PS5 vs XS WW, and the 2 Europe comparisons - PS5 vs PS4 EU, and XS vs X1 EU.

I am thinking Switch vs DS in the US could be one that works. The DS sold 53.80M in the US lifetime, while the Switch is currently at 44.98M. The Switch needs to sell another 8.82M to outsell lifetime sales of the DS. Launch aligned the Switch is a little over 5M behind the DS in the US.

Kind of a shot in the dark but I’d like to have more Japan-based charts for the Switch. Would it be possible to do Switch (>32.87M) vs Wii + 3DS (37.44M) in Japan?

A Switch vs DS US chart would be great as well!



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 160 million (was 120 million, then 140 million, then 150 million)

PS5: 130 million (was 124 million)

Xbox Series X/S: 54 million (was 60 million, then 57 million)

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Shtinamin_ said:
trunkswd said:

With the Switch on the verge of outselling the DS in Japan and some other comparisons looking pretty much impossible at this point. I am open to suggestions for some new comparisons to add in the near future to replace Switch vs DS in Japan and some others that don't look possible anymore.

Some comparisons that look pretty much impossible at this point includes - XS vs X360 WW, XS vs XOne WW (If CoD on Game Pass and CoD Xbox marketing don't boost sales then no way XS even hits 50M, let alone the 58M the X1 sold), PS5 vs Switch WW, PS5 vs XS WW, and the 2 Europe comparisons - PS5 vs PS4 EU, and XS vs X1 EU.

I am thinking Switch vs DS in the US could be one that works. The DS sold 53.80M in the US lifetime, while the Switch is currently at 44.98M. The Switch needs to sell another 8.82M to outsell lifetime sales of the DS. Launch aligned the Switch is a little over 5M behind the DS in the US.

Kind of a shot in the dark but I’d like to have more Japan-based charts for the Switch. Would it be possible to do Switch (>32.87M) vs Wii + 3DS (37.44M) in Japan?

A Switch vs DS US chart would be great as well!

Yeah that is a decent idea for a new comparison. I do want to add more comparisons for specific countries/regions, rather than worldwide. Right now there are 9 worldwide comparisons, 3 Japan, 2 US, and 2 Europe.



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Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

Shtinamin_ said:

Kind of a shot in the dark but I’d like to have more Japan-based charts for the Switch. Would it be possible to do Switch (>32.87M) vs Wii + 3DS (37.44M) in Japan?

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XtremeBG said:
Shtinamin_ said:

Kind of a shot in the dark but I’d like to have more Japan-based charts for the Switch. Would it be possible to do Switch (>32.87M) vs Wii + 3DS (37.44M) in Japan?