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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2017 Update

October 2017 is the 8th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 402,064 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 2.09 million units.

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. The Switch has sold 7.92 million units, while the DS sold 5.82 million units during the same timeframe.

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septemberindecember12d ago

It’s very interesting how the DS had quite a slow start, but ended up becoming the second best selling game system ever.

indysurfn11d ago

Looks great except there is no way to take into account that SWITCH launched during the slow part of the year for console and game sales. SWITCH's first holiday month will be when the November numbers come out. I't first full holiday sales season will be late January. It could catch up and pass ds by then.

_-EDMIX-_12d ago

Yup, Nintendo switch is looking to continue the long successful lineage of Nintendo handheld series.

Can't wait to pick one up to replace my 3DS.