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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2018 Update

March 2018 is the 13th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 281,210 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 5.03 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 7.82 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 16.11 million units, while the DS sold 9.29 million units during the same timeframe.

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PhoenixUp196d ago

I don’t see Switch outselling DS lifetime sales

The 10th Rider196d ago (Edited 196d ago )

Eh, I wouldn't necessarily say it's "going to" happen, but it's certainly possible. They're already predicting 20 million sold for the Switch in just its second year and handheld sales usually peak later the home consoles do. In a year it will still be ahead of the 25 month DS sales and the DS has the advantage of launching during the holiday season. The Switch even has yet to get a 2D Mario, Pokemon, or a new Mario Kart . . . which are Nintendo's 3 biggest series. Nintendo also said they want to support the Switch for 7 years. Add in factors like the situation in Japan, where the Switch has almost no competition, that Nintendo is having most of its handheld and home console teams working on Switch, and that Nintendo seems to be looking at a China launch . . . the Switch could end up being very successful.

Again, I don't necessarily think it will happen, but I definitely wouldn't count the Switch out at this point.

ZeekQuattro196d ago

Its funny. You never see Switch Vs Vita VGchartz on here. I mean its a given the Switch outsold its life time like it did the Wii U but you never see a Vita/Switch comparison. I haven't noticed one anyway.