, posted on 09 April 2022 / 2,659 Views
The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.
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 holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
Switch Vs. DS Japan:
Gap change in latest month: 49,050 – Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 1,151,879 – Switch
Total Lead: 4,518,927 – DS
Switch Total Sales: 23,988,496
DS Total Sales: 28,507,423
February 2022 is the 60th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch outsold the DS by 49,050 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the DS by 1.15 million units. The DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.52 million units.
The 60th month for the Switch is February 2022, while for the DS it is November 2009. The Switch has sold 23.99 million units, while the DS sold 28.51 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current Switch sales in month 48.
The DS has sold 32.98 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch is currently 8.99 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.
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