3DS vs DS VGChartz Gap Charts September 2013 Update - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 16 October 2013 / 7,206 Views
Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles.
3DS Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 974,623 - DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 10,248,944 - DS
Total Lead: 11,257,540 - DS
3DS Total Sales: 34,666,452
DS Total Sales: 45,923,992
In the latest month of sales for the 3DS it has fallen another 974,623 units further behind its predecessor the DS. The DS currently leads by 11,257,540 in the first 32 months. Over the last 12 months the DS has gained 10,248,944 unit lead. The gap is expected to shrink for the next month due to the release of Pokémon X/Y.
An important note is that the two handhelds launched at different times of the year. The DS first launched in November 2004, while the 3DS launched in February 2011.
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