3DS vs DS VGChartz Gap Charts October 2013 Update - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 13 November 2013 / 6,485 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: 205,028 - DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 10,288,346 - DS
Total Lead: 11,296,942 – DS
3DS Total Sales: 36,561,720
DS Total Sales: 47,858,662
In the latest month of sales for the 3DS it has fallen another 205,028 units further behind its predecessor the DS. The DS currently leads by 11,296,942 in the first 33 months. Over the last 12 months the DS has gained 10,288,346 unit lead. The gap is expected to shrink for the next month as the 3DS heads into the holiday season.
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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