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. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.
3DS Vs. DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 1,747,911 - 3DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 11,106,772 - DS
Total Lead: 9,634,794 – DS
3DS Total Sales: 42,127,535
DS Total Sales: 51,762,329
In the latest month of sales for the 3DS gained 1,747,911 units on its predecessor the DS. However, the DS currently leads by 9,634,794 in the first 35 months. Over the last 12 months the DS has gained 11,106,772 unit lead. The gap is expected to grow slightly next month as the 3DS exits the holiday season and the DS entered the 2007 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. The 3DS has sold 42,127,535 units in the first 34 months, and the DS 51,762,329 units.
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