3DS vs PlayStation Vita – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2014 / 6,538 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. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

3DS vs PlayStation Vita – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

3DS Vs. PlayStation Vita Global:

Gap change in latest month: 362,728 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,193,731 – 3DS

Total Lead: 35,274,235 – 3DS

3DS Total Sales: 42,761,153

PlayStation Vita Total Sales: 7,486,918

In the latest month the gap grew another 362,728 units in favor of the 3DS. The current gap at the end of January 2014 is 35,274,235 and is showing no signs of shrinking. Also over the last 12 months the 3DS has sold 11,193,731 million more units than the Vita.

The 3DS did beat the PlayStation Vita to the market by 10 months. The 3DS launched in February 2011, while the Vita launched in December 2011. The 3DS has sold 42.76 million units, while the Vita has sold 7.49 million units.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

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Captain_Yuri (on 03 March 2014)

This is actually almost twice as bad as the wii vs wiiU sales. Sad really. Maybe someday, Sony will make a turn around with the Vita but by that time, the 3ds would have won the race already. I get slow and steady wins the race but this time around, the rabbit isn't stopping

JWeinCom (on 08 March 2014)

This really showcases the strength of Nintendo's first party studios. Neither system had great third party support at launch, especially from Western Devs, the Vita is certainly more powerful, and subjectively better designed. Nintendo however has the first party software to muscle their consoles into a successful situation despite the amount of negative factors. Hopefully, this success will eventually translate to the more competitive home console market.

PikminDude123 (on 04 March 2014)


chase123 (on 03 March 2014)

I wish the ps vita would sell better on it's own merit though.

bigfatshady (on 04 March 2014)

Sony should face facts: the Vita failed miserably. Drop it and focus on the hit PS4 would be the best business move. But Sony has a looooong history of terrible business decisions and losing money for decades. Even Japan doesn't want it.

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drake_tolu (on 03 March 2014)

Now the gap is 36 milion, And for the end of generation, the gap will be more than 100 million!!!

Azhraell (on 03 March 2014)

lol 3ds won't reach not even 85 millions.

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Michael-5 (on 03 March 2014)

It could. I think 3DS will end up 80-100 million

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drake_tolu (on 03 March 2014)

85 milion? ^-^
3DS will sold more Wii and PS1, 100-120 milion.
Vita will sold 20-30 milion

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Azhraell (on 03 March 2014)

100-120m? You are expecting way too much, especially considering the big drop YoY that the console is facing. Maximum 90m I would say.

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drake_tolu (on 03 March 2014)

1 year: 13 milion (N/A)
2 year: 14 milion (27m)
3 year: 14 milion without 2DS (43m)
3 year: 16 milion with 2DS (45m)
This year, probabili coming Pokemon X/Y 2, or Pokemon Z, and many have not bought 3DS in 2013 because because they are waiting Pokemon union of 6gen...
if coming Pokemon Z, 3DS will sold 13-15 milion without 2DS, and 15-17 milion with 2DS.
If not coming, 11-13 milion without 2DS and 13-15 milion with 2DS. xD
On 31 Dic 2014, 3DS will sold 55-60 milion.

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Azhraell (on 03 March 2014)

No, just no. And stop giving thumbs up to your own comments...

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drake_tolu (on 03 March 2014)

if VGC allows me to do, why i don't do so? :P

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Michael-5 (on 03 March 2014)

Just wait, Vita sales are going to surge past 3DS.