3DS vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2014 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 April 2014 / 8,194 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 DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2014 Update

3DS Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 6,967,372 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 15,268,169 - DS

Total Lead: 19,962,921 – DS

3DS Total Sales: 43,962,349

DS Total Sales: 63,925,270

In the latest month of sales for 3DS, the gap grew 6,967,372 units in favor of its predecessor the DS.  The DS currently leads by 19,962,921 in the first 38 months. Over the last 12 months the DS has gained 15,268,169 units on the 3DS. The gap is expected to continue to grow in favor of the DS.

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 43,962,349 units in the first 36 months, and the DS 63,925,270 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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Adameh (on 25 April 2014)

A gap widening of almost 7 million in a month? Wow

NintendoMonkey33 (on 30 April 2014)

Great sales for the 3DS, Amazing sales for the DS.

ryuzaki57 (on 26 April 2014)


MariosHL96 (on 26 April 2014)

Even though the gap is big the 3DS didnt sell bad at all up to this point

GdaTyler (on 25 April 2014)

That gap is going to widen a lot in the next couple of years. DS still sold 90 million more than it did at that point to reach it's lifetime sales to date, while it seems realistic that 3DS will only sell about 30 million more in its life at this rate.

drake_tolu (on 26 April 2014)

30 milion more, so, 75 milion?
Impossible, minimum 3DS will sold 90 milion.

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