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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 May 2014 / 7,842 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 – April 2014 Update

3DS Vs. PlayStation Vita Global:

Gap change in latest month: 265,206 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 10,608,992 – 3DS

Total Lead: 36,203,393 – 3DS

3DS Total Sales: 44,390,290

PlayStation Vita Total Sales: 8,186,897

In the latest month the gap grew another 265,206 units in favor of the 3DS. The current gap at the end of April 2014 is 36,203,393 and is showing no signs of shrinking. Also over the last 12 months the 3DS has sold 10,608,992 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 44.39 million units, while the Vita has sold 8.19 million units.

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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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8 Comments

ganoncrotch (on 16 May 2014)

With some more weeks in the US like last week was for the Vita it's only going to get worse, when you're selling 2-3k units over a whole region each week then you pretty much can give up on the system. Since everyone wants a 3ds because their friends at school have it etc then that same type of sale can never really happen with a vita because so few people own the thing.


MohammadBadir (on 17 May 2014)

Hasn't it sold like less than 3.4K in a month in the US? or did I not read that correctly?


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ganoncrotch (on 17 May 2014)

Oh I was just talking about the past week it sold 2000 in the whole of the US according to the frontpage... there was probably more megadrives and Super Nintendos bought and sold on ebay/car boot sales than this figure.... sad times for the Vita there.


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drake_tolu (on 16 May 2014)

I'm sorry for PS Vita, but i think the gap will minimum 75,000,000... maybe even more.


kekrot (on 16 May 2014)

That's like the DS vs. PSP actually, PSP sold a lot but DS doubled that


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drake_tolu (on 16 May 2014)

the problem is that even though the PSP has sold 75,000,000 less of DS they have sold more of 80,000,000...
But this time, i afraid 25,000,000 PSVita VS 100,000,000 of DS, and i repeat, maybe the gap will be greater...


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garretslarrity (on 17 May 2014)

That's certainly possible, but I wouldn't call it the minimum.


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CityOfNoobs (on 18 May 2014)

I would really like to see a 3ds vs PSP comparison.


Dark Chaos (on 19 June 2014)

PSP vs. 3DS plz!!1


ExplodingBlock (on 17 May 2014)

We need a new gif for the 3DS printing money


FujiokaMidori (on 17 May 2014)

You do realize that despite the fact how well the 3DS is doing it's still underperforming Nintendo's expectations?


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zordac (on 17 May 2014)

I'm curious about the Vita TV. I don't expect it to sell huge numbers but I do expect Sony to announce it's release in North America at E3. When/if that happens will Vita TV be lumped together with the Vita or tracked separately?


FujiokaMidori (on 17 May 2014)

Nothing new to see here. I'm wating for a price drop on the Vita, and to see a couple exclusive J-RPG tittles to go a grab one. PSP was never super successful... but man, does it have some AMAZING games the DS didn't. Not saying the DS didn't have good games, that's besides the point.


drake_tolu (on 17 May 2014)

DS have Pokemon Platinum, and for me ALL Rpg-Jrpg is lower.
Also have Dragon Quest, remake of Final Fantasy and Mario and Luigi series.


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ganoncrotch (on 17 May 2014)

The PSP has almost passed the sales of both the Xbox360 and the PS3 from that generation putting it in 3rd place overall behind the Wii and DS of last gen, I'd call that super Successful.


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kljesta64 (on 16 May 2014)

3ds is like pacman eating all the money