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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 July 2014 / 2,848 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 435,740 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 10,059,830 – 3DS

Total Lead: 35,347,156 – 3DS

3DS Total Sales: 43,846,675

PlayStation Vita Total Sales: 8,499,519

In the latest month the gap grew another 435,740 units in favor of the 3DS. The current gap at the end of June 2014 is 35,347,156 and is showing no signs of shrinking. Also over the last 12 months the 3DS has sold 10,059,830 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 43.85 million units, while the Vita has sold 8.50 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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5 Comments

AnthonyW86 (on 28 July 2014)

3DS vs DS gap is growing even fast though not the same size yet, poor handhelds.


Michael-5 (on 28 July 2014)

Would be interesting to see an aligned launch comparison to see if Vita ever took the lead from 3DS due to the release date shift.


WhiteEaglePL (on 28 July 2014)

I love handhelds, but they are on a deathbed until nintendo creates a Wii - kind revolution and brings Handhelds back to life...


Michael-5 (on 28 July 2014)

Are they? The market might shrink, but I'm sure many people still prefer to play on a dedicated handheld. I can't play a lot of games using only touch.


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drake_tolu (on 28 July 2014)

Poor Vita... by end of year 45,000,000...


garretslarrity (on 28 July 2014)

I see not a month, but has there ever been a week when the Vita sold more than the 3DS?


Justagamer (on 28 July 2014)

I think on its launch it did. But that's about it. Maybe one or two more times aside from launches.


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DaAndy (on 28 July 2014)

Week Ending Feb 25th 2012 was the only week until now.


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Kallumsmarties (on 28 July 2014)

Have done in 2013. Like the odd week, but then 3DS always came out fighting so it never lasted tbh


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