3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 15 June 2017 / 23,196 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

3DS Vs. PSP Global:

Gap change in latest month:  389,594 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,455,588 – PSP

Total Lead: 2,436,168 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 64,582,171

PSP Total Sales: 67,018,339

The PSP has retaken the lead from the Nintendo 3DS in the 74th month. In the latest month the gap grew by 294,189 units in favor of the PSP and by 2.30 million units in favor of the PSP in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 2.05 million units.

An important note is that the two handhelds launched at different times of the year. The PSP first launched in December 2004, while the 3DS launched in February 2011. The 3DS has sold 64.33 million units, while the PSP sold 66.37 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 and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

Green098 (on 15 June 2017)

With a Pokémon, Metroid and Dragon Quest game still to come and many more I see the 3DS lifetime sales will be able to reach 75-80 million.


IkePoR (on 15 June 2017)

Seconded. Their biggest system seller, the No. 2 franchise in their second tier after Kirby and their biggest 3rd party game in Japan. Lots of 2DS' to be sold; add in little gems like Ever Oasis and Monster Hunter Stories and it's a nice 6 months for 3DS.


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jonathanalis (on 16 June 2017)

Impressive how the psp live is strait. But 3ds also have new 2ds, pokemon, DQ. but i think it wont reach the psp. gonna be good to see where 3ds can go.


SkyerIst_Huiesos (on 15 June 2017)

vertigo, thx, you are right.


SkyerIst_Huiesos (on 15 June 2017)

on vgchartz it says psp sold 80 million unites


trunkswd (on 15 June 2017)

The numbers are correct. Sales are aligned to the launch of the 3DS, so this doesn't represent lifetime sales of the PSP.


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SkyerIst_Huiesos (on 15 June 2017)

<<PSP Total Sales: 67,018,339>> are you sure you have the right numbers ? 80.82 mil. from vgchartz http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/


Vertigo-X (on 15 June 2017)

Pretty sure the 'Total' here is total up til the week in question, not [grand] total. (:


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Nijmegen1982 (on 16 June 2017)

This is a nice race.