Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2017 Update

Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2018 / 3,442 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.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 206,617 – 3DS

Total Lead: 879,591 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 13,361,768

3DS Total Sales: 12,482,177

December 2017 is the 10th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the 3DS by 206,617 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 879,591 units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 13.36 million units, while the 3DS sold 12.48 million units during the same timeframe.


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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2 Comments

Poweranimals (on 07 February 2018)

The Switch needs to step up their game if it want to hold on to the lead.


Darwinianevolution (on 07 February 2018)

Oh, they are surprisingly close. You'd think that, with all the problems the 3DS had at launch, the Switch would have a clear advantage, but nope. It will be interesting to see the 3DS pricecut and Mario 3D Land.


Mnementh (on 07 February 2018)

Isn't the price cut for 3DS that uptick on month 5?


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xMetroid (on 07 February 2018)

The pricecut already happened tho didn't? So did MK7.


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Darwinianevolution (on 07 February 2018)

Oh, I didn't realise that. So what's the next biggest 3DS bomb, Pokemon XY?


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BuckStud (on 07 February 2018)

The 3DS price cut is already in the above chart as is the release of Mario 3D Land.


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Ljink96 (on 07 February 2018)

It probably is XY but Switch still doesn't have Pokemon either...


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PortisheadBiscuit (on 07 February 2018)

Switch shortages in the U.S. and Japan didn't help things either


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