Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update

Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 April 2018 / 2,102 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: 138,995 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,067,107 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 15,333,722

3DS Total Sales: 14,266,615

February 2018 is the 12th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 138,995 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.07 million 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 15.33 million units, while the 3DS sold 14.27 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

DialgaMarine (on 11 April 2018)

Interesting. Never knew 3DS was actually tracking ahead of PS4 originally. Wonder what this means for Switch in the long run?


Jranation (on 10 April 2018)

This is as close as the PS4!


Bofferbrauer2 (on 11 April 2018)

But probably not for long anymore. Switch is way more popular in the west than the 3DS was even after it's pricecut. Switch should soon start to outrace the 3DS and get a more substantial gap by the end of the year


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