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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - VGChartz
Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 November 2019 / 2,582 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 and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 497,401 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,040,880 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,177,933 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 43,913,997

October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U by 497,401 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 2.04 million units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.18 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), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 40.74 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 43.91 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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3 Comments

SwitchUP (on 22 November 2019)

The switch is proving that Nintendo made the right choice of combining their hardware into one that does both. I have zero doubt that the switch will pass the both of them and never look back. I'm happy to see their vision being realized. The switch is the perfect system for me. Just keep on bringing the awesome software that they've been doing, along with some solid 3rd party games and a plethora of indy titles. I absolutely adore the switch.


javi741 (on 24 November 2019)

The Switch will eventually outsell both the Wii U's & 3DS's combined lifetime sales, most of the 3DS and Wii U's sales were during the 1st 2 years and the Wii U was pretty much dead after year 3. And the 3DS started to slow down later during it's lifecycle too. The Switch has far more of a broad appeal than both of those 2 systems combined, and with the Switch Lite out now, it's gonna be history


RolStoppable (on 23 November 2019)

3DS and Wii U make up ground because the 3DS saw the release of Pokιmon X/Y as well as the launch of the 2DS.