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3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2016 Update

3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2016 / 41,344 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:  84,117 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,115,373 – PSP

Total Lead: 491,255 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 58,520,055

PSP Total Sales: 59,011,310

The PSP in the last two months is now ahead of the Nintendo 3DS when you align the launches of the two handhelds. In the latest month the gap grew by 74,117 units in favor of the PSP and by 3.12 million units in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 491,255 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 58.52 million units in its first 63 months, while the PSP sold 59.01 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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16 Comments
hunter_alien (on 01 August 2016)

At the end of the day the PSP was a beast, the DS simply overshadowed its success.

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Jranation (on 02 August 2016)

Sucks the PSP's successor could only reach about 1/8 of it.

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Miguel_Zorro (on 01 August 2016)

Wow, the PSP sold better than I thought it did, or the 3DS is selling worse than I've been thinking it has been.

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Qwark (on 01 August 2016)

With the NX coming up as hybrid system it seems unlikely that the 3DS will outsell the PSP. Such a shame the Vita wasn't a better succesor because there is nothing wrong with the hardware.

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Seventizz (on 04 August 2016)

Whatever happened to that upgraded 3DS XL? Did it ever get another title other than one?

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Miguel_Zorro (on 01 August 2016)

Wow, the PSP sold better than I thought it did, or the 3DS is selling worse than I've been thinking it has been.

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mountaindewslave Miguel_Zorro (on 02 August 2016)

any system, regardless of home console or handheld, that makes it to 80 million sold has done extremely well. So the former

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mountaindewslave (on 01 August 2016)

honestly the PSP sold fairly well, despite being in the shadow of the DS, and for the 3DS to match the PSP with today's big mobile market is actually pretty impressive

Says a lot that Nintendo still has a pretty strong following for their handhelds. I think its RPG's on the go that is holding a lot of people.... Pokemon, Zelda, Golden Sun, Monster Hunter kind of stuff

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Dr.Vita (on 01 August 2016)

PSP is the true king of the handhelds!!!

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Riverstyx Dr.Vita (on 01 August 2016)
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Jranation Dr.Vita (on 02 August 2016)

Sarcasm at its finest!!!

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Kerotan (on 01 August 2016)

The PSP is going to win this!

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Darwinianevolution (on 01 August 2016)

When Sun/Moon come, the 3DS will get the lead again, but with the NX coming so soon and practically being confirmed a handheld, that lead is not going to last long. It has been a tough battle, but alas, the market was way healthier back in the DS-PSP days.

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