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PS4 vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2016 Update

PS4 vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 September 2016 / 34,984 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.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Nintendo 3DS:

Gap change in latest month: 162,037 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 10,860,623 – PS4

Total Lead: 16,030,626 – 3DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 42,956,249

Nintendo 3DS Total Sales: 58,986,875

The Nintendo 3DS is currently the best-selling platform of the 8th generation, while the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling home console. The PlayStation 4 launched nearly two years after the Nintendo 3DS. The gap peaked at 35.22 million units in favor the Nintendo 3DS in December 2013. The gap has consistently shrunk since then.

During July 2016 the gap grew in favor of the PS4 by 162,037 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 10.86 million units. The 3DS currently leads by 16.03 million units.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 42.96 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS has sold 58.99 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
Ryng (on 20 September 2016)

I don't believe PS4 outsold 3DS in July. :)

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uran10 Ryng (on 20 September 2016)

Neither do I.

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torok (on 20 September 2016)

I would like to see an aligned launch chart for PS4 and 3DS. Or even better, a chart comparing the aligned sales from PS1 to 4. That would be nice.

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ps_wiro (on 20 September 2016)

PS4 not doing bad for a home console against a handheld! Go Ps4!

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Qwark (on 20 September 2016)

Damn the gap narrowed 10 million units in 12 months, that is pretty insane

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Swordmasterman Qwark (on 20 September 2016)

That is very good, Even with the high sales of the 3DS. When PS4 launched, the 3DS had over 33 Millions of units sold. This means that the 3DS sold at a average of over 10 Millions per year.

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