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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2016 / 42,101 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: 615,308 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 10,385,668 – PS4

Total Lead: 15,274,218 – 3DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 44,703,825

Nintendo 3DS Total Sales: 59,978,043

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 September 2016 the gap grew in favor of the PS4 by 615,308 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 10.39 million units. The 3DS currently leads by 15.27 million units.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 44.70 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS has sold 59.98 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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5 Comments
DialgaMarine (on 18 November 2016)

Why is this not aligned launches? The 3DS came out 2 1/2 years before the PS4 did. Of course it's going to be in the lead. PS4 is going to easily outsell it by at least 40 million LT.

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zorg1000 DialgaMarine (on 18 November 2016)

According to this site, 3DS was just over 40 million at the end of 2013 which would be about 2 years & 9 months after launch. PS4 is up by around 5 million it seems.

Assuming that this sites numbers are fairly accurate.

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Azuren DialgaMarine (on 18 November 2016)

Because it's not a chart showing aligned launch? This is a GAP chart, showing the current gap between two or more platforms.

If you would like an Aligned Chart, just ask. William/Trunks is pretty accommodating when it comes to Chart requests (he published my request for PS4 vs PS3+360, after all, and it even became a monthly thing with the rest of the charts).

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Qwark (on 18 November 2016)

Seems like PS4 is going to surpass the 3DS LTD sales in about 13-15 months

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DialgaMarine (on 18 November 2016)

Why is this not aligned launches? The 3DS came out 2 1/2 years before the PS4 did. Of course it's going to be in the lead. PS4 is going to easily outsell it by at least 40 million LT.

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