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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2017 / 40,478 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: 1,974,603 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,632,943 – PS4

Total Lead: 12,630,226 – 3DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 48,966,865

Nintendo 3DS Total Sales: 61,597,091

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.

During November 2016 the gap grew in favor of the PS4 by 1.97 million units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 9/63 million units. The 3DS currently leads by 12.63 million units.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 48.97 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS has sold 61.60 million units. The PlayStation 4 is on track to surpass the 3DS at the end of 2017 or early 2018.


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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1 Comments
Qwark (on 16 January 2017)

The gap closed by 9.6 million units in 12 months, damn I know two companies that would sign to sell that many units alone in a year.

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