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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2017 / 48,073 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:  1,248,385 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,255,961– PSP

Total Lead: 1,099,306 – 3DS

3DS Total Sales: 63,328,575

PSP Total Sales: 62,229,269

After being behind for seven months, the Nintendo 3DS has regained the lead over the PSP. In the latest month the gap grew by 1.25 million units in favor of the 3DS and by 2.26 million units in favor of the PSP in the last 12 months. The 3DS currently leads by 1.10 million 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 64.33 million units, while the PSP sold 62.23 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Teeqoz (on 07 February 2017)

Okay, this time the title of the graph makes absolutely no sense. The PSP doesn't have a lead, and the graph is for the net 3DS lead, so either justification doesn't work.

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trunkswd Teeqoz (on 07 February 2017)


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S.Peelman (on 07 February 2017)

PSP will win on longevity, poor 3DS.

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Darwinianevolution S.Peelman (on 07 February 2017)

Reaching 70m by the end of its life is not a bad number, specially considering the mobile market has shrunk the handheld market to a third of what it was.

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S.Peelman S.Peelman (on 07 February 2017)

That it indeed isn't. :-)

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Nintation360 (on 07 February 2017)

What a battle! I have a feeling PSP will win this though, due to the Switch. I hope I'm wrong, I love my 3DS!

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flashfire926 (on 07 February 2017)

I could see 3DS having a shot at surpassing PSP if it gets another Pokemon game.

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Jranation (on 07 February 2017)

The 3DS is hanging on! Probably finish at 70mil.

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