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3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2017 Update

3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 April 2017 / 44,054 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:  2,308,091 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,430,629 – PSP

Total Lead: 1,752,385 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 63,959,154

PSP Total Sales: 65,711,539

The PSP has retaken the lead from the Nintendo 3DS in the 73rd month. In the latest month the gap grew by 2.31 units in favor of the PSP and by 2.43 million units in favor of the PSP in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 1.75 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 65.71 million units, while the PSP sold 63.96 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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11 Comments
Azzanation (on 13 April 2017)

Wasnt the PSP competitor the DS?

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Bandorr (on 12 April 2017)

So basically the PSP just kept going up in a nice constant path with little slop, while the 3ds started high and slowly slopped down.

Keep forgetting the PSP did well because I remember how poorly the vita did.

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Azuren Bandorr (on 12 April 2017)

Also easy to forget when its rival was the second best selling platform in history. By comparison, it was a failure... But it sold as well as PS3 and 360.

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tak13 (on 12 April 2017)

Ah... So 3DS February 2017 corresponds to psp December 2010 ( holidays )... I didn't think of that in the beginning and I was shocked by how much the gap grew! haha

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trunkswd tak13 (on 12 April 2017)

Yeah. Releasing in different months explains the 3DS gaining a lot in a couple months then losing those sales in the following could months.

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tak13 tak13 (on 12 April 2017)

That's something that I had never thought anytime before ... That's the result of seeing only the chart! Stupid tak!

Nevertheless, what you say must be valid for November-December for obvious reasons! Aren't the sales among the rest months kind of equivalent?

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Qwark (on 12 April 2017)

This was a very intresting battle best one since PS360. It's a shame Sony ruined it with the Vita.

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