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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2017 / 36,497 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.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 464,258 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,173,680 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 3,488,881

3DS Total Sales: 2,315,201

April 2017 is the 2nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 464,258 units. After two months the Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.17 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2012 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2012, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.49 million units, while the 3DS sold 2.32 million units during the same timeframe.


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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8 Comments
PAOerfulone (on 08 June 2017)

3DS' price cut will make this very, very interesting.

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Mnementh (on 08 June 2017)

Strange, seeing that Switch lost lead in the second month to WiiU but wins against 3DS. But then I realized: first month for WiiU was one week (November) and second month was December. This graph will getiing more interesting as we reach the pricecut for 3DS. WiiU gap will grow fast in the future editions.

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BraLoD (on 09 June 2017)

3DS will be one of the best comparisions to Switch sales.

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TheBraveGallade (on 08 June 2017)

since 3ds and switch are aligned, this will be interesting.
3ds's price is its llimiting factor while the switch's is supply constraints, both of which will be alieviated somewhat in the summer.

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Eagle367 TheBraveGallade (on 09 June 2017)

Since Apple is going after the same parts as Ninty Switch, I doubt stock issues will end this year let alone this summer

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Namiirei (on 08 June 2017)

Yeah, 3ds was a flop in the beginning.

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