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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 July 2017 / 30,259 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: 303,882 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,477,562 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 4,114,725

3DS Total Sales: 2,637,163

May 2017 is the 3rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 303,882 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.48 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.11 million units, while the 3DS sold 2.64 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD

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DaAndy (on 14 July 2017)

I think this chart really will be very interesting. The first months 3DS did not anywhere close to great, but the price cut (and OoT 3D) really helped out a lot. During the first Year on the market 3DS managed to sell about 14 million units. I guess Switch can do about the same. After 2 years 3DS was at about 27.5 million. Lets see what happens, but I guess Switch maybe even can do better :)

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flashfire926 (on 14 July 2017)

3ds was launched in 2011, not 2012

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trunkswd flashfire926 (on 14 July 2017)

Thank you. I've fixed the mistake.

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