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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 September 2017 / 6,231 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: 415,859 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,016,994 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 5,386,574

3DS Total Sales: 3,369,580

July 2017 is the 5th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 415,859 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 2.02 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 5.39 million units, while the 3DS sold 3.37 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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3 Comments
Mystro-Sama (on 16 September 2017)

Switch going hard af boi!!

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RolStoppable (on 16 September 2017)

The opening paragraph is in need of an update. Switch is generation 9, unless this website wants to claim that the 3DS and Switch belong to the same generation. Here's how it should read:

"The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation, and Switch versus anything of the aforementioned."

A way to weasel yourself out of calling Switch explicitly 9th gen.

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ArtofAngels RolStoppable (on 17 September 2017)

As far as I know there are no generations.
There's no timeline we all follow. We can choose not to count the Virtual Boy and also choose to call the Switch a successor to the 3DS, or not. It's a mess. The whole thing confuses me.

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