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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 November 2017 / 4,699 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: 72,207 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,894,778 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 7,017,665

3DS Total Sales: 5,122,887

September 2017 is the 7th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 72,207 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.89 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 7.02 million units, while the 3DS sold 5.12 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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DialgaMarine (on 19 November 2017)

3DS had a much weaker first year software lineup, so it will be very interesting to see where this goes.

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XD84 (on 19 November 2017)

This will be an interesting comparison. In my opinion the Switch will only be a success in the long run if it sells better than the 3DS.

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TheBraveGallade XD84 (on 19 November 2017)

...nah. ninty's earning more per devise with the switch than the 3ds. Why?

  1. 3ds' 40$ games vs switch's 60$
  2. No massive proce cut a few months after launch
  3. Greater 1st party software output
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