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3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update

3DS vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 March 2018 / 4,171 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: 152,802 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,868,398 – PSP

Total Lead: 569,192 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 71,365,084

PSP Total Sales: 71,934,276

In the latest month the gap grew by 152,802 units in favor of the PSP and by 1.87 million units in favor of the PSP in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 569,192 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 71.37 million units, while the PSP sold 71.93 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 12 March 2018)

They are quite evenly matched. If Nintendo is serious about supporting the 3DS until 2019, I can see it reaching a tie with the PSP. The hardware and software legs are there.

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Green098 (on 12 March 2018)

This is close.

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Kristof81 (on 13 March 2018)

By the end of Nov 2012, PSP grew by 4.5 mil. That's around 60% worth of 3DS sales last year. So yes, it's entirely possible that it might overtake PSP, but it's going to be very close.

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