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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 April 2018 / 5,205 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: 928,742 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 590,649 – PSP

Total Lead: 1,497,934 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 71,596,308

PSP Total Sales: 73,094,242

In the latest month the gap grew by 928,742 units in favor of the PSP and by 590,649 units in favor of the PSP in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 1.50 million 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 71.60 million units, while the PSP sold 73.09 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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S.Peelman (on 13 April 2018)

The endless crawl. It's like watching two snails compete.

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Tridrakious (on 13 April 2018)

If this doesn't show that the handheld business isn't as strong as it once was, I don't think anything will. The PSP outlasted the 3DS despite multiple versions of the hardware.

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ZS Tridrakious (on 13 April 2018)

The PSP did well considering their rival was the DS, the DS blew up to new heights when the DS Lite came out. 70m is still a great achievement now that the mobile market is huge now compared to last generation.

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Tridrakious Tridrakious (on 14 April 2018)

Agreed, but it really shows why Sony isn't looking to do a dedicated handheld and why Nintendo is bridging the markets with the Switch. 70 million isn't bad by any measure of sales. Just the 3DS is being outsold by the PSP, which was deemed a "failure" because the DS was such a beast.

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INCITATUSBR (on 13 April 2018)

it doen't make any sense...

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Kerotan (on 13 April 2018)

Go go psp!

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