Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2018 Update - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2018 / 4,798 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: 8,836 – 3DS
Gap change over last 12 months: 303,686 - Switch
Total Lead: 1,502,011 – Switch
Switch Total Sales: 20,058,577
3DS Total Sales: 18,556,566
August 2018 is the 18th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the 3DS by 8,836 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe and by 303,686 units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.50 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 20.06 million units, while the 3DS sold 18.56 million units during the same timeframe.
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