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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 November 2018 / 2,861 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: 66,420 – PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 124,309 – 3DS

Total Lead: 2,544,176 – PSP

3DS Total Sales: 72,824,462

PSP Total Sales: 75,368,638

In the latest month the gap grew by 166,420 units in favor of the PSP when compared to the 3DS and by 124,309 units in favor of the 3DS in the last 12 months. The PSP currently leads by 2.54 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 72.82 million units, while the PSP sold 75.37 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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Mnementh (on 05 November 2018)

So, in the end 3DS burned a little brighter but had not the staying power of the PSP.

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haxxiy Mnementh (on 05 November 2018)

The same thing happened to the N64 and the GC, both quick burners. Wii in Japan as well.

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zorg1000 Mnementh (on 05 November 2018)

More like Sony has a much stronger foothold in smaller, developing nations. 3DS has outsold the lifetime sales of PSP in America+Europe+Japan but is over 10 million behind in "rest of the world".

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TheBraveGallade Mnementh (on 05 November 2018)

Really depends on if ninty will keep pushing 3ds out untill next holiday. If they do they might yet win eventually if they sell over w mil next FY

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Barkley OTBWY (on 05 November 2018)

This is launch aligned, the psp sold 80.82m. 3DS would need to sell another 8m.

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