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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2019 Update

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 March 2019 / 3,785 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: 90,553 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 292,840 – 3DS and Wii U

Total Lead: 3,177,584– 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 30,649,113

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 33,826,697

January 2019 is the 23rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the 3DS and Wii U by 90,553 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the 3DS and Wii U by 292,840 units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.18 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), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 30.65 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 33.83 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 05 March 2019)

Switch needs to sell over 18M this year to keep up with the Wii U/3DS combo. It's also the highest total for the Switch to beat. However, with the Switch lineup, I don't doubt that it will beat those 18M

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