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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 March 2019 / 3,739 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 USA:

Gap change in latest month: 57,869 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 702,320 - Switch

Total Lead: 157,469 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 10,770,964

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 10,613,495

January 2019 is the 23rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 57,869 units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 702,320 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 157,469 units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 10.77 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 10.61 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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CaptainExplosion (on 21 March 2019)

Yes!! :D

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Mar1217 (on 21 March 2019)

Knowing the 3DS is going on a decline at that point, I'm not afraid to say that the Switch we'll win this "fight" comfortably.

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Poweranimals (on 19 March 2019)

So the Switch is beating the 3DS and Wii U combined? Impressive.

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 18 March 2019)

If you look at the really big "valley" in the graph it is basically a 12 month period. Switch had a dry spell of big games between Mario Odyssey to Pokemon Let's Go that lasted basically lasted 12 months. Now it is past that and the gap between Switch and 3DS + Wii U is going to keep growing in Switch's favor.

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