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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2019 Update

Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2019 / 2,688 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: 319,733 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,516,561 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,148,987 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 31,691,220

3DS Total Sales: 27,542,233

February 2019 is the 24th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 319,733 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 3.52 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 4.15 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 31.69 million units, while the 3DS sold 27.54 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
HylianSwordsman (on 27 March 2019)

Holy shit, only a Switch crash could reverse this trend.

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Bofferbrauer2 HylianSwordsman (on 27 March 2019)

And with what we know what will release in the coming months, that won't happen anytime soon.

Plus, since the 3DS also crashed quite a bit, Switch would need to crash very hard, harder than the Wii did, to reverse the trend by then.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 March 2019)

looks like the Switch fell up a cliff ^^

  • +1
The_Liquid_Laser (on 29 March 2019)

Switch was just slow-playing it the first year and a half. Now the 3DS is going to eat its dust.

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aris4me (on 28 March 2019)

Amazing! Go Switch, go!

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PAOerfulone (on 28 March 2019)

Now the real fun begins.

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