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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2019 / 3,465 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: 153,900 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,620 – 3DS and Wii U

Total Lead: 3,018,284 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 31,691,220

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 34,709,504

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 153,900 units when compared to the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the 3DS and Wii U by 7,620 units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.02 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 31.69 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 34.71 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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The_Liquid_Laser (on 02 April 2019)

I would be interested in 3DS + Vita vs Switch, since Switch is the only current handheld now.

  • +1

Would look very similar. Vita didn't really sell more per year, but over a longer time than the Wii U, and their totals are still pretty close.

  • +2
lombrico (on 02 April 2019)

I think the most correct challenge should be: WiiU+3DS vs 3DS+SW, 3DS is spreads on the two

  • -1
siebensus4 lombrico (on 02 April 2019)

Maybe the Switch will also replace the 3DS this year. Then it's the successor of WiiU and 3DS. But currently it officially only replaces the WiiU, that's true.

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garretslarrity lombrico (on 02 April 2019)

Wii U + 3DS vs. 3DS + Switch is just Wii U vs. Switch.

  • +4
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