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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2019 / 2,977 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: 467,756 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,859,079 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,616,743 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 32,937,511

3DS Total Sales: 28,320,768

March 2019 is the 25th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 467,756 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 3.86 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 4.62 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 32.94 million units, while the 3DS sold 28.32 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 27 April 2019)

Und er ward nie wieder gesehen... Seriously, that gap is only going to grow over the years, I can't understand those who expect the Switch to still sell less than the 3DS did

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kenjab Bofferbrauer2 (on 27 April 2019)

Especially when you remember that at this point, 3DS had already had a significant price cut AND a hardware revision (3DS XL) and yet the Switch, which has had neither so far, is still outselling it to this point--pulling away no less!

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 27 April 2019)

And not just pulling away a little bit, but by almost half a million in the last month alone!

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Mar1217 (on 27 April 2019)

Yup, the Switch is guarantied to succeed over the 80M/90M treshold which the 3DS won't reach, most likely.

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