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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2019 / 2,839 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: 236,963 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,112,385 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,853,706 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 33,767,244

3DS Total Sales: 28,913,538

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 236,963 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 4.11 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 4.85 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 33.77 million units, while the 3DS sold 28.91 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 24 May 2019)

And yet some are still expecting less than 3DS numbers for the Switch

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RolStoppable Bofferbrauer2 (on 24 May 2019)

People have the right to believe what they want. By the way, the Easter Bunny really exists.

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aris4me (on 24 May 2019)

Switch is a HUGE success already and things are gonna be better and better!

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PAOerfulone (on 24 May 2019)

All before the Switch has even had a revision or a price cut.

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Dulfite PAOerfulone (on 24 May 2019)

3ds had a unhealthy price cut too. I think it was being sold at a loss or hardly any profit when they slashed it that much. Even if the Switch somehow sells less than 3ds lifetime, they will have made far more profit off each console sold I think. Profit > Sales

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