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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2019 / 3,660 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: 784,752 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 653,065 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,836,862 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 33,767,244

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 37,604,106

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 3DS and Wii U by 784,752 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 653,065 units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.84 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 33.77 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 37.60 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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2 Comments
RolStoppable (on 29 May 2019)

Switch is on track to outlast the 3DS and Wii U. Should overtake them between month 40-50 and then there's no looking back.

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HylianSwordsman (on 29 May 2019)

Isn't this the month for Wii U's Smash 4 December? It should all be downhill for Wii U from here. I think it sells like 3.5 million for the rest of its life after this.

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