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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 June 2019 / 2,806 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 USA:

Gap change in latest month: 436,693 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 838,045 - Switch

Total Lead: 271,501 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 11,764,435

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 12,035,936

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U by 436,693 units when compared to the sales of the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 838,045 units. The Switch is currently behind the 3DS and Wii U by 271,501 units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 11.76 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 12.04 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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4 Comments
Megiddo (on 14 June 2019)

The 2DS launched around the 30th month of the 3DS right? Looking at the numbers it sold 1.5 million in October 2013. So I think that's where we'll see the biggest gap. But Switch shouldn't take long to pass it up.

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Socke Megiddo (on 14 June 2019)

Can you also explain why switch should catch up? It hasn't worked in 26 months why should that change? There were also different 3DS models. And there were also good games on the 3Ds.

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Bofferbrauer2 Megiddo (on 14 June 2019)

Because 2DS is the last hurrah in 3DS sales, next year it will drop hard in sales.

Also, that would be September for he Switch, which is teething with tons of quality games. In other words, the boost from the 2DS will be much smaller than it could have hoped.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 June 2019)

Wow, very close duel right now. But that probably will be the last year where it's close, since the 3DS will tank next year

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