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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2019 / 2,911 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: 267,792 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 955,901 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,569,070 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 34,672,660

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 38,241,730

May 2019 is the 27th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 267,792 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 Switch by 955,901 units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.57 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 34.67 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 38.24 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 26 June 2019)

The Wii U's third holiday season is out of the way now, so Switch goes back to closing the gap.

  • +4
SnesTea (on 26 June 2019)

It's insane to think that the Switch is competing neck and neck with the 3DS and Wii U combined. Will probably pass them both by the end of the year.

  • +1