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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 July 2019 / 3,640 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 and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 83,312 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 926,133 - Switch

Total Lead: 188,189 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 12,037,039

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 12,225,228

May 2019 is the 27th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 83,312 units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 926,133 units. The Switch is currently behind the 3DS and Wii U by 188,189 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 12.04 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 12.23 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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curl-6 (on 06 July 2019)

From here on out Switch should catch up, overtake, and never look back.

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