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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2019 / 4,943 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: 108,651 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,292,149 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,389,122 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 35,551,732

3DS Total Sales: 30,162,610

June 2019 is the 28th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 108,651 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 4.29 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 5.39 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 35.55 million units, while the 3DS sold 30.16 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 25 July 2019)

The gap continues to grow, any notion that Switch will sell on par with 3DS is starting to look increasingly unlikely

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RolStoppable curl-6 (on 26 July 2019)


Don't let it get to you when people complain about being called irrational by you.

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pikashoe (on 26 July 2019)

At this point the 3ds already had a price cut and I think the XL was already out as well. This gap should get a lot wider soon

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PAOerfulone (on 25 July 2019)

Wait a minute... So if the 28th month for the Switch is June 2019, and the 3DS launched in March 2011. That would mean the 3DS' 28th month was June 2013. Both of those months are 5 week periods from June 2nd to July 6th. Within those timeframes, the Switch sold +/- 1,148,447 units, depending on NPD data, and the 3DS sold 787,569 units. So that would mean the Switch beat the 3DS in its 28th month by a whopping 360,878. Even if you were to take that last week out of both of their numbers so that it's just data for the week ending on June 29th, which would favor the 3DS, that's still a 222,002 unit win for the Switch. Am I missing something here, because the data doesn't add up. It should WAY above 108,651 units.

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