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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 October 2019 / 3,201 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 238,738 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,185,978 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,491,252 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 37,200,939

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 40,692,191

August 2019 is the 30th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 238,738 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 1.19 million units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.49 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 37.20 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 40.69 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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The_Liquid_Laser (on 03 October 2019)

By the end of December that red line will be on top.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 03 October 2019)

People had to buy both a Wii U and a 3DS to play all of Nintendo's games. Not the case with Switch.

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SwitchUP (on 03 October 2019)

The switch is such a great system. It really is. I play it by far the most since it released. This year, for me personally, has been one of the best years I've ever had playing a system... I absolutely just love the thing. That red line will be above the older duo before years end... and I think easily.

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