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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 October 2019 / 3,499 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: 138,001 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 834,889 - Switch

Total Lead: 76,346 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 12,909,824

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 12,986,170

August 2019 is the 30th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 138,001 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 834,889 units. The Switch is currently behind the 3DS and Wii U by 76,346 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 12.91 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 12.99 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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AJNShelton (on 08 October 2019)

With the Lite, the Switch will now be way over both consoles soon

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siebensus4 (on 08 October 2019)

If we look at the self-similarity of that "W" curve of the gap, we can expect a Switch lead of about 1M after this holiday season.

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Mnementh (on 08 October 2019)

How was the third holiday season for 3DS in the US? As Switch and 3DS are synchronized in their holiday season it will be a head to head comparison. I expect a strong holiday season for Switch, with Pokemon and the Lite, so unless 3DS had one also the Switch probably pulls ahead.

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The_Liquid_Laser Mnementh (on 08 October 2019)

I believe 3DS had its best sales during the first year or so. At this point Switch sales are accelerating, while 3DS sales would be decelerating during the same time frame. Switch is about to shoot past 3DS + Wii U combined.

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