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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2019 / 3,502 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: 119,287 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,646,073 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,344,765 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 38,752,574

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 42,097,339

September 2019 is the 31st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 119,287 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 1.65 million units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.34 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 38.75 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 42.10 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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Marth (on 25 October 2019)

Switch slowly outpacing both combined. Great performance

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HylianSwordsman (on 26 October 2019)

So this was the month of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan for 3DS, but it looks like Switch Lite overcame that. If Switch can overcome Pokemon X/Y's worldwide release next month, it should be smooth sailing from here to close the gap.

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aris4me (on 25 October 2019)

Exceptional switch performance!

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siebensus4 (on 25 October 2019)

3DS will have a good holiday season, but Switch will nevertheless have a chance to close the gap between 0 and 1M.

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