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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2019 / 2,676 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: 259,250 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,369,581 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,547,598 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

3DS Total Sales: 34,188,466

October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the 3DS by 259,250 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe and by 5.37 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 6.55 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 40.74 million units, while the 3DS sold 34.19 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
kenjab (on 13 November 2019)

For those wondering, Oct 2013 was the release of Pokemon X/Y, hence the boosted 3DS sales that month

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SwitchUP kenjab (on 13 November 2019)

Thanks for that info, I was like.... wtf?

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zorg1000 kenjab (on 13 November 2019)

Also 2DS

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HylianSwordsman (on 13 November 2019)

Months from now if the gap continues its rise uninterrupted from this holiday onwards, people will ask what that little 1 month speed bump is in the chart, and we'll be like, oh that little bump? Yeah that was Pokemon X/Y, the 3DS' biggest release and 2nd best selling game. It left a tiny dent in Switch's climb.

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siebensus4 (on 13 November 2019)

This month will only be a flaw in the ascending Switch lead gap curve.

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kenjab (on 13 November 2019)

For those wondering, Oct 2013 was the release of Pokemon X/Y, hence the boosted 3DS sales that month

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 November 2019)

Just a little glitch in the matrix, nothing special. Carry on, carry on.

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RolStoppable (on 14 November 2019)

Switch will be close to 50m after 34 months. The 3DS needed 46 months to be in that area.

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progstarmac (on 14 November 2019)

The switch Will surpass the 3ds very quickly and so easily

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