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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2019 / 3,456 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 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

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

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 59,002 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,447,398 - Switch

Total Lead: 314,000 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 13,999,884

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 13,685,884

October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U when compared to the Nintendo Switch during the same timeframe by 59,002 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.45 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 314,000 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 14.00 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 13.69 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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Eagle367 (on 30 November 2019)

Switch is gonna overtake them again. I think switch will most likely cross 100mil just like the PS4 did. The real competition is PS4 vs switch in my opinion and it looks like switch might have a slight advantage this holiday that might beat the double helix they had going but ultimately, ps consoles have better legs so many PS4 edges out in the end. 2 very successful game consoles duking it out to see who wins is so refreshing

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ABizzel1 Eagle367 (on 01 December 2019)

I assume PS4 will win in the end, because of having longer legs and more than likely a longer lifecycle. Nintendo usually keep their handhelds / consoles on a 5 - 6 year lifecycle (almost half way done), meanwhile the PS4 will be 7 and counting by the time the PS5 launches.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 November 2019)

Did something special release for the 3DS that month or why did they close the gap a bit this month?

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icykai Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 November 2019)

I think 2DS but not really sure

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StarDoor Bofferbrauer2 (on 30 November 2019)

2DS and Pokemon X/Y.

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