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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 December 2019 / 5,156 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: 1,974,103 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,461,694 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,241,230 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 44,771,334

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 46,012,564

November 2019 is the 33rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the Switch by 1.97 million units when compared to the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 2.46 million units. The 3DS and Wii U is currently ahead of the Switch by 1.24 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 44.77 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 46.01 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 21 December 2019)

After next month Switch should be in front, and more importantly, stay in front from there on after. 3DS has it's last good year and Wii U sadly never took off, so beating their combined numbers for the next few years won't be difficult anymore.

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The_Liquid_Laser Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 December 2019)

In a few months this chart will put to rest the notion that it is just the same old Nintendo fans buying the Switch.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 December 2019)

Nah, they'll find another reason to spin this around, like they always do

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curl-6 (on 21 December 2019)

Gap Charts Thread update?

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Nu-13 (on 21 December 2019)

An easy win.

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