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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 January 2020 / 4,099 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: 717,793 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,317,984 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,031,793 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 15,564,941

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 14,533,148

November 2019 is the 33rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 717,793 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.32 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 1.03 million 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 15.56 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 14.53 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.70 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 13.14 million units behind.

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 02 January 2020)

Wii U + 3DS kept up so far, but now it's time to say goodbye and let it go, Switch is sailing away

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The_Liquid_Laser Bofferbrauer2 (on 03 January 2020)

Switch has a very broad appeal. It is appealing to more than just those who bought 3DS or Wii U.

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Jumpin Bofferbrauer2 (on 04 January 2020)

Sh**... That song again... Must..... Can’t!




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javi741 (on 02 January 2020)

The Wii U & 3DS won't recover from this defecit, most of the 3DS's sales came within the first 2 years and the Wii U obviously died very quickly entering year 3, I expect the switch to have a far and stronger sales years. Especially once it gets its first real price cut

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yo33331 (on 03 January 2020)

what happened to PS3 & 360 vs PS4 & ONE chartz ? please bring back that, with the december update, as well as PS3 vs xbox one in US, PS4 vs 360 in US, PS4 vs DS, and some new charts like PS4 vs Wii in US or PS4 vs DS in europe or switch vs 360 in US, switch vs 360 in europe or vs ps3 in europe and even vs ps4 in europe

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Darwinianevolution (on 02 January 2020)

Surprisingly close thus far, but Switch's momentum and WiiU's early death make this a foregone conclusion.

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yo33331 (on 02 January 2020)

make 3ds and wii u vs switch in japan, launch aligned

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RolStoppable yo33331 (on 02 January 2020)

While you are at it, make PS4 vs. Switch in Japan launch-aligned as well.

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Eagle367 yo33331 (on 03 January 2020)

Why PS4 vs switch in Japan? That makes no sense other than to embarrass and make fun of the PS4.

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Bofferbrauer2 yo33331 (on 03 January 2020)

To beat that combo, Switch would need to sell about DS levels in Japan. Switch is doing very well, but reaching ~30M to beat 3DS+Wii U would be exceptional and a resounding success.

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Bofferbrauer2 yo33331 (on 03 January 2020)

Still, that chart would get very interesting in the next years if Switch sales don't falter along the way.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 03 January 2020)

I know, that's why I've said it and because if the other switch vs 3ds+wii u charts too.

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JWeinCom (on 05 January 2020)

I wish we could put images in the posts. Wii U is like Ralph Wiggum "I'm helping!"

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