Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Expands in May 2020 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 22 June 2020 / 2,996 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.
This monthly series compares the aligned US Nintendo Switch sales with the combined Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sales.
Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:
Gap change in latest month: 531,077 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,882,416 - Switch
Total Lead: 2,597,227 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 19,980,811
3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 17,383,584
May 2020 is the 39th 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 531,077 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 2.88 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 2.60 million units.
The 3DS launched in March 2011 in the US and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.
The 39th month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is May 2014 and for the Wii U it is January 2016. The Switch has sold 19.98 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 17.38 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS and Wii U did not reach current Switch sales until month 48, when they sold a combined 20.07 million units.
The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.86 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 8.88 million units behind. The Wii U has been off the market for a few years, while the 3DS is still on the market. However, 3DS sales have shrunk considerably and is selling well under 10,000 units per week.
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