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  • Switch vs 3DS in Japan � VGChartz Gap Charts � October 2019

    December 2nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    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 Japan:

    Gap change in latest month: 470,654 – 3DS

    Gap change over last 12 months: 959,537 – 3DS

    Total Lead: 3,149,900 - 3DS

    Switch Total Sales: 9,902,896

    3DS Total Sales: 13,052,796

    October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month the 3DS increased its lead over the Switch by 470,654 units and by 959,537 units in the last 12 months. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.15 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) and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch in its first 32 months has sold 9.90 million units, while the 3DS sold 13.05 million units.

    The 3DS has sold 24.56 million units lifetime in Japan through October 2019. The Switch is currently 14.66 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

    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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