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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #7 and Analysis here:

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

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 497,401 – 3DS and Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,040,880 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,177,933 – 3DS and Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

Switch was actually performing its worst exactly 12 months ago (comparison wise) which was month 20.  Then it gained a lot of ground during months 21 and 22.  Now go back 24 months to month 8.  Switch lost ground 2 years ago going into the holidays (months 9 and 10).

This is because the 3DS was extremely front loaded.  It got a huge price cut in less than a year's time.  So while 3DS + Wii U seems like it's doing better against Switch, it's only because, combined, they shot ahead quickly.  Switch gained ground 12 months ago and it's total should even shoot ahead of 3DS + Wii U after this holiday season.  

In reality Switch has a very different sales curve than 3DS + Wii U, and that is because it is appealing to a much wider audience.  Switch sales are still accelerating, while 3DS + Wii U is decelerating during the corresponding point in time.  12 months from now that Gap Chart is going to look extremely different and this time in Switch's favor.