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Switch vs 3DS Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Explodes in May 2020
Switch Vs. 3DS Global:
Gap change in latest month: 1,337,189 – Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 10,376,575 - Switch
Total Lead: 15,400,667 – Switch
Switch Total Sales: 57,517,946
3DS Total Sales: 42,117,279
May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.34 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 10.38 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 15.40 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), while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. This does mean the holidays for the two platforms do lineup.
The 39th month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is May 2014. The Switch has sold 57.52 million units, while the 3DS sold 42.12 million units during the same timeframe.
The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.22 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 17.70 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.
The not uncommon "Switch will sell on par with 3DS" claim, which I still saw crop up as recently as late last year, is ageing like milk in a greenhouse.
Should outsell it lifetime before the FY is out.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.