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trunkswd said:

It is what it is. It is possible these games are taking longer than Nintendo originally planned. 

I get that, but after 2.5 years there is no way Bayonetta 3 isn't ready to be shown, especially as Platinum claim it is going smoothly.

Yeah that is a rather long wait. Not Duke Nukem Forever long or even FF7R.



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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 804,972 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,722,301 - Switch

Total Lead: 13,332,678 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445

3DS Total Sales: 41,751,767

April 2020 is the 38th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 804,972 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 8.72 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 13.33 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 38th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is April 2014. The Switch has sold 55.08 million units, while the 3DS sold 41.75 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.22 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 20.14 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 804,972 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,722,301 - Switch

Total Lead: 13,332,678 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445

3DS Total Sales: 41,751,767

April 2020 is the 38th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 804,972 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 8.72 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 13.33 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 38th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is April 2014. The Switch has sold 55.08 million units, while the 3DS sold 41.75 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.22 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 20.14 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

Heh, if you weren't paying attention, then you might have originally thought this race would be close.  They started off with a similar sales curve.

But on closer inspection you realize 3DS had to cut the price during the first year.  Fast forward to today, Switch is far outpacing 3DS and still hasn't cut the price.  Switch still has a ton of growth left in it.



Switch has a good chance at topping the 3DS's lifetime sales within the next twelve months.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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The_Liquid_Laser said:
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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 804,972 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,722,301 - Switch

Total Lead: 13,332,678 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445

3DS Total Sales: 41,751,767

April 2020 is the 38th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 804,972 units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 8.72 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 13.33 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 38th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is April 2014. The Switch has sold 55.08 million units, while the 3DS sold 41.75 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.22 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 20.14 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

Heh, if you weren't paying attention, then you might have originally thought this race would be close.  They started off with a similar sales curve.

But on closer inspection you realize 3DS had to cut the price during the first year.  Fast forward to today, Switch is far outpacing 3DS and still hasn't cut the price.  Switch still has a ton of growth left in it.

3DS price cut was fairly large if I remember correctly. $249 to $179? After the price cut, the 3DS was able to find it's footing. Without Pokemon I have a feeling it would have sold far less. 

3DS will end it's life selling only half of the DS. With the Switch, Nintendo started off on the right foot with so many big releases in it's first year, followed by Pokemon in back to back holidays. 



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RolStoppable said:
Switch has a good chance at topping the 3DS's lifetime sales within the next twelve months.

At least shipment wise. It's about 20 million away.



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trunkswd said:
RolStoppable said:
Switch has a good chance at topping the 3DS's lifetime sales within the next twelve months.

At least shipment wise. It's about 20 million away.

Your own sell-through comparison shows a difference of 20.14m.

The 3DS remains a moving target, but it's only going to add ~0.5m to its lifetime total during the next twelve months, so Switch would have to sell through ~20.5m during the same timeframe.



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RolStoppable said:
trunkswd said:

At least shipment wise. It's about 20 million away.

Your own sell-through comparison shows a difference of 20.14m.

The 3DS remains a moving target, but it's only going to add ~0.5m to its lifetime total during the next twelve months, so Switch would have to sell through ~20.5m during the same timeframe.

I was thinking Nintendo's shipment figures for the end of March. But yeah, sell-through wise it needs 20.5m or so sold in the next 12 months. With how strong sales have been it is entirely possible. 



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Switch smashing the 3DS.

Claims they would sell similarly were always driven either by a failure to take into account 3DS's many problems and Switch's ability to tap into the home console market, or simply those trying to downplay its success.



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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 6,374,019 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,751,373 - DS

Total Lead: 8,840,825 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445

DS Total Sales: 63,925,270

April 2020 is the 38th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 6.37 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 7.75 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 8.84 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 38th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2020, while for the DS it is December 2007. The Switch has sold 55.08 million units, while the DS sold 63.93 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 98.94 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



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Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.