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Wii shot out to an early lead, but Switch is gaining on the Wii fast.  Closing the gap by 570k in one month is huge.  There isn't the holidays and the COVID bump is over.  It's just that Switch is gaining 570k on the Wii in a typical, boring month now.  It should be able to pass the Wii by the end of the holidays.



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So in the last 12 months, Switch has gained by almost as much as Wii's total launch aligned lead.
With what should be Switch's biggest holiday season coming up, and Wii passed its peak, the tables are about to turn.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

May 870k
June 897k
July 598k
August 603k
September 700k
October 688k

Wii Sales for the next 6 months (For Switch, this is Sept. to February) for reference. Taken from VGChartz's database.

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Switch vs 3DS Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Nears 20 Million in August 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,032,740 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,124,995 - Switch

Total Lead: 19,941,994 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962

3DS Total Sales: 43,461,968

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.03 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 14.12 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 19.94 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 42nd month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is August 2014. The Switch has sold 63.40 million units, while the 3DS sold 43.46 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.78 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 12.38 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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Every time that chart gets updated makes it even funnier that some people as late as 2019 thought the Switch would have similar sales as the 3DS. At this point the Switch should outsell the 3DS by at least 50 million and the 3DS and Wii U combined by at least 35 million so it's a really successful successor to both.



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Switch vs 3DS Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Nears 20 Million in August 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,032,740 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,124,995 - Switch

Total Lead: 19,941,994 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962

3DS Total Sales: 43,461,968

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.03 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 14.12 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 19.94 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 42nd month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is August 2014. The Switch has sold 63.40 million units, while the 3DS sold 43.46 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.78 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 12.38 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

It's basically a reverse cliff at this point, with Switch climbing upwards near vertically while 3DS muddles along towards a lifetime total that Switch will probably overtake by the end of the year.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Switch vs 3DS Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Nears 20 Million in August 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,032,740 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,124,995 - Switch

Total Lead: 19,941,994 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962

3DS Total Sales: 43,461,968

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.03 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 14.12 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 19.94 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 42nd month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is August 2014. The Switch has sold 63.40 million units, while the 3DS sold 43.46 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.78 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 12.38 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

It's basically a reverse cliff at this point, with Switch climbing upwards near vertically while 3DS muddles along towards a lifetime total that Switch will probably overtake by the end of the year.

It is exciting to see how much ahead the Switch is compared to the 3DS and well it outsold the Wii U in a matter of months. 



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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - DS Lead Grows Slightly in August 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 92,549 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,843,627 - DS

Total Lead: 7,531,201 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962

DS Total Sales: 70,935,163

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 92,549 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 2.84 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 7.53 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 42nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020, while for the DS it is April 2008. The Switch has sold 63.40 million units, while the DS sold 70.94 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 90.62 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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The DS and PS2 are the only relevant consoles left for global comparisons with Switch, because everything else is already a done deal at this point.



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

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Switch lost a little ground to the DS this month, but that is all it really has to do.  It just needs to basically keep pace or fall just a little behind.  The DS was a monster at this point and it's going to last for about 1.5 more years.  After that DS sales plummet dramatically (like the worst plummet ever).  Switch just needs to keep a steady pace.  Even if it pulls a little behind each month, it just needs to be able to go the distance.

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