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Switch vs 3DS in Japan Sales Comparison - Gap Drops Below 500,000 in October 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.
Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:
Gap change in latest month: 281,573 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,791,956 - Switch
Total Lead: 491,944 - 3DS
Switch Total Sales: 15,836,461
3DS Total Sales: 16,328,405
October 2020 is the 44th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 281,573 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the 3DS by 2.79 million units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 491,944 units.
The 3DS launched in February 2011 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles are off by one month.
The 44th month for the Switch is October 2020, while for the 3DS it is September 2014. The Switch has sold 15.84 million units, while the 3DS sold 16.32 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS sold current Switch totals in month 42 where it had sold 15.99 million units.
The 3DS has sold 24.64 million units lifetime in Japan through October 2020. The Switch is currently 8.80 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.