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Switch vs 3DS in Japan Sales Comparison - November 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: 46,000 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,736,422 - Switch

Total Lead: 445,944 - 3DS

Switch Total Sales: 16,420,703

3DS Total Sales: 16,866,647

November 2020 is the 45th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 46,000 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the 3DS by 2.74 million units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 445,944 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 45th month for the Switch is November 2020, while for the 3DS it is October 2014. The Switch has sold 16.42 million units, while the 3DS sold 16.87 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS has sold 24.64 million units lifetime in Japan through November 2020. The Switch is currently 8.22 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

Watch your back 3DS. This is all the more impressive considering the price difference at this point in both systems' lives, and that 3DS is the 3rd highest selling system ever in Japan.



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

October 2014 is when Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and the "new" 3ds launched, so this is basically the last time 3ds will be ahead. Looking at Famitsu numbers from December 2020 for NSW and November 2014 for 3DS, NSW will be ahead 200k or 500k, depending on how Chartz determines 5 week months.



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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in November 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 210,358 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,488,299 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,629,266 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,527,232

DS Total Sales: 51,156,498

November 2020 is the 85th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 210,358 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 2.49 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.63 million units.

The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.

The 85th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is November 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is March 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.53 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.16 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 73.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.31 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.



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

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.

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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Gap Drops Below 5M in November 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 940,259 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 457,127 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,711,602 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 18,755,970

Wii Total Sales: 23,467,572

November 2020 is the 45th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 940,259 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 457,127 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.71 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 45th month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2020 and for the Wii it is August 2010. The Switch has sold 18.76 million units, while the Wii sold 23.47 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 37.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 15.12 million units to outsell the Wii.



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

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.