Wii U vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2013 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 September 2013 / 12,124 Views

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles.

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 2,127,336 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a - Wii

Total Lead: 8,964732 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 3,461,900

Wii Total Sales: 12,426,632

The Wii U has been on the market for 10 months, but has never sold more than the Wii and has dropped further behind every month. However, first month sales were pretty similar with the Wii U only selling 57,559 units less than the Wii.

In the latest month the Wii U fell a further 2.13 million units behind the Wii, bringing the total gap to 8.96 million units. Both consoles launched in November, the Wii in November 2006 and the Wii U in November 2012.

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Zappykins (on 12 September 2013)

That makes it look really sad, but the Wii was a runaway hit. Could we get moar charts the X360 and PS3 in there too?

trunkswd (on 12 September 2013)

There will be more. Each article will focus on one chart.

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Rogerioandrade (on 13 September 2013)

What about a PSP vs PSVita Gap Chart next ?

kljesta64 (on 12 September 2013)

wii = hulk

think-man (on 12 September 2013)

Makes it look so bad because the Wii was such a success.

ryuzaki57 (on 13 September 2013)

DS/3DS might be extremely interesting too

Miguel_Zorro (on 13 September 2013)

Stop using Flash.

S.Peelman (on 12 September 2013)

That's nice and seems to look bad for WiiU, but it means nothing. Comparing anything to the Wii would give a picture like this; Wii always wins easily. It was an absolute monster that didn't have a precedent and is not going to be repeated.

mind (on 13 September 2013)

Compare U with anything, it will still look pretty bad. in first FULL year 360 did 6.8 mln, PS3 - 7.9 mln, as for wii u, even 3 mln would be "not that bad".
And actually, ps4 have a huge chance not just repeat wii, but overcome it and come close to ps2, because U is not going up(30-40 mln lifetime is top), and X1 is likely to take that road too.

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BluGamer23 (on 13 September 2013)

"ps4 have a huge chance not just repeat wii" ... omg! ... bwahaha! keep smokin that shit.

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mind (on 13 September 2013)

BluGamer23, Do you want me to find you in 2020? ;)
Probably you're gonna prove yourself wrong much sooner)

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BluGamer23 (on 13 September 2013)

bwahaha! no seriously dude.. keep smokin abd find me! =)

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BluGamer23 (on 13 September 2013)

bwahaha! no seriously dude.. keep smokin abd find me! =)

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BluGamer23 (on 13 September 2013)

PS4 to "come close to ps2" sales.. ?.. LOL message me you email.. you will need counselling.. and maybe suicide watch.

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POE (on 12 September 2013)

"...Wii in November 2006 and the Wii in November 2012." What?