Wii U vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2013 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 October 2013 / 24,978 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 – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2013 Update

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 850,028 - Wii

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

Total Lead: 9,811,782 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 3,667,904

Wii Total Sales: 13,479,686

In the latest month of sales for the Wii U it has fallen another 850,028 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 9,811,782 in the first 22 months. The gap is expected to continue to grow in the next month.

The Wii U has sold 3,667,904 units in its first 11 months on sale, while the Wii has sold 13,479,686 units.

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think-man (on 18 October 2013)

The Wii's success makes things look worse. But in saying that the WiiU is doing terrible.

megaman79 (on 19 October 2013)

2014 - Boynetta 2, Mario Kart and SSB should do some good. We'll see what partnerships with Sega will bring too. As for this year, i think Nintendo are more interested in keeping the 3DS healthy for the time being. I support this action considering the competition in the home console space.

Salnax (on 18 October 2013)

It hurts to watch!

prayformojo (on 18 October 2013)

I'd like to see Wii-U and Gamecube get similar treatment. The Wii and Wii-U have almost nothing in common expect for the name. The Wii-U is a core system, so it should be compared against their last core system imo.

S.T.A.G.E. (on 18 October 2013)

People just don't get it when you tell them the Wii's success was the type of success that comes once in a blue moon because its a casual hit.

RenCutypoison (on 18 October 2013)


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the_dengle (on 18 October 2013)

So, actually once in a generation? Maybe even twice in a generation. I think the Kinect succeeded in bringing in some of that audience.

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ryuzaki57 (on 21 October 2013)

I want to see this in two or three years!

zimerust (on 20 October 2013)

Mario and Donkey Kong are both coming out soon. The Wii U will pick up. Everyone who thinks otherwise is just a hater.

superchunk (on 19 October 2013)

I have a thread for this. ;)

bubblegamer (on 19 October 2013)

Oh my!! Will we get one for PS3 vs. PS4 when the latter is released as well?

tripenfall (on 19 October 2013)

I want to see a graph for Wii U vs 360 over the first year. If I recall 360 sold 6 million in the first year, meaning with a killer xmas Wii U might not be too far behind....

jlmurph2 (on 19 October 2013)

8 million first year

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jlmurph2 (on 19 October 2013)

It sold 3 million by march of the next year and 7.6 at Christmas

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 19 October 2013)

Wii U in comparison to the XBox 360 and PS3 may be fairer comparison. The Wii and PS2 were both special systems selling around 80 million systems within 5 years, The Wii sold only 20 million systems over the last two years.

S.Peelman (on 18 October 2013)

Lol almost 10 million. At least it's slightly leveling out starting from month 10. It's bad, but Wii was a monster. I think one should prepare for the PS4One to show a similar curve though, maybe a little less dramatic but still.

HikenNoAce (on 18 October 2013)

Yeah, no way the PS4 is having a similar path.

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xenogears1234 (on 19 October 2013)

The ps4 will outperform the ps3 launch it will be like night and day better price point more games at launch a flushed out online service/store and they have the head start on microsoft vs being 12-18 months behind like the ps3 not to mention the pr gap between the ps3-4 alone means it will crush its predecessor.

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scorptile (on 24 October 2013)

the price point between the ps4 xbone and wii u will be notice quite heavily this xmas. people dont want to spend the cash for a new console like they used to. plus already im seeing price drop for the wii u which will in turn hurt the launch of the ps4 and xbone.

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SubiyaCryolite (on 18 October 2013)

Daaamn son