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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 November 2013 / 9,615 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 – October 2013 Update

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,524,812 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,295,013 - Wii

Total Lead: 11,352,572 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 3,840,202

Wii Total Sales: 15,192,774

In the latest month of sales the Wii U has fallen another 1,524,812 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 11,352,572 in the first 12 months. The gap is expected to continue to grow in the next month.

Both consoles launched in November, the Wii in November 2006 and the Wii U in November 2012. The Wii U has sold 3,840,202 units in its first 12 months on sale, while the Wii has sold 15,192,774 units.

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12 Comments

catofellow (on 25 November 2013)

Everyone wants a Wii U vs. Gamecube comparison!


aleras (on 22 November 2013)

It wont get better this Christmas its likely to be much worse actually once the ps4 and xbox one are going. wii u is pretty much being outsold by the original wii still. 8 year old 360 outselling 3 - 1 worldwide. ps3 outselling it 4 - 1. Dead man walking here. We have a dead man walking.


TheVitaPelican (on 23 November 2013)

If the PS4 and Spybox One is suppose to completely demolish the Wii U to its doom, then it doesn't make sense how the Wii U is still selling 80,000+ units the week the PS4 was released. Isn't it suppose to stagnate down to 10,000 once the PS4 was released?

And no, the Wii is not outselling the Wii U. That was 6 months ago back in May. Today, it's November 23rd. The Wii U has been outselling the Wii 3-1 last month. And is still outselling the Wii.

Hint hint. The releases of two superior consoles does not effect the sales of the failing one if the failing one appeals to a completely different market. Do you think soccer and party moms are going to buy a $400 PS4 to play Killzone with her family this holiday?


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S.Peelman (on 22 November 2013)

Pfff ouch, that doesn't look pretty. On the up-side though, every console looks like this compared tot he first few years of the Wii. Of course worse than others ;-).


late_release (on 22 November 2013)

it will get better this Xmas, hopefully.


jlmurph2 (on 23 November 2013)

Not with Xbox One and PS4 out. Plus the Wii's second Xmas sold like crazy, which will widen the gap even more.


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Anfebious (on 22 November 2013)

Go Wi U....


wangjingwanjia (on 26 November 2013)

Very sad figures to look at. Hopefully the Wii U will sell more in the future. I am yet to buy one so I won't complain much about people not buying it. I think more will buy it in the future, when the price goes down and more and better titles are for sale. But I don't think that it will sell as good as Nintendo had hoped.


tripenfall (on 24 November 2013)

Wii was a phenomenon no doubt about it and Wii U won't come close but I still really believe the Wii U will do well and there are many great Wii U games to come between now and the end of the consoles life in 4-5 years...


Mummelmann (on 22 November 2013)

The ratio should get even worse over the holidays, the Wii sold like free sex at an army base during the holidays every year.


pezus (on 22 November 2013)

"This should be exciting," said no one ever


ArtofAngels (on 22 November 2013)

This is painful to read. Poor WiiU :(


Signalstar (on 22 November 2013)

Damn what a come down. And its amazing how much Wii sold its first year.


binary solo (on 22 November 2013)

I think you should stop with Wii vs Wii U gap charts, it's just embarrassing and there's really nothing worth comparing. Like a PS2/3 gap chart would have been.


DealWithIt617 (on 23 November 2013)

Ps3 sold about 10 million in the first year at around 600 dollar's. The gap is no where near Wii u vs Wii.


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