PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2014 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 May 2014 / 7,293 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. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2014 Update

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 397,431 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 716,075 – PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 7,482,361

Wii Total Sales: 6,766,286

April 2014 is the sixth month that the PlayStation 4 is on sale. When you compare it with the bestselling 7th generation console, the Wii, it is currently outpacing it during the same timeframe. In the first six months, the PlayStation 4 currently leads by 716,075 units. However, the gap did shrink by 397,431 units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 7,482,361 units in its first six month, while the Wii sold 6,766,286 units during the same timeframe.


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AnthonyW86 (on 12 May 2014)

PS4 is holding out longer than expected, though Wii should take the lead by July. The holidays are going to be very interesting though.

kekrot (on 12 May 2014)

I expect the Wii to take the lead sometime this year, but in 3-4 years the PS4 will take the lead again. The Wii sold really really much in 2008-09, but after that it went downhill. This is of course if the PS4 really takes on.

HylianSwordsman (on 12 May 2014)

It certainly might. Knowing Sony hardware legs, it has an excellent chance to. That said, the Wii was ahead of the PS2, when you align the launches, until after its fifth year. Considering this, the fact that PS4 isn't keeping up with Wii at this point makes me think PS4, if it does catch on, won't pass Wii until year 5 or 6.

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fleischr (on 12 May 2014)

Interesting chart series. Though I think PS4's last years in its lifecycle will be far better than the Wii's, the PS4 may have a hard time matching the Wii's prime years.

Michael-5 (on 13 May 2014)

2-3 years time, we will see PS4 make ground on the Wii. You guys should do a PS4 - PS2 comparison, you used to track PS2.

SjOne (on 13 June 2014)

Without Japan it'll be hard for PS4 to remain fastest selling consoles for lpng

binary solo (on 12 May 2014)

On the assumption this will be a shorter generation than the last, PS4 will probably end up selling similar to PS3 but it will take less time to get there. That's my best case scenario for what will probably be the highest selling console of this gen.

freedquaker (on 12 May 2014)

It should be remembered that Wii was an outburst in sales. It continued for 3 years and then slumped. Sony consoles, on the hand, keep increasing for at least 4-5 years, given the momentum, and continue selling for at least another 3-4 years. So overall, PS4 will sell have sold more than Wii

drake_tolu (on 12 May 2014)

On June Wii outsell PS4. Let's see if PS4 will be able to retrieve it.

Serious_frusting (on 12 May 2014)

Alot of that gap has a huge deal to do with Japan

drake_tolu (on 12 May 2014)

Wii have sold more in all places...

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Skidonti (on 12 May 2014)

When if ever will PS4 come back after it ducks under Wii in ~June is the question. Wii will grow a big lead next year and the following year it seems, the year PS4 might be able to start trending to closing the gap is 2017. We'll see in time but for right now I'd wager on it not catching up.

Justagamer (on 12 May 2014)

The wii will blow by the ps4 and leave it in the dust. The wii was on very short supply for 2 years, and the ps4 is already well stocked. End of story.

whatever (on 12 May 2014)

Until later in the gen when the PS4 will pass it again.

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