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.
PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:
Gap change in latest month: 426,843 - Wii
Gap change over last 12 months: n/a
Total Lead: 309,211 – PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,079,432
Wii Total Sales: 7,770,221
May 2014 is the seventh 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 seven months, the PlayStation 4 currently leads by 309,211 units. However, the gap did shrink by 426,843 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 8,079,432 units in its first six month, while the Wii sold 7,770,221 units during the same timeframe.
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