PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2014 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 10 June 2014 / 9,886 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 – May 2014 Update

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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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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8 Comments

Puppyroach (on 10 June 2014)

I would like to see a gap chart of not only Wii vs. PS4, but also 360 vs. WiiU and PS3 vs. X1 to show how the respective 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed console of each generation fares.


Michael-5 (on 10 June 2014)

That would be XB1 vs. 360 and WiiU vs. PS3 then


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FujiokaMidori (on 11 June 2014)

SEGA Wins


Skidonti (on 10 June 2014)

PS4's last month above Wii until a good few years down the road, if PS4 does manage to break 102 million in its life.


game_on (on 13 June 2014)

Just a few more weeks and Wii will be king again...


Michael-5 (on 10 June 2014)

Well...no point comparing to PS2 then. However an XB1 vs. WiiU chart would be interesting.


CL8i (on 10 June 2014)

In 2006 the consoles market was way better, not much cell phone and facebook games...


SlayerRondo (on 11 June 2014)

The Wii died off after the first two and a half years so i expect that the PS4 will most likely outsell the Wii lifetime when all is said and done.


JWeinCom (on 11 June 2014)

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Wii sold 17 million in 2010. That's more than PS3 or 360 sold in any given year.


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game_on (on 13 June 2014)

Or most likely it will not.


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drake_tolu (on 10 June 2014)

PS4 will outsell Wii by 70,000,000 lifetime.


Devil_Survivor (on 11 June 2014)

Haha are you insane?


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drake_tolu (on 11 June 2014)

Yes, i'm insane. :)


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