Wii U vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2014 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 June 2014 / 9,009 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.

Wii U vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2014 Update

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,535,503 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 17,932,282 - Wii

Total Lead: 22,621,595 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 6,290,941

Wii Total Sales: 28,912,536

In the latest month of sales the Wii U has fallen another 1,535,503 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 22,621,595 when you compare the first 19 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 6.29 million units in its first 18 months on sale, while the Wii sold 28.91 million units.


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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fluky-nintendy (on 16 June 2014)

Very depressing. Only beat by 3ds vs PSV ones, but almost quite there

Michael-5 (on 16 June 2014)

That one isn't depressing though since 3DS is an amazing system.

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OfficerRaichu15 (on 16 June 2014)

yeah it stinks but hey at least we get good games for the console like mario kart 8 bayonetta 2 and smash bros 4 :D

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Michael-5 (on 16 June 2014)

I wonder if....even for just 1 month, Mario Kart can budge this curve in WiiU's favor.....probably not

S.Peelman (on 16 June 2014)

No, it won't. Wii was doing 200k+ on a normal week.

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drake_tolu (on 16 June 2014)

LOL, is increased the same. XD XD XD

Kallumsmarties (on 16 June 2014)

This is good to see the sale in a way because next month we can see how much of a change there is after how well Wii U has been going since Mario Kart 8 launch. On a plus note, 3DS and Vita gap are widening because 3DS are still selling around double the sales Sony's portable are making.

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SubiyaCryolite (on 16 June 2014)

Finish Him

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Anfebious (on 16 June 2014)

This chart makes me chuckle!

S.Peelman (on 16 June 2014)

Yeah, well :-P .