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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 25 July 2014 / 4,437 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 992,337 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 17,809,947 - Wii

Total Lead: 23,670,338 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 6,587,078

Wii Total Sales: 30,257,416

In the latest month of sales the Wii U has fallen another 992,337 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 23,670,338 when you compare the first 20 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 6.59 million units in its first 18 months on sale, while the Wii sold 30.26 million units.

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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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15 Comments

AnthonyW86 (on 25 July 2014)

Wow, the gap is already bigger than the number of Gamecubes that were sold in it's entire lifetime.


Nettles (on 25 July 2014)

Do Wii U vs Gamecube


drake_tolu (on 25 July 2014)

I'm curious to see one gap Wii VS XBOX ONE...


Devil_Survivor (on 25 July 2014)

I think its about 6 million units based what I saw in the PS4 vs. Wii article.


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Nintentacle (on 25 July 2014)

5 million vs 9.9 million, I think.


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NintendoPie (on 25 July 2014)

I feel bad for the Wii. Being compared to the Wii U is disgraceful.


BraLoD (on 28 July 2014)

Man, that's intense.


czecherychestnut (on 26 July 2014)

The Wii U will go down in history as the worst sales performance by a successor released by a console manufacturer. 100 million (Wii) to 20-25 million (Wii U). a 70-80% drop between generations.


drake_tolu (on 27 July 2014)

Wii U will sell 40 million.


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Michael-5 (on 26 July 2014)

I see a slight curve upward, hope? LOL


DaAndy (on 28 July 2014)

seems like Wii will have sold more in the first 2 Years than WiiU Lifetime. Thats sad ...


Kallumsmarties (on 25 July 2014)

It was bound to happen. What Wii did was unreal. It could sell over 20 million in just a year. Rare a lot of consoles can still do that today. It's saddening, but it doesn't mean it's over for the Wii U. Sales are up and Nintendo can make a lot of profit out of it still so it's not all bad, just need learn from mistakes next time.


MohammadBadir (on 25 July 2014)

One was the perfect console at the perfect time, the other wasn't as lucky..,


tak13 (on 25 July 2014)

what about wii vs ps4 or xb - xboxone


fluky-nintendy (on 25 July 2014)

Saddening :(


WhiteEaglePL (on 25 July 2014)

Wii U vs Xbox One gaps anyone?


Shootdatrupee (on 25 July 2014)

Pretty sure there's already a page for that.


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Nintentacle (on 25 July 2014)

Xbox One - 5 million
Wii U - 3.3 million

Gap - 1.7 million in XBO's favor.


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WhiteEaglePL (on 25 July 2014)

Wii U vs Xbox One gaps anyone?


WhiteEaglePL (on 25 July 2014)

Wii U vs Xbox One gaps anyone?