PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2017 Update

PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 15 March 2017 / 51,916 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 42,477 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 94,531 – Wii

Total Lead: 109,558 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 21,755,759

Wii Total Sales: 21,865,317

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 42,477 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Wii by 94,531 units. The Wii currently leads by 152,035 units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 21.76 million units, while the Wii sold 21.87 million units during the same timeframe.


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 and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

fleischr (on 15 March 2017)

People insist the Wii was a fad. Yet look here- the PS4 has lost a lot of strength against the Wii. Are we sure the PS4 isn't a fad?


BraLoD (on 15 March 2017)

What did I even read...


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Miguel_Zorro (on 15 March 2017)

In three years, the gap on this chart is going to be 7 million. In four years, it will be 10 million. So no.


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Eagle367 (on 15 March 2017)

Haha to the guy who thinks the gap will ever be 7 million between Wii and ps5 in Europe and that too in ps4's favor. Hahahahahahaha thanks for the laughs


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CGI-Quality (on 15 March 2017)

Instead of laughing at it, Eagle, why not give a breakdown of why such a thing won't happen?


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CGI-Quality (on 16 March 2017)

@ Zoom: Elaborate...


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ABizzel1 (on 16 March 2017)

@Eagle367

The PS3 went on to outsell the Wii in EU, and the PS3 was a $600 console that had an bad launch reputation, even though the Wii had a max 8m sales lead against the PS3.

The PS4 was a $400 console that had one of the greatest launches of all time, and is neck and neck with the Wii.

Wii sales fell off in their 4th year in EU, I don't see that happening to PS4. PS4 is on track to be in the top 3 selling consoles for EU.


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Eagle367 (on 16 March 2017)

@ABizzel1 Even then 7 million is too much of a gap in my humble opinion


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CGI-Quality (on 17 March 2017)

@ Eagle: Why is it too much? Miguel already broke down how it's entirely possible (and likely) to happen. What makes you say otherwise?


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Miguel_Zorro (on 17 March 2017)

@CGI Because "feelings" :).

I'll post it again here, in case Eagle didn't notice it:
Let's look at the math: the next three years on this chart are:
Wii 2010 - 5.6 million
Wii 2011 - 4.1 million
Wii 2012 - 1.9 million
PS3 Sales over that time frame were:
PS3 2010 - 5.3 million - PS4 projection 6.8 million
PS3 2011 - 6.2 million - PS4 projection 6.6 million
PS3 2010 - 5 million - PS4 projection 6 million

So that's a 6 million incremental gap created if the PS4 sells at PS3 levels over the next 3 years. The PS4 has been outpacing the PS3 by 20%. The gap will be quite large within Europe.


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Eagle367 (on 23 March 2017)

@Miguel Zero We'll see what happens when it happens. Right now the Wii is ahead.


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CGI-Quality (on 23 March 2017)

@Eagle: He never argued that it wasn't.


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pastro243 (on 15 March 2017)

wow, this is close


Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 15 March 2017)

I suspect PS4 will eventually widen the gap with it's legs. The Wii didn't have the legs of the traditional Playstation home console.


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pastro243 (on 15 March 2017)

I agree, I just think it's amazing how PS4 is so close to wii when Wii was exploding in sales


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Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 15 March 2017)

yeah definitely. Europe is very dominant for Sony this gen. these closer races are definitely more interesting than just looking at weekly chartz now lol


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Miguel_Zorro (on 15 March 2017)

Let's look at the math: the next three years on this chart are:
Wii 2010 - 5.6 million
Wii 2011 - 4.1 million
Wii 2012 - 1.9 million
PS3 Sales over that time frame were:
PS3 2010 - 5.3 million - PS4 projection 6.8 million
PS3 2011 - 6.2 million - PS4 projection 6.6 million
PS3 2010 - 5 million - PS4 projection 6 million

So that's a 6 million incremental gap created if the PS4 sells at PS3 levels over the next 3 years. The PS4 has been outpacing the PS3 by 20%. The gap will be quite large within Europe.


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ABizzel1 (on 16 March 2017)

Best races.

PS4 vs Wii
XBO vs PS3 / 360
3DS vs PSP
Wii U vs Vita would have been a good one

Switch is up next


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binary solo (on 15 March 2017)

Yeah, it's about now that Wii sales start declining. So PS4 should leg it out to a decent lead in the end.


ABizzel1 (on 16 March 2017)

2010 (4th year) was the Wii's last good year. 7.4m - 5.6m - 1.6m - 2.7m
2011 (5th year) sales drop globally. 4.9m - 4.1m - 0.9m - 1.6m
2012 (6th year) sales tanked globally. 2.0m - 1.9m - 0.5m - 0.7m


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xl-klaudkil (on 16 March 2017)

Amazing ps4 sales.


Ka-pi96 (on 16 March 2017)

PS4 really keeping pace in Europe! Guess it's the US and Japan that are letting the side down!


Lawlight (on 16 March 2017)

The Wii was a fad which is why sales fell by 20% from its 2nd to its 3rd full year and 26.5% from its 3rd full year to its 4th full year. And then 35% and 59.5%. You get the idea. In the meantime, the PS4 is peaking in its 4th full year.