PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2017 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 October 2017 / 3,921 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 137,392 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,043,811 - Wii

Total Lead: 9,546,715 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 62,930,402

Wii Total Sales: 72,477,117

August 2017 is the 46th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PS4 when compared with the Wii’s 46th month on sale. The gap decreased by 137,392 units in the last month. Over the last 12 months it has increased by 1.304 million units. The Wii currently leads by 9.55 million 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 62.93 million units, while the Wii sold 72.48 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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5 Comments

xl-klaudkil (on 19 October 2017)

Next year ps4 is going to catch up


Teeqoz (on 19 October 2017)

It's going to start closing the gap, but it won't catch up in one year.


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DialgaMarine (on 19 October 2017)

I guess this is the turning point where Wii started to seriously slow down, meaning PS4 is going be closing the gap from here on out.


Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 October 2017)

Well, the Wii still sold 17 million Units in it's 4th year, so the change this year should be minimal. Only starting next year will the PS4 really catch up, as the Wii will start to drop fast by then


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 October 2017)

Will there also be a Switch vs Wii comparison Chart?


Ryng_Tolu (on 19 October 2017)

Is already happening


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 October 2017)

Thx Ryng, didn't see that one


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KazumaKiryu (on 20 October 2017)

the first 2018-quarter the PS4 will break new records! Thanks the JRPG-Dream Ni No Kuni 2, the biggest Monster Hunter World-Game ever, Red Dead Redemption 2 and maybe Detroit Become Human. This Christmas will also be very exciting.


Rab (on 19 October 2017)

Now that Switch is on the scene I suspect PS4 will start to level off


roadkillers (on 19 October 2017)

Probably not. God of War, Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Final Fantasy 7, Kingdom Hearts 3, Spyro Remaster, and other quality titles I can't think of. Oh yeah Shadow of the Colossus and GT Sports going to kill in Europe. Probably more Sly games, Horizon was huge.. probably more of that, I'm sure another GTA, Oh Dang... PUBG, another Souls/Borne game, probably Sly, what is insomniac doing??


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carlove (on 20 October 2017)

@roadkillers STOP IT. I CAN'T HANDLE ALL THESE GAMES.


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