Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2017 Update

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 November 2017 / 3,946 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.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 76,027 – Wii

Total Lead: 752,556 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 7,017,665

Wii Total Sales: 7,770,221

September 2017 is the 7th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii by 76,027 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 752,556 units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.02 million units, while the Wii sold 7.77 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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8 Comments

ampersand (on 16 November 2017)

Months 8, 9 and 10 will be very different. With a ramp up in production, the Switch will outpace the Wii.


Cerebralbore101 (on 16 November 2017)

Switch hasn't had it's first Christmas yet. That'll close the gap.


poroporo (on 16 November 2017)

can't complain about switch performance at this point. Very nice.


Vertigo-X (on 16 November 2017)

The problem with Switch is that it doesn't have Europe in quite as big a way as Wii did.


felipe_emanuel2507 (on 16 November 2017)

Yes, but for other side the wii was launched in november, before christmas when the sales are bigger, and the switch still don't have the sales of the christmas, the comparison will be better when the switch complete 1 year.


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Jranation (on 16 November 2017)

I like that banner!


Ryng_Tolu (on 16 November 2017)

Next month Switch will close the gap thanks Mario Odyssey, and in November, with the first half of a true holiday, Switch will surpass Wii launch allinied... and then increase the gap in December.


jlauro (on 18 November 2017)

At this point I think the wii was still very supply constrained.


Kristof81 (on 17 November 2017)

Correct me if I'm wrong but, 30/09/2017 is Switch's 31st week. So for the Wii it should be 23/06/2007. According to the weekly figures, on that date Wii sold 8.7 milion, not 7.7 milion units. http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/39257/Global/