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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2017 Update - VGChartz
Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2017 / 6,378 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: 377,205 – Wii

Total Lead: 1,129,761 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 7,915,989

Wii Total Sales: 9,045,750

October 2017 is the 8th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii by 377,205 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 1.13 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.92 million units, while the Wii sold 9.05 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

siebensus4 (on 02 December 2017)

Wii had one holiday season already – Switch holiday season is ahead. After 12 months it will be a close battle ^^


roadkillers (on 03 December 2017)

Pokemon will determine how high the Switch can go..


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Flilix (on 02 December 2017)

Holidays are coming for the Switch, so it should manage to close the gap in the next few months.


justinian (on 02 December 2017)

As mentioned it will be great to see these figures again after the Switch has had its holiday season. I really don't see the Switch getting close to the Wii numbers any time soon, however. I can remember when WiiFit came out and the casual world went mad. Wii was moving an unbelievable amount of consoles in its second year.


zogs88 (on 02 December 2017)

switch can close a the gap, but i dont see wii losing this battle, wii out stock for mare than a year, and switch stock is ok now, and switch sales in EU is far from wii.


Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

Switch put up a valiant fight, but those casual numbers were intense.


OTBWY (on 02 December 2017)

The Wii didn't get Pokemon though. That is one game that could push the Switch ahead.


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

The Switch hasn't gotten Pokemon yet, either. Don't count chickens before they hatch.


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OTBWY (on 02 December 2017)

But it will eventually. And when it's gonna come out, it is going to increase hardware sales exponentially.


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

That doesn't have much weight in the context of Switch vs Wii right now, though.


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OTBWY (on 02 December 2017)

Why? I said "it could". I'm simply expanding on the idea the idea that the Switch might get "those casual numbers".


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

Fair enough, but it'll have to be a significant push from a single pair of games to close the growing gap.


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Goodnightmoon (on 02 December 2017)

Yeah, let's completley ignore the ridiculous stock shortcomings that Switch had and the fact that still didn't had a holiday season just in case we discover we are in front a very similar level of success and someone faint.


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

Because Wii didn't have ridiculous stock shortcomings. Yeah. Okay.


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Goodnightmoon (on 02 December 2017)

Probably not as big ad Switch, and most important: Wii had a holiday season, Switch no.


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

"Probably" sounds like you're reaching pretty hard. Switch has been readily available in over 80% of the stores I work in for a national chain, and not just a few units either. Most stores have over a dozen in stock. You know how long it took the Wii to reach that point? Roughly 15 months.


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Goodnightmoon (on 02 December 2017)

"You are reaching pretty hard" says the guy that keeps actively ignoring such an important fact as the Holiday season that Wii had and Switch didn't.


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Azuren (on 02 December 2017)

I'm aware. Guess what? Wii suffered ridiculous stock shortages for nearly a year and a half after launch.


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zogs88 (on 02 December 2017)

@goodnightmoon, you are talkin about US sales, and you forgot the rest, this is mundial sales, and switch in EU is not saling like wii did, you cant see stock problem in many EU countries.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 02 December 2017)

Holy shit can you guys all calm down? Azuren isn't even trashing anything, he literally made the most innocent comment possible and you guys are getting mad over it. He's not saying that Pokemon won't help the Switch, he's not saying the Switch is doomed, he's just making a comment about the Wii beating the Switch thus far. Jesus christ.


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FallingTitan (on 02 December 2017)

The casual's are upgrading to the switch and passed on the wii U. i expect the switch to hit same numbers as wii relatively except for some who quit gaming. my buddy got a wii and a switch as his only 2 systems. he hardly touches the switch. but its a thing.