PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 February 2018 / 4,050 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: 1,740,455 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,887,141 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,270,030 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 73,635,516

Wii Total Sales: 81,905,546

December 2017 is the 50th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii when compared with the PS4. The gap increased by 2.89 million units in the last month. However, over the last 12 months it has decreased by 2.87 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.27 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 73.64 million units, while the Wii sold 81.91 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

PortisheadBiscuit (on 08 February 2018)

Wii was a beast the first 4 years


Replicant (on 08 February 2018)

Yeah. Wii's numbers from 2007 to 2010 were insane.

2006: 2.9M (1 month)
2007: 16.6M
2008: 24.2M
2009: 21.3M
2010: 17.3M
2011: 11.5M
2012: 5.1M
2013: 1.9M
2014: 0.5M
Total: 101.3M

PS4 will take a big chunk of that lead this year though.


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LuccaCardoso1 (on 08 February 2018)

24.2M in one year is absolutely insane.


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Train wreck (on 08 February 2018)

Matching Launch to date, this year the Wii did only 11 million, PS4 will be at least 18


Kerotan (on 08 February 2018)

This is the beginning of the end for the Wii in this battle. Very good first 4 years but average after that.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 08 February 2018)

Really interesting to see who will take 2nd place after the Switch.


MinatozakiSana (on 09 February 2018)

PS4 will blitz past Wii soon


Teeqoz (on 08 February 2018)

This is developing exactly as most people were expecting. Nothing surprising really.


riecsou (on 08 February 2018)

The wii was a freaking beast. How did sales fall so bad at the end???


Vertigo-X (on 08 February 2018)

It's limited architecture caught up with it after four years and Nintendo, in its hubris, didn't think to replace it until year six.


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Amnesia (on 09 February 2018)

So you are really all a bunch of assholes on this forum... I come and wait for explanation and arguments but all you can do is insult and negative dislike to make disapear my comment without arguments. So go fuck all of you, and please now you can banish me. I will still come and visit to appreciate some sales data. Best regards.


Valcristo (on 15 February 2018)

Wii U and Switch = PS4 and PS4 Pro... this is a retard conclusion... Sorry.... JUST USE YOUR BRAIN - Do you have to buy again all PS4 titles to play it on a PRO? Or PRO has titles that are exclusive that didnt launch on standart PS4? Its simple. Switch has Splatoon 2 and Mario Odyssey, Wii U not... PS4 PRO has the same catalogue than PS4... Thats what you deserve


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Amnesia (on 08 February 2018)

pfff...As if the Wii had also got a second boosted version after 4 years....When will VGCHARTZ stop to cumulate sales of the PS4 and PS4 Pro or please, be coherent and consider that Nintendo this (8th) generation has sold already 28,5 millions and not 15.


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Valcristo (on 08 February 2018)

Retard alert


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JustThatGamer (on 08 February 2018)

Are you trolling or just really daft?


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Branko2166 (on 08 February 2018)

Most of the PS4 sales are the non pro SKUs. Its continued success is based on software support that drives the hardware sales. The Wii always had issues with 3rd party support. Once its first party games dried up and the wow factor over its motion controls died down, its decline was inevitable.

As for the Pro being combined in sales, it makes sense as it is still the same console with an added perk being able to output at 4K. Requesting for the numbers to be separated would be the same as asking for the Nintendo DS or Playstation 2 numbers to be divided across a plethora of various SKUs.
Finally, the Switch is its own platform and cannot be combined with anything else for total sales. If and when it receives a hardware revision those sales will be combined with the original SKU as has been done for all other consoles previously.


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Amnesia (on 09 February 2018)

Thank you for your answer Branko


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