Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update

Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 March 2018 / 3,032 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 U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,267,868 - Switch

Total Lead: 894,561 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 14,455,009

Wii U Total Sales: 13,560,448

In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the lifetime sales of the Wii U. It took just 11 months for the hybrid console to surpass its predecessor. The Nintendo Switch outsold the Wii U by 1.27 million units in the last month and currently leads by 894,561 units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 14.46 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.56 million units.

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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Teeqoz (on 06 March 2018)

It isn't nice to kick someone when they're on the ground.

Poweranimals (on 06 March 2018)

This is glorious. In less than a year's time.

CaptainExplosion (on 06 March 2018)

And just like that. :D

Darwinianevolution (on 06 March 2018)


OTBWY (on 06 March 2018)

When's WiiU lite?

160rmf (on 06 March 2018)

Plot twist: it's the Switch

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Vertigo-X (on 06 March 2018)

When's the Light Switch?

... I'll let myself out

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Ultrashroomz (on 06 March 2018)

"Mark my words, this is bombing harder than the Wii U."

Mar1217 (on 06 March 2018)

We should erect a temple for such quotes.

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OTBWY (on 07 March 2018)

"WiiU 2.0!"

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weraru_1 (on 06 March 2018)

Stop! Stahahap! He's already dead!

Jranation (on 06 March 2018)

In less than 1 year!

piete (on 07 March 2018)

Just bought a Wii U, what a wonderful machine! Will buy Switch in 2-3 years.

Tridrakious (on 06 March 2018)

This just seems evil...

KLAMarine (on 06 March 2018)

I'm still waiting on WiiU gamepad backwards compatibility.

Mr.GameCrazy (on 06 March 2018)

I don't know how Nintendo can make that work.

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S.Peelman (on 06 March 2018)

And the Switch won't be looking back.