PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2018 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2018 / 4,104 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: 538,808 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,652,978 – PS4

Total Lead: 6,284,228 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 78,583,659

Wii Total Sales: 84,867,887

April 2018 is the 54th 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 during the same timeframe. The gap decreased by 538,808 units in the last month and by 4.65 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii currently leads by 6.28 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 78.58 million units, while the Wii sold 84.87 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

Kristof81 (on 06 June 2018)

Unless PS5 comes out this year, PS4 will outpace Wii by same time next year. From this point in time Wii's growth per year was: 10M, 4M, 1.3M, 0.3M


CosmicSex (on 07 June 2018)

The whole dynamic of the gap was related to the fact that Nintendo's consoles are front loaded. The sales projection for PS4 sales through next fiscal will pretty much tie thing up the Twilight years of PS4 sales should pack on 10-12 million over Wii's final take.


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DialgaMarine (on 06 June 2018)

We all knew this was coming


Megiddo (on 06 June 2018)

500k gap change in just one month? Yeah, this won't take long.


xl-klaudkil (on 06 June 2018)

Ps4 catching up verry verry fast.


SuperNintend0rk (on 06 June 2018)

Outside of the first year or so, the PS4 hasn't been able to catch up to the Wii for almost 5 years now. Even though it's clear the PS4 will win this race, that's still really impressive!


DialgaMarine (on 06 June 2018)

It is, but I would give PS4 more credit on the fact that it sold so well on being a solely gaming machine, while the Wii had the huge advantage of kicking off the motion control gimmick and selling to pretty much every family with a 5 year old or grandparent that likes virtual bowling.


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Tridrakious (on 07 June 2018)

Let's also not forget that the Wii was $250, vs the PS4 spending it's entire lifecycle officially being more expensive than the Wii. Plus, the Wii didn't really have competition either.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 07 June 2018)

When you said "the Wii had the huge advantage of kicking off the motion control gimmick", I hope you meant to say that Nintendo took a huge risk releasing a console built around such innovative technology. What's really impressive is the fact that they sold so many Wii's to non-gamers.


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rolltide101x (on 07 June 2018)

Yeah this is very true. The Wii was a huge deal for a long time. What it did was very impressive and will be hard to ever match (selling at the pace it did to start) the PS4 will have better legs which Sony consoles always do but 100 million is great no matter how you got there.


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WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 07 June 2018)

Nintendo has to take risks with their home-consoles, because their traditional consoles don't sell well.


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KLAMarine (on 07 June 2018)

@DialgaMarine

"I would give PS4 more credit on the fact that it sold so well on being a solely gaming machine, while the Wii had the huge advantage of kicking off the motion control gimmick and selling to pretty much every family with a 5 year old or grandparent that likes virtual bowling."

>Let us note that the PS4's competition was the WiiU and the X1, both of which sold poorly and had poor reputations. The Wii's competition was a little tougher.

@Tridrakious

"Let's also not forget that the Wii was $250, vs the PS4 spending it's entire lifecycle officially being more expensive than the Wii."

>The WiiU was cheaper too. Didn't do it much good.

"Plus, the Wii didn't really have competition either."

>The 360 wasn't competition? The PS3?


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SuperNintend0rk (on 07 June 2018)

I say one positive thing about the Wii and for some reason people feel they need to come to the PS4's defense, even though I said nothing negative about it. Why can't both platforms have impressive sales?


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