Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2018 Update

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 September 2018 / 3,857 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: 841,407 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,678,992 - Wii

Total Lead: 4,685,042 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 19,147,667

Wii Total Sales: 23,832,709

July 2018 is the 17th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii has grown its lead over the Switch. The Wii outsold the Switch by 841,407 units in the last month and by 3.68 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.69 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 19.15 million units, while the Wii sold 23.83 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

Amnesia (on 31 August 2018)

Just wait for next Q3 to be sure that the fight is over.


Slownenberg (on 29 August 2018)

Not surprising, the Wii sold like 24 and 21 million in its second and third full years, so currently it is in its second full year in this chart. Wii sold unbelievable numbers its first 3 or 4 years. Wii sales died off after year 4 though. Switch should fall well more than 10 million behind the Wii in the next two years, but then it'll start reeling the Wii back in after that and well we'll just see where it ends up. I think it has a decent chance of passing Wii's lifetime sales in maybe like year 7 after Switch 2 is out.


CosmicSex (on 29 August 2018)

The Switch isn't gonna be able to keep pace with the Wii. But using math we can predict when what percentage of total sales the Switch will have in a given number of months after launch. It would take the Switch about 7.5 years at using the current slope to match what the Wii sold in 6 years. Therefore even though I predicted a maximum of 65 million for Switch, the math and history indicates that Switch has a potential of selling a maximum 81 million units lifetime.


SuperNintend0rk (on 29 August 2018)

Except that the slope isn't going to remain constant so it's impossible to accurately predict its maximum lifetime potential at this point. Nintendo could theoretically release a portable only Switch for $199 or even less.


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S.Peelman (on 29 August 2018)

Well goodbye Wii. Maybe Switch can catch up again in four or five years. :-P


Mnementh (on 29 August 2018)

Oh, this so very strong Wii-momentum. I wasn't aware momentum picked up so much in the second year for the Wii.


trunkswd (on 29 August 2018)

They did launch at different times of the year. So the holiday boost doesn't line up between the two.


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Mnementh (on 29 August 2018)

I'm aware and you see the holiday boost. But we are past the holiday boost, if I count right the current month must be march for Wii. The holiday boost brought 3.5M in favor of Wii, but since then the Wii continued to win against Switch, so it has a better momentum. Currently I think Switch can't take back the lead in the holidays.


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Slownenberg (on 29 August 2018)

Wii's sales the first few years was insane. Switch has no chance of keeping up. In the later years though Wii sales died off and that is when Switch will start catching up.


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Mnementh (on 30 August 2018)

Yes, we see it currently with PS4, the Wii falls behind after being in front before. If the Switch can maintain a longer life than the Wii is something we will see. I think a turning point may be the introduction of PS5 and Scarlett. If Switch can transform it's image enough to still be hot in the market, then it will blast past the Wii.


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