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Switch vs Wii VGChartz Gap Charts February 2018 Update - VGChartz
Switch vs Wii  VGChartz Gap Charts  February 2018 Update

Switch vs Wii VGChartz Gap Charts February 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2019 / 2,461 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: 566,714 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,232,921 - Wii

Total Lead: 2,813,566 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 31,691,220

Wii Total Sales: 34,504,786

February 2019 is the 24th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii has grew its lead by 566,714 units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 4.23 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.81 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 31.69 million units, while the Wii sold 34.50 million units during the same timeframe.

The 24th month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2019 and for the Wii it is October 2008.


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

PAOerfulone (on 26 March 2019)

With the Wii's 2008 holiday season coming up, its lead will grow astronomically. Afterwards, I expect it to keep growing but at a slower, smaller rate than last year due to the Switch being consistently up YoY this year and the Wii's 2009 being consistently down from 2008 outside of the holiday season. Then once the Wii hits 2010 and Switch hits 2020, I think we'll start seeing the Switch start to close the gap


The_Liquid_Laser (on 27 March 2019)

I agree with this. In fact I think Switch will pass the Wii during the 2020 holidays, but it's not going to catch up this year.


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Amnesia (on 26 March 2019)

Note that the Switch recovered by 4 millions on its first Christmas, and nearly 6 millions on its 2nd. The 3rd Christmas should be even more powerfull than the 2 previous.


Amnesia (on 26 March 2019)

The Wii takes 140.000 more per week !!


peachbuggy (on 26 March 2019)

Interesting. If the switch can keep its momentum we may begin to see it slowly make inroads into Wii's lead.


siebensus4 (on 26 March 2019)

No way. Wii's holiday season is coming soon.


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Amnesia (on 27 March 2019)

I think he meant AFTER the coming holidays season.


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peachbuggy (on 27 March 2019)

Well i meant in the long term really, at least 18-24 months from now.


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