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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2016 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 February 2016 / 32,473 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: 473,383 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,021,539 - Wii

Total Lead: 8,283,054 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 36,885,091

Wii Total Sales: 45,168,145

January 2016 is the 27th 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 Wii’s 27th month on sale. The gap increased by 473,383 units. In the first 27 months, the Wii currently leads by 7.02 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 36.89 million units in its first 27 months, while the Wii sold 45.17 million units during the same timeframe.

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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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26 Comments
Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

I'll just go ahead and summarize all of the upcoming comments now in one easy to read post:

Nintendo fans will all praise the mighty Wii and claim it unstoppable; Sony fans will downvote.

Sony fans will point out a flaw in Wii's sales and that it won't have as many sales in the end; Nintendo fans will downvote.

PC and Xbox fans will generally make jokes if they post at all, some may pick a side and be downvoted by the opposing fans.

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Stefan.De.Machtige Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

Well, no more to say for this thread

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

"Nintendo fans will all praise the mighty Wii and claim it unstoppable"

I won't. I care more about great games than great sales. I played more 360 during the Wii era.

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Azuren Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

@KLAMarine Reported for ruining my joke >:(

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

Will a thumbs up make it up to you?

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Azuren Azuren (on 14 February 2016)

... Depends.

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 15 February 2016)

What am I, a mind reader!?

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Azuren Azuren (on 15 February 2016)

I don't know, ARE YOU?

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 15 February 2016)

No!

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Darwinianevolution (on 14 February 2016)

I have a question. Considering the PS VR is coming, I'd like to know if you could make a sales comparaison between add-ons. Did the Wii Balance Board move more Wiis than usual?

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kooltrex Darwinianevolution (on 14 February 2016)

ye wii fit sold like hot cakes.

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@kooltrex. Yes, Wii Fit was a beast. And I think it only came bundled with the Balance Board. So I assume you could track the Balance Board sales through Wii Fit sales. It would be nice to make a comparaison between the main add-ons of each console.

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JWeinCom Darwinianevolution (on 14 February 2016)

@Darwin The problem with tracking Balance Board sales is Wii Fit Plus. That came both bundled and not bundled.

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Sprash (on 14 February 2016)

to be fair there is a pretty big flaw for the sales of the wii, the ps4 is going to outsell it easy.

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jason1637 Sprash (on 14 February 2016)

I think the ps4 will sell 90ml

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Angelv577 Sprash (on 15 February 2016)

It will outsell it. If ps3 sold more than 80m. PS4 should reach more than 100m and with no competition outside US, it shouldnt be hard for ps4 to outsell it in the end.

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AllCreation Sprash (on 15 February 2016)

Well The NX is Coming... We don't know what it is but it's sounding more and more like the PS4 Will have competition...

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Azuren Sprash (on 15 February 2016)

Yay for playing along with my joke

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Sprash Sprash (on 15 February 2016)

somebody had to do it.

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Angelv577 Sprash (on 15 February 2016)

it has to be done monthly :-)

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AllCreation (on 15 February 2016)

What is this Flaw with the Wii's sales people keep talking about? Are the numbers inaccurate or something? If so, then where are they getting these numbers from and where can we get the correct information.

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Azuren AllCreation (on 15 February 2016)

Casual inflation. Many Wii sales were to not-gamers who bought casual games like the Wii party games. Because it sold on a fad status, the sales dropped off after a while.

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AllCreation AllCreation (on 15 February 2016)

So what... That's not a flaw... That's not how flaws work. The implication that the reason behind a purchase has any bearing on the Mathematical computation of actual sales numbers is ridiculous. A flaw is an imperfection or mistake and this is a simple comparison chart. There aren't any predictions or projections here so unless the information is wrong there is No flaw. Most gamers are casual gamers.

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Azuren AllCreation (on 15 February 2016)

Calm down, I'm typing from a phone and didn't want to make a ridiculously long post detailing too much when it's just a joke.

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AllCreation (on 15 February 2016)

What is this Flaw with the Wii's sales people keep talking about? Are the numbers inaccurate or something? If so, then where are they getting these numbers from and where can we get the correct information.

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jason1637 (on 14 February 2016)

The wii is a beast.

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