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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2016 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 May 2016 / 37,795 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: 14,595 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,231,399 - Wii

Total Lead: 7,971,837 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 39,885,660

Wii Total Sales: 47,857,497

March 2016 is the 29th 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’s 29th month on sale. The gap decreased by 14,595 units. In the first 29 months, the Wii currently leads by 7.97 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 39.89 million units in its first 29 months, while the Wii sold 47.86 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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5 Comments
retroking1981 (on 06 May 2016)

14,595 in favor of the PS4, it begins!

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trunkswd retroking1981 (on 06 May 2016)

We will see. It will probably fall a bit more behind in April and catch up some in May due to Uncharted 4. I see next year where the PS4 starts catching up consistently.

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JWeinCom retroking1981 (on 06 May 2016)

Not quite yet...

The PS4 will gain throughout August, with a brief Wii boost for Monster Hunter. Things pick up a little with Sports Resorts in August. When Wii Fit Plus hits in October, the Wii will begin winning. After NSMB the Wii has a crazy strong December, that should wipe out whatever gains the PS4 made, and possibly put the Wii up between 9 and 10 million.

That's assuming PS4 sales are in line with what they were last year. If NEO or PSVR really take off, that could turn the tides.

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CaptainExplosion (on 05 May 2016)

Wii lead still? Holy crap.

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The Wii had 3 strong years before sales dropped sharply. PS4 will eventually start catching up.

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