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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2016 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 May 2016 / 39,300 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: 136,560 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,498,016 - Wii

Total Lead: 8,137,747 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 40,589,739

Wii Total Sales: 48,727,486

April 2016 is the 30th 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 30th month on sale. The gap increased by 136,560 units in the last month and 5.50 million units in the last 12 months. In the first 30 months, the Wii currently leads by 8.14 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 40.59 million units in its first 30 months, while the Wii sold 48.73 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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12 Comments
JWeinCom (on 21 May 2016)

For the PS4 to win this, it'll need to maintain its 2015 levels (on average) throughout 2018. Unless the PSVR or NEO really take off, I don't see them doing that.

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Podings (on 21 May 2016)

The market might yet be ripe for disruption, and Sony could conceivably still shoot themselves in the foot with the new version of the PS4, so the next couple years will be very interesting.

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NSS7 (on 21 May 2016)

First 3 years Wii is the beast. Sales peaked in 2008 with 24 million sold. Then Wii sales start to drop while PS3/X360 maintain until 2012. If PS4 can maintain the sales like PS3/X360 then it will beat Wii in long run.

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axumblade (on 20 May 2016)

Dont forget the kinect stole some of the audience as well. But yeah ps4 will start pulling ahead next year.

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Darwinianevolution (on 20 May 2016)

It will be interesting next update, once the UC4 push is registered. What were the biggest titles of the Wii's third year?

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Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Monster Hunter Tri. Also it was around the time a lot of workout games were coming out (including Just Dance and Wii Fit Plus)

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PS4 more than likely won't start catching the Wii until sometime next year.

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Yes, but I suppose UC4 will make some sort of dent on the graph, at least for the month of may. It may be small considering we'll see the Wii Sports Resort push soon, though.

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It is definitely possible. The Wii sold 783,713 units for the next month.

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Man, almost a million in one month, and that's not even during holydays. No wonder Nintendo tried to replicate the success of the Wii.

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The Wii was a beast during its first three years on the market. However, sales dropped off sharply once casuals started moving to smartphones / Facebook.

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