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Wii U vs PSV – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2016 Update

Wii U vs PSV – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 29 July 2016 / 61,562 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.

Wii U Vs. PlayStation Vita Global:

Gap change in latest month: 13,429 – PSV

Gap change over last 12 months: 711,392 – Wii U

Total Lead: 989,608 – PSV

Wii U Total Sales: 13,139,054

PSV Total Sales: 14,128,662

In the latest month the Wii U fell behind when compared to the PlayStation Vita by 14,429 units. In the last 12 months the Wii U has closed the gap by 711,392 units. The PlayStation Vita currently leads by 989,608 units.

The PlayStation Vita first launched in December 2011, while the Wii U launched in November 2012. The PlayStation Vita has sold 14.13 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.14 million units.


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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Proxy-Pie (on 29 July 2016)

Unfortunately, with the WiiU being phased out soon, it doesn't look like the gap will ever close. Not like it'd matter or anything, but every little victory counts when consoles sell this low :S

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Ganoncrotch Proxy-Pie (on 29 July 2016)

Yeah, its both a good and bad thing really that the Vita will be the last Sony handheld for some time, while it's a shame to think there might not be another Playstation portable in the works the Vita has no real short of horsepower for the modest number of games which still find there way to the platform every month.

And yeah... no replacement on the horizon means people are buying it at a steady rate with no fear the system will become obsolete... more so haha, I think there was maybe 1 week in 2016 so far where the Wii-U outsold the Vita and that isn't likely to change with the NX on the way.

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COKTOE Proxy-Pie (on 30 July 2016)
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Mr.GameCrazy Proxy-Pie (on 30 July 2016)

COKTOE, what the heck are you talking about?

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COKTOE Proxy-Pie (on 30 July 2016)

Ooooh! That's my bidggest downvote for sure. Was joking. Only joking.

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Proxy-Pie Proxy-Pie (on 30 July 2016)

I don't think I've ever seen that big of a downvote before lol. Maybe somebody's been using proxies?

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Azuren (on 29 July 2016)

William, I love that you continue to run this chart every time the numbers update :D

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trunkswd Azuren (on 30 July 2016)

Thanks. Whenever I get a full month of hardware sales I run this series of articles. I try to get them up in a timely fashion, but is impossible, since the numbers aren't updated as regularly as they used too.

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Ganoncrotch Azuren (on 30 July 2016)

Still great to see them when you do have the ammo to make them and given the number of comments and almost 17k views this has it's worth the time to make them!

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Kerotan (on 29 July 2016)

Looks like the vita will win this battle. Not many thought it would but it's held out.

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Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2016)

This is also with Wii U over tracked on vgchartz since its shipments total 13.02M as of June 30th..

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Kerotan Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2016)

There's a small group who keep shouting about the vita being overtracked but conveniently ignore the fact that the Wii U is 100% for sure overtracked.

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tak13 Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2016)
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Ganoncrotch Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2016)

Everythings overtracked woooo!

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Kerotan Blood_Tears (on 29 July 2016)

So with Wii U overtracked and psv still selling steadily in Japan vita is basically guaranteed to win this battle even if taks theories hold true.

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trunkswd Blood_Tears (on 30 July 2016)

I've told Brett (ioi) about the Wii U figures being overtracked. It isn't by a large amount as I don't think there is a lot of Wii U consoles on store shelves, but hopefully he will make adjustments soon.

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 30 July 2016)

I wish the Vita and Wii U were selling better than they are right now. They are both cool systems imo.

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Ganoncrotch (on 01 August 2016)

Soon this article will pass the number of views that either the Vita or Wii-U had in sales during the past week recorded on VGChartz. Impressively controversial topic! :D

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Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Kind of ironic how people upvote the comments of WiiU being overtracked while downvoting the ones about Vita, despite the fact that wiiu is only 300k overtracked while PSV may easily be 2m overtracked even counting PSTV.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Haha calm down. I've a comment with 5 down votes and you won't see me bemoaning it. It's little a digital impression on a digital forum. Don't get so worked up over it.

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Feels like you are bemoaning it right now. I just said it was ironic.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

No I was giggling as I read your comment. The fact you made a comment over the likes / dislikes tells me it bothers you. Don't take it so seriously. It's just a meaningless voting system!

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Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

If only those Vita numbers were real.

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tak13 Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

Just wish to get a new psv shipments estimate since ioi has said me that he will adjust it down if the next update still shows huge surplus! Last estimate was 9.78m as of 2014 and vgc had psv at 9.3m then....

However, it had been adjusted up by about 2m sometime in 2015 ( due to some sales news, which seems that there were misinterpreted ) , wrongly based on evidence ( long story to post it here ), which is sad because vgc may had psv numbers right before that.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

Lol the Wii U is also over tracked. When all is said and done the vita will lead as it's going to sell a couple of more million in Japan :)

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tak13 Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

LOL LOL LOL
Why the lol? Have you not seen that I have cited this below?

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

Lol because you've put so much effort into this battle over the years when in reality vita sells more in the end.

The Wii U final shipment is known. With Vita's steady Japanese sales for a couple of more years and a trickle in the west it's pretty much guaranteed to sell more.

It ain't finishing last. That accolade goes to the Wii U.

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Azuren Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

And if only everything you posted wasn't obscenely biased to Nintendo :D

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Chazore Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

Pot calling the kettle black moment.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

The double irony ^^

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Chazore Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)

Not rally since I;m not the one calling the kettle black within this article, I am actually pointing out the difference right here, unless you want to count yourself within the irony altogether.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 29 July 2016)
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Azuren Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Except I don't just shit all over everything that's not Sony. If Nintendo does something great, I'll give it credit where it is due. Case in point, Pokémon GO, Breath of the Wild, Smash, etc. Likewise with Microsoft, it's just that... Well, they haven't done anything good (for what I want) except backwards compatibility, cross game chat, and the OG Xbox.

And the irony, Chazore, is that you are pointing this out when you're so unabashedly Pro-PC that you'd say things like "consoles don't need exclusives, but PC can still have them". The flip side is that i actually argued FOR Xbox One having exclusives all the way up until Microsoft essentially said "we don't care what happens to our console anymore, it's a PC peripheral."

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Chazore Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Typical of you Azuren lol.Despite the fact i own a 3DS and I'm looking forward to the NX but yeah sure label me like you and the frog do to fit your own little agendas and your downvote squad.

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Azuren Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

I actually can't upvote or downvote, because the browser on my phone won't register them.

Supporting Nintendo is also a fairly common thing among PC gamers... Most PC gaming forums will tell you that you only need a PC and a 3DS. So I don't really need to label you, man, you do it yourself.

Though, most of us do. Goodnightmoon labels himself a hardcore Nintendo fan with a strong dislike of non-Nintendo consoles through his actions. I label myself a devoted PlayStation fan with a distaste for Xbox through my actions. We can pretend we're different things, and buy all of these other platforms... But we know what we are.

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Chazore Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

You're just painting the picture to suit your own view Azuren, saying that "oh that's a common fact of a thing PC users always say", have you heard yourself at all?.

I grew up with Sega and Nintendo, why can't I like Nintendo products, why can't I desire to own an NX and own a 3DS?.

You label yourself in the process dude with the way you go about labeling others and then going on with "that's a common thing X group says". You aren't above the other groups let alone outside them either.

You dislike Xbox, I liked Xbox last gen but I don't this gen due to the actions MS has made with both the console and Windows OS. I know who I am.

You can paint me all you want but I know I like what I like but calling the kettle black doesn't make for a good argument, nor does painting PC users as vile all the time because I know you d, it's no different from Devilshark and his outward hate for Nintendo and it's fans.

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

I spent half of my gaming life playing on non-Nintendo devices, in fact I didn't had a Nintendo console until I was like 13-14, but I was playing Playstation daily since I was 6, just because I don't think Ps4 is anything special doesn't mean I hate non-Nintendo consoles, I just ignore them because I get all their games on PC now, last gen I liked x360 at first and Ps3 at last, this gen I just don't, not yet at least, they are only weak PCs with paid online and few good exclusives, you don't need to be a Nintendo fanboy to think about it like me at all.

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Azuren Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

@Chazore: I'm not painting a picture, I'm pointing out that you are saying pretty much everything every PC gamer who comes through my store says. No one said you can't like Nintendo product or that is wrong. You just keep trying to differentiate yourself from the standard PC gamer, and the result is just continuing to further solidify that image. I'm not painting you; you are.

@Goodnightmoon: You don't seem to be very open to liking either of them, what with most of your forum posts (that I see, anyway) consisting of either praising Nintendo or shitting on Xbox/PlayStation.

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Sorry but Charoze is right, you paint the picture that suits your view, I do way more than that is this forums, you only want to see that because reasons, and you must be blind because I have NEVER, and I would say it again, n-e-v-e-r, said anything wrong about xbo in any thread of this forums, never. The only reason I manifested without touch my honest opinions about Ps4 is because how ridiculously overrated since launch is and how arrogant their fans have been this gen, is specially hilarious when xbo and Ps4 shared the 99.5% of the same exact games yet the popular narrative here was that Ps4 is amazing, epic, saviour of videogames but XBO is a fucking shit, worst thing ever, things like that make me express my worst opinions about it without caring if someone is ofended, but that still barely represents the 2% of what I post here.

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Sprash Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

from wikipedia: PS4 has 1157 games as of June 16, 2016 Exclusive = 106, Console exclusive = 341 (meaning not on xbox)

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Sprash Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

logic from a nintendo fan 99.5% the same games^^

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Most of them generic indies, don't fool yourself, a year ago xbo and Ps4 shared almost the same exact library exept for very few relevant exclusives.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Lol so you just admitted to hating ps4 because it's so successful and it's fans act now the way Nintendo fans did last gen.

Chazore you were a Nintendo / Sega fan. No wonder you hate Sony. They're basically the reason you went off to PC. Sony took your Nintendo 3Rd party support and ended Sega. It all makes sense now!

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

No I honestly don't like it, but I may have more touch while expressing why I don't like it or even don't say nothing at all if there wasn't for people like you, one thing is rivalry, but the constant desire of watching the rest fall and die is another story, to get pleasure from that is kind of disgusting. And now you can downvote me every time you want, we have been seeing this for years now on VGC and you have been pretty active on the cause.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Lol I don't actively want Nintendo to fail. I want Playstation to succeed. It's the best console and is keeping console gaming alive this gen. It's also the platform that gives me all my gaming joy. So it's obvious why I want it to succeed.

You sound frustrated Nintendo haven't with the home console front but you shouldn't take those frustrations out on me.

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Goodnightmoon Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

You fool nobody. Good showcase of your passive aggressive style in the last sentence btw, you have caused quite a bit bans with those skills to get people mad, hope you are proud.

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Kerotan Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

Exactly, I fool nobody. I just say it as it is. I really want and enjoy seeing Playstation do so well. It's my platform and I want it healthy.

I wish Nintendo well and don't want them to fail. Not my problem if people are paranoid that I do. That's their prerogative, but I've never once said I want Nintendo to fail. Instead I've said quite the opposite.

Meanwhile someone on this very thread, wants Sony gone from making consoles themselves. And yet you point the finger at me!

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Sprash Goodnightmoon (on 30 July 2016)

And we're back to the old those games don't count and these type of games don't count. We have gamer here who hate and disregard and entire types of games because of reasons. Logic? common sense? if you are out there please come over here we need your help.

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fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

The Vita is overtracked

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Ganoncrotch fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

Let me guess, would it be overtracked by 989,609 units?

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tak13 fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

Multiply this by 2.5 or 3...

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tak13 fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

Worst vgc error ever! Vgc hardly ever does mistakes to such an extent...
The sad thing is that if vgc had avoided the 2m adjustment up ( ioi made erroneous inferences based on some sales news about psv ) back in 2015, which inflated the tracking through the year, psv sales could be right now...

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tak13 fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

Also to be fair, wii u is ovetracked too, by 300k (all of that in the USA/NA )!
We know this since 2015, there is some reluctance on making adjustments to hardware sales but don't worry, it will be adjusted sometime...

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tak13 fleischr (on 29 July 2016)

Also, to be fair,*

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mountaindewslave (on 29 July 2016)

just thought I'd mention for the sake of debate that while the Vita may be a bit ahead (not sure if its overtracked), its sold considerably less software than the Wii U. Both are pretty big disappointments though in terms of hardware pushed

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Dyllyo mountaindewslave (on 29 July 2016)

It's easy for WiiU to have higher software numbers. All the fans buy the same old first party games. At least the Vita has a lot more variety.

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Ljink96 mountaindewslave (on 29 July 2016)

@ Dyllyo Or maybe...the games are just better and fun?

OP: Yeah, both are pitiful but PSV is even more pitiful considering the fact that it's a handheld that's being sold for considerably less than the Wii U and currently being pitted against the Wii U.

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Azuren mountaindewslave (on 30 July 2016)

I would like to argue that practically everything people want on the Vita is either digital only our so hard to find that people just settle for the digital versions. Most of the Vita's best software are also Classic titles, which aren't tracked at all.

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Azuren mountaindewslave (on 30 July 2016)

@Ljink96: It's only $70 less, and isn't even supported by the manufacturer anymore. And like I like, most of the sales it has aren't tracked at all due to their digital nature. So, no; it's more pathetic that the Wii U hasn't been able to attain a lead.

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@Mountaindewslave - when it comes to the Wii-U what % of game sales would you imagine are Physical sales (which are tracked here) in comparison to how many titles on the Vita are sold digitally only or like in some area's where digital is the only real option to buy games for that system considering Game stores lack of faith in individual titles to sell.
I think this would be like looking at the game sales of a title on the PC which are tracked here and thinking that that was a good indication of the actual sales figure on that platform.

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Ljink96 mountaindewslave (on 30 July 2016)
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Azuren mountaindewslave (on 30 July 2016)

Right and the PS4 is currently $100 more than XB1, and it is still wrecking it. And William DOES compare apples to apples, but he also compares really close races, like Vita vs Wii U.

And no, it's sad that Wii U is any degree behind the Vita, since the Vita has been forsaken by its manufacturer and Wii U still receives special treatment from Nintendo. Vita is in a pathetic state, and the Wii U is in an even more pathetic state.

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160rmf mountaindewslave (on 30 July 2016)
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Proxy-Pie mountaindewslave (on 01 August 2016)

Nowadays more people have consoles, since the 360 and PS3 dropped in price, and of course some people buy PS4s and Xbox Ones. It's just not as common as other countries I assume, because of the high taxes and living costs, but gaming still exists! Just not Nintendo :(

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Proxy-Pie mountaindewslave (on 01 August 2016)

Woops wrong comment lol.

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dark_gh0st_b0y (on 30 July 2016)
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