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PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2016 Update

PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 December 2016 / 51,059 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 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 525,661 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 198,104 – PS4

Total Lead: 196,481 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 18,431,057

Wii Total Sales: 18,627,538

October 2016 is the 36th 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 36th month on sale by 525,661 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 198,104 units. The Wii currently leads by 196,481 units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 18.43 million units in its first 36 months, while the Wii sold 18.63 million units during the same timeframe.


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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9 Comments
Ka-pi96 (on 09 December 2016)

Woah, that`s close!

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malistix1985 (on 09 December 2016)

ps4 will win because it will retain its appeal where the wii lost its.

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Ganoncrotch malistix1985 (on 09 December 2016)

This is very very likely, there seems to be no stopping the momentum of the PS4 right now where as the Wii ran into issues as more and more people moved onto HDTV's last gen it became rather clear that the underpowered system just couldn't provide the same level of HD core games which the other 2 systems could.

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KazumaKiryu (on 11 December 2016)

so many masterpieces are coming next year for PS4, cant wait !!
Persona 5
Horizon Zero Dawn
Detroit Become Human
Yakuza Zero
And Nier Automata, RE7, Tekken 7, maybe Ni No Kuni 2, ME4, Gran Turismo Sport, Crash B., Ni-Oh ect we people live in the games-heaven :)

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Trunkin (on 11 December 2016)

That's actually kind of surprising. It's only a matter of time before the PS4 passes the Wii in EU. I guessing the gap in the US and Japan must be huge, then?

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DitchPlaya (on 11 December 2016)

VGChartz userbase will cry about this but its only an inevitability. I'm surprised this story is even on the frontpage.

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fluky-nintendy (on 10 December 2016)

Easy fight.

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Ganoncrotch fluky-nintendy (on 10 December 2016)

For who? :o it's still neck and neck by round 18.5 million :D

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Swordmasterman fluky-nintendy (on 10 December 2016)

The Wii had a big drop in the last years of the console, not even a single Sony console had such thing.

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