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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 February 2017 / 47,092 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: 1,241,182 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 127,263 – Wii

Total Lead: 152,035 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 21,367,038

Wii Total Sales: 21,519,073

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 1,241,182 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Wii by 127,263 units. The Wii currently leads by 152,035 units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 21.37 million units in its first 36 months, while the Wii sold 21.52 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)

PS4 is Legendary, can't believe it already is this close despite not being as mass oriented like the Wii was and not having those IPs like mario and wii fit. Damn the feels this gives me

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Eagle367 fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)
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Barkley fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)

Nah PS4 will sell more than Wii, 105-110 million, it'll have much longer legs. We're about a year away from when Wii started dropping like a stone.

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The_BlackHeart__ fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)

Despite being more expensive, lets be honest. A lot of the people that purchased a Wii did it based on how affordable it was at the moment and not because of the games.

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BraLoD fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)

PS systems have long legs, the Wii sold fast, but not for long.
The PS4 will pass the Wii Globably with quite some room between the both of them, Europe is not even in question, if not even the Wii rapid growth can outpace the PS4 at its first half of cycle, PS4 will be sky rocketing it on EU in the long run.

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Eagle367 fluky-nintendy (on 15 February 2017)

Wow lots of Sony fans here. My comment has been given thumbs down 4 times. The longevity might push ps4 over but the myth of Wii sales dropping like a rock is a lie it went from 25 million to 20 mill to 13 to 7 to 5 or something like that. That is the average inverted U curve of most consoles and not dropping like a rock. Only the longevity might be the most possible way for ps4 to outsell the Wii

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BraLoD (on 14 February 2017)

So damn close.

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