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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2017 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 April 2017 / 41,050 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: 10,852 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,575,925 - Wii

Total Lead: 11,363,499 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 55,910,684

Wii Total Sales: 67,274,183

February 2017 is the 40th 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 40th month on sale. The gap increased by 10,852 units in the last month. Over the last 12 months it has increased by 3.58 million units. The Wii currently leads by 11.36 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 55.91 million units, while the Wii sold 67.27 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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3 Comments
killeryoshis (on 06 April 2017)

I believe we are in 2010 for the Wii. This was its last good year. 2011 will have the Wii U announcement and 3DS releasing. If the PS4 wants to do any catching up it will have to do it next year. That is of course the PS5 does not come out of nowhere and cuts its legs.

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zorg1000 killeryoshis (on 06 April 2017)

2011 was still a pretty decent year for Wii, about 11.5 million. 2010 was about 17.3 million which is right around what PS4 did in 2015 & 2016.

I think this year PS4 will be roughly flat, somewhere in the 16-18 million range. So the current gap should be about the same.

2018 will likely be the first year of notable decline, maybe 13-14 million and steadily drop from there.

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Podings killeryoshis (on 06 April 2017)

Nah, Sony won't risk a new system this soon after releasing PS4pro.

And with the pro, they've made sure to stay relevant enough that they will catch up to the Wii. In the end, Pachter really may have been right that Nintendo ought to have released a proper updated version of the Wii mid-cycle.

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