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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 June 2017 / 40,406 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.


Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,397,080 – Wii

Total Lead: 534,100 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 3,488,881

Wii Total Sales: 2,954,781

April 2017 is the 2nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii by 1.40 million units. After two months the Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 534,100 units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.49 million units, while the Wii sold 2.95 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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PAOerfulone (on 06 June 2017)

This. This is gonna be fun.

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Namiirei (on 07 June 2017)

Wii will murder the switch.

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ABizzel1 Namiirei (on 07 June 2017)

Agreed, Wii was out of stock for months, likely literally out of stock until almost a year later, and this line graph shows steep gains for Wii sales vs. Switch sales already.

They need to focus on a Switch vs. 3DS, because Wii and DS are going to mop the floor with Switch.

3DS would have a bad start, but once the price drop hit 6 months into the cycle, 3DS vs Switch will be a good battle.

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Darwinianevolution (on 06 June 2017)

This is a more interesting comparaison than Switch vs DS. If Nintendo play their cards well, they might be able to reach Wii numbers, but trying to match DS/PS2 these days is almost impossible, even for the PS4.

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trunkswd (on 06 June 2017)

The current plans for Switch VGChartz Gap Charts include comparing it with Wii, DS, X1, PS4, 3DS, and Wii U. Anyone have suggestions for other Gap Charts?

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Miguel_Zorro trunkswd (on 06 June 2017)

Switch vs 3DS + WiiU. Assuming that becomes an interesting comparison.

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LipeJJ trunkswd (on 07 June 2017)

Switch vs Vita!

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Kristof81 (on 06 June 2017)

It will interesting to see month 8 & 9

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Rab (on 07 June 2017)

I can see why Switch can't be produced fast enough

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