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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 July 2017 / 31,684 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: 426,524 – Wii

Total Lead: 107,576 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 4,114,725

Wii Total Sales: 4,007,149

May 2017 is the 3rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii by 426,524 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 107,576 units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.11 million units, while the Wii sold 4.01 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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6 Comments
JWeinCom (on 11 July 2017)

Not bad, especially considering the Wii came out in November. Depending on how the supply chain is, Switch should regain the lead after the holidays, but it will be all Wii after that.

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GuyDuke (on 11 July 2017)

I thought Wii had already kicked Switch's ass. Glad to see it hold up a little.

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Jranation (on 11 July 2017)

Oh wow! It is very close!
And Yay! The Switch reached 4mil from VGC!

  • +4
chakkra (on 12 July 2017)

hmm.. This will be interesting.

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