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Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 July 2017 / 33,351 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 U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 360,936 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,690,583 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 4,114,725

Wii U Total Sales: 2,424,142

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 Switch by 360,936 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii U by 1.69 million units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.11 million units, while the Wii U sold 2.42 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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4 Comments
Jranation (on 14 July 2017)

"Another Wii U"

  • +11
CaptainExplosion Jranation (on 14 July 2017)

Sarcasm much?

  • +5
busbfran Jranation (on 16 July 2017)

it's early days

  • -2
DaAndy (on 14 July 2017)

as soon as Nintendo can fix the supply situation this gap will completely explode. But still now with the supply problems Switch is selling much better than the desastrous WiiU. Poor WiiU :(

  • +4