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PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update

PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 July 2017 / 29,035 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: 239,787 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 143,223 – PS4

Total Lead: 423,355 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 23,543,196

Wii Total Sales: 23,119,841

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 239,787 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 143,223 units. The PS4 currently leads by 423,355 units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 23.54 million units, while the Wii sold 23.12 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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10 Comments
riecsou (on 22 July 2017)

Wii was really killing it in the first 4 years.

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BreezyBravo (on 22 July 2017)

Still crazy to me Europe has a larger market than North America, I guess I just grew up under the assumption that NA had the larger market

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Qwark BreezyBravo (on 22 July 2017)

Combined thw US market is bigger than the European it's just Playstation that sells more in Europe. But PS+Xone is bigger in NA than in Europe.

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BreezyBravo BreezyBravo (on 22 July 2017)

Ah, true. I forgot to factor that in that Xbox doesn't sell as much in EU like they do in NA. You're right

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Ka-pi96 BreezyBravo (on 23 July 2017)

Nintendo sells more in NA than they do in Europe too. Europe is only a bigger market for Sony. That's why they call it Sonyland afterall :P

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Vertigo-X (on 21 July 2017)

Surprised Wii held on for so long in Europe; it's expected for PS to do best there.

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ABizzel1 Vertigo-X (on 25 July 2017)

Not surprising at all. The Wii was selling to Nintendo fans, but almost a blue ocean casual market of mom/grandparents/ and other non-traditional gamers that core gamer sales no longer mattered.

The PS4 being a predominantly core console that would never reach that same blue ocean audience and tracking ahead of the Wii is a HUGELY impressive feat, especially considering it has been a neck and neck battle the entire time.

Most gamers expect the PS4 to outsell the Wii in the long run since the Wii had 4 strong years than tanked hard, meanwhile the PS4 should have continued success for the next 3 years in sales. But to be neck and neck with it the entire time is a feat regardless of the region.

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Vertigo-X Vertigo-X (on 27 July 2017)

Dude, you are aware that the PS1 outsold the Wii over there, right? Even the PS3 outsold Wii over there. It's freaking Sony land at EU! That blue ocean market was the only reason Wii got anywhere close to Sony consoles...

So no, it is not impressive for PS4 to struggle with Wii there.

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ABizzel1 Vertigo-X (on 01 August 2017)

The PS1, PS2, and PS3 were on sale for over 8 years each. The Wii lasted 6 years.

It took the PS3 2 years to surpass the Wii's sales until after the Wii was no longer selling by it's 6th year.

The PS4 has averaged over 6m consoles per year in EU which is impressive. But so was the Wii, which had a single year where it was over 8m (which is why this is neck and neck), before falling down to an average of 5m.

The Wii was also once again a blue ocean console that cost $250 at launch and fell to $199 and less. The PS4 was a $400 console that has just made it to $250.

Sonyland or not the Wii went on to sell almost 34m units and is ranked 6th in overall sales for the region. Any console breaking that mark is a huge success, and the PS4 will break that mark by the end of this year, and go on to exceed it.

PS2 had no competition from Xbox or GC.

NDS was the best selling handheld of all time.

GB had no competition and was a fresh idea.

PS1 had no competition from N64.

PS3 sold for another 2 years of successful sales, while Wii sales had finished.

Regardless Wii was one of the fastest selling consoles in EU even if it ended up in 6th place overall.

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Kerotan (on 21 July 2017)

Ps4 is a monster in europe!

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