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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 September 2017 / 9,925 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: 202,181 – Wii

Total Lead: 451,482 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 5,386,574

Wii Total Sales: 5,838,056

July 2017 is the 5th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii by 202,181 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 451,482 units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 5.39 million units, while the Wii sold 5.84 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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NintendoPie (on 13 September 2017)

"202,181 million units" - What a lashing.

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trunkswd NintendoPie (on 13 September 2017)

Now that is a big mistake. I've gone ahead and corrected it. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Dyllyo (on 14 September 2017)

That's actually saying a lot. Wii was a fluke...but the Switch isn't too far behind.

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Qwark (on 14 September 2017)

Seems Nintendo was able to produce the Wii faster than the Switch. Until the 10 million mark is hit we will see how long the Switch can keep up with the aligned PS4 and Wii numbers.

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fluky-nintendy (on 13 September 2017)

I'm tempted to buy the Switch. Really looking good in games this year. Microsoft should take notes.

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Darwinianevolution (on 13 September 2017)

Now I want to know which system will have the biggest week. Switch will have a mainline Pokemon, will it be enough to beat Wii's top week?

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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 13 September 2017)

The switch is doing well. The real test will be when supply issues are solved. It has a good chance to keep up with the Wii in any case.

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