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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 September 2017 / 6,530 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 318,282 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,377,351 - Wii

Total Lead: 9,684,107 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 62,189,754

Wii Total Sales: 71,873,861

July 2017 is the 45th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PS4 when compared with the Wii’s 45th month on sale. The gap decreased by 318,282 units in the last month. Over the last 12 months it has increased by 1.38 million units. The Wii currently leads by 9.68 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 62.19 million units, while the Wii sold 71.87 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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Slarvax (on 17 September 2017)

Hmm, I think the PS4 can beat the Wii to 100 million units.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 17 September 2017)

PS4 should have stronger sales than the Wii towards the later years in each system's life cycle. PS4 is only about 10 million behind Wii right now, and we've yet to see a holiday season for this year.

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Podings (on 18 September 2017)

With no PS5 in sight, it's more than likely the PS4 will soldier on for several years, and firmly beat the Wii's 100M.

Wii sale tapered off rather rapidly after the 70 million mark, while Sony has historically been much better with keeping their systems alive and popular for late adopters.

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