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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 October 2017 / 8,409 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: 41,393 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,268,211 – PS4

Total Lead: 1,636,918 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 25,318,972

Wii Total Sales: 23,682,054

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 41,393 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 1.27 million units. The PS4 currently leads by 1.64 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 25.32 million units, while the Wii sold 23.68 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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StreaK (on 24 October 2017)

PS4 is a freaking beast. Even now the switch, a new console, can't even outsell it worldwide. Crazy!

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AngryLittleAlchemist StreaK (on 24 October 2017)
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haxxiy StreaK (on 24 October 2017)

Not Nintendo consoles though. The Wii peaked in its first full year in Japan, ditto for the N64 on the US, Wii-U and GC lost steam quickly as well. Their platforms tend to be more frontloaded than the competition.

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AngryLittleAlchemist StreaK (on 24 October 2017)

My point was never about lifetime sales... so that means nothing. All I said was that the Ps4 and Switch are both beasting. I think and hope both consoles do well. Jeez... why is everyone so upset?

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KazumaKiryu (on 24 October 2017)

A good sign for the current games-industry :) Interesting article. The PS4 will break even more records, that is sure. Especially Christmas 2017 & 2018. In January alone, the jrpg-highlight Ni No Kuni 2, the biggest Monster Hunter World of all time with great graphic and Dragon Ball Fighters Z appear. Europe has a good game-taste :) Its very exciting how high the PS4 records will be.

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