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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2017 / 6,586 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: 923,053 – Switch

Total Lead: 6,503,532 – Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 7,017,665

Wii U Total Sales: 13,521,197

In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has moved even closer to the lifetime sales of the Wii U by 923,053 units. In just seven months the Switch has been able to sell more than half of what the Wii U has sold. The Wii U’s lead has shrunk down to 6.50 million units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.02 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.52 million units.

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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NightDragon83 (on 18 November 2017)

Spoiler alert: Wii U is DOOMED!!! lol

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jlauro (on 18 November 2017)

Could use a start aligned chart.

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 18 November 2017)

Wii U's killing it

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p0isonparadise (on 18 November 2017)


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Ultrashroomz (on 19 November 2017)

"Mark my words, this thing is bombing harder than the Wii U."

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S.Peelman (on 18 November 2017)

I predict WiiU will win this in the end.

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CaptainExplosion (on 18 November 2017)

That gap's gonna get a lot smaller.

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Ljink96 (on 18 November 2017)

Wii U is going to destroy the Switch, doesn't even stand a chance.

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