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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 November 2017 / 6,021 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: 315,173 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,883,911 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,129,091 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 26,070,070

Wii Total Sales: 23,940,979

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 315,173 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 1.88 million units. The PS4 currently leads by 2.13 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 26.07 million units, while the Wii sold 23.94 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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40 Comments
Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)

Ps4 about to leave the Wii in the dust

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)
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Kerotan Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)

The Wii had no competition for the years this graph shows. Monopoly on the motion control fad and a monopoly on the casuals.

The ps4 hasn't got completion because it destroyed it.

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Train wreck Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)

Since when did a blue ocean product have competition?

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)
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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)
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Kerotan Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)

You know what I meant. Debate the point not my phone's autocorrect messing up.

Ps4 is competing against other consoles in Europe and a stronger pc scene then last gen. Oh you conveniently forgot that.

And it's even had to compete against 2 gens of Nintendo. Wii u/3ds and their successor the switch. So much competition yet it still shines.

Nothing stops this train.

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 24 November 2017)
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flakiwoleju Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

no shit down syndrome . like true 4K? HAHAHAHA

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

Anything else to add, Kerotan?

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

The Wii vs ps4 battle here is a bit like the likes on my comments vs the dislikes on yours. The fact you returned 22 hours later to do for further comment from me just shows how triggered you are.

Get over it. Ps4 is destroying Wii in Europe. Move on.

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

"The Wii vs ps4 battle here is a bit like the likes on my comments vs the dislikes on yours."

Your point being?

"The fact you returned 22 hours later to do for further comment from me just shows how triggered you are."

You're the one resorting to ad hominem, not I.

"Get over it. Ps4 is destroying Wii in Europe. Move on."

Just waiting for you to "debate the point" or rather, points, I have raised. I'm predicting you will do no such thing.

Here's another point while you're still here: the Wii went up against a PS3 and 360 which at the end of their lives sold 80 million each. The Wii did 100 million.

The PS4 is up against an X1 that so far has sold under 35 million if vgchartz is to be believed and a WiiU that died at 12 million or so.

If you wish to pit these consoles up against handhelds like you did in a previous post, the Wii competed with the DS and PSP. The PS4 competed with 3DS and Vita. Needless to say, the DS+PSP outperformed 3DS+Vita.

Still looking like the Wii was up against fiercer competition...

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

You're actually losing the plot. Not sure why you are taking this so seriously. I know it annoys you seeing ps4 destroy Nintendo's best ever home console but still.

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 25 November 2017)

"You're actually losing the plot. Not sure why you are taking this so seriously. I know it annoys you seeing ps4 destroy Nintendo's best ever home console but still."

Thank you Kerotan. This told me all I needed to know.

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

You're so on edge lately buddy. I wonder why

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

"You're so on edge lately buddy. I wonder why "

Boomerang replaced Sonic Boom with Tom & Jerry. Tom & Jerry sucks.

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

It's glorious looking through this thread seeing the likes and dislikes.

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

"It's glorious looking through this thread seeing the likes and dislikes."

Not as glorious as the Sonic-Shadow-Metal Sonic battle in the latest Sonic Boom episode.

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

You've officially lost the plot.

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

"You've officially lost the plot."

There will be a season 3 of Sonic Boom so it's not all bad news.

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

Just gonna sign off on another demolition job cone red by yours truly.

Kerotan
26/11/2017

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KLAMarine Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

What?

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)

*job done

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KazumaKiryu (on 24 November 2017)

Congratulations to the PS4, wonderful games-console. Very deserved.

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flakiwoleju KazumaKiryu (on 25 November 2017)

30 fps console peasants with fake 4k HAHAHAHA

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Qwark KazumaKiryu (on 27 November 2017)

More like 24fps 900p if the game is demanding enough

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Podings (on 24 November 2017)

Yup, that's about the spot where the Wii began to flatline, while the PS4 is going strong.

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Valcristo (on 25 November 2017)

I think PS4 will hit 110 millions minimum.

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StreaK (on 25 November 2017)

I really don't care about what the Wii did. No one is really going to remember that console. It's pretty much a fluke to me.
Sony, meanwhile, creates consistently well-selling consoles and the PS4 is truly well deserving of these sales. It's selling precisely because it kicks ass not because of some gimmicks or whatever.
I may be biased, but let's face it...the "PlayStation" is the greatest name in console gaming history. I don't think this brand is going to die anytime soon.

Hard to imagine the PS4 selling more than the PS2 but if it even manages to sell somewhere between 130-150 million it's still way ahead of third place.

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AngryLittleAlchemist StreaK (on 25 November 2017)
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GoldenHand80 StreaK (on 25 November 2017)

One very important thing that everyone must give credit to Sony for, is the fact that Sony stood by gamers against MS evil DRM and restrictions.

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CGI-Quality StreaK (on 25 November 2017)
  • The idea that the Wii isn't going to be remembered is utter nonsense.

  • The idea that the PS4 "isn't memorable" (or took 4 years to get a "decent slection of games") is also nonsense.


    I advise both of you to tread lightly with comments like those.

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AngryLittleAlchemist StreaK (on 25 November 2017)

I exaggerated a bit, yes. I just think that the PS4 was pretty forgettable the first three years. Consoles that focus on being next gen renditions rather than innovating through hardware always rely more on games than hardware to drive interest. And for me personally, those great games(notice I said great) weren't being consistently released until this year. The previous years there a few great games per year but it just felt like a dry spell constantly. I'm just saying that until 2017 the PS4 was forgetable to me, I had buyer's remorse, but if PS4 can continue to do this great than I'll see it in a more positive light permanently. I'm sorry if that offends you.

In a lot of ways Streak is right though. The casual gamer will forget Wii, and average and hardcore gamers will remember it in a negative light(I think this is partially what he meant by forgettable). Maybe that's an unfair destiny for the console but it seems like it's already the case.

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CGI-Quality StreaK (on 25 November 2017)

It's not about being offended, but keeping things in check in here. Both of your posts cut the line a bit. Just try to understand that and don't repeat it.

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AngryLittleAlchemist StreaK (on 25 November 2017)

Ok, I really had a problem with all the 8th gen consoles, but I apologize. that was communicated poorly.

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Qwark StreaK (on 26 November 2017)

But was it really that bad. I agree that the PS4 is really kicking ass since 2016. I am both a suckered for Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank. But the PS4 did get The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub (with support), Dragon Age inquisition and Fallout 4. So while I agree that PS4 really delivered from 2016 till at lead 2019, I don't think PS4 is library was bad till 2016, just mediocre.

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GoldenHand80 StreaK (on 26 November 2017)

I am sure Sony will deliver, because if there is one thing they learned from the PS3 bitter experience is to focus on games. Now if they forget that or get a bit lazy then they're back to square zero.

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StreaK StreaK (on 26 November 2017)

Sorry, guys. I didn't realize my comment may have been rather offensive. While I still don't really regret what I said I should have not wrote it publicly like that in order to avoid any sort of conflicts that may arise from it. I mean, it's just my opinion that the Wii just wasn't anything to rave home about. So a lot of non-gamers and old people bought the console and it managed to sell a lot of consoles and TONS of Mario-based games. Where were all those people for WiiU??? Exactly....all I'm saying is that Sony never had to abandon a console like that. They are more consistent with quality and that's just how I see it.

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