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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 December 2017 / 6,810 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: 893,711 – Switch

Total Lead: 5,609,821 – Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 7,915,989

Wii U Total Sales: 13,525,810

In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has moved even closer to the lifetime sales of the Wii U by 893,711 units. In just eight months the Switch has been able to sell nearly 60 percent of what the Wii U has done lifetime. The Wii U’s lead has shrunk down to 5.61 million units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.82 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.53 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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Mr.GameCrazy (on 08 December 2017)

Go Nintendo Switch!

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JWeinCom (on 08 December 2017)

Do we really still need to compare things to the Wii U? It's just kicking a man when he's down at this point.

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Poweranimals JWeinCom (on 08 December 2017)

Yes. Yes we do.

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Poweranimals JWeinCom (on 08 December 2017)

Yes. Yes we do.

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Oneeee-Chan!!! JWeinCom (on 08 December 2017)

Some people believed Switch is another wiiU.

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PAOerfulone JWeinCom (on 08 December 2017)

Some people STILL believe that.

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NightDragon83 (on 09 December 2017)

I think the only question left here is can the Switch possibly top the Wii U by its first birthday. It's already at ~8mil and that's not including the holidays yet. Think it can do 5.6 mil by end of March '18?

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Mystro-Sama (on 08 December 2017)

Oh boy, I wonder which one is going to win. - said no one ever

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Poweranimals (on 08 December 2017)

I was expecting it to be the Wii U sales at the same point of its life cycle like with the other consoles.

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trunkswd Poweranimals (on 08 December 2017)

Switch is already well ahead of the Wii U when you align the sales.

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JWeinCom Poweranimals (on 09 December 2017)

They did this with some other charts. Like, I think 3DS vs PS4. Basically, when it's so obvious that one will outsell the other, that it's more interesting to see when it will happen.

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Poweranimals Poweranimals (on 11 December 2017)

Yeah, but it's nice to keep track of how far ahead it is.

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