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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2018 / 5,995 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: 4,549,952 – Switch

Total Lead: 193,307 – Wii U

Switch Total Sales: 13,361,768

Wii U Total Sales: 13,555,075

In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has moved even closer to the lifetime sales of the Wii U by 4.55 million units. In just 10 months the Switch has nearly caught up with the lifetime sales of the Wii U. The Wii U’s lead has shrunk down to just 193,307 units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 13.36 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.55 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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OTBWY (on 06 February 2018)

Obviously the Wii U wasn't successful, but damn some people rubbed it in so hard. They were sure that this was Nintendo's final nail in the coffin. Look at us now. Will the lesson of never counting out Nintendo ever be learned? We shall see.

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mZuzek OTBWY (on 07 February 2018)


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Flilix OTBWY (on 07 February 2018)

'Us', the Nintendo fanboy army. We shall destroy everybody who doubts us.

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OTBWY OTBWY (on 07 February 2018)

Us, as in all of us. VGC.

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Darwinianevolution (on 06 February 2018)

"This isn't a war," said the artilleryman. "It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants."

  • H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
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Jumpin (on 06 February 2018)

Wii U had erectile deficiency.
Good thing Nintendo switched it up!

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Ryng (on 06 February 2018)

RIP in salami Wii U

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CaptainExplosion (on 06 February 2018)

Not for long. ;)

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Pavolink (on 06 February 2018)


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ArchangelMadzz (on 06 February 2018)

What's Wii U?

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Kristof81 ArchangelMadzz (on 06 February 2018)

Wii stands for "wii have the best selling home console in our history" and U stands for U-turn

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S.Peelman (on 06 February 2018)


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