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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 March 2018 / 6,387 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 616,981 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,831,516 – PS4

Total Lead: 7,653,049 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 75,282,342

Wii Total Sales: 82,935,391

January 2018 is the 51st month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PS4 when compared with the Wii. The gap decreased by 616,981 units in the last month and by 3.83 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.65 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 75.28 million units, while the Wii sold 2.94 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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JON0 (on 10 March 2018)

Hope PS5 won't be a thing for at least 2-3 years. No need for a more powerful Sony console just yet. Exclusives look and play just fine

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Robert_Downey_Jr. JON0 (on 03 February 2019)

PS5 in September 2021 would be the best launch date I think and give them time to get some crazy launch titles ready like Spidey 2 and Horizon 2 and something new from ND (within the first 6 months not all AT launch obviously)

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Kbbm824 (on 10 March 2018)

I don't think PS5 is coming 'till 2021 - The PS4 is doing so damn well!

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GoOnKid (on 11 March 2018)

PS4 does great. No need to release a PS5 anytime soon.

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malistix1985 (on 11 March 2018)

Really great numbers, I do hope the PS5 isn't to far off personally because I love 60fps and I feel like next gen will deliver that but when the PS5 will really decide the sales numbers and nobody can be sure on that except sony themselves.

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 11 March 2018)

Go the PS4 closing down the Wii in sales. 120+ million is within reach.

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Replicant (on 11 March 2018)

Wii's numbers from 2007 to 2010 were insane. Ps4 has now entered Wii's slower years though and has begun to ctach up.

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Replicant Replicant (on 11 March 2018)

2006: 2.9M (1 month)
2007: 16.6M
2008: 24.2M
2009: 21.3M
2010: 17.3M
2011: 11.5M
2012: 5.1M
2013: 1.9M
2014: 0.5M
Total: 101.3M

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Robert_Downey_Jr. Replicant (on 03 February 2019)

and it's still being sold at $299 so a $100 reduction could really boost it up this year.

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kazuyamishima (on 10 March 2018)

With new games and price drops Ps4 should easily do more than 130m.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. kazuyamishima (on 03 February 2019)

I hope Sony actually drops it to $199 this year. Would be huge and they never really got there with PS3. PS4 tech is much less custom and if they dropped price in September to get a huge sales bump and then that would carry into the holidays they could stay just a little down compared to last year.

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LipeJJ (on 10 March 2018)

Really impressive. If PS5 doesn't come out next year as that rumor is suggesting, I can see PS4 reaching 120m. :o

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Azuren LipeJJ (on 10 March 2018)

I hope we don't get a PS5 until 2020.

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LipeJJ LipeJJ (on 10 March 2018)

Me too. Holiday 2020 would be the sweet spot to have great tech + affordable price + enough games ready at launch window.

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Mystro-Sama LipeJJ (on 10 March 2018)

Things are going too well for a PS5 to launch next year. That and developers aren't complaining about the hardware being outdated like they did last gen.

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JWeinCom LipeJJ (on 10 March 2018)

Don't see them releasing a new console next year, unless Microsoft makes a really aggressive play too force their hand.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. LipeJJ (on 03 February 2019)

Well 3 reasons why PS5 shouldn't launch until 2021

  1. PS4 would miss out on potential sales. It should cut price to $199 in Fall of this year to get a big sales bump in September then a huge holiday with $199 bundles with a game

  2. The PS4Pro just came out in 2016 so only waiting 3 years isn't going to yield much better results. There has to be a perceivable jump and they probably wanna keep it in that $400 range so 5 years in between would be enough to accomplish that

  3. Developers like SSM, Guerrilla, ND, and Insomniac could have big games ready for the first 6 months of a new console if they release in 2021. Imagine a new ND game at launch (I would launch September to get the initial bump outta the way then get that holiday sales bump to follow). Then Horizon 2 in November. Then Spidey 2 in February. Would be crazy numbers. Or maybe they have one at launch then one in March then one in June or something but point is much more time. Hell GoW2 could come in the first year too and they could have 4 huge exclusives ready for the launch year.
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