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Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update

Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 April 2018 / 6,080 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: 889,713 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,773,274 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 15,333,722

Wii U Total Sales: 13,560,448

In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has grown its lead over the Wii U. The Nintendo Switch outsold the Wii U by 889,713 units in the last month and currently leads by 1.77 million units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 15.33 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.56 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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Masked_Muchaco (on 09 April 2018)

Stop! Stop! He's already dead!

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Darwinianevolution (on 09 April 2018)

The flat line is what hurts the most. the Wii U died way before the Switch even was a thing.

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Ultrashroomz (on 09 April 2018)

“Mark my words, this is bombing harder than the Wii U.”

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Ljink96 Ultrashroomz (on 09 April 2018)

lol, I still get a kick out of that every now and then.

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Johnw1104 Ultrashroomz (on 09 April 2018)

lol who was that?

Unfortunately for him he has no one to blame for being quoted as they're merely following his "Mark my words" directive. :D

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 09 April 2018)

It's a shame the Wii U didn't do well. It was an awesome console imo.

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AlfredoTurkey Mr.GameCrazy (on 09 April 2018)

Yup. And in ten years, kids will be talking about it like they talk about Dreamcast. It's history will be revised by those who weren't around and it'll be seen as something ahead of its time. Prices will be outrageous on Ebay and those of us who owned one when it was actually on the market will be shaking our head going "where the hell were you guys when it was actually in stores?"

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Ljink96 (on 09 April 2018)

When is Wii U Lite?

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DialgaMarine Ljink96 (on 09 April 2018)

In a strange sort of way, Switch is Wii U Lite.

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OTBWY (on 09 April 2018)

The WiiU sacrificed itself for the Switch to live. Also, very interesting to see.

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Johnw1104 OTBWY (on 09 April 2018)

I feel like the Wii U was the caterpillar and the Switch was the resulting butterfly lol... I love the Wii U but now that I've had the Switch the former almost feels like a prototype.

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Mandalore76 OTBWY (on 10 April 2018)

Very true. I did a thread not long ago on the evolution of Nintendo hardware with Wii U being the stepping stone to the Switch.

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KLAMarine (on 09 April 2018)


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Jumpin (on 09 April 2018)

Switch is the Emperor!
Gamecube was a peasant.
Wii U was the court jester.
Virtual Boy was the leper.

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Mar1217 (on 09 April 2018)

I don't think we should make any WiiU vs Switch sales chart anymore. It's just going to be a slaugter

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GoOnKid (on 09 April 2018)

Hmmm not all that interesting.

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weraru_1 GoOnKid (on 11 April 2018)

lol. I get it.

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ship31 (on 09 April 2018)

The Wii Ew was hardware designed for preschoolers. Cheap plastic, soft edges, the opposite of cutting edge. Glad they were able to switch into a new gear.

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