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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 April 2018 / 5,234 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: 507,767 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,144,735 – PS4

Total Lead: 7,123,282 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 76,554,313

Wii Total Sales: 83,677,595

February 2018 is the 52nd 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 507,767 units in the last month and by 4.14 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.12 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 76.55 million units, while the Wii sold 83.68 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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22 Comments
DialgaMarine (on 12 April 2018)

PS4 will pass Wii by June 2019

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Angelv577 DialgaMarine (on 12 April 2018)

I would say by the end of that year.

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Azuren DialgaMarine (on 12 April 2018)

I say by the end of this year. I predict a permanent price drop announcement at E3.

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tak13 DialgaMarine (on 12 April 2018)

He means wii LT sales...

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roadkillers (on 12 April 2018)

Well, watch out Wii. If it's true there will be no sign of PS5 until 2020 then the PS4 will take the lead by 2019. God of War, Death Stranding, Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, SpiderMan, Kingdom Hearts, and probably some more.

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Replicant roadkillers (on 12 April 2018)

Yup. PS4 definitely overtakes Wii in 2019 no matter if PS5 releases in 2019 or not. Launches aligned PS4's 2019 corresponds to Wii's 2012 where it only sold 5.1M. Wii's 2007-2010 were highly impressive though.

Wii:
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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Amnesia (on 12 April 2018)

The PS4 won't make it. The last Japanese charts shows that this is the begining of the end. Only during big release it can pop up again for 2 weeks but from now, the PS4+PS4 pro will be sub 15000 in Japan and under the NS in global.

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Mr.Playstation Amnesia (on 12 April 2018)

Good thing PS4 has a bunch of big releases this year then :).

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Barkley Amnesia (on 12 April 2018)

Wow there are still people that think PS4 won't pass Wii? Incredible. 25m sales to go, it's a certainty. Wtf kind of sales do you expect in 2019 for it not to happen.

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Azuren Amnesia (on 12 April 2018)

Just because Japan's love affair with portable gaming has taken root again doesn't mean the rest of the world has followed suit. PS4 still has a number of big titles coming out, and the console is likely going to receive one final price cut before a PS5 release (which is rumored to be no earlier than two and a half years from now).

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p53sionix Amnesia (on 13 April 2018)

Sales slump in japan doesn't mean much for the PS4 imo, as it has always sold way less in Japan compared to Europe and the US. PS4 is dominant in Europe to the point no other console is able to challenge it - I think we will only ever see the beginning of the end when european sales decrease significantly - but that's unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 13 April 2018)

Believe me, even in 3 years, I will dig far enough to show you this discussion if you were wrong...

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LethalP CaptainExplosion (on 12 April 2018)

At this point the Wii was outpacing the PS2, so is the PS4. In fact, the PS4 will probably beat both the Wii and PS2 to 100 million units. I don't think it will outsell the PS2 overall though.

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LethalP CaptainExplosion (on 12 April 2018)

At this point the Wii was outpacing the PS2, so is the PS4. In fact, the PS4 will probably beat both the Wii and PS2 to 100 million units. I don't think it will outsell the PS2 overall though.

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Azuren CaptainExplosion (on 12 April 2018)

The fad numbers are hard to top, something even Switch is struggling to keep up with. The important number is the gap change over the past twelve months- over 4 million in PS4's favor. This is the Wii sales slump everyone was referring to a few years ago, and based on these numbers we can expect PS4 to top out the Wii before the generation is over.

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