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PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2018 Update

PS4 vs Wii in Europe – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 June 2018 / 4,094 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 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 155,918 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,925,275 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,583,825 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 31,450,672

Wii Total Sales: 27,866,847

During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii by 155,918 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the PS4 by 2.93 million units. The PS4 currently leads by 3.58 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 31.45 million units, while the Wii sold 27.87 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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Random_Matt (on 22 June 2018)

So the majority of sales were in the US and JP? Sold pretty awful in EU.

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mjk45 Random_Matt (on 22 June 2018)

actually 12.77 m where sold in Japan, to give that some perspective the PS1 sold about 2 or 3 m more lifetime but it's Japanese totaled 19 odd mill and PS3 sold 10 .47 m ,what took the Wii from selling PS360 numbers (that in it's self coming from GC numbers would have been great )to over 100 m was the US.

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CosmicSex (on 22 June 2018)

One cool thing about this gap chart is that it has Wii sales encoded into it. For example, The charts dips show us when Wii sold the most and how it sold. I would like to know if the large dips correspond to major Wii releases. That would be fascinating. Also, the current slope is so high that it ensures that PS4 will finish between 8 to 10 million units ahead of the Wii in that region. Depending on how long the PS4 sales for, the worldwide lead should be between 10 and 15 million units.

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