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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2018 / 6,539 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 800,622 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,197,394 - Wii

Total Lead: 3,648,713 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 17,333,798

Wii Total Sales: 20,982,511

May 2018 is the 15th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii has grown its lead over the Switch. The Wii outsold the Switch by 800,622 units in the last month and by 3.20 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.65 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.33 million units, while the Wii sold 20.98 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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Mr.GameCrazy (on 26 June 2018)

This is interesting to watch.

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Mnementh (on 26 June 2018)

It certainly looks like Switch currently can't match the momentum of the Wii. Sure, holidays are out of sync for both and the next holidays are in favor of the Switch. But looking at the different momentum the Wii might have built enough lead as the next holidays come. On the other hand.... Pokemon... We'll see.

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DialgaMarine (on 26 June 2018)
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