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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2018 / 3,613 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: 284,022 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,191,454 - Wii

Total Lead: 3,932,735 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 18,264,209

Wii Total Sales: 22,196,944

June 2018 is the 16th 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 284,022 units in the last month and by 3.19 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.93 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 18.26 million units, while the Wii sold 22.20 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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14 Comments
DialgaMarine (on 02 August 2018)

The more the gap grows now, the less opportunity Switch will have to reclose it again during the holidays. I still have my doubts Switch will come out on top here though. It’ll need longevity, and I just don’t see it.

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Amnesia (on 02 August 2018)

hmmm...Difficult it will be..The switch needs an insane FYQ3.

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tripenfall (on 03 August 2018)

Interesting...
The Wii was a true juggernaut no doubt about that, especially in the first 3 years of it's release but it did fall away pretty badly later on in it's lifespan. Software will be the key. If Nintendo's hope for Pokemon and Smash Bros comes true this xmas and then they deliver Metroid Prime 4, another core Pokemon game, Yoshi and then all the games that were started to be developed for the Switch when the console came out by 3rd parties in 2019 they might just be on track to give the Wii a run for it's money....

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gemini_d@rk (on 02 August 2018)

The fight is 3ds numbers.

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KLAMarine gemini_d@rk (on 02 August 2018)

what?

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tripenfall gemini_d@rk (on 03 August 2018)

Switch has the 3DS covered I reckon....

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CosmicSex (on 02 August 2018)

I stand by my lifetime Switch Prediction of 65 million sales.

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Mar1217 CosmicSex (on 02 August 2018)

But it's clearly outpacing the 3DS, so nah. It'll do better

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CaptainExplosion (on 02 August 2018)

Even the Switch can't catch the Wii? This is nuts!

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Slownenberg (on 03 August 2018)

Yeah of course the Switch is gonna fall behind the Wii for the next like 3 years because the Wii was a total insane monster for those three years. Then the Wii died off and that's when it'll start coming back to the Switch. I'm sure at some point the Switch will be over 10 million off of the Wii's pace, but in years 4, 5, 6 that is when the Switch will be pulling the Wii back in.

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JSG87 (on 02 August 2018)

I dim't think it needs to hit the same as wii though. Why it loses ow it should make up in the later years I think.

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Amnesia (on 02 August 2018)

It is not dead yet. With some acceleration this summer and a strong Q3, the Switch can keep playing equal with the Wii or nearly... But the time of the Switch breaking all records is over.

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KLAMarine (on 02 August 2018)

This is showing Wii after its second holiday shopping season, yes?

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Mar1217 KLAMarine (on 02 August 2018)

Yes. It does since Switch was released in March.

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