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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 October 2018 / 4,569 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: 448,428 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,937,439 – PS4

Total Lead: 5,015,094 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 82,303,287

Wii Total Sales: 87,318,381

August 2018 is the 58th 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 during the same timeframe. The gap decreased by 448,428 units in the last month and by 3.94 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii currently leads by 5.02 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 82.30 million units, while the Wii sold 87.32 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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PAOerfulone (on 09 October 2018)

And the gap gets ever smaller.

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ResilientFighter (on 10 October 2018)

the wii was 100 dollars cheaper than the ps4 so this means playstation is shoveling gold right now :o

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Dulfite ResilientFighter (on 11 October 2018)

Not necessarily. Nintendo (except for the Wii U) in recent history has sold their consoles for a profit. The Wii was essentially running GameCube hardware, which probably made the device even more profitable. The PS4 which, I'd imagine, is selling more Pro versions than normal now days, is probably using newer technology that they haven't reduced the costs of yet, not to mention Sony and Microsoft don't have the same reputation Nintendo does in terms of selling consoles for a profit.

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alabtrosMyster (on 09 October 2018)

We are approaching the time when the Wii started to run out of steam...

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lombrico (on 10 October 2018)

I think wii is already the winner,because 360 and ps3 were stronger antagonist than xbox one, wii had not restyling or "wii pro", the famous Nintendo long support...
5 years is enough time to se "the winner"

and the winner is.... ohhhh... Wii =D

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ResilientFighter lombrico (on 10 October 2018)

nice try there, but the wii was cheaper than the ps4 and xbox one so...

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lombrico lombrico (on 13 October 2018)

and what it means?! GC was cheaper than others, GC sold well? PS4 is cheaper tha PS3 but in jap there isn't appreciate difference etc, first off all a console must be liked, after that we players look at the price

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