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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 November 2018 / 5,026 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: 904,855 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,859,988 - Wii

Total Lead: 6,335,990 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 20,764,647

Wii Total Sales: 27,100,637

September 2018 is the 19th 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 904,855units in the last month and by 4.86 million units in the last 12 months. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.34 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 20.76 million units, while the Wii sold 27.10 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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Mnementh (on 24 October 2018)

Yeah, second year the Wii really took off.

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DialgaMarine (on 24 October 2018)

The only questions are when will Switch peak?, and will it fall off YoY as much as Wii did after its peak? I mean, how is Switch looking right now YoY? Apparently it was already down this September, compared to last September.

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RolStoppable DialgaMarine (on 25 October 2018)

According to VGC estimates, Switch is up ~1.4m year over year for the first nine months of 2018.

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Amnesia (on 24 October 2018)

2018 Q3 is the last hope for the Switch to destroy every records.

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LuccaCardoso1 (on 25 October 2018)

Just a reminder: Wii has two holiday seasons in this graph. Switch has one.

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RolStoppable (on 25 October 2018)

Wii is clearly ahead of everything through 19 months. Despite the steep curves in these particular graphs, Switch comfortably remains in the top 5 of all time.

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couchmonkey (on 25 October 2018)

Ya screwed up, Nintendo. :(

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siebensus4 (on 25 October 2018)

If we see a 3DS successor next year (console bundle without dock), Switch really could take off with Pokemon and Animal Crossing (at least in Japan).

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ResilientFighter (on 24 October 2018)

Switch will outsell xbox one but not xbox 360 wii or ps3. Its due to the current gen reaching the last 1/4 of its run and nintendo will probably release a new gen console in 2021

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