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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2019 / 3,768 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: 2,170,846 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,659,509 - Wii

Total Lead: 4,984,412 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 32,937,511

Wii Total Sales: 37,921,923

March 2019 is the 25th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii has grew its lead by 2.17 million units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 5.66 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.98 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 32.94 million units, while the Wii sold 37.92 million units during the same timeframe.

The 25th month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2019 and for the Wii it is November 2008.

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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siebensus4 (on 25 April 2019)

Wii had almost every week 300k the next 10 months. Very hard for Switch to compete.

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Mnementh (on 25 April 2019)

Wii will be in lead from now on for a long time - if Switch even can take the lead back at all (might be possible as I see the possibility for Switch to go past 100M depending on how it plays out long term).

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Bofferbrauer2 Mnementh (on 25 April 2019)

I'm pretty sure Switch will outsell the Wii in the end (especially with the added Chinese sales), which would also mean that the Switch would have a shot starting year 5. But until then, it's a struggle to not fall back too much.

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zygote (on 26 April 2019)

The Mini and Pokemon couldn't come at a better time.

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Ljink96 (on 25 April 2019)

And it's off.

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