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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 June 2019 / 6,587 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: 4,843,472 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,790,391 - Wii

Total Lead: 9,827,884 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 33,767,244

Wii Total Sales: 43,595,128

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii has grew its lead by 4.84 million units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 6.79 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 9.83 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 33.77 million units, while the Wii sold 43.60 million units during the same timeframe.

The 26th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2019 and for the Wii it is December 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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TruckOSaurus (on 23 May 2019)

Pitting April vs December is just cruel!

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SuperNintend0rk (on 23 May 2019)

Damn the gap almost doubled in one month! This is gonna be a tough fight for the Switch for the next couple of years.

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I do believe Switch will eventually overtake the Wii, but I agree that it is going to take a couple of years.

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Agreed. The Switch should have far longer legs than the Wii and this is a marathon, not a sprint :P

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aris4me (on 24 May 2019)

Software sales now however are much better I think... without seeing numbers however :) Still Switch is a very big success!

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CaptainExplosion (on 23 May 2019)

How can they recover from this? -_-

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With ease.

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Amnesia (on 23 May 2019)

Ounch...That hit

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 23 May 2019)

Switch is holding relatively well all things considered. And this year it might not fall back much despite it being one of the two top years of the Wii.

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