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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2019 / 4,984 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: 391,687 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,605,509 – PS4

Total Lead: 264,392 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 95,440,621

Wii Total Sales: 95,176,229

April 2019 is the 66th 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 PlayStation 4 has now taken the lead over the Wii. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Wii by 6.61 million units. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 264,392 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 95.44 million units, while the Wii sold 95.18 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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13 Comments
estebxx (on 30 May 2019)

It finally happened :)

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JWeinCom (on 31 May 2019)

Awwww... The Wii put up a good fight. Good on Sony.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 31 May 2019)

It is done.

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DialgaMarine (on 30 May 2019)

And quite a few people on this site claimed this would never happen. Congrats to Sony and PS4! Hopefully it is still on track to be the fastest home console to reach 100 million. They’ve got just over a month.

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Manlytears (on 01 June 2019)

PS4 is a monster, surpassing Wii and still priced at $299! 130M is a real possibility if sony manage to deliver ps4 for $199-149, and +120M is very likely.

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Mnementh (on 02 June 2019)

So it finally happened. And quite the accomplishment I might add, seeing at some point Wii was 11 million in front. Congrats Sony.

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gemini_d@rk (on 02 June 2019)

Time to change "Wii Lead"

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HylianSwordsman (on 31 May 2019)

I'm surprised it took this long, honestly.

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Wii had a very strong first half of the gen, and one of the best peak years of any hardware ever.

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Yeesh, people, I meant it as a compliment. PS4 has been selling really well, and just passed the Wii, that speaks to its strength. No hostility intended. And the fact that Wii lasted this long speaks to its strength. Both consoles are impressive, no need to bombard me with downvotes, I meant no hostility to either fanbase.

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there is a lot of extreme snowflakes PS4 fanboys who would instantly vote you down if you wont praise there beloved system..

I'm a PS4 fanboy, but I think we have a lot of extremest here

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Replicant HylianSwordsman (on 04 June 2019)

@AbrahamHamdan - Eh, with that logic, the downvotes are from Nintendo fans. HylianSwordsman praised the fuck out of Sony with that comment. He even later said: "PS4 has been selling really well" ;)

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I really don't think I got that downvoted without upsetting both fanbases, when I genuinely meant it as a compliment to both. This has been a long battle that we all knew the conclusion to. It was just a matter of how close things would be in the end, and boy did Wii hang on a lot longer than I thought it would. Like DialgaMarine said, Wii was frontloaded with its sales, not too much after its 5th or 6th year when 360 and PS3 sold millions more for another 3 or 4 years after that. Not enough to pass Wii, but their sales were less frontloaded. Meanwhile PS4 is about to get a successor announced either this year or next, for a release likely coming next year, and it only just passed Wii. That shows to me that front loaded or not, Wii put up a good fight.

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