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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 4,294 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: 547,205 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,839,115 – PS4

Total Lead: 811,597

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 96,235,658

Wii Total Sales: 95,424,061

May 2019 is the 67th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has grown its lead over the Wii by 547,205 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 6.84 million units. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 811,597 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 96.24 million units, while the Wii sold 95.42 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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10 Comments
garretslarrity (on 27 June 2019)

That's game, kids.

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siebensus4 (on 28 June 2019)

That 11M lead of the Wii at month 39 is still impressive. In retrospect it was a big failure by Nintendo to kill the Wii that early. It would have made 110M easily.

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Vertigo-X siebensus4 (on 30 June 2019)

I'm not sure I follow. Wii U didn't release until ~2 years after that. They kept it alive for longer than they should have. Wii U should've been to Wii what PS4Pro and XB1X were to the PS4 and XB1, respectively. It also should've release around this time (2010-2011).

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BraLoD (on 27 June 2019)

I remember the early days of these articles.
Telling people PS4 would catch up and surpass the Wii for sure, given its due time, and we are finally here.

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DialgaMarine BraLoD (on 28 June 2019)

I remember a few users on this site claiming this was impossible, some even going as far to say that PS4 wouldn’t even do PS3 numbers. Oh how far we’ve come...

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DialgaMarine (on 27 June 2019)

I think it’s safe to say that PS4 is well beyond 96.6 million by this point

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Shadow1980 (on 27 June 2019)

110M lifetime seems guaranteed at this point. Is 120M still possible? In either case, it will be the new #2 console of all time. The PS4 has even kept pace or even slightly outpaced the PS2 in Europe. While it mostly likely will ultimately fall short of PS2 in Europe as consoles don't have legs like the PS2's anymore, during the generation proper the PS4 demonstrated its brand's might in Europe in convincing fashion. In the U.S., while it didn't have the dominating market share the PS2 did, it has done well enough to where it will handily pass the NES and PS1 to become the new #4 console of all time here, passed only by the Wii, 360, and PS2.

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DialgaMarine Shadow1980 (on 28 June 2019)

I’m confident that with continued support after PS5’s release, the PS4 can do closer to 130 million

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Chicho Shadow1980 (on 28 June 2019)

130!? how many years do you expect the ps4 to keep selling?

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yo33331 Shadow1980 (on 28 June 2019)

120 and 130M are not just possible they are for sure, u have to talk about 140 and 150 that are just posibilities.
with this the end of this year PS4 will be around 105-108M units, next years slightly less let's say about 12m units so it will be around 120m be end of 2020, and since ps5 will launch then 2021 will be probably something like 8m so 128m until end of 2021, and 2022 let's say 5m so 133 and 2 or 3 more years with sales 2-3m per year it will get till 140M
Also with some luck and 2 major pricecuts, one to 199$ and one more to 149$ 2 years after this let's say, PS4 can get a little more than these numbers that I wrote to go around to 150M, so not very far from PS2 numbers ;)

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