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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2019 / 3,653 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: 117,376 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,756,290 - Wii

Total Lead: 11,526,547 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 37,200,939

Wii Total Sales: 48,727,486

August 2019 is the 30th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch caught up with the Wii by 117,376 units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 5.76 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 11.53 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 37.20 million units, while the Wii sold 48.73 million units during the same timeframe.

The 30th month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2019 and for the Wii it is April 2009.


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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11 Comments
curl-6 (on 23 September 2019)

Switch is likely to have significantly better legs than the Wii

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 24 September 2019)

Gaining ground on the Wii during month 30 is extremely impressive. I really didn't think any console could do that outside of a holiday boost.

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Amnesia (on 23 September 2019)

oh ? Counter offensive already ?

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siebensus4 (on 23 September 2019)

And here comes the turning point until Wii's next holiday season.

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Amnesia siebensus4 (on 23 September 2019)

There was no such an early turning point in the 2 previous years.

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xMetroid siebensus4 (on 23 September 2019)

Exactly, if the Switch managed to get a way better performance this august compared to the 2 previous ones, then the Switch lite in september + strongest holiday season yet (w new pokemon and a 200$ model) might give the Switch an incredible boost. It won't take the advantage but will position the Switch in a lot closer i think.

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Amnesia siebensus4 (on 23 September 2019)

Well, I am buying more stocks now because I believe that they will make the biggest Q3 ever in the video game history... They are really giving a huge load for this Sept-Nov

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xMetroid siebensus4 (on 23 September 2019)

Yea, I mean analysts are thinking it could make the best Q3 in the US since Xbox 360 in 2011. Add to that the insane numbers from Japan and it doing better in Europe, it will be huge. 2020 is starting strong as well

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yo33331 (on 23 September 2019)

however here comes the weird generation in that are nintendo consoles .. wii here in april 2009 is 4 years away of the new console and have much more to sell .. but the switch is almost 1 year away from the ps5 and xbox two, and so nintendo console are different type yes, but this new generation next year can lower the switch sales a little bit, than what would be without a new generation next year .. so now is the time to sell switches because ps5 and next xbox are coming with full force

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xMetroid yo33331 (on 23 September 2019)

Well why would they affect it if Switch was performing really well while PS4 was at its peak. Switch is still going to be - unless proven wrong - the only device like it on the market. It has yet to peak it seems and new gen arent as aggressive as a PS4 with lots of exclusives and promotion/price cuts. On shelves you will have a PS5 à 500$ against a Switch that has a bigger library, probably a price cut to 250$ and a lite at 200$. Gamers will still buy it cause it offers a different experience and the big market will buy it cause it's getting cheaper.

  • +1
siebensus4 yo33331 (on 24 September 2019)

It's still possible that we see a Switch Pro next year. The new hardware might not be as powerful as PS5/Scarlet, but attractive enough for power focused gamers.

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