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PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2019 / 3,561 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: 646,561 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,056,145 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,432,162 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 99,620,444

Wii Total Sales: 96,188,282

August 2019 is the 70th 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 646,561 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 8.06 million units. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 3.43 million 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 99.62 million units, while the Wii sold 96.19 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 2.01 million units to consumers to surpass it.

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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eddy7eddy (on 02 October 2019)

But wait for Wii Lite!

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siebensus4 (on 02 October 2019)

I wonder if we will ever see a console again which could beat the Wii sales in the first 36 months...

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The_Liquid_Laser siebensus4 (on 02 October 2019)

I have a feeling that the Wii will be the front runner for a long time on that 36 month metric.

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yo33331 siebensus4 (on 03 October 2019)

you mean 39 month ..

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SwitchUP (on 04 October 2019)

36 months? The ps4 didnt catch up til what, 60 or 61 months? I love the revisionist history here. It was on FIRE for more than 36 months. You guys pretend like it wasnt ahead for 5 years.

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