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Switch vs Wii in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019

Switch vs Wii in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2019 / 3,224 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 467,444 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,455,053 - NS

Total Lead: 1,200,902 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 9,382,230

Wii Total Sales: 8,181,328

September 2019 is the 31st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch increased its lead over the Wii by 467,444 units and by 2.46 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 1.20 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 9.38 million units, while the Wii sold 8.18 million units during the same timeframe.

The 31st month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2019 and for the Wii it is June 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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yo33331 (on 06 November 2019)

Please make chart switch vs 3DS in japan, and also switch vs DS in japan

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 06 November 2019)


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aris4me (on 06 November 2019)

Switch will overcome the 3ds if big N continues the support! Just like it does now and even better :)

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SwitchUP (on 06 November 2019)

I've heard people say that Japan is dead, or gone because of cell phones. I dont think so. It's over 10 million already, and that's right up there with the massive market that is America. I know that the us is at 14 million or so, and that's what make me impressed with how they're doing in Japan. The switch is carrying Japan all by itself.

The switch concept is such a good one. It also shows there is a market for tabletop consoles too, and that the switch truly has captured both markets. Proven by the fact that the mini didnt take sales away from the O.G. switch, but instead, added to them.

I really love the thing. It's by far my favorite system since the xbox 360. I've got well over 200 games for it and counting. Awesome device, with an amazing library of games.

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OTBWY (on 06 November 2019)

It's over, Switch has the high ground.

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Amnesia (on 05 November 2019)

What is the total of sold Wii in Japan ?

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polofresco Amnesia (on 05 November 2019)

12.77 M according to VGC.

easy-peasy for Switch

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yo33331 Amnesia (on 05 November 2019)


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siebensus4 Amnesia (on 05 November 2019)

Reaching the 3DS numbers (24.56 M) is quite more difficult.

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Chicho Amnesia (on 05 November 2019)

This is as through September but there was another article saying that as of November 3 the switch surpassed 10 million in Japan so the the lifetime gap will keep closing fast.

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Bofferbrauer2 Amnesia (on 06 November 2019)

@siebensus4: At the rate the Switch is selling compared how fast the 3DS faltered, I'd say it's quite in the realm of possible. In fact, I expect the Switch to beat the 3DS even in Japan and get closer to 30M there.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 06 November 2019)

How about Switch vs Wii in other regions, too, not just Japan?

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aris4me (on 05 November 2019)

Switch is a beast! WoW!

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ABizzel1 (on 06 November 2019)

This was always inevitable. The Wii was a home console, and the Switch is portable, and in Japan handhelds and portability reign supreme.

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