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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 November 2019 / 3,769 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: 408,110 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,230,955 - Wii

Total Lead: 9,689,903 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

Wii Total Sales: 50,425,967

October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch caught up with the Wii by 408,110 units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 2.23 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 9.69 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 40.74 million units, while the Wii sold 50.43 million units during the same timeframe.

The 32nd month for the Nintendo Switch is October 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 12 November 2019)

Switch managing to resist to the Wii

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The_Liquid_Laser Bofferbrauer2 (on 12 November 2019)

Yeah, you can actually look at the Gap Chart for months 29-32 and compare it to 12 months earlier, months 17-20. Switch was losing ground 12 months earlier, but now it is gaining. And this is still during the Wii's strong years. The Switch is resisting the Wii's mega sales. Now obviously the Switch is about to gain a lot of ground, and then it will lose it again during the Wii's holiday. But over a 12 month period the Switch is starting to (finally) sell like the Wii. I think it will have far better legs too.

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Amnesia (on 12 November 2019)

It can touch it this winter...

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DaAndy Amnesia (on 12 November 2019)

I dont think so. The gap is 10 Million and Wii will sell around 1.8 Million Units in the next two month. So basically Switch needs to sell 12 Million Units in November + December 2019. November + December 2018 was around 8 Million in total. I dont see it selling 12 Million units in 2 Month. That would be absolutely insane. Wii in Holiday season 2009, which was pretty big (its biggest in fact), sold "only" around 10 Million Units.

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 12 November 2019)

I forgot we could only count on Nov-Dec, I was considering a whole Q3 with possibly +11,5 for the Switch.

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Mnementh (on 13 November 2019)

Last year the Switch only won to the Wii in the two holiday months. Now it has already three months (small) gain on the Wii before the holidays start. This looks good for Switch, it looks like it might be able to somewhat match the insane momentum the Wii had. This graph actually makes me hopeful that Switch might be able to beat the Wii, as I clearly expect a longer life for the Switch. 2021 will be interesting how the Switch stands against the new consoles from the competitors.

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RolStoppable Mnementh (on 14 November 2019)

In a year you'll wonder why you ever doubted that Switch will sell more than the Wii lifetime. When you cross-reference the Switch vs. Wii and Switch vs. 3DS graphs after 44 months, you'll do the maths. With Switch tracking so far ahead of the 3DS (76m lifetime), the idea that Switch won't sell more than 101m lifetime (Wii) will be ridiculous even to you.

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brute (on 12 November 2019)

The Wii had a monster holiday in 2009 so the gap will increase a bit after 6 months. But then Switch should start gaining ground.

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aris4me (on 13 November 2019)

I think Switch ultimately will make it and reach Wii and why not surpass it? It can do it with the right games and support! It is already on the right track!

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siebensus4 (on 13 November 2019)

I think we will have a 2 - 3 million gap in favor for Wii after the Switch holidays. Switch Lite doesn't seem to be that big hit like DS Lite.

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