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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2020 / 3,593 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: 620,616 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,987,588 - NS

Total Lead: 2,182,900 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 10,668,028

Wii Total Sales: 8,485,128

November 2019 is the 33rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch increased its lead over the Wii by 620,616 units and by 2.99 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 2.18 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 10.67 million units, while the Wii sold 8.49 million units during the same timeframe.

The 33rd month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2019 and for the Wii it is August 2009.

The Wii sold 12.77 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch needs to sell another 2.10 million units to outsell the Wii.


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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5 Comments
Slownenberg (on 31 December 2019)

Switch might double Wii's Japan sales when its all over.

  • +7
JWeinCom Slownenberg (on 01 January 2020)

Hopefully. Since it's also their handheld offering this gen it should sell more. Obviously not going to match the DS, but it would be good if it could beat the Wii.

  • 0
Dulfite (on 31 December 2019)

If the Switch is going to beat Wii worldwide, it is going to be dependent on results like this in Japan I think.

  • +5
The_Liquid_Laser (on 31 December 2019)

This chart looks like the opposite of Switch vs. Wii worldwide, with the Wii pulling significantly ahead. But, the truth is that Wii got a fast start and burned out quickly, while the Switch got a bit of a slower start and is still accelerating. Basically it gives a good indication that the Switch is going to catch up to the Wii worldwide and eventually pass it. It's going to take time though.

  • +3
Dulfite (on 31 December 2019)

If the Switch is going to beat Wii worldwide, it is going to be dependent on results like this in Japan I think.

  • 0