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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2020 / 5,075 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: 4,259,847 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 384,951 - Wii

Total Lead: 2,238,824 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 49,808,000

Wii Total Sales: 52,046,824

December 2019 is the 34th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch caught up with the Wii by 4.26 million units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 384,951 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.24 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 49.81 million units, while the Wii sold 52.05 million units during the same timeframe.

The 34th month for the Nintendo Switch is December 2019 and for the Wii it is August 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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The_Liquid_Laser (on 13 January 2020)

Wii only gained on Switch 384,951 in the past 12 months. That is actually impressive for Switch, because it is basically selling at the same pace as the Wii for the past 12 months. But the Wii got a hell of a head start on the Switch. Switch will pass Wii easily only the Wii loses its momentum. Wii sold like it was running a sprint. Switch sells like it is running a marathon.

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siebensus4 (on 12 January 2020)

The gap should not get bigger than 7M in favour for Wii due to inverse head and shoulder gap curve pattern. Switch already left the downward pitchfork. Resistance at 5M did not hold. Re-check for support at 7M very possible because of Wii holiday season.

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non-gravity siebensus4 (on 12 January 2020)

Lol nice one

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Amnesia (on 12 January 2020)

5-6 more intense months for the Wii and then it collapse.

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Ryng Amnesia (on 12 January 2020)

4th year Wii did 17m, the "collapse" happen in the 5th year. Still Switch will sell in the 20m in 2020 so it'll start to catch up

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SwitchUP Amnesia (on 12 January 2020)

So 17 million is a collapse? Here's a thumbs up for you!

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 12 January 2020)

For fiscal year it is 15, and compared to 21 millions yes it is, it is more than -25% down.

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DaAndy (on 12 January 2020)

In the next 4 Month (week ending January 2nd 2010) Wii will sell another 12.6(!) Million units. In the last 4 month (September 2019 to December 2019) Switch also sold 12.6(!) Million Units. So basically since the launch of Switch Lite Switch has reached Wii-like numbers from 10 years ago!
Switch sold about 3 million units January to April 2019. It should sell more in the same time frame of 2020. Lets make it easy and say 1 million per month, which equals 4 million in total. Switch then will be behing roughly 11 million units, which means losing around 1 million to the Wii for the 12 month time frame. Roughly +33% YoY should be OK-ish considering Switch Lite and Animal Crossing launch.

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alan95 (on 12 January 2020)

how well does the wii do in the next 12 months?
So the Switch is 2.2 mil behind, wonder how the next 12 months will pan out.

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DaAndy alan95 (on 12 January 2020)

Week ending 28 August 2010 Wii was at 72.5 (72,477,117) million Units. So Switch has to sell about 23 million units in 2020 to catch up, but I dont think that will happen.

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Amnesia alan95 (on 12 January 2020)

DaAndy : don't say something negative and realistic about Nintendo, or you will get more red thumbs...I have canceled the one you had by adding a +

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RolStoppable alan95 (on 12 January 2020)

Amnesia, I downvoted your post because of the paranoia that you displayed.

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Amnesia alan95 (on 12 January 2020)

RolStoppable : thank you. And I have up-voted yours for your loyalty.

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SwitchUP (on 12 January 2020)

Damn! The little switch is keeping it close.... even when the big one couldnt.

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