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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 February 2020 / 3,089 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: 861,348 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,949,618 - NS

Total Lead: 3,044,248 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 11,627,506

Wii Total Sales: 8,583,258

December 2019 is the 34th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch increased its lead over the Wii by 861,348 units and by 2.95 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 3.04 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 11.63 million units, while the Wii sold 8.58 million units during the same timeframe.

The 34th month for the Nintendo Switch is December 2019 and for the Wii it is September 2009.

The Wii sold 12.77 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch needs to sell another 1.14 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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11 Comments
Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 January 2020)

So come Summer, Switch will outsell Wii lifetime sales in Japan. Those 1.14M will fall pretty quick.

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Nu-13 Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 January 2020)

Summer? It will be much sooner.

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siebensus4 Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 January 2020)

Weekly baseline should be about 70K. Switch should need about another 15 weeks / 4 months to outsell Wii lifetime sales. So I think in June it is all said and done.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 January 2020)

At an average of 50k, it would take about 23 weeks, so early summer. This is the minimum Switch should be able to achieve, hence why I said it will be done by summer. At a higher weekly sales rate of course, it will be faster.

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SwitchUP (on 28 January 2020)

Japan is what is helping the switch keep up with the wii world wide. Big advantage in japan over the switch.

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lombrico (on 28 January 2020)
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