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PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 March 2020 / 3,442 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.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 77,989 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,009,082 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,319,923 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 32,543,229

Wii Total Sales: 40,863,152

February 2020 is the 76th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 77,989 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.01 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.32 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.54 million units, while the Wii sold 40.86 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 9.16 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 March 2020)

Will be a tough race. I think the PS4 will just barely fall short of the Wii in the US, but not by much.

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trunkswd Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 March 2020)

It all depends on the legs of the PS4 and if Sony will drop the price of it soon.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 March 2020)

I don't see Sony dropping the price now, that would just hamper the sales of the PS5 at this point in time. And right now, sales are dropping fast, essentially losing 100k a week globally per week, so it doesn't look like the PS4 will have that long legs, either.

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trunkswd Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 March 2020)

I'm not sure it would effect PS5 sales that much. People willing to spend $500 on a console at launch are very different from those that spend $200 on a console years after launch when there is a backlog of games.

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I agree with Bofferbrauer2. PS4 will narrow the gap, but it won't pass the Wii in the end. XB1 has taken away too many of its potential sales in North America. Many of those people waiting for a cheap PS4 bought either an XB1 or a Switch.

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ireadtabloids Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 March 2020)

Wii to win by about 3 million, but the legs of the PS4 have been impressive.

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