Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 18 May 2020 / 4,053 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.
This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.
Switch Vs. Wii Global:
Gap change in latest month: 6,183,651 - Wii
Gap change over last 12 months: 507,499 - Switch
Total Lead: 9,563,714 - Wii
Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445
Wii Total Sales: 64,648,159
April 2020 is the 38th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Wii grew its lead over the Switch by 6.18 million units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 507,499 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 9.56 million units.
The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore the holiday periods for the two consoles don’t lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases. The Switch has sold 55.08 million units, while the Wii sold 64.65 million units during the same timeframe.
The 38th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2020 and for the Wii it is December 2009.
The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 46.55 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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.