Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2020 / 4,624 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 Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 523,868 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,276,914 - Switch

Total Lead: 7,955,431 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 59,318,752

Wii Total Sales: 67,274,183

June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 523,868 units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by 3,276,914 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 7.96 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 40th month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2020 and for the Wii it is February 2010. The Switch has sold 59.32 million units, while the Wii sold 67.27 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 42.31 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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6 Comments

Bofferbrauer2 (on 12 July 2020)

This is the last year with decent sales for the Wii, sales will start to crash down in Summer and will drop below 150k weekly in early fall. Switch will soon start to catch up fast as the Wii falters. Switch will get past during it's holiday season, but the Wii will have a last hurrah with it's own holiday season. But that one will be short-lived and the Switch will gobble up the little lead the Wii built up in it's 2010 holiday season, pass the Wii and never look back.


YanisFromFrance (on 12 July 2020)

Wii did sold more than 100M , I think Switch will make 120M


Ryng (on 12 July 2020)

130M or more


  • +5
SKMBlake (on 12 July 2020)

Month 46 will be when the Switch will pass the Wii numbers


xMetroid (on 12 July 2020)

I also think too, Wii might catch up after the holiday but then Switch will catch up again for good.


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JSG87 (on 12 July 2020)

It's looking more and more likely that the Switch is gonna pass the Wii.