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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 2,076 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

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

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

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

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 71,816 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 360,789 - Wii

Total Lead: 6,852,492 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 20,519,720

Wii Total Sales: 27,372,212

June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 71,816 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 360,789 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.85 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 20.52 million units, while the Wii sold 27.37 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 21.18 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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5 Comments

Jumpin (6 days ago)

The Wii was fire incarnate.


Eagle367 (6 days ago)

O think the switch has got this but we'll see


Mati_Intrieri (5 days ago)

Wii sales dropped when PSMove and Kinect came out, will it be the same when we got PS5 and XSX?


Original (5 days ago)

Nope Wii came out in 2006 and ps3 and 360 came out 2007 and even in 2010 Wii kept beating PS3 and 360 by big margin even in it's lifetime Wii sold 101 mill and ps3 sold 88.7 mill


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Vertigo-X (3 days ago)

Original... The 360 came out in November 2005 while the PS3 came out in November 2006.


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