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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in July 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 August 2020 / 2,889 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 European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in July 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 280,333 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 22,987 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,187,742 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 16,339,542

Wii Total Sales: 22,527,284

July 2020 is the 41st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 280,33 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 22,987 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.19 million units.

The Wii launched in December 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 41st month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2020 and for the Wii it is April 2010. The Switch has sold 16.34 million units, while the Wii sold 22.53 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 17.54 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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13 Comments
Mnementh (on 27 August 2020)

Interesting. So far the Wii had the better momentum, this is the first year the Switch starts to have better momentum in the year. The past holidays the Wii outdid the Switch holidays shortly after. It will be interesting to see if this holiday period will be different. If yes, then Switch may have a shot at overtaking the Wii. But it will be a difficult thing, because the coming holiday is still pretty big for Wii.

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Slownenberg (on 26 August 2020)

I think Switch will over take it between week 66 and 71, and beat it by a few million.

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Jumpin (on 26 August 2020)

Wii is the Viking of consoles!!!! Because it, uh, ravaged Europe for a period of time in the past... Like a Viking!!!!! Grrrrr!!!!

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Norion (on 26 August 2020)

I could see this going either way which is a good sign since the Switch has a shot of becoming the 5th best selling system ever in Europe but either way it should do over 30 million at least and get into the top 8.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 26 August 2020)

This one will get very interesting. Switch is starting to catch up, but will it be enough to reclaim the 6M lead of the Wii?

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lombrico (on 29 August 2020)

Switch is buoyed also who want play on TV, Wii is only a home console, the gap is more than this

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Eagle367 (on 27 August 2020)

Now this is a race. Even though the Wii is leading, it was too front loaded and switch could overtake it or not. Either way it's gonna be exciting to watch and I hope the switch pulls through

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DaAndy (on 26 August 2020)

Somehow I feel like Switch will not overtake Wii in Europe. I know it actually makes not a lot of sense. Just a feeling^^

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badskywalker lombrico (on 28 August 2020)

I rarely downvote a comment, but when I do, it is always someone who spammed it.

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