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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Wii Lead Grows in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Wii Lead Grows in July 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2020 / 3,372 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 - Wii Lead Grows in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Wii Lead Grows in July 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Wii Lead Grows in July 2020

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 161,886 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 165,692 - Wii

Total Lead: 7,069,440 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 20,924,285

Wii Total Sales: 27,993,725

July 2020 is the 41st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Wii grew its lead over the Switch when you align the launches by 161,886 units. In the last 12 months, the Wii has outsold the Switch by 165,692 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 7.07 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 41st month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2020 and for the Wii it is March 2010. The Switch has sold 20.92 million units, while the Wii sold 27.99 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 20.78 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
TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 August 2020)

Wii was a monster, imagine if support had continued longer

  • +4
Jumpin (on 29 August 2020)

Wii was a sales beast.

  • +4
Bofferbrauer2 (on 30 August 2020)

Last big year for the Wii, after this, Switch will be in full catch-up mode. The question is, will it be able to do so or just fall short? It will be a tight race for sure!

  • +3
JSG87 (on 30 August 2020)

Unless Nintendo pulls another Animal.Crossing, it's gonna be at least month 61 at the earliest that it overtakes and that's assuming it doesn't slow down.

  • +3
Eagle367 (on 29 August 2020)

Switch can still pull this off

  • +3