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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 September 2020 / 4,520 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 worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 570,634 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,461,445 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,105,981 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962

Wii Total Sales: 69,509,943

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 570,634 units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by 5.46 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.11 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 42nd month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020 and for the Wii it is April 2010. The Switch has sold 63.40 million units, while the Wii sold 69.51 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 38.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 38.23 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
kopstudent89 (on 08 September 2020)

I had a feeling the Switch would eventually beat the Wii.. I didn't think it would make up ground like this in 2020. It might actually pass it come the holidays!

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xMetroid (on 08 September 2020)

Switch progressing incredibly well. A big boost will be coming with the next months. Might be able to catch up temporarily (and take it back mid 2021 for good).

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Bofferbrauer2 xMetroid (on 08 September 2020)

Strike that "might" and replace it with "will". The lead of the Wii is way too small now to stay ahead during the Switch's holiday season.

The Wii will then pass again with it's own holiday season, but only for 2-3 months before the Switch takes over for good.

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Ninten78 (on 10 September 2020)

2022 should outsell Wii

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Kristof81 (on 09 September 2020)

So in last 12 months Switch almost halved the gap.

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