PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes Gap in August 2020 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 21 September 2020 / 2,836 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 PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii.
PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:
Gap change in latest month: 171,089 - PS4
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,498,569 - PS4
Total Lead: 7,160,792
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 33,982,521
Wii Total Sales: 41,143,313
August 2020 is the 82nd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 171,089 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.50 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.16 million units.
Both consoles launched in November in the US. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holidays for the two consoles do lineup.
The 82nd month for the PlayStation 4 is August 2020, while for the Wii it is August 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 33.98 million units, while the Wii sold 41.14 million units during the same timeframe.
The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 7.72 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the Wii.
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