Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Keeps Up With Wii in August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Keeps Up With Wii in August 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2020 / 3,476 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 Keeps Up With Wii August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Keeps Up With Wii August 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Keeps Up With Wii August 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 60,811 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 79,819 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,126,931 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 16,698,636

Wii Total Sales: 22,825,567

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 60,811 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 79,819 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.13 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 42nd month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020 and for the Wii it is May 2010. The Switch has sold 16.70 million units, while the Wii sold 22.83 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 17.18 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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3 Comments

Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 September 2020)

Switch already starting to close the gap, but that will take some time to finally come to fruition.


Mnementh (on 28 September 2020)

In europe Switch has now the bigger momentum actually. You can compare it to the crazy momentum over the year that Wii had in year 2. It is still an extremely big gap to close.


Eagle367 (on 28 September 2020)

Hopefully switch beats the Wii in every single region