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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 October 2020 / 2,261 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 – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 306,726 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 262,217 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,611,306 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

Wii Total Sales: 28,710,645

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch caught up to the Wii when you align the launches by 306,726 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 262,217 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.61 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 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2020 and for the Wii it is May 2010. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the Wii sold 28.71 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 19.60 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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4 Comments

Eagle367 (on 21 October 2020)

Hopefully switch outsells every system that's ever existed

  • +4
xMetroid (on 21 October 2020)

It really deserves to. I think if they nail the second half of it's lifetime it can achieve it.

  • +2
Bofferbrauer2 (on 21 October 2020)

From now on, the Switch should retake more and more of the Wii's lead, and just fall back a bit during the Wii's holiday seasons.

  • +2
curl-6 (on 21 October 2020)

Should play out like the classic tortoise and the hare if Nintendo keep up Switch's momentum for the long haul

  • +1