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PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Barely Closes Gap in October 2020

PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Barely Closes Gap in October 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 November 2020 / 2,183 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.

PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - October 2020

PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - October 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 11,596 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,422,299 - PS4

Total Lead: 7,014,980

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 34,179,958

Wii Total Sales: 41,194,938

October 2020 is the 84th 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 11,596 units in the last month and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.42 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.01 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 84th month for the PlayStation 4 is October 2020, while for the Wii it is October 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 34.18 million units, while the Wii sold 41.19 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current PS4 sales in month 52.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 7.52 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of 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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6 Comments

B6a6es (on 21 November 2020)

its quite impressive for the PS4 to nearly close the Gap despite little to no Price-cut (mind you Wii Mini was 99$)

i dont see PS4 outselling the Wii anytime soon unless a 200$-150$ model Exists

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Darwinianevolution (on 22 November 2020)

It may end up geing really close, but with the PS5 already selling out, the PS4's just going to slow down more and more.

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Eagle367 (on 21 November 2020)

Not happening

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AFattyGamer (on 22 November 2020)

The old champion the Sony PS4 won't go down without a fight :") Although on a worldwide scale the PS4 has already surpassed the Wii.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 21 November 2020)

lets go ps4!
switch is on fiyah!

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badskywalker (on 22 November 2020)

The PS4 gaining isn't as impressive as some of the people here try to make it out to be.

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