Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Tops 5M in January 2021 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 16 February 2021 / 4,076 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 Global:
Gap change in latest month: 952,370 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 8,140,817 - Switch
Total Lead: 5,454,542 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 78,631,440
Wii Total Sales: 73,176,898
January 2021 is the 47th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch has grown its lead by 952,370 units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 8.14 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 5.45 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 47th month for the Nintendo Switch is January 2021 and for the Wii it is September 2010. The Switch has sold 78.63 million units, while the Wii sold 73.18 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 50.
The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 23.00 million units to outsell the Wii.
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