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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2021 / 4,626 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 Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,015,998 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,623,183 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,505,620 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 80,370,221

Wii Total Sales: 73,864,601

February 2021 is the 48th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch has grown its lead by 1.02 million units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 9.62 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 6.51 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 48th month for the Nintendo Switch is February and for the Wii it is October 2010. The Switch has sold 80.37 million units, while the Wii sold 73.86 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 21.26 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 17 March 2021)

Doesn't seem like the lines are going to meet again though they should get close at the end of Wiis december. After that Switch will soar.

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DaAndy UnderwaterFunktown (on 17 March 2021)

Switch needs roughly 1.8 milion within the next 2 month to keep the lead after Wii 2010 holiday. That will happen for sure. No way Switch will be selling less unless very very strange things happen.

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UnderwaterFunktown DaAndy (on 18 March 2021)

Indeed should be no problem for the Switch

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 March 2021)

switch is unstoppable then add that "switch pro" its going to refresh the legz again!

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Original LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 March 2021)

New switch not pro

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kopstudent89 (on 17 March 2021)

From 12 million down to 6 million up. What a roller coaster year it's been for the Switch!

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Stuart23 (on 17 March 2021)

Just a bit more and the Wii graph becomes a straight line. That is when the party starts for real for the Switch.

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Original (on 18 March 2021)

Switch ain't looking back anymore

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