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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 April 2021 / 3,487 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 - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 405,747 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,471,829 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,656,315 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 21,046,109

Wii Total Sales: 24,702,424

February 2021 is the 48th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Wii grew its lead by 405,747 units when you align the launches of it with the Switch. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.47 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.66 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 48th month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2021 and for the Wii it is November 2010. The Switch has sold 21.05 million units, while the Wii sold 24.70 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 38.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 12.75 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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13 Comments
Kakadu18 (on 07 April 2021)

I think the Switch can do it, this the last big holiday season for the Wii and it was way smaller than the two previous ones. The Switch will catch up after that.

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xMetroid (on 07 April 2021)

I think the Switch can surpass the Wii in the end. Sales have been doing much better in Europe over the years. I do think a price cut is needed there. Wii will have it's last big holiday and then will start free falling. Switch will have another stellar year to tighten up the gap and should be able to come out on top in the next years.

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Genuine (on 07 April 2021)

Switch ain't looking back

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lombrico (on 07 April 2021)
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eddy7eddy DFR352 (on 07 April 2021)

Oh no, not here please

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