Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - April 2021 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2021 / 4,072 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 PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. 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.
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.
Switch Vs. Wii Global:
Gap change in latest month: 3,319,684 - Wii
Gap change over last 12 months: 11,568,745 - Switch
Total Lead: 2,974,631 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 84,880,177
Wii Total Sales: 81,905,546
April 2021 is the 50th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Wii has caught up by 3.32 million units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Switch. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.57 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 2.97 million units.
The 50th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2021 and for the Wii it is December 2010. The Switch has sold 84.88 million units, while the Wii sold 81.91 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 55 where it sold 85.46 million units.
The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 16.75 million units to outsell the Wii.
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