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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - April 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 June 2021 / 2,984 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 European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

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.

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - April 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - April 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - April 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 115,687 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,837,379 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,043,905 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 22,008,552

Wii Total Sales: 27,052,457

April 2021 is the 50th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch caught up by 115,687 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.84 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 5.04 million units.

The 50th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2021 and for the Wii it is January 2011. The Switch has sold 22.01 million units, while the Wii sold 27.05 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 40.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 11.87 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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Maluigi (on 06 June 2021)

2011 was the last good but also a first weak year of the Wii. Switch will catch up from now.

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Podings (on 07 June 2021)

This upcoming holiday season is going to be exciting!

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brute (on 06 June 2021)

The comeback is on. I foresee Switch matching launch aligned by the end of the year. Will then lose it a bit during Wii's next holiday but it will regain it in second half of 2022 and never look back.

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Chicho (on 06 June 2021)

Switch only needs to sell a decent amount for to years to win this one.

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Eagle367 (on 06 June 2021)

The switch will probably win this

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RODRIGOESEL1 (on 07 June 2021)

DS is just INSANE, the longevity of the switch can be the difference

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Kakadu18 RODRIGOESEL1 (on 07 June 2021)

This is Wii not DS.

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siebensus4 (on 06 June 2021)

What was the cause for the Wii jump in month 54?

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Mnementh siebensus4 (on 07 June 2021)

I might be off with counting the months, but this seems like the most plausible:

My first theory was Wii mini, but that didn't hit until 2012.

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HigHurtenflurst Mnementh (on 07 June 2021)

Yes UK first price drop in May 2011 (in UK there wasn't a price drop before this due to exchange rate I think, they made a bundle instead)
I think it was also the 2nd price drop in Europe. (from 200Euro down to 150)

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Kakadu18 (on 06 June 2021)

Switch can maybe reach 40mil.

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