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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – April 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – April 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 June 2021 / 1,884 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 US 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 Sales Comparison in the US – April 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – April 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – April 2021

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 1,724,397 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,153,249 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,871,074 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 28,862,975

Wii Total Sales: 33,734,049

April 2021 is the 50th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Wii has grown its lead over the Switch when you align the launches by 1.72 million units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.15 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.87 million units.

The 50th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2021 and for the Wii it is December 2010. The Switch has sold 28.86 million units, while the Wii sold 33.73 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 44.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 12.84 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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4 Comments
Kakadu18 (on 10 June 2021)

I expect the Switch to surpass the Wii around month 65.

  • +2
ireadtabloids (on 10 June 2021)

I’m looking forward to the Switch fighting back. I’m expecting Switch to win this one.

  • +2
Bofferbrauer2 ireadtabloids (on 10 June 2021)

By the end of the year, Switch will pass the Wii. The main question will be wehter the Wii will pass the Switch again one last time during it's holiday season or not.

  • +3
SvenTheTurkey Bofferbrauer2 (on 11 June 2021)

Probably. Briefly.

  • +1