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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 13,316 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 PlayStation 5 and Wii.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 334,674 - Wii

Total Lead: 554,279 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 9,600,029

Wii Total Sales: 9,045,750

June 2021 is the eighth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 334,674 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 554,279 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 9.60 million units in eighth months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 9.05 million units. Month eight for the PlayStation 5 is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is June 2017.

The Nintendo Wii did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month nine where it had sold 10.17 million units.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 10 million units sold in month nine, 20 million in month 15, 30 million in month 21, and 40 million in month 26. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.


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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17 Comments
trunkswd (on 30 July 2021)

I have to thank multiple people for suggesting this sales comparison. The Wii is one of the fastest-selling consoles in history, so it will be cool to see how well the PS5 can keep up with it over the next few years.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 30 July 2021)

Thanks for listening to suggestions! I'd love to see PS5 vs PS2 but since monthly PS2 sales aren't available, PS5 vs DS would be the next closest comparison to the best selling console of all time.

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Amnesia SuperNintend0rk (on 30 July 2021)

We have every ship. quarter, but the PS2 is an annoying curve versus every others, it is very slow and endless.

  • +1
SuperNintend0rk Amnesia (on 30 July 2021)

True, he could do a quarterly comparison but that would only be shipments. I still think PS5 vs DS would be very interesting to follow, especially once the Lite comes into play.

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 30 July 2021)

PS5 is going to be miles ahead of PS2 for a long time. The PS2 had some insane legs. Its sales weren't anywhere near PS5 at launch.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 30 July 2021)

Good point. Pretty sure the same applies to the DS until the Lite releases.

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Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 30 July 2021)

Even the Switch was ahead of the DS at first.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 30 July 2021)

Yup but almost nothing can keep pace with DS once the Lite kicks in.

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siebensus4 trunkswd (on 01 August 2021)

Thank you so much for adding this sales comparison! I very appreciate it ^^

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icykai (on 30 July 2021)

A good comparison for speed selling, will be a good watch. Thank you.

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Juanita (on 30 July 2021)

N1 Sony!

  • +5
Manlytears (on 30 July 2021)

it's impressive how Wii sales just stoped at some point. The thing holds amazing numbers, unmatched at the time, but then it just "dies" and stop selling.

  • +4
TheWalrusCaesar (on 30 July 2021)

I imagine with supply constraints and the insane momentum of the Wii, the PS5 will inevitably fall behind it soon enough but I also imagine its curve wont flatten like the Wii’s

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Trentonater TheWalrusCaesar (on 31 July 2021)

The ps5 isn't in poor supply it is just lower than the demand. Demand at this point is completely unprecedented. Without a disaster there is never going to be a dip in ps5 sales in the next few years.

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Greenfox (on 30 July 2021)

A much-needed comparison. Incredible how the two consoles run. It seems that PS5 made a much bigger initial step forward, but that Wii is moving a little bit faster. It will be interesting to see how the two consoles react at Christmas, to clearly define who is in the lead.

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Wman1996 (on 31 July 2021)

While I don't think the PS5 is touching the DS or PS2 (and won't outsell the Switch either), I expect it to outsell the Wii in the long term. Wii took a hit in 2010 and then fell from there.

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Jumpin (on 31 July 2021)

Although, I’d have aligned the sales to the worldwide launch rather than the US launch that came out a month earlier, because now the Wii won’t pass PS5 until a month after it really did. :D

There is justification, aligning the launches comes closest to the worldwide launch.

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