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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – June 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 August 2021 / 2,170 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 – June 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – June 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – June 2021

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 154,396 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,345,782 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,561,772 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 29,905,942

Wii Total Sales: 34,467,714

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch has shrunk the gap with the Wii when you align the launches by 154,396 million units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.35 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.56 million units.

The 52nd month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2021 and for the Wii it is February 2011. The Switch has sold 29.91 million units, while the Wii sold 34.47 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 48.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 11.79 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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9 Comments
trunkswd (on 07 August 2021)

If (most likely when at this point) the Switch tops the Wii I'll do a comparison to the Xbox 360 as it sold 45.1 million in the US, then after that the DS with its 52.8 million sold in the US.

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Agente42 trunkswd (on 08 August 2021)

Only problem for Switch is Europe. Other region is growing fast too. East Asia, Americas, Other Regions will be more presence of Nintendo.

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eddy7eddy trunkswd (on 08 August 2021)

That sounds good!

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yo33331 trunkswd (on 08 August 2021)

you can start making this comparison more like when switch is very close to the Wii's 41.70M. Not waiting till pass it. Maybe when it reaches 40M or something like that which should be by the end of next year.

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Mnementh (on 07 August 2021)

Switch can beat Wii here, as Wii is slowing down (holidays for Switch were bigger last time). So if Switch retains somewhat of it's momentum, it may close the gap.

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ireadtabloids (on 07 August 2021)

Looks like Switch will only need another year and a half to overtake Wii in the US.
Great to see Nintendo being very successful in North America again.

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Agente42 ireadtabloids (on 08 August 2021)

Only Wiiu and Gamecube don't have strong presence in US.

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ireadtabloids Agente42 (on 08 August 2021)

Ha true. USA has always been good to Nintendo since the NES days.
USA pretty much kept the Nintendo home console business afloat during the Gamecube days. That could have been a disaster without the support of North American gamers.

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2zosteven Agente42 (on 08 August 2021)

a shame for the gamecube, so many great games.

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