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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - June 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 August 2021 / 2,158 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 - June 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - June 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - June 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 259,023 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,749,946 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,681,329 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 22,756,997

Wii Total Sales: 27,438,326

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch caught up by 259,023 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.75 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.68 million units.

The 52nd month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2021 and for the Wii it is March 2011. The Switch has sold 22.76 million units, while the Wii sold 27.44 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 42.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 11.12 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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2 Comments
Mnementh (on 10 August 2021)

Switch won about 2 million against Wii over the last year. But the remaining gap is still 5 million. Wii is in the phase to cool down though, but maybe Switch is too? Maybe not. If Switch can keep up the pace from last year, it may close the gap by 3 million this time and then it seems doable to overtake the Wii. But if Switch starts to slow down as Wii did, it may never overtake Wii. I guess we'll see how it goes. Interesting fight either way.

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Darwinianevolution Mnementh (on 10 August 2021)

The Switch's lifespan is also going to be a very big factor. Nintendo doesn't seem to want the Switch replaced any time soon, and if the Switch gets one or two years more without a successor than the Wii, it will certainly beat it.

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