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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2021 / 2,830 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 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 - July 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 859,070 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,653,379 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,644,679 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 89,038,722

Wii Total Sales: 84,394,043

July 2021 is the 53rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 859,070 units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.65 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 4.64 million units.

The 53rd month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2021 and for the Wii it is March 2011. The Switch has sold 89.04 million units, while the Wii sold 84.39 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 61 where it sold 90.21 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 12.49 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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5 Comments
Eagle367 (on 16 August 2021)

Just a matter of time

  • +9
Kakadu18 Eagle367 (on 16 August 2021)

A few months.

  • +4
SvenTheTurkey Kakadu18 (on 17 August 2021)

Yeah. By the end of the year for sure.

  • +4
progstarmac (on 17 August 2021)

This is over already

  • +6
DitchPlaya (on 18 August 2021)

All this means is that the cliff has been delayed.

  • 0