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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2021 / 3,577 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 - July 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 90,275 - Wii

Total Lead: 267,499 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,436,928

Wii Total Sales: 10,169,429

July 2021 is the ninth 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 90,275 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 267,499 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10.44 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 10.17 million units. Month nine for the PlayStation 5 is July 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is July 2007.

The Nintendo Wii did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 10 where it had sold 11.25 million units.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 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
xMetroid (on 20 August 2021)

Y'all acting like Wii was available in mass and had full stock. Might not have been has bad as the PS5, but it was hard to find for years.

  • +14
icykai (on 20 August 2021)

Battle for the fastest to 20 mil lets go!

  • +7
SvenTheTurkey icykai (on 20 August 2021)

Going to be close but I think the shortages are going to hold the ps5 back.

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icykai SvenTheTurkey (on 20 August 2021)

I think it can get there by the end of the year, so around 14-15 months. Doable.

  • +5
SvenTheTurkey icykai (on 21 August 2021)

Maybe. Like I said, it's going to be close. I'm just leaning towards the Wii for now.

  • +1
Juanita (on 20 August 2021)

Without the chip problem, the PS5 would be over 20 million.
Edit: 30 mio.

  • +4
SvenTheTurkey Juanita (on 20 August 2021)

Doubtful. That's just unrealistic in this timeframe.

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Mnementh Juanita (on 21 August 2021)

LOL. Without the shortages Wii would have been over 30 million at this point. :-P

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siebensus4 Juanita (on 21 August 2021)

The Wii is/was the fastest selling console of all-time. It reached 14m after 52 weeks and also suffered from shortages.

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Qwark siebensus4 (on 21 August 2021)

Depends on which milestone you choose as it stands now the PS5 is the fastest selling console to 10 million units and the PS4 managed to get to the 100 million mark first, soon to be overtaken by the Switch.

But many milestones will remain in Wii is procession for a long time.

  • -1
2zosteven Juanita (on 23 August 2021)

without the pandemic they demand would not be so high

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siebensus4 (on 23 August 2021)

If I go to tools/hardware by date and add all Wii numbers, I get 10,702,249 units for Wii in the same week when PS5 reaches 10,436,928. The 10,169,429 units for Wii is actually the number from week 36 instead of week 38. So you are comparing the sales until week 36 for Wii and sales until week 38 for PS5, which is a bit misleading. Wii should be 265'321 units ahead PS5 launch aligned. Correct me if I'm wrong ^^ I think this happens if you compare months instead of weeks, which not so accurate. But maybe you should use the same week for making a comparison of the month. Otherwise it's not fair.

  • -2
siebensus4 (on 21 August 2021)

Wii sold +250k every week in August, so we should get close to a cross in August 2021.

  • -3
Mnementh (on 20 August 2021)

PS5 doesn't have the staying power of the Wii :-P

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Mnementh Mnementh (on 21 August 2021)

Woohoo, my harmless somewhat joking comment about the somewhat better momentum Wii had at this point seems to hit people hard if they want to downvote me. LOL.

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SvenTheTurkey Mnementh (on 21 August 2021)

I tried to save you. But it was too little too late. Lol.

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