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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2021 / 2,544 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 - August 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 278,351 - Wii

Total Lead: 5,852 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 11,246,498

Wii Total Sales: 11,252,350

August 2021 is the 10th 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 278,351 units. The Wii is now ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 5,852 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 11.25 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is August 2007.

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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6 Comments
xMetroid (on 21 September 2021)

Wii was almost impossible to find on the market too. In the end, even if one or another could sell more, it isn't in reality.

  • +1
Tridrakious (on 20 September 2021)

Wii was becoming more readily available at this point in its lifecycle, PS5 is still struggling. Wonder how much of a gap the Wii will build up?

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siebensus4 Tridrakious (on 20 September 2021)

If I remember right, Wii had heavy stock issues in its first 2 years. New stock also sold out immediately.

  • +9
Agente42 siebensus4 (on 22 September 2021)

You are right. In The USA, Wii have severe supply problems for three years

  • -1
Tridrakious Agente42 (on 22 September 2021)

I don't think that is true. That would place the Wii in late 2009 to 2010 and I don't remember seeing supply issues for Wii around that time. I ran 2 electronics departments (moved between businesses those years and my companies had no issues ordering them.

  • +2
Agente42 Tridrakious (on 22 September 2021)

https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/nintendo-wii-supply-finally-catches-up-to-demand/ April 2009 normalized, but the holiday the stock supply had plummed again

  • -5