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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – September 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2021 / 2,325 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 – September 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – September 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – September 2021

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 176,738 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,488,268 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,205,422 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 31,040,202

Wii Total Sales: 35,245,624

September 2021 is the 55th 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 176,738 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.49 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.21 million units.

The 55th month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2021 and for the Wii it is May 2011. The Switch has sold 31.04 million units, while the Wii sold 35.25 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 49.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 10.66 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
Kakadu18 (on 06 November 2021)

I predict Switch will end up over 45mil in the US.

  • +2
Eagle367 (on 09 November 2021)

I believe switch will win this one out in the end. It might outsell the total lifetime sales of the Wii by January 2023 I think

  • 0
Doctor_MG (on 05 November 2021)

You guys think Switch will cross the gap over the holidays?

  • 0
2zosteven Doctor_MG (on 05 November 2021)

should be close, but just a little shy do to supply shortages.

  • +5
Mnementh Doctor_MG (on 06 November 2021)

Doubtful, the gap is too big. But it should be close after the holidays, if Switch manages a good 2022 it will overtake the Wii in the US.

  • +1