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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 November 2021 / 2,886 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 - October 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,539,142 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,290,461 - Switch

Total Lead: 7,397,659 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 93,702,538

Wii Total Sales: 86,304,879

October 2021 is the 56th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 1.54 million units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.29 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 7.40 million units.

The 56th month for the Nintendo Switch is October 2021 and for the Wii it is June 2011. The Switch has sold 93.70 million units, while the Wii sold 86.30 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 63 where it sold 94.05 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 7.93 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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8 Comments
CourageTCD (on 20 November 2021)

Switch is about to pass Wii and PS and reach the top 5 most sold videogame!

  • +9
Mnementh (on 21 November 2021)

And with that Switch just beat Wii's last semi-big holidays. Wii has nothing left at this point. Switch looks like it still has about 30M at least in the tank.

  • +7
SKMBlake (on 21 November 2021)

Road to 150 million

  • +6
javi741 (on 21 November 2021)

This will be the last month of the Wii holding the title of Nintendo's bestselling home console ever before the Switch inevitably passes it by the end of December.

  • +3
xMetroid (on 20 November 2021)

1 month-ish and it's over

  • +2
trunkswd xMetroid (on 20 November 2021)

Switch should surpass the Wii in the second half of December.

  • +11
progstarmac (on 21 November 2021)

This is over already

  • +1
KLAMarine (on 21 November 2021)

Lift off. We have lift off.

  • +1