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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 November 2021 / 1,909 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 - October 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 332,070 - PS5

Total Lead: 389,319 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 13,869,005

Wii Total Sales: 13,479,686

October 2021 is the 12th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Wii by 332,070 units. The PlayStation 5 is now ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 389,319 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 13.87 million units in 12 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 13.48 million units. Month 12 for the PlayStation 5 is October 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is October 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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4 Comments
icykai (on 19 November 2021)

Still in the positive BABY!

  • +8
2zosteven (on 20 November 2021)

longs ways to go for PS5 but should easily pass wii

  • +7
siebensus4 (on 20 November 2021)

Chip shortages continue next year and Wii should have a pretty large gap as leader in one year.

  • +3
KratosLives (on 22 November 2021)

I wonder if the shortages of consoles next year will effect sales numbers or number of releases next year.

  • 0