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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - November 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - November 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 January 2022 / 2,772 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 – November 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – November 2021

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 952,301 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,191,218 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,895,209 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 32,881,724

Wii Total Sales: 35,776,933

November 2021 is the 57th 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 952,301 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.19 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.90 million units.

The 57th month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2021 and for the Wii it is July 2011. The Switch has sold 32.88 million units, while the Wii sold 35.78 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 50.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 8.82 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
Eagle367 (on 06 January 2022)

Switch will win this by the end of 2022

  • +5
SKMBlake (on 06 January 2022)

It's over Wiinikin, Switchi-wan has the high ground

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Jumpin (on 07 January 2022)

I’m going to take a more conservative guess and say Switch will pass Wii in the US in 2023. I actually didn’t realize the Wii managed to stay strong for an extra year in the US compared to the other markets. Did the Just Dance craze drive new hardware? Or was this more linked to continued Mario Kart and NSMB success?

  • +2
Kakadu18 Jumpin (on 07 January 2022)

NSMBWii lead to the biggest sales for any console in a single month in the US ever, but that was 2009. Idk how much it pushed hardware beyond 2010.

  • +1
siebensus4 (on 06 January 2022)

Gap chart suggests a target between -2.0 to -0.5m in December due to previous support/resistance levels. So no cross expected yet.

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