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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 February 2022 / 3,854 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 - December 2021

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 4,553,287 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 10,138,445 - Switch

Total Lead: 14,702,417 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 102,020,798

Wii Total Sales: 87,318,381

December 2021 is the 58th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 4.55 million units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 10.14 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 14.70 million units.

The 58th month for the Nintendo Switch is December 2021 and for the Wii it is August 2011. The Switch has sold 102.02 million units, while the Wii sold 87.32 million units during the same timeframe.

As VGChartz previously reported, the Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii. The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 30 January 2022)


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CourageTCD (on 30 January 2022)

Well, this is it. Now Wii can rest in peace and pass the torch of Nintendo's best selling home console game to the hybrid Switch

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Kakadu18 (on 30 January 2022)

This looks so satisfying.

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eddy7eddy (on 30 January 2022)

Is this the last sales comparison between Swiitch and Wi?

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Kakadu18 eddy7eddy (on 30 January 2022)

Yes, the Switch outsold the Wii.

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Kristof81 (on 31 January 2022)
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Kakadu18 Kristof81 (on 31 January 2022)

The Wii ran fast, but the Switch runs faster.

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