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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2022 / 3,757 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 - December 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - December 2021

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 2,312,026 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,953,336 - Wii

Total Lead: 2,518,088 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 16,989,982

Wii Total Sales: 19,508,070

December 2021 is the 14th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 2.31 million units and by 3.95 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 2.52 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 16.99 million units in 14 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 19.51 million units. Month 14 for the PlayStation 5 is December 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is December 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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siebensus4 (on 05 February 2022)

Wii says goodbye at least for the next 3 years. Even if there are almost no shortages anymore in 2023, the gap in favor of Wii will be massive. Wii sold 340k on average every week during the upcoming 48 weeks (before the next holiday season), which should be about the double of what PS5 will be able to sell.

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Kakadu18 (on 05 February 2022)

Shortages are tough.

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Podings (on 07 February 2022)

Once again, the top chart is mislabeled. How does that keep happening? ^^

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wutanghk (on 06 February 2022)

Wii was the better console so it sold more.

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ShadowLink93 yo33331 (on 05 February 2022)

However Nintendo have had three 10m plus holidays in a row. To be fair PS4 was at the end of it's life and PS5 got screwed by unprecedented component shortages

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