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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 / 3,276 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments
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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yo33331 (on 05 February 2022)

So, what it turns out ? that Sony platform hasn't had big holiday boost since 2018 ...

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trunkswd yo33331 (on 05 February 2022)

Lower PS5 sales during the holiday was due to the shortages and not the lack of demand. Even on the low end I was thinking Sony could ship around 5M PS5s over the holiday quarter. Instead they only shipped 3.9M.

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yo33331 trunkswd (on 05 February 2022)

I am not saying what is the reason. Just that Sony hadn't had big holiday boost for whatever console since 2018 ..
2021 was shortages, 2020 was again shortages and the boost wasn't big as it should be, 2019 was weak for PS4, and 2018 was the last normal good holiday period for sony platform - PS4.

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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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yo33331 ShadowLink93 (on 06 February 2022)

yes.. still Sony could do a pricecut but they didn't .. anyway, I just haven't seen strong holiday period from Sony that's it. I miss the old high holiday numbers for PS console

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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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