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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - January 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - January 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 March 2022 / 2,513 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 European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in December 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 Europe - January 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - January 2022

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 130,671 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,695,927 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,548,141 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 27,452,638

Wii Total Sales: 29,000,779

January 2022 is the 59th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch caught up by 130,671units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.70 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 1.55 million units.

The 97th month for the Nintendo Switch is January 2022 and for the Wii it is October 2011. The Switch has sold 27.45 million units, while the Wii sold 29.00 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 53.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 6.43 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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7 Comments
DaAndy (on 05 March 2022)

Switch should surpass Wii Lifetime numbers latest during Q2/2023, i guess. (calender year)

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Podings (on 07 March 2022)

What's really missing in Nintendo's presence this time around is the immense DS numbers.

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Mar1217 (on 06 March 2022)

My prediction is that Mario Strikers will be quite the desirable game in Europe mainly and will be one of these evergreen titles that'll also push hardware adoption faster. Meaning the Wii's domination will be at it's end soon

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Podings (on 07 March 2022)

Once again a mislabled graph to start off with! :v

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Slownenberg (on 06 March 2022)

Europe should probably be passed early 2023, a bit after it gets passed in the US, and then the Switch domination of the Wii shall be complete.

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siebensus4 (on 05 March 2022)

Same as in the US. Switch is a good margin behind Wii, although it has surpassed Wii in worldwide sales due to better sales in rest of the world.

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Eagle367 (on 05 March 2022)

Just a matter of time honestly

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