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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2022 / 4,183 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 - February 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2022

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 110,725 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,410,652 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,394,814 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 35,034,412

Wii Total Sales: 36,429,226

February 2022 is the 60th 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 110,725 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 1.41 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 1.39 million units.

The 60th month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2022 and for the Wii it is October 2011. The Switch has sold 35.03 million units, while the Wii sold 36.43 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 54.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 6.67 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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8 Comments
Eagle367 (on 02 April 2022)

I think switch will cross this for sure.

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xMetroid (on 02 April 2022)

Wii was massive in the US and Switch will beat it by a comfortable margin. Impressive

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siebensus4 (on 01 April 2022)

The gap chart pattern suggests that both consoles will end up on par with each other. The US was Wii's most successful territory by a good margin, while Switch is successful in all parts of the world equally.

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billyboy siebensus4 (on 01 April 2022)

Eh if the switch only sells half as well for the rest of the next 12 month as it did last year (it is currently trending a much higher than half of last year) it will put it at ~40m and I seriously don't think this is the last year of the switch since we don't have a successor yet. If the next system is just a Switch 2 running new nvidia hardware (like the newly announced tegra orin) then backward compatibility is almost assured and a discounted final year of switch would probably sell well when the new system comes out and boost game sales.

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UnderwaterFunktown siebensus4 (on 01 April 2022)

Frankly, I think Switch should have this one in the bag. 6.67 millions isn't all that much at the rate the it has been going, it might even surpass it this year. After that it could very possibly move on to surpass the 360 as well.

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Bofferbrauer2 siebensus4 (on 02 April 2022)

Add The Switch sold more in the last 12 months than the Wii still has a sales reserve to fend the Switch off. 6.7M should be very doable for the Switch this year alone in the US, let alone LT.

So yeah, Switch will wind this one, too.

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CaptainExplosion (on 01 April 2022)

Can't believe it's getting that close. ^^

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