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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - March 2022

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 May 2022 / 2,677 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 - March 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - March 2022

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 354,128 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,387,735 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,758,942 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 35,622,126

Wii Total Sales: 37,381,068

March 2022 is the 61st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Wii has grown its lead over the Switch when you align the launches by 354,128 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 1.39 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 1.76 million units.

The 61st month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2022 and for the Wii it is November 2011. The Switch has sold 35.62 million units, while the Wii sold 37.38 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 57.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 6.08 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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3 Comments
atma998 (on 08 May 2022)

Next holiday season should be enough to close this race.

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thevideogameninja (on 10 May 2022)

Switch sales are right there!

I think we are definitely going to see a future not too far off where Switch overtakes Wii sales. That is insane when you actually think about the juggernaut that was the Wii and all the hysteria that thing caused.

-RECORDS WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN NINJA APPROVED-

  • +1
Eagle367 (on 09 May 2022)

The switch is probably gonna outsell the wii by the end of the year

  • +1