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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - May 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 June 2022 / 2,420 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 - May 2022

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 1,060,922 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,024,611 - Wii

Total Lead: 7,096,658 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 20,003,979

Wii Total Sales: 27,100,637

May 2022 is the 19th 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 1.06 million units.

In the last 12 months, the Nintendo Wii has outsold the PlayStation 5 by 8.02 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 7.10 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 20.00 million units in 19 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 27.10 million units. Month 19 for the PlayStation 5 is May 2022 and for the Nintendo Wii it is May 2008.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 30 million in month 21, 40 million in month 26, and 50 million in month 32. 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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 27 June 2022)

Initially, I assumed PS5 would win this in the end but with ongoing supply issues, hitting 100 million isn't guaranteed.

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PS5 will hit 100 million easily.

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Chicho DialgaMarine (on 27 June 2022)

80 million very likely 100 maybe.

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It depends how quickly the supply issues are resolved and how long this generation ends up lasting.

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mjk45 SuperNintend0rk (on 30 June 2022)

I feel it will still reach 100 million but the ongoing supply issues have made reaching the 117 million or so needed to pass the PS4 hard because while at the moment a strong rebound means reaching 100 million or even passing the PS4 is still not out of the question, with every passing month it takes to get supply on track the smaller that rebound will be and that's the unknown factor in where the PS5 numbers end up.

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SuperNintend0rk mjk45 (on 01 July 2022)

That seems like a reasonable prediction. I think it will end up somewhere between the PS3 and PS4.

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