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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - May 2022

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2022 / 3,705 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 - May 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - May 2022

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 105,835 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,113,268 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,942,900 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 35,854,333

Wii Total Sales: 38,797,233

May 2022 is the 63rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch has caught up with the Wii when you align the launches by 105,835 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.11 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.94 million units.

The 63rd month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2022 and for the Wii it is January 2012. The Switch has sold 35.85 million units, while the Wii sold 38.80 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 58.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 5.85 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 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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5 Comments
CaptainExplosion (on 01 July 2022)

The gap is closing. ^^

  • +11
Eagle367 (on 01 July 2022)

Switch will win this

  • +7
siebensus4 (on 01 July 2022)

Almost perfect symmetry in the gap chart.

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Alistair (on 01 July 2022)

The Wii U launched 6 years after the Wii, and the Switch has almost been out for 6 years, the numbers will get kind of meaningless soon. The Wii was ahead during its entire lifespan, where it ends up after the Wii was replaced is kind of besides the point. (after 72 months)

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