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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - June 2022

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 August 2022 / 2,758 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 - June 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - June 2022

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 187,804 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,205,778 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,810,096 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 36,191,164

Wii Total Sales: 39,001,260

June 2022 is the 64th 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 187,804 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.21 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.81 million units.

The 64th month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2022 and for the Wii it is February 2012. The Switch has sold 36.19 million units, while the Wii sold 39.00 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 60.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 5.51 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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4 Comments
siebensus4 (on 06 August 2022)

We should revisit the 0 baseline during Switch's next holiday season. Interesting that Switch is still behind Wii in the US, while it has already outsold Wii worldwide half a year ago.

  • +4
Podings siebensus4 (on 06 August 2022)

The Wii was a phenomenonin the US. Every institution and family restaurant had one, even if only just for bowling.

  • +4
Chicho Podings (on 06 August 2022)

Some retirement homes are still using it.

  • +4
trunkswd Chicho (on 06 August 2022)

The big difference between the Switch and Wii is in Japan. Switch has sold about 25.45M in Japan, while the Wii sold 12.77M looking at our estimates.

  • +9