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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - October 2022

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2022 / 4,154 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 - October 2022

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - October 2022

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 219,812 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,162,364 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,030,146 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 37,384,319

Wii Total Sales: 39,414,465

October 2022 is the 68th 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 219,812 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.16 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.03 million units.

The 68th month for the Nintendo Switch is October 2022 and for the Wii it is June 2012. The Switch has sold 37.38 million units, while the Wii sold 39.41 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 62.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 4.32 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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HigHurtenflurst (on 03 December 2022)

If Switch November+ December matches last year it should end this year 100-200k above the Wii.

  • +3
pikashoe (on 06 December 2022)

I think a price cut on all models and releasing a nintendo selects range for some of the older first party titles should help keep momentum strong next year.

  • +1
Podings (on 06 December 2022)

Hopefully, with Switch Sports Bowling having arrived, they should be able to beat the Wii in the US!! ^^

  • 0
jlauro (on 05 December 2022)

The could use the DS on the graph too.

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Eagle367 (on 03 December 2022)

This one should just be a matter of time

  • 0
Alistair (on 06 December 2022)

Wii generation ends in 4 months. Who cares after that. Beating someone that already retired. The Wii U is about to be released in that timeline.

  • -3
Eagle367 Alistair (on 06 December 2022)

That is a weird way to be salty with the switch mate

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