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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2023 / 3,447 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 European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in Europe in December 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 Europe - February 2023

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 42,781 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,511,557 - Switch

Total Lead: 453,342 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 31,268,026

Wii Total Sales: 31,721,368

February 2023 is the 72nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch caught up to the Wii by 42,781 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.51 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 453,342 units.

The 72nd month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2023 and for the Wii it is November 2012. The Switch has sold 31.27 million units, while the Wii sold 31.72 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 67.

The Wii sold 33.12 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 1.85 million units to outsell the Wii in Europe.


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
Darwinianevolution (on 22 March 2023)

Almost there...

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Garrus Darwinianevolution (on 26 March 2023)

This month is the 72nd month. The Wii generation ended in Europe this month. Numbers later are not like for like.

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Jumpin Garrus (on 26 March 2023)

Not sure why your comment is getting downvotes. Weird.

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Garrus Jumpin (on 27 March 2023)

they want their console to "win" after the other console already left and was replaced by a new one, though after 6 years you might as well be comparing Switch sales versus 2 other consoles instead of just one

I'm sure Sony cares if the Switch is beating the PS4 or not, it's not like the PS5 isn't out etc.

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