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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2023

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2023 / 6,131 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 - February 2023

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - February 2023

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 252,764 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,644,555 - Switch

Total Lead: 552,741 - NS

Switch Total Sales: 40,253,007

Wii Total Sales: 39,700,266

February 2023 is the 72nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 252,764 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.64 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 552,741 units.

The 72nd month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2023 and for the Wii it is October 2012. The Switch has sold 40.25 million units, while the Wii sold 39.70 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 74.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 1.45 million units to outsell the Wii in the US.


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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2 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 02 April 2023)

So the only remaining place where the Switch has yet to outsell the Wii is Europe now?

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CaptainExplosion (on 03 April 2023)

SOON!! ^^

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