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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2023 / 4,067 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 - August 2023

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 204,810 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,719,618 - Switch

Total Lead: 742,065 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 33,107,415

Wii Total Sales: 32,365,350

August 2023 is the 78th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch outsold the Wii by 204,810 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 3.72 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 742,065 units.

The 78th month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2023 and for the Wii it is May 2013. The Switch has sold 33.11 million units, while the Wii sold 32.37 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 105.

The Wii sold 33.12 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 0.02 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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CourageTCD (on 26 September 2023)

Despite the minimal gap between them, we're still gonna have a final Sales Comparison next month, aren't we?

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XtremeBG (on 26 September 2023)

Where did the Switch vs PS4 in europe go ? It was last updated in march

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xXMatapuercas3000Xx (on 26 September 2023)

Well, this is it, that was a good run not gonna lie, it is hard to believe the Hybrid still has more legs, my prediction is the Switch will sell another 2M million in Europe before the end of its lifecycle.

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It can probably sell 2M in the holiday season alone

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super_etecoon xXMatapuercas3000Xx (on 26 September 2023)

I think that's a bit conservative. I don't think the Switch will make up any more positions on the Europe leaderboard, but I don't believe 35 million will be the ceiling for the region.

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Bofferbrauer2 super_etecoon (on 27 September 2023)

If it has good enough legs, then the Gameboy might still a possibility, but it won't get any further than that for sure.

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super_etecoon Bofferbrauer2 (on 27 September 2023)

For sure. I’m definitely not betting against the Switch and Nintendo. They (and we) are in uncharted territory with this one. It’s still a big mystery whether they’ll continue marketing the Switch post-Switch 2 and how aggressive that marketing might be. But just on the current pricing/popularity/momentum there’s still quite a bit of gas in the tank.

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Slownenberg xXMatapuercas3000Xx (on 28 September 2023)

ummm 2m more in its life? It'll do more than that by the end of this year. It should sell at least 5m more lifetime.

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