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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2023

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2023 / 5,109 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 worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Wii.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2023

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2023

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - October 2023

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 252,651 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 111,228 - Wii

Total Lead: 9,099,781 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 45,366,475

Wii Total Sales: 54,466,256

October 2023 is the 36th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 0.25 million units.

In the last 12 months, the Nintendo Wii has outsold the PlayStation 5 by 0.11 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 9.10 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 45.37 million units in 36 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 54.47 million units. Month 36 for the PlayStation 5 is October 2023 and for the Nintendo Wii it is October 2009.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 60 million in month 38, 70 million in month 43, 80 million in month 50, and 90 million in month 61. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime. The PS5 is 56.26 million units behind lifetime Wii sales.

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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Shtinamin_ (on 06 December 2023)

If PS5 wants to catch up it'll need to sell at this same pace for another year (if it does it can cruise past), or sell for more than 2 years more.
PS5 will have its successor in 2028, 5 years from now, and will most likely sell for another year following. It will pass the Wii in lifetime sales, but will it pass the PS4 and GameBOY?
*edit: changed the year from 2027 to 2028. Thanks for the catch!

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Zippy6 Shtinamin_ (on 06 December 2023)

Indications are that Sony and MS were both planning 2028 to be the next generation. The PS5 has likely already passed the PS4 in launch aligned sales by the end of November. PS5 at this stage is definitely on track to sell more than the PS4 and Gameboy even if it is replaced in 2027.

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Iveyboi (on 08 December 2023)

Hard to say where PS5 is going to land. I suspect ultimately will be about the same as PS4 - and hard to say whether that's good or bad (no growth)

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super_etecoon (on 08 December 2023)

Just a little FYI, there is a spelling error in the third chart.

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siebensus4 (on 07 December 2023)

I expect a revisit of -12.5M in the gap chart. Otherwise PS5 has to beat Wii's strongest holiday season.

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