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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - January 2024

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - January 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2024 / 9,949 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 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 136,820 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 867,806 - PS5

Total Lead: 11,996,703 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 54,173,963

Wii Total Sales: 66,170,666

January 2024 is the 39th 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 0.14 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Nintendo Wii by 0.87 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 12.00 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 54.17 million units in 39 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 66.17 million units. Month 39 for the PlayStation 5 is January 2024 and for the Nintendo Wii it is January 2010.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 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 47.46 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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hellobion2 (on 03 March 2024)

Wii did really good

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mjk45 hellobion2 (on 03 March 2024)

Yes it did , this graph will get interesting toward month 72 where the Wii flatlines , iirc PS4 was in a similar position, doing ok during the year but losing out to the holiday sales of the Wii ,but its post 72 month sales performance allowed it to surpass the Wii it will be interesting to see if the PS5 can replicate the Ps4's sales post 6th year sales .

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hellobion2 mjk45 (on 04 March 2024)

Thanks for helping explain the graph too me. Sometimes I get confused by this graphs at times.

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mjk45 hellobion2 (on 05 March 2024)

The yes it did is me replying to you , the rest is me talking about the comparison ,so no need to be sarcastic.

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firebush03 hellobion2 (on 04 March 2024)

just imagine how good Wii LTD numbers would’ve been had it not completely flatlined after four years. Seeing how it’s currently crushing PS5 (as well pretty much all other consoles at this point), it would’ve been insane.

This is an easy win for PS5 though, no doubt it’s passing Wii. Identical situation to PS4 at the moment.

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Wman1996 (on 04 March 2024)

If Wii was easier to develop for than it already was, and Nintendo put more enthusiasm in the software from 2011 onward it probably could have approached 120 million or more lifetime.
It really hit a decline after Holiday 2010. and was really weak after Holiday 2011.
PS5 is more consistent and will surpass the Wii globally at some point. The only PlayStation home console Wii ever outsold lifetime was the PS3 (its contemporary).

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siebensus4 (on 03 March 2024)

The PS4 crossed Wii in month 65 and outsold it in month 73. I think both will happen with PS5 as well, but maybe a bit later.

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2zosteven siebensus4 (on 03 March 2024)

agree, im positive the PS5 will outsell the Wii

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