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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2024

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 April 2024 / 4,778 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: 181,997 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 643,083 - PS5

Total Lead: 11,802,206 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 55,471,977

Wii Total Sales: 67,274,183

February 2024 is the 40th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Wii by 0.18 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Nintendo Wii by 0.64 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 11.80 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 55.47 million units in 40 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 67.27 million units. Month 40 for the PlayStation 5 is February 2024 and for the Nintendo Wii it is February 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 46.16 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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10 Comments
G2ThaUNiT (on 08 April 2024)

The PS5 is 11 million units behind the Wii?!? I still think it has a good chance of catching it. When Wii sales started to slow down, they REALLY slowed down lol

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2zosteven G2ThaUNiT (on 08 April 2024)

the PS5 should easily pass the Wii

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mjk45 2zosteven (on 08 April 2024)

I agree with both of you with all things being equal the obvious scenario is PS5 following in the footsteps of the PS4 with the same pattern of gaining ground in the first 3 quarters of the year only to lose it all and more during the holidays until the Wii starts to flatline around week 76 giving then considerable yearly gains till at the end of the gen like the PS4 it has created a nice lead.

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firebush03 (on 08 April 2024)

If only the Wii had legs…would’ve probably sold about as well as the DS, if not more!

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Shtinamin_ firebush03 (on 09 April 2024)

Honestly, if it had legs, I could see it only getting near PS4 & GB/GBC numbers.

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firebush03 Shtinamin_ (on 09 April 2024)

Only 20mil more? The Wii was pretty much dead by its fifth holiday, and keep in mind that most (modern) consoles go strong up through until the sixth or even seventh holiday. I think minimum 30-40mil would make the most sense.

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Shtinamin_ firebush03 (on 09 April 2024)

Yep year 6 was gonna sell 7-8M more max. And year 7 was gonna sell maybe 4-6M more considering the WiiU came out and is about 1 year old during that year. And year 8 would drop to maybe selling 3M more. Nintendo usually shuts an old console out of the market by like the 2nd year of the new console.
What games came out that wouldve boosted it?

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firebush03 Shtinamin_ (on 09 April 2024)

I see your point. I guess I’m more assuming the instance where Nintendo actually had games to release besides SMG2 and Skyward Sword; otherwise, I don’t see how the Wii’s legs could’ve lasted. You’d also need to factor that year 4+5 would’ve seen boosts to sales if legs were longer.

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Podings firebush03 (on 09 April 2024)

The Wii killed itself with its success.
They sold them as fast as they could make them the first three years, but the vast majority were bought by people with no intention of buying any traditional games. So by the time there was a decent adoption among core gamers, there was noone making games for them. And when some good core game did arrive towards the end, gamers had stopped expecting them.

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rapsuperstar31 firebush03 (on 09 April 2024)

I remember the Wii Music presentation being their big E3 game kind of killing my enthusiasm for the system. There were still good games after that, but that was kind of the beginning of the end in my mind.

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