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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - March 2024

PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - March 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 May 2024 / 3,352 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: 39,972 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 100,373 - PS5

Total Lead: 11,758,878 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 56,894,112

Wii Total Sales: 68,652,990

March 2024 is the 41st 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 39,972 units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Nintendo Wii by 0.10 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 11.76 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 56.89 million units in 41 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 68.65 million units. Month 41 for the PlayStation 5 is March 2024 and for the Nintendo Wii it is March 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 44.74 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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1 Comments
Wman1996 (on 09 May 2024)

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Wii was replaced 6 years after launch and had some weak final years before replacement and after. PS5 will likely be replaced in 2027 or 2028 and not fall so hard before it's replaced.

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