Forums - Sales Discussion - Wii vs PS4 Sales Thread: PS4 leads by 550,262 units

Hi guys, i thought it would be interesting to compare the PS4's sales with those of the Wii.

Now there are a few things to keep in mind here: The Wii launched on November 19 in North America, two weeks later in Japan and one week after that in Europe and others. Playstation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and two weeks later in Europe and others.

This means:

- Wii had a few days less of sales before the holidays and a week less in Europe.

- Playstation 4 has not launched in Japan yet.

The numbers are global sales, the weeks are the number of weeks after launch with number from VGChartz. This means Wii starts from the week endig 25th of November 2006, PS4 starts from the week ending 16th of November 2013 :

 

                   Nintendo Wii          Playstation 4

Week 1 :     529,658                     1,051,921

Week 2 :     537,879                           99,756

Week 3 :     588,973                         949,437

Week 4 :     414,732                         343,093

Week 5 :     597,968                         479,679

Week 6 :     285,571                         751,351

Week 7 :      304,147                        471,720

Week 8 :      251,498                        265,659

Week 9 :      245,435                        196,691

Week 10:     251,288                        174,938

Week 11:     231,018                        164,432

Week 12:     220,974                        175,882 

Week 13:     216,779                        160,424

Week 14:     232,912                        155,705

Week 15:     200,263                        461,405

Week 16:     181,394                          176,302

Week 17:     193,202                         132,991

Week 18:     199,293                         132,202

Week 19:     155,072                         211,579

Week 20:     187,192                         175,037                            

Week 21:     207,491                         163,867

Total:        6,232,739                       6,894,071

Current leader: PS4 by 661,332


Week 22:      235,090  

Week 23:      298,457

 

So far Playstation 4 seems to be leading. To be honest, i never expected a home console to sell faster than the combo of motion controls and Wii sports but it seems like Playstation 4 might have a chance.

I will keep this thread updated, it's going to be interesting.



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AnthonyW86 said:

While I do expect the PS4 to eventually edge out the Wii, it's going to fall pretty far behind the first few years. I think a comparison to the PS2 would make more sense.



This should be interesting. Could you show Wii sales one week ahead, so we know what to expect? :O

Watch this space - counting down to the GOTG soon

How is this comparing to the Xbox One? Is there already a thread for that?

Ps4 I s going to drop like a rock. It may outsell it lifetime but the wiis first 3 years will never be matched

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interesting thread. the PS4 sold faster at launch but i think it will sell less during the start of the year and the next few years. however i believe the PS4 will be able to edge out the Wii in total sales due to a longer life and better legs.

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I don't find it too interesting right now, both are having supply issues. Will get far more interesting as sping comes though.

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DucksUnlimited said:
AnthonyW86 said:

While I do expect the PS4 to eventually edge out the Wii, it's going to fall pretty far behind the first few years. I think a comparison to the PS2 would make more sense.

I don't know, including the Japan the PS4 should give it a run for it's money atleast until the next holiday's. Wii averaged about 200k-250k a week during most of it's first year, and the PS3 started doing 150k-200k a week when it dropped to $399/$499. I think anyone expects the PS4 to be more succesfull than the PS3 so 200K a week on average should atleast be possible right? Maybe even more.



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Interesting thread !

Wii had Wii Sports and new motion gaming to attract people

Wii will take the lead at the end, in april I think when there isn't low shipments of PS4 anymore.

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ArmGunar said:
Interesting thread !

Wii had Wii Sports and new motion gaming to attract people

Wii will take the lead at the end, in april I think when there isn't low shipments of PS4 anymore.

I don't think it will take the lead in april for the simple fact Nintendo didn't expect the Wii to sell that well so supply was very low. I reckon if they could have met demand it would have sold like 5million units in that time frame. The wii probably would have also been closer to 110million because there was alot of hype early on about motion controls and casuals were wanting to buy it. 

I may expect the WIi to take the lead perhaps 6-10months from now.