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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.
Switch Vs. Wii Global:
Gap change in latest month: 523,868 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 3,276,914 - Switch
Total Lead: 7,955,431 - Wii
Switch Total Sales: 59,318,752
Wii Total Sales: 67,274,183
June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 523,868 units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by 3,276,914 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 7.96 million units.
The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
The 40th month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2020 and for the Wii it is February 2010. The Switch has sold 59.32 million units, while the Wii sold 67.27 million units during the same timeframe.
The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 42.31 million units to outsell the Wii.
This is one of those cases where the third graph newly added really comes in handy as it demonstrates much more than the first two that the Switch is on track to sell more in total.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)