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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Switch Closes the Gap in June 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.
Switch Vs. Wii US:
Gap change in latest month: 71,816 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 360,789 - Wii
Total Lead: 6,852,492 - Wii
Switch Total Sales: 20,519,720
Wii Total Sales: 27,372,212
June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 71,816 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by 360,789 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.85 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 20.52 million units, while the Wii sold 27.37 million units during the same timeframe.
The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 21.18 million units to outsell the Wii.
Even all these years later, it's crazy how much of a beast the Wii was. Even with Nintendo dropping the ball in its last two years, it's first four were monstrous.
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)