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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Gap Drops Below 5M in November 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 940,259 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 457,127 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,711,602 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 18,755,970

Wii Total Sales: 23,467,572

November 2020 is the 45th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 940,259 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 457,127 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.71 million units.

The Wii launched in December 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 45th month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2020 and for the Wii it is August 2010. The Switch has sold 18.76 million units, while the Wii sold 23.47 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 37.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 15.12 million units to outsell the Wii.

VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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