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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - May 2021

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

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.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 557,838 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,285,968 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,388,469 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 86,323,860

Wii Total Sales: 82,935,391

May 2021 is the 51st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 557,838 units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.29 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 3.39 million units.

The 51st month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2021 and for the Wii it is January 2011. The Switch has sold 86.32 million units, while the Wii sold 82.94 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 57 where it sold 86.83 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 15.31 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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