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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021

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

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.

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 915,331 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,535,549 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,108,253 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 25,468,055

Wii Total Sales: 28,576,308

November 2021 is the 57th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch caught up by 915,331 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.54 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.11 million units.

The 57th month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2021 and for the Wii it is August 2011. The Switch has sold 25.47 million units, while the Wii sold 28.58 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 49.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 8.41 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Europe's the main region where Switch still has room for improvement. Hopefully Nintendo pushes to grow their market there and in the process surpass the Wii.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe in March 2007, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 373,932 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 667,396 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,785,829 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 25,468,055

PS3 Total Sales: 22,682,226

November 2021 is the 57th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead over the PS3 by 373,932 when you align the consoles launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 667,396 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 2.79 million units.

The 57th month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is November 2021 and for the PlayStation 3 it is November 2011. The Switch has sold 25.47 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 22.68 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 62.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 9.52 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.



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It's funny, looking at the comparison to the Wii I thought 35mil would be great for the Switch in the end. Looking at this comparison it looks like it should at least reach 40mil in Europe.



Beating a Sony home console is Europe is a big achievement; at this point Switch vs PS3 will pretty much come down entirely to legs; PS3 had very long ones. Will the Switch too?



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Wii performance in the US and Europe was extraordinary, Rest of the World and Japan, not so much.



Is there any interest in making a gap chart for when Switch overtakes PSP in the Rest of the World category of the platform totals?
I don’t think a monthly chart would be very interesting as it’s been a slow forgone conclusion for a while now, but it would be interesting to see where in time those two consoles comparatively sold well in those regions.

I didn’t expect a Nintendo console would ever surpass PSP in those regions so its amazing to see Nintendo on their way to doing it.



ireadtabloids said:

Is there any interest in making a gap chart for when Switch overtakes PSP in the Rest of the World category of the platform totals?
I don’t think a monthly chart would be very interesting as it’s been a slow forgone conclusion for a while now, but it would be interesting to see where in time those two consoles comparatively sold well in those regions.

I didn’t expect a Nintendo console would ever surpass PSP in those regions so its amazing to see Nintendo on their way to doing it.

That wouldn't make sense. Rest of the world is not a set region. It changes. What you see as rest of the world now is not the same as what you saw 10 years ago.



I’m aware that there’s the possibility that these markets fluctuate and change more than the other established dominant regions.
Brazil has had some fascinating booms and busts over the years, and some countries lose the infrastructure to participate.
China eases their games console ban to something that allows the sale of an official product etc.

However I’m still interested in seeing something done with the remainder column called Rest of the World if possible.

If your hypothesis is that such a chart would have too many variables so as to be impossible to show clear trends, and my hypothesis is that it would be interesting and enjoyable then I have much more to gain from a nonsensical chart than you do.

So I guess I am sorry to have wasted your time with my unlikely proposal more than anyone else here.