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Switch vs Wii sales comparison in Europe

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William D’Angelo
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VGChartz’s series of sales comparison articles are updated monthly and each focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware numbers. Charts include comparisons between PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and the Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are items based on our global estimates, as well as the United States, Europe, and Japan.

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

The Wii was launched in Europe in December 2006, while the Nintendo Switch was launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not align, which is why there are large increases and decreases.

Switch vs Wii sales comparison in Europe - July 2022

Switch vs Wii sales comparison in Europe - July 2022

Change Vs. Europe Wii:

Variance change over the last month: 248,704 – Change

Variation in the gap over the last 12 months: 2,808,506 – Change

Total number of tracks: 2,550,761 – Wii

Total switch sales: 28,463,901

Total Wii sales: 31,014,662

July 2022 is the 65th month that Nintendo Switch is available in Europe. Over the past month, the Switch has overtaken the Wii by 248,704 units.

Over the past 12 months, the Switch has sold more than 2.81 million units than the Wii. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.55 million units.

The 65th month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2022 and for the Wii is April 2012. The Switch sold 28.46 million units, while the Wii sold 31.01 million units during the same period. The Wii sold the current Switch sales at 58 months.

The Wii sold 33.12 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch must sell an additional 4.66 million units to overtake the Wii in Europe.


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