In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has moved even closer to the lifetime sales of the Wii U by 893,711 units. In just eight months the Switch has been able to sell nearly 60 percent of what the Wii U has done lifetime. The Wii U’s lead has shrunk down to 5.61 million units.
The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.82 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.53 million units.