In the latest month the Nintendo Switch has moved even closer to the lifetime sales of the Wii U by 1.77 million units. In just nine months the Switch has been able to sell 64 percent of what the Wii U has done lifetime. The Wii U’s lead has shrunk down to 4.66 million units.
The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 8.86 million units, while the Wii U has sold 13.53 million units.