Welcome to a short series of sales articles that will be comparing the launch sales of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. The launch sales are aligned and each article will focus on a different region: the USA, Europe and Global. Once the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch in Japan a comparison will be done.
In this second article we will be comparing the aligned launches of the three 8th generation home consoles in Europe. The Wii U launched on November 30, 2012, the Xbox One on November 22, 2013, and the PlayStation 4 on November 29, 2013.
The PlayStation 4 had the biggest opening week in Europe with sales of 681,687. The Xbox One launched with sales of 336,030 and the Wii U with sales of 183,952.
The PlayStation 4 sold twice as much as the Xbox One did during the launch week and nearly four times as much as the Wii U. The lead the PlayStation 4 has only grown since it launched on a weekly basis.
Lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4 is a little bit more than double of the Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 has sold 1,641,827 units, while the Xbox One has sold 799,089 units. Despite being on sales for a year longer the PlayStation 4 has sold 500,000 units more than the Wii U lifetime. The Wii U has sold 1,146,354 units lifetime.
PS4 vs XOne vs Wii U - Europe:
PS4 Launch Week Sales: 681,687
Xbox One Launch Week Sales: 336,030
Wii U Launch Week Sales: 183,952
PS4 Lifetime Sales: 1,641,827
Xbox One Lifetime Sales: 799,089
Wii U Lifetime Sales: 1,146,354
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