PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U - Europe Launch Sales Comparison

by William D'Angelo, posted on 14 January 2014 / 9,694 Views

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.

PS4 vs Wii vs Xbox One Europe Launch Sales

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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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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7 Comments

pezus (on 14 January 2014)

PS4 is untouchable


Hapimeses (on 14 January 2014)

It's far too early to say that for certain. Many Xbox fans said the same about the 360's early lead, but the PS3 eventually caught and surpassed it. That said, the PS4 is in a bloody good starting place, and the One has a lot of work to do in order to catch up.


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uptownsoul (on 14 January 2014)

Actually, @Hapimeses, as far as this article referring specifically to Europe, PS4 has it in the bag. Easily.


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FujiokaMidori (on 14 January 2014)

Europe has always been Sony territory


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leyendax69 (on 14 January 2014)

@Hapimeses: there is a difference, xbox 360 released earlier, actually PS3 was never losing.


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Michael-5 (on 14 January 2014)

Yup, if you alligned PS3 & 360's launches, PS3 was always ahead. Plus Europe is Sony's territory, that's not going to change unless MS does something drastic (like sell a Kinect free XBO for $299)


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Michael-5 (on 14 January 2014)

Crushing Victory.......poor WiiU


Xevross (on 14 January 2014)

Those PS4 sales 0_0


WebmasterX (on 15 January 2014)

More towns more sales. is easy


pitzy272 (on 14 January 2014)

Why is no one writing an article comparing sales of ps4 and XBO in all the non-US countries BOTH of them released in??? Can we please get an article like this? It's not an apples to apples comparison, otherwise. Many ppl have discounted ps4s lead a bit bc it launched in so many other countries, but just how many of ps4's sales are due to the launch in the "extra" countries? I would love an article like this. Make it happen VGC! Thanks in advance:)


Michael-5 (on 14 January 2014)

That would be a boring chart since it would just be Australia and New Zealand for XBO, and not much more for PS4. I think something like 200k PS4's were sold out there compared to 60k XBO's.

Generally European figures are matched in the rest of the world. If anything, they would give PS4 a larger lead because they sell PS4's in the Middle East and Asia.


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scoobydoobiemew (on 14 January 2014)

The PlayStation 4 will continue to dominate, I would have thought the Xbox One would have overtook the WiiU, I hope Nintendo keep it up


pitzy272 (on 14 January 2014)

Why is no one writing an article comparing sales of ps4 and XBO in all the non-US countries BOTH of them released in??? Can we please get an article like this? It's not an apples to apples comparison, otherwise. Many ppl have discounted ps4s lead a bit bc it launched in so many other countries, but just how many of ps4's sales are due to the launch in the "extra" countries? I would love an article like this. Make it happen VGC! Thanks in advance:)