Xbox One vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2013 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 18 January 2014 / 7,989 Views

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide.

Xbox One vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2013 Update

XOne Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 470,720 – XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,235,740 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,104,980

Wii U Total Sales: 5,340,720

In the second month on sale the Xbox One closed the gap between it and the Wii U by nearly 500,000 units. The Wii U currently leads by 2,235,740 units. The Wii U has sold 5,340,720 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 3,104,980 units.

The Xbox One needs to average 372,500 units per month more than the Wii U to pass it by the end of June. The Xbox One needs to average 186,250 units per month more than the Wii U to pass it by the end of 2014.

The Xbox One launched in North America and Europe on November 22. The Wii U launched in November 2012.

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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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8 Comments

MohammadBadir (on 18 January 2014)

what's interesting to note is that both WiiU and Xbox One had about 3 million sales by the end of each year they launched


nanarchy (on 18 January 2014)

WiiU had no where near 3 million. somewhere around 2.2 million


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Michael-5 (on 18 January 2014)

2.25, which is 80% as much as XBO a year before everyone was ready to leave their PS4's/360's/Wii's.

Lets see what happens in 2014, Nintendo really should have released a Wii Sports for WiiU.


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binary solo (on 18 January 2014)

If by "about" for Wii U you mean 2.2 million, then sure they both had "about" 3 million. However the reality is that the difference is about 900K. So make of that what you will.


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nanarchy (on 19 January 2014)

it is 70% of what the XBO did and it did it with no next gen competition. It also fell off a cliff in sales after that 2.2. Will be interesting to see how XBO and PS4 sales go now.


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pezus (on 19 January 2014)

WiiU had 2.37m and One 3.1m. Not quite the same


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MohammadBadir (on 19 January 2014)

Still kinda close compared to what people made them out to be :P


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Michael-5 (on 19 January 2014)

WOW, everyone is just quoting a different figure here! According to VGC 2.25 million for the WiiU and 2.93 million for the XBO. WiiU sold about 80% as well, and it did it a year earlier.

If hype for the XBO dies like it did the WiiU, and WiiU grows (now that everyone is looking to upgrade) then this will be an interesting fight for 2nd. Kinda like 360 vs. PS3 last gen.


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Seece (on 20 January 2014)

"(now that everyone is looking to upgrade)" Who is looking to upgrade? What are you basing this on?


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scoobydoobiemew (on 19 January 2014)

I hope Nintendo find momentum for the WiiU, I would love to see the WiiU beat the Xbox One to second place


Patricia (on 20 January 2014)

before I looked at the check which was of $4732 , I accept that...my... sister woz like really bringing home money in their spare time at there computar. . there aunt started doing this 4 only about 19 months and just took care of the mortgage on there apartment and bourt Mazda MX-5 . this website......... www.cash2.us


pezus (on 19 January 2014)

I think One can catch up during the holidays. Maybe not if MK and Smash actually help a lot


Michael-5 (on 18 January 2014)

It's going to be interesting to see WiiU fight with XBO for second. I think XBO will win, but anything can happen. 3D Worlds did help out the WiiU quite a bit.


binary solo (on 18 January 2014)

I don't think it will be much of a fight.


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Michael-5 (on 19 January 2014)

So WiiU will just stay ahead?


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jlmurph2 (on 18 January 2014)

Halo will bring the flood of Xbox One's throughout Christmas.


late_release (on 18 January 2014)

Yea, I always thought December would stand for the whole month, not just when XB1 sold less... it's unfair and unrealistic


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Michael-5 (on 18 January 2014)

Mario Kart will make WiiU sales Invincible like a Super Star


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binary solo (on 18 January 2014)

So you're saying Xb one will unleash a parasitic horde on us all? Not sure why that's a good thing.


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StarOcean (on 18 January 2014)

it's good to see how successful the X1 has become despite it's initial backlash. But I don't think it'll maintain a 300,000+ average, so I'd wait til the end, or at least near the end of the year before it over takes the Wii U.


WebmasterX (on 19 January 2014)

These articles are very boring. Every day the same thing. They do not contribute anything