PS4 vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2013 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 February 2014 / 7,537 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, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2013 Update

PS4 Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 482,319 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 598,510 – Wii U

PS4 Total Sales: 5,046,869

Wii U Total Sales: 5,645,379

In its third month on sale the PlayStation 4 closed the gap by a good margin. The PlayStation 4 is now 482,319 units closer to the Wii U. The Wii U currently leads by 598,510 units. The PlayStation 4 is on track to pass the Wii U in the next couple of months.

The PlayStation 4 launched in North America and Europe in November. The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The Wii U launched in November a year ago.


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DialgaMarine (on 19 February 2014)

Less than 500K now... Should be around 200 - 250K right before the Japan launch, and should easily clear that in it's first few hours there on the market. By the Week of March 1st, the PS4 will be the best selling 8th gen console.

drake_tolu (on 19 February 2014)

"By the Week of March 1st, the PS4 will be the best selling 8th gen console."
...And 3DS??? xD
CMQ, for Wii U coming DK, and for this, will sold at least 120/150 global.
PS4 will exceed Wii U on 21 marh, with Infamous.

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pezus (on 20 February 2014)

^Lolwat? ~340k behind now and Japan launch next week. Considering the difference will be certainly over 50k in the West, PS4 will easily pass WiiU that week.

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Captain_Yuri (on 19 February 2014)

After the launch in Japan, it should be the new king for a while or forever

fatslob-:O (on 19 February 2014)

Forever is the only choice ...

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Wonktonodi (on 20 February 2014)

shouldn't the gap start at what the wii u sold up to the ps4 launch, not the gap after the day it sold. Also the change over the last 12 months isn't NA it's the change from the peak gap (the day before ps4 was on sale) to the current gap.

drake_tolu (on 19 February 2014)

My estimates for 31 march 2014: 1)PS4=6,7 milion 2)Wii U=6,5 milion 3)XO=4,1 milion

DialgaMarine (on 19 February 2014)

Why the sudden spike in Wii-U sales? DKCTF?

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pezus (on 20 February 2014)


PS4 = 7.0m

WiiU = 6.05m

X1 = 4m

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drake_tolu (on 22 February 2014)

Wii U is a error: 6,3 milion.
CMQ, 6,05 is too few with DK...
And PS4 is too 7 milion!!!
In japan sold maximum 250/300 k the first week, and the second 70/80 k...
In 1 months sold 400/450k!!!!
Yes, coming Infamous, but for now, PS4 sold 5,35 milion, and sold 1,65 milion in 6 week is impossible.
My opinion of course, respect your. ;)

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fatslob-:O (on 19 February 2014)

This is what I call a massacre.

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diffydrift (on 19 February 2014)

and why even have an article on sales. ales don't mean crap lol the original wii proved that already.just saying...

Zkuq (on 19 February 2014)

This is a sales site first and foremost so you should expect that.

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