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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 February 2014 / 8,320 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.

XOne Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 134,049 – XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,258,903 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,386,476

Wii U Total Sales: 5,645,379

In the third month on sale the Xbox One closed the gap between it and the Wii U shrunk by another 134,049. The Wii U currently leads by 2,258,903 units. The Wii U has sold 5,645,379 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 3,386,475 units.

The Xbox One needs to average 205,355 units per month more than the Wii U to pass it by the end of the year. The Xbox One launched in North America and Europe on November 22. The Wii U launched in November 2012.


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

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Captain_Yuri (on 20 February 2014)

Least the wiiU might potentially beat one console at this rate

fatslob-:O (on 20 February 2014)

I thought that the X1 would pass the WII U this end of the year but I guess I'll be out of that boat too ...

drake_tolu (on 20 February 2014)

XBOX ONE will NEVER exceed Wii U!!!
1 year of advantage makes the difference...

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Serious_frusting (on 20 February 2014)

xbone is really going to struggle to pass the Wii-U

paixtis (on 21 February 2014)

I think the battle between those two is not going to end soon.I bet like gamecube vs xbox battle.Battle til the end!

ganoncrotch (on 23 February 2014)

Rare to see an article with the words Wii-u and Lead in the same sentence.

pezus (on 20 February 2014)

This is going to take a while

drake_tolu (on 20 February 2014)

Wii U=40.000 XBOX ONE=49.000 This year: Game for XBOX ONE: Titanfal, Halo 2 A, stop. Games for Wii U: Mario Kart 8, DK T.P, Smash Bros, X, Bayonetta 2, more games of E3... This year, Wii U massacre XBOX ONE. :D

DiscussionTime (on 20 February 2014)

Titanfall and Halo 2 are great, but don't forget Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Project Spark, D4, Kinect Sports Rivals, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare and all the other 3rd party 2014 games that WiiU isn't getting unfortunately.

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y2jarmyofficial (on 21 February 2014)

Quantum break, halo, project spark, titanfall, d4, sunset overdrive, kinect sports, and maybe fable.....This year the one will massacre the wii u :)

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drake_tolu (on 21 February 2014)

Hahahaha, Quantium Break coming in 2015, Project Spark coming even PC, and NOBODY buy XO for this game... this year, Wii U massacre XO with game, and price: 249,99$ VS 499,99$. :(

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y2jarmyofficial (on 21 February 2014)

Quantum break, halo, project spark, titanfall, d4, sunset overdrive, kinect sports, and maybe fable.....This year the one will massacre the wii u :)

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y2jarmyofficial (on 21 February 2014)

Yo drake Tolu no one is buying wii u and they have already been out for over a year and a price cut, and a more expensive console is out selling it lol project spark may be on pc but like titanfall most people will buy it on xbox one don't believe check out the pre orders:)wii u is not getting a lot of 3rd party games, if xbox one gets a price cut or makes kinect an option, it would put the final nail on Nintendo lol

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drake_tolu (on 21 February 2014)

Ok, we bet nex week Wii U sold more XBOX ONE??? globaly, and also USA... done deal??? xD

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