Xbox One vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2014 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 June 2014 / 11,675 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: 97,915 – Wii U

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,751,791 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,539,150

Wii U Total Sales: 6,290,941

In May 2014 the Wii U managed to increase its gap over the Xbox One, due to the release of Mario Kart for the Wii U. The gap increased by 97,915 units. The Wii U currently leads by 1,751,791 units.

The Xbox One launched in North America and Europe on November 22. The Wii U launched in November 2012. The Wii U has sold 6,290,941 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 4,539,150 units.


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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grapenose (on 12 June 2014)

The Wii U "managed" to increase. Unnecessary language. Unbiased writing would be the following. "In May 2014 the Wii U increased its gap over the Xbox One, due to the release of Mario Kart for the Wii U. The gap increased by 97,915 units. The Wii U leads by 1,751,791 units."

RoadShow (on 13 June 2014)

Lol Xbox got beat by WiiU and you are all mad. WiiU did manage to outsell Xbox and they did say it was because of Mario Kart.

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drake_tolu (on 12 June 2014)

190,000 in one week(Wii U) VS 180,000 in one month (xbox one)...

Nintentacle (on 12 June 2014)

Go Wii U!

Michael-5 (on 12 June 2014)

Yea! turn that curve downward!

TheChunkyPotato (on 12 June 2014)

The $399 dollar Xbox One was announced early in the month for a June release. That is why the Wii U sold better in May.

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drake_tolu (on 13 June 2014)

The price cut has been annunced on 13 May, so, look before this date...
In this week it was not known the price drop, and XO have sold 44,000...
So, Wii U it would have sold more... and IMHO, for me XO after price drop don't will sold more of 60,000/70,000on on week...

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ExplodingBlock (on 18 June 2014)

All those Xbox fanboys saying "XBO has second place locked down" should see this :/

Kallumsmarties (on 13 June 2014)

It's good, but it's not great. Wii U still came out a year earlier than Xbox One, but yes it's great to see Wii U turning around, even if it does start to drop. Hopefully E3 and 2014 released keep the spark going.