PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Lifetime Sales – August 2014 Update - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 16 September 2014 / 31,134 Views
Welcome to the first of a new series of monthly articles. This new series will be comparing monthly and lifetime sales of the 8th generation of home consoles, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U shows how quickly the PS4 has taken the lead. The PS4 has always been ahead of the Xbox One and it surpassed the Wii U in February of this year. The PS4 passed the 10 million mark this month, the Wii U the 7 million mark and the Xbox One the 5 million mark. The PS4 has sold 10.19 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 5.13 million units, and the Wii U 7.13 million units.
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 10,191,770
Xbox One Total Sales: 5,131,517
Wii U Total Sales: 7,130,356
The PlayStation 4 has outsold its competitors every month since its release. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U in August for the first time since April of this year. The PS4 sold 583,861 units in August, the Xbox One 239,808 units, and the Wii U 214,210 units.
PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 583,861
Xbox One Monthly Sales: 239,808
Wii U Monthly Sales: 214,210
The Wii U beat the PS4 and Xbox One to the market by a year. The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the PS4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013.
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 and Twitch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.