PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Lifetime Sales – August 2014 Update - News

by William 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.

 PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Lifetime Sales – August 2014 Update

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

 PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Lifetime Sales – August 2014 Update

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.

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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 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

Zackasaurus-rex (on 16 September 2014)

And VGChartz are still undertracking the PS3 rather heavily. They never made up for being 600,000 behind in the past. The PS4 must at least have sold 10.6-10.8 million before Destiny... And Destiny may have helped to push as many as another million units. Jeez. @_@


Michael-5 (on 16 September 2014)

This is good, interesting to see XB1 and WiiU sell in a similar way over the last 12 months.


fory77 (on 17 September 2014)

I think that's is going to change in the next months. My bet is for the Wii U though i think the XBone might take 2nd.


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 16 September 2014)

Yep, like normal for the site. XBone overtracked and PS4 undertracked.


Michael-5 (on 16 September 2014)

PS4 matches Sony's numbers, and last week they had to make a huge adjustment because XB1 was under-tracked and WiiU over-tracked.


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ThatDanishGamer (on 17 September 2014)

Suggestion: Make the PS4 line blue an the Wii U line pink (or another colour).


only777 (on 17 September 2014)

This!
PS4 = Blue
Xbox = Green
WiiU = Red
That is school boy stuff


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only777 (on 17 September 2014)

This!
PS4 = Blue
Xbox = Green
WiiU = Red
That is school boy stuff


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bouboumorveu (on 16 September 2014)

PS4 rules the world


Yafea (on 18 September 2014)

typical vgchartz, always over-track the x-box and under-track the ps. I'm pretty sure the ps4 is over 11 million now after the release of destiny.


tripenfall (on 16 September 2014)

Hard to know what the future holds for Xbone. 2015 is a make or break year for them. Remember that Nintendo normally have a 5-6 year console turnaround and Wii U 2 years old this Xmas. Microsoft are hoping Xbone has a lifespan far greater than this but the bottom line is that it's underpowered and I doubt this is possible.


fleischr (on 16 September 2014)

w00t go Wii U!


Dinkelmehl (on 16 September 2014)

I think the Wii U will outsale XBox One in the rest of 2014 but 2015 won´t be easy for Nintendo


Dinkelmehl (on 16 September 2014)

I think the Wii U will outsale XBox One in the rest of 2014 but 2015 won´t be easy for Nintendo


kdognumba1 (on 16 September 2014)

Don't want to be pessimistic but Nintendo needs to have another price drop for WiiU, greatly increase connectivity between 3DS and WiiU, and bring their online up to modern standards. Until they do this, even if they come out with the best games of this gen, the WiiU userbase isn't going to increase at a pace that's good and 3rd parties won't support the platform.