PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales – December 2015 Update - SalesWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 23 January 2016 / 38,765 Views
Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan’ article. This series compares the 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 in in Japan for December shows how the gap has slowly shrunk between the PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the Wii U most months since it launched. However, the gap grew in December. The Xbox One is almost non-existent in the land of the rising sun.
The Wii U crossed the three million mark. The Wii U has sold 3.02 million units lifetime, the PlayStation 2.26 million units, and the Xbox One 64,543 units.
Taking a look at the marketshare, the Wii U tops the other two platforms combined. The Wii U has a 57 percent market share, the PlayStation 4 sits at 42 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.
Wii U Total Sales: 3,020,227
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 2,261,079
Xbox One Total Sales: 64,543
The Wii U outsold the PlayStation 4 in December for the first time since June 2015. The PlayStation 4 and Wii U has outsold the Xbox One every month since it launched in September 2014. The Wii U outsold the PlayStation 4 by 63,645 units and the Xbox One by 313,517 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 249,872.
When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Wii U are up and the Xbox One is down. The PlayStation 4 is up 74,850 units, the Wii U is up 140,460 units, and the Xbox One is down 2,441.
Looking at market share for the month of December, the Wii U managed to achieve 55 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 44 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One just one percent.
Wii U Monthly Sales: 315,818
PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 252,173
Xbox One Monthly Sales: 2,301
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