PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – January 2016 Update - SalesWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 11 February 2016 / 34,856 Views
Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Worldwide’ 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 January 2016 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to grow its lead over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U.
The PlayStation 4 passed the 36 million mark. The PS4 has sold 36.89 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 19.77 million units, and the Wii U 12.65 million units.
Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 53 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 29 percent, and the Wii U 18 percent.
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 36,885,091
Xbox One Total Sales: 19,769,314
Wii U Total Sales: 12,651,417
The PlayStation 4 has outsold both the Xbox One and Wii U every month since it launched in November 2013. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U in January for the 19th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 761,192 units for the month and the Wii U by 915,181 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 143,989 units.
When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 423,948 units, the Xbox One is up 31,744 units, and the Wii U is up 20,557 units.
Looking at market share for the month of November, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 68 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 21 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U 11 percent.
PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,099,634
Xbox One Monthly Sales: 338,442
Wii U Monthly Sales: 184,453
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. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.