PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – February 2016 Update - SalesWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 14 March 2016 / 38,167 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 February 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 38 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 20 million mark. The PS4 has sold 38.56 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 20.27 million units, and the Wii U 12.79 million units.
Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 54 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 28 percent, and the Wii U 18 percent.
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 38,557,196
Xbox One Total Sales: 20,265,616
Wii U Total Sales: 12,788,866
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 20th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 777,867 units for the month and the Wii U by 1,030,951 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 253,084 units.
When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up, while the Xbox One and Wii U are down. The PlayStation 4 is up 228.518 units, the Xbox One is down 41,728 units, and the Wii U is down 28,884 units.
Looking at market share for the month of November, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 68 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 23 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U nine percent.
PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,186,749
Xbox One Monthly Sales: 408,882
Wii U Monthly Sales: 155,798
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.