PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales April 2016 Update - VGChartz
PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales  April 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales April 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2016 / 47,492 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 April shows how quickly the PlayStation 4 has been catching up to the Wii U in 2016.

The Wii U has sold 3.15 million units lifetime, the PlayStation 2.74 million units, and the Xbox One 66,973 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Wii U has a 53 percent market share, the PlayStation 4 sits at 46 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

Wii U Total Sales: 3,153,234

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 2,739,081

Xbox One Total Sales: 66,973


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U for a fourth straight month. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 64,941 units and the Xbox One by 92,193 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 27,252.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up, while the Wii U and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is up 22,208 units, the Wii U is down 13,190 units, and the Xbox One is down 1,000.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve a massive 87 percent. The Wii U accounted for 23 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One accounted for less than one percent.

Wii U Monthly Sales: 27,769

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 92,710

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 517

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AmericanAli (on 02 June 2016)

Why even bother Xbox

JustcallmeRiff (on 02 June 2016)

Xbox has always had an uphill battle in the Japanese Market but these numbers are worse than the worst case scenario

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Skratchy (on 02 June 2016)

It really is an American console. If it wasn't for Halo or Forza, I bet European sales would be similar.

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fathinos (on 02 June 2016)

whats funny is that the difference between the PS4 and the Xbox One is pretty much the PS4 sales

DonFerrari (on 02 June 2016)

Seems like it can have PS4 over WiiU by this year in Japan.

Skratchy (on 02 June 2016)

I wonder if it's even possible for Xbox to hit a million units there?

trunkswd (on 02 June 2016)

At the current pace it will barely get to 100,000 units sold in Japan.

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McReally (on 02 June 2016)

I'll put the sales into perspective. Its current LTD is approx. 66K, and it's been selling 50-100 units a week lately. That means at the current rate it's selling, it would take around 179-359 years to reach 1 million LTD. Of course that doesn't take into account possibles spikes in sales due to exclusive game releases, but that really won't make much of a difference. Even reaching 100K units at its current pace could take around 6-13 years.

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JustcallmeRiff (on 02 June 2016)

By the holidays I believe PS4 will overtake the Wii U