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PlayStation 4 Outsells the Wii U Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 February 2014 / 35,182 Views

Sony launched their 8th generation home console, the PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15 and November 29 in Europe. This is almost exactly one year after Nintendo launched their 8th generation home console, the Wii U. In just over three months the PlayStation 4 has topped Wii U worldwide sales to become the bestselling 8th generation home console.

The PlayStation 4 has managed 5,847,194 units as of the week ending February 22. The Wii U has managed to sell 5,765,484 units as of the same date. The PlayStation 4 launched in Japan this week with sales of 319,689, which is what helped it top the Wii U.

The PlayStation 4 has been selling out almost everywhere since it launched. When you align the launches with the Wii it has managed to sell one million more units in the first three months.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 27 February 2014)

The king is back to the iron throne !!!

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loy310 (on 27 February 2014)


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Dv8thwonder (on 28 February 2014)

Those Wii U numbers are wrong. #

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Azhraell (on 27 February 2014)

About time.

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reinaldoabdo (on 28 February 2014)

Official Nintendo site says: Wii U sold 5.86 million of units until december 2013.
Vgcharts says the wiiu sold 5.8 so far. (February 2014 almost March).
Has a stranger thing with Vgcharts numbers.

Official numbers:

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Riseer (on 04 March 2014)

Add your reply...Ps4 has sold 6m so i am quite sure it has overtaking the WiiU.In less then four months.

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supermetalrockdave64 (on 28 February 2014)

This actually incorrect. Remember Nintendo announced the Wii U sold 5.8 million units of hardware by December 31st. So the Wii U didn't sell a single console from Dec 31st to the end of February? Take a look here if you don't believe me: # 3rd paragraph down.

Wii U should be about 6.1 Million if you do the math.

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Turkish (on 28 February 2014)

That was shipped, not sold. these are estimates of sold to customer numbers.

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Superman4 (on 01 March 2014)

Ok, so another couple of weeks then.

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binary solo (on 27 February 2014)

@ Lyrikal
But the rate Xb one is selling right now it'll take ages for Xb one to overtake Wii U. Last place this gen will go to whichever of the Wii U or Xb one can't do anything meaningful to improve sales. At present there seems to be more that MS can do to improve Xb one sales, so PS4>>Xb one>Wii U seems like the most likely outcome.

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leo-j (on 27 February 2014)

Wii- 249 ps4- 399

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PikminDude123 (on 01 March 2014)

It's a sad time for myself and other Nintendo fanboys.

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think-man (on 27 February 2014)


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camaro52391 (on 27 February 2014)

I know the Wii had supply issues, I would love to see a comparison of their first full year.

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Dechizen (on 28 February 2014)

wii was for casaul people who dont even game. also ps4 has supply issues still lol

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Lyrikalstylez (on 27 February 2014)

The beginning of the last place for wii u!

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Iveyboi (on 27 February 2014)


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Michael-5 (on 27 February 2014)

PS4 > Wii sales.....whoah! What about PS2?

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pezus (on 27 February 2014)

Well, Wii sold faster than PS2 out of the gate so you can take a wild guess :-P

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Daddo Splat (on 02 March 2014)

YA in a perfect world and xbox1 without a kinect selling for $350.00 it might have dominated america again, but really MS will get second this gen and probably lose a lot of gained ground because of weaker hardware and forced kinect.

Congratz to Sony!

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StephenKing (on 27 February 2014)

I'm hoping to buy a PS4 in march :) I'll also buy a PSVita and a WiiU. Playstation is the system I use most and like the best but Mario and friends, Zelda etc is a MUST so that WiiU will be mine. Nintendo need my support now as well even though they hit a homerun with Wii and DS. 3DS are also the leader of the nextgen of handhelds.

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pezus (on 27 February 2014)

Bend the knee, people.

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RoadShow (on 27 February 2014)

And the time has come my friends. Bring me the crown, I need to re-inaugurate Sony as king.

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Carl (on 27 February 2014)

I remember when you did an article similar to this about the DS overtaking PS2, and the same problems were in that article.

William. Update it, so it doesnt look factual and it actually includes the word "estimation".

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drake_tolu (on 27 February 2014)

My prevision for 31 March:
1)PS4=6,5 milion
2)Wii U=6 milion
3)XO=4 milion

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pezus (on 27 February 2014)

That is too low for PS4. 7m+ easily. The others look about right I think, maybe One slightly too high (but it depends on Titanfall's boost)

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stlwtng4Dmdrxip (on 27 February 2014)

this is amazing and at the same time very sad.

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HylianSwordsman (on 28 February 2014)

This really has to be a news article? I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the news, but is it really news? We all knew this was coming.

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Captain_Yuri (on 27 February 2014)

It could be worse, the Vita would be there instead of the ps4

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Tiki09 (on 27 February 2014)

Wii U has sold 5.86 million as of 31st Dec 2013 according to Nintendo themselves.

Why won't you lazy pricks update your info?

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veritaz (on 27 February 2014)

Those are shipped numbers. Vgcahrtz tracks sales to consumers. Don't insult people, it just makes you look childish.

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Ganoncrotch (on 27 February 2014)

such anger and lack of understanding.

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