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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – October 2015 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – October 2015 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 November 2015 / 24,483 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 October 2015 we can see that the PlayStation 4 has continued to grow its lead over the Xbox One and Wii U, and is still outselling both of them combined. The Xbox One also continues to increase its lead over the Wii U.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 27 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 15 million mark in October. The PS4 has sold 27.68 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 15.08 million units, and the Wii U 10.73 million units.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 27,684,836

Xbox One Total Sales: 15,078,055

Wii U Total Sales: 10,725,138


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 October for the 16th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 515,719 units for the month and the Wii U by 893,649 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 377,930 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One and Wii U are up, while the PlayStation 4 is down. The PlayStation 4 is down 13,494 units, the Xbox One is up 29,349 units, and the Wii U is up 26,727 units.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,088,542

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 572,823

Wii U Monthly Sales: 194,893

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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CartBlanche (on 11 November 2015)

I'll say it again....PS4 sales at the end of 2015 will have surpassed the combined sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 for the same 26 month period. It is literally abliterating last gen sales patterns.
Looking forward to seeing how it fares in the black Friday sales. Not long to go.

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Underworld (on 11 November 2015)

Why don't you do weekly sales charts or pre order charts like you used to? It was the main reason I came to this site.

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trunkswd Underworld (on 11 November 2015)

Once we are caught up with sales figures I'll start doing the weekly articles again.

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Underworld Underworld (on 12 November 2015)

Awesome! :D Thanks.

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xl-klaudkil (on 11 November 2015)

Ps4 numbers so wrong.

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binary solo (on 11 November 2015)

PS4 up or down depends on how you cut the month. If you start the 2014 month on w/e 4 Oct and end on w/e 25 Oct then 2014 wins but you miss out on 6 days of Oct sales. But if you start the month on w/e 11 Oct and end it on w/e 1 Nov then 2015 wins and you only miss out on 4 days of Oct sales. Whichever way you go you get sales from Sept or Nov bleeding in to the official Oct sales, and you exclude sales from Oct. But what I can't get is a 13.5K difference. on a 4 week month you either get a 37K YoY drop or an 8K YoY increase. And of course if you make Oct 2014 a 5 week month and 2015 a 4 week month you get a much bigger YoY drop, but that's an unfair comparison.

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