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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA Lifetime Sales – January 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA Lifetime Sales – January 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 February 2016 / 30,779 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA’ 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 the US in January shows how close the race is between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, the gap has grown in favor of the PlayStation 4 in recent months.

The PS4 has sold 12.92 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 11.36 million units, and the Wii U 5.26 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms. The PlayStation 4 has a 44 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 38 percent, and the Wii U 18 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 12,919,861

Xbox One Total Sales: 11,358,802

Wii U Total Sales: 5,258,521


The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have both outsold the Wii U every month in the US since they released in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One for three straight months. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 201,319 units for the month and the Wii U by 329,979. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 128,660 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are up, while the Wii U down. The PlayStation 4 is up 196,164 units, the Xbox One is up 31,576 units, and the Wii U is down 10,008 units.

Looking at market share for the month of January, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 61 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 30 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U a modest nine percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 387,371

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 186,052

Wii U Monthly Sales: 57,392


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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ps_wiro (on 16 February 2016)

The PlayStation doing much better this gen in the US then last. Will be very interesting to see what if any impact Uncharted may have when it releases.

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Azhraell (on 15 February 2016)

Ps4's race to outsell x1+wiiu combined in US

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TheGamer95 (on 15 February 2016)

61 % marketshare in the most diverse gaming market, if these numbers are true then Lord have mercy on the xbox one and wiiU at this point.

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Qwark (on 15 February 2016)

Well the competition between Xone and PS4 is pretty dead from this point onward now that Halo didn't revive the Xone af the best possible point.

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