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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales – February 2016 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 March 2016 / 32,171 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 February shows how the gap has slowly shrunk between the PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the Wii U most months since it launched. The Xbox One is almost non-existent in the land of the rising sun.

The Wii U has sold 3.10 million units lifetime, the PlayStation 2.50 million units, and the Xbox One 65,689 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Wii U tops the other two platforms combined. The Wii U has a 55 percent market share, the PlayStation 4 sits at 44 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

Wii U Total Sales: 3,095,120

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 2,495,406

Xbox One Total Sales: 65,689


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U for the second straight month. The PlayStation 4 and Wii U have outsold the Xbox One every month since it launched in September 2014. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 97,309 units and the Xbox One by 112,626 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 15,317.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up and the Wii U and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is up 6,229 units, the Wii U is down 9,265 units, and the Xbox One is down 1,596.

Looking at market share for the month of December, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve a massive 87 percent. The Wii U accounted for 12 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One accounted for one percent.

Wii U Monthly Sales: 15,954

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 113,263

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 637


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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Skratchy (on 23 March 2016)

It looks like someone dropped a green ball on the floor, and it just rolled, instead of bounced.

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thewastedyouth (on 23 March 2016)

xbox is getting massacred and it is so bad you can't even laugh

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Swordmasterman thewastedyouth (on 23 March 2016)

Yes, Xbox One, sold in launch nearly the same as PS4, or Wii U's worse months, and after the Launch, the console is selling less than 1000 Units per month, if Microsoft, shipped 200 Thousands Units for Japan, i think that this will be enought for the Entire generation.

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Qwark (on 23 March 2016)

That flat line indicates the Xbox is as dead as a churchyard in Japan and nothing can or will revive it.

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KingofTrolls (on 23 March 2016)

I think Xbox One sales are more balanced than the other two

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Shadow1980 (on 23 March 2016)

The PS4 has sold more this month than the XBO has sold in its entire life in Japan. Even the original Xbox didn't sell this poorly. And it's getting rapidly worse. According to Media Create the XBO is down almost 68% YoY. Unless something comes along to stimulate sales a good bit, it may not even reach the 10,000 unit mark this year, and it's almost certainly going to fall far short of the 200k mark in lifetime sales. It may even struggle to reach 100k if things don't improve soon. This is by far the worst performance from a console from a major company in the history of the Japanese market. While the 360 wasn't exactly a smashing success, it did manage to sell over 1.6M thanks to a decent selection of exclusive Japanese titles. Compared to the XBO, the 360 was a juggernaut.

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NSS7 (on 24 March 2016)

Unlike X360. This time i dont see any effort from Microsoft to get more big exclusives. X360 is doing well selling 1.6 million.

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icykai (on 23 March 2016)

I thought there was something wrong with Xone's data

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