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PS4 vs Wii U in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2016 Update

PS4 vs Wii U in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2016 / 36,020 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.


PS4 Vs. Wii U Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 120,620 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 439,883 – PS4

Total Lead: 479,094 – Wii U

PS4 Total Sales: 2,646,371

Wii U Total Sales: 3,125,465

In its 29th month on sale in Japan the PlayStation 4 gained 120,620 units on the Wii U. The Wii U is now 439,883 units ahead of the PlayStation 4. As the above chart shows the PlayStation 4 is gradually but consistently closing the gap. The PlayStation 4 has sold 2.65 million units, while the Wii U has sold 3.13 million units.

The Wii U launched in Japan on December 8th, 2012, while the PlayStation 4 launched on February 22nd, 2014.


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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Zenos (on 06 May 2016)

Maybe when FFXV and Persona 5 are release this year the PS4 will be able to overtake the Wii U in Japan.

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trunkswd Zenos (on 06 May 2016)

At the current pace the PS4 will pass the Wii U in July or August.

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Mystro-Sama (on 07 May 2016)

The PS4 is going to eat up that lead this year.

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Skratchy (on 07 May 2016)

The question is, can the PS4 outsell the PS3? The PS3 ended up selling over 10 million units. The Vita and the 3DS have been dominating in Japan this gen though.

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