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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Europe Lifetime Sales – March 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Europe Lifetime Sales – March 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2016 / 38,564 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Europe’ 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 Europe in March shows how much the PlayStation 4 has dominated in Europe and has only grown its massive lead month after month. It has sold nearly two times more than the Xbox One and Wii U combined.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 15.93 million units lifetime in Europe, the Xbox One 5.47 million units, and the Wii U 3.15 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 65 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 22 percent, and the Wii U 13 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 15,925,597

Xbox One Total Sales: 5,474,115

Wii U Total Sales: 3,146,472


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 March for the 20th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 415,385 units for the month and the Wii U by 486,528 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 71,143 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three platforms are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 75,312 units, the Xbox One is up by 28,691 units and the Wii U is up 35,288 units.

Looking at market share for the month of March, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 71 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 19 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U a modest 10 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 569,842

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 154,457

Wii U Monthly Sales: 83,314


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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JustcallmeRiff (on 07 May 2016)

this marketshare skews WW numbers

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Zenos (on 07 May 2016)

Europe is one the the strongest markets for the PlayStation brand, so this is not surprising.

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Qwark (on 07 May 2016)

PS4 might overtake the 3ds in May due to Uncharted 4 and finally claiming the number one spot in Europe of all 8th gen platforms

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 08 May 2016)

Go the PS4 it has now sold over 40 million system. The PS4 is the greatest system ever.

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spacedelete (on 07 May 2016)

i still dont think PS4 will beat global sales of PS3. sales will drop off or slow down massively when it hits 60 million. this gen has a whole is a massive decline from last gen.

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JRPGfan spacedelete (on 07 May 2016)

So your saying sales will be flat start of 2017?
I dont know... 2016 has so many big games releaseing, I think people will have more reason than ever to get one. PS4 Neo will force the normal version drastically down in price too, why would that make 2017 sales bad?

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