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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – April 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – April 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 May 2016 / 43,385 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 April 2016 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to grow its lead over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 40 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 21 million mark. The PS4 has sold 40.59 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 21.06 million units, and the Wii U 12.92 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 54 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 28 percent, and the Wii U 18 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 40,589,739

Xbox One Total Sales: 21,055,528

Wii U Total Sales: 12,916,055


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 22nd straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 424,210 units for the month and the Wii U by 602,312 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 178,102 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three platforms are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 24,281 units, the Xbox One is down 32,562 units, and the Wii U is down 5,819 units.

Looking at market share for the month of March, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 62 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 26 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U 12 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 733,429

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 309,219

Wii U Monthly Sales: 131,117

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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MastermindPT (on 19 May 2016)

Lol, the article writer just as to alter the numbers all the rest is the same since new gen release.

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