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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 May 2016 / 45,550 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 April 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 and is nearing two million units.

The PS4 has sold 13.68 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 11.97 million units, and the Wii U 5.41 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 39 percent, and the Wii U 17 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 13,679,049

Xbox One Total Sales: 11,968,268

Wii U Total Sales: 5,414,010


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 six straight months. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 9,338 units for the month and the Wii U by 142,363. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 132,915 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three platforms are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 4,036 units, the Xbox One is down 16,580 units, and the Wii U is down 14,780 units.

Looking at market share for the month of April, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 47 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 44 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U a modest nine percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 176,786

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 167,338

Wii U Monthly Sales: 34,423


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 21 May 2016)

Didn't you just post tis chart yesterday? :P

Where are the software numbers from the last two or three weeks?

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trunkswd Skratchy (on 21 May 2016)

That was the global chart. This one is for the US.

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