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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2016 / 50,930 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 July 2016 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to grow its lead over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined for another month. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U.

The Xbox One passed the 22 million mark. The PS4 has sold 42.96 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 22.04 million units, and the Wii U 13.24 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 55 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 28 percent, and the Wii U 17 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 42,956,249

Xbox One Total Sales: 22,041,382

Wii U Total Sales: 13,241,339


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 July for the 25th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 309,276 units for the month and the Wii U by 517,185 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 207,909 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three platforms are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 106,959 units, the Xbox One is down 26,132 units, and the Wii U is down 41,418 units.

Looking at market share for the month of July, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 60 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 30 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U 10 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 622,466

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 313,190

Wii U Monthly Sales: 105,281

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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JustcallmeRiff (on 01 September 2016)

With a discrepancy like this no wonder Nintendo and Microsoft are getting ready to put out new consoles.

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Azzanation JustcallmeRiff (on 01 September 2016)

Isnt Sony aswell?

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JustcallmeRiff JustcallmeRiff (on 02 September 2016)

Neo=ps4 NX not WiiU Scorpio not XboxOne

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gcwy JustcallmeRiff (on 16 November 2016)

Scorpio is just as much of a refresh as PS4 Pro is. They're part of the same family system.

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DialgaMarine2 (on 02 September 2016)

PS4 is just killing that marketshare. I truly believe this console can beat the PS1 and be the second best selling PS. Im thinking 110 M lifetime.

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gcwy DialgaMarine2 (on 16 November 2016)

I hope it beats the PS2, the best selling console of all time. :D

The industry is striving.

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 03 September 2016)

The PS4 is the greatest system of all time! The PS4 has the best games of all time and its sales clearly reflect its greatness!

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Seventizz Dark_Lord_2008 (on 05 September 2016)


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RichiPuppy pha52550 (on 01 September 2016)

You would have to spend your entire paycheck for the next 72 months, and that's without interest, to afford that car. Next time pick something more realistic to go with your sales pitch.

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