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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 November 2016 / 40,510 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: 170,296 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 806,620 – PS4

Total Lead: 172 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 3,263,647

Wii U Total Sales: 3,263,475

In its 34th month on sale in Japan the PlayStation 4 gained 170,296 units on the Wii U and has surpassed its total sales. It also sold 806,620 more units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 172 units.

The Wii U launched in Japan on December 8th, 2012, while the PlayStation 4 launched on February 22nd, 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 3.26 million units, while the Wii U has sold 3.26 million units.


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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 02 November 2016)

PS4 finally got the domination worldwide. The WiiU put a really good fight in Japan, but it was doomed to failed against the PS4. Let's hope the Switch has a better run.

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Qwark (on 02 November 2016)

Worldwide domination for PS4, the Wii U did put up some fight but at last the PS4 took over. YO be taken over again by the Switch within a few years

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