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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales – September 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan Lifetime Sales – September 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 November 2016 / 42,286 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan’ 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 Japan for September 2016 shows the PlayStation 4 after slowly catching up with the Wii U has quickly caught up in recent months and has now surpassed it in sales.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 3.26 million units lifetime, the Wii U 3.26 million units, and the Xbox One 66,604 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 has a 50 percent market share, the Wii U sits at 49 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 3,263,647

Wii U Total Sales: 3,263,475

Xbox One Total Sales: 68,804


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U for a ninth straight month. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 170,296 units and the Xbox One by 185,013 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 14,717.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up, while the Wii U and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is up 53,262 units, the Wii U is down 63,829 units, and the Xbox One is down 421.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 92 percent. The Wii U accounted for 8 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One accounted for less than one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 185,798

Wii U Monthly Sales: 15,502

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 785

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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DialgaMarine (on 10 November 2016)

That XB1 line though... It's like a sad hospital death scene in a movie lol

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mekail2001 DialgaMarine (on 11 November 2016)

haha yeah

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Rob5VGC (on 10 November 2016)

The month the PS4 finally passed the Wii U.

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