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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 November 2016 / 42,719 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Europe’ 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 Europe in September shows how much the PlayStation 4 has continued to dominate in Europe and has only grown its massive lead month after month. It has sold 1.88 times more units than the Xbox One and Wii U combined.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 17.93 million units lifetime in Europe, the Xbox One 6.24 million units, and the Wii U 3.30 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 65 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 23 percent, and the Wii U 12 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 17,930,323

Xbox One Total Sales: 6,237,911

Wii U Total Sales: 3,295,368


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 September for the 26th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 234,357 units for the month and the Wii U by 401,332 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 166,975 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One is up, while the PlayStation 4 and Wii U are down. The Xbox One is up by 25,007 units, while the PlayStation 4 is down 127,490 units and the Wii U is down 5,130 units.

Looking at market share for the month of July, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 63 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 30 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U a modest 7 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 452,372

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 218,015

Wii U Monthly Sales: 51,040

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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Darwinianevolution (on 16 November 2016)

This is probably the most stable region here. With Playstation leading from the beginning, XBox struggling to find a market outside of some countries, and the WiiU not really being pushed anymore, this is going to be same image for the entire gen.

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