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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2017 / 43,019 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: 458,178 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,519,498 – PS4

Total Lead: 760,350 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 4,069,578

Wii U Total Sales: 3,309,228

In its latest month on sale in Japan the PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 458,178 units and has extended its lead. It also sold 1.52 million more units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 760,350 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 4.07 million units, while the Wii U has sold 3.31 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 06 February 2017)

With Persona 5 and FFXV, the PS4 got all the steam needed to get a decent lead on the WiiU. Granted, that was not that difficult to begin with, but considering the state of the console market there, and the poor performance of the WiiU, I'm surprised it took such a long time. Splatoon really did wonders there, Splatoon 2 is going to be a beast on the portable Switch over there.

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