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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA Lifetime Sales – December 2016 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA Lifetime Sales – December 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 February 2017 / 41,313 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U USA’ 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 the US in December 2016 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. The gap between the two has grown for two straight months.

The PlayStation 4 surpassed the 17 million mark and the Xbox One the 15 million mark. The PlayStation 4 has sold 17.66 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 15.92 million units, and the Wii U 5.66 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms. The PlayStation 4 has a 45 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 41 percent, and the Wii U 14 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 17,660,299

Xbox One Total Sales: 15,919,734

Wii U Total Sales: 5,661,154


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in December by 61,533 units for the month and the Wii U by 1,543,301 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 1,481,768 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One is up. The PlayStation 4 is down 3,645 units, the Xbox One is up 144,879 units and the Wii U is down 436,720 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 50 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 49 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,580,944

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 1,519,411

Wii U Monthly Sales: 37,643

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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