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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – January 2017 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Global Lifetime Sales – January 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2017 / 70,074 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Worldwide’ 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 January 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to dominate over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined by 12.69 million units. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U and has outsold it by 14.44 million.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 54 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 28 million mark. The PS4 has sold 54.82 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 28.28 million units, and the Wii U 13.84 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 57 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 29 percent, and the Wii U 14 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 54,818,019

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,279,951

Wii U Total Sales: 13,843,880


The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 687,448 units for the month and the Wii U by 987,394 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 299,946 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 110,771 units, the Xbox One is up 63,030 units, and the Wii U is down 126,246 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 74 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 24 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just two percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,020,013

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 332,565

Wii U Monthly Sales: 32,619

The Wii U beat the PS4 and Xbox One to the market by a year. The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the PS4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013.

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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monocle_layton (on 03 March 2017)


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Qwark (on 03 March 2017)

Good month for PS4 with the current support it should stay ahead of 2016 for quite some time.

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Dyllyo (on 03 March 2017)

I wonder if we're going to compare the Switch with PS4 and Xbone? Or if it makes more sense to call it the beginning of gen 9?

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Rob5VGC (on 03 March 2017)

That Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep effect. :)

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