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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 March 2017 / 64,545 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 January 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. The gap between the two has grown for three straight months.

The Xbox One crossed the 16 million mark. The PlayStation 4 has sold 17.88 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 16.08 million units, and the Wii U 5.67 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: 17,882,939

Xbox One Total Sales: 16,080,375

Wii U Total Sales: 5,667,981


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in December by 61,999 units for the month and the Wii U by 215,813 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 153,814 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One is up. The PlayStation 4 is down 1,867 units, the Xbox One is up 30,442 units and the Wii U is down 35,221 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 57 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 41 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just two percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 222,640

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 160,641

Wii U Monthly Sales: 6,827

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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