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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 March 2017 / 50,294 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 January 2017 shows how much the PlayStation 4 has dominated in the region. It has sold 1.98 times more units than the Xbox One and Wii U combined.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 21.76 million units lifetime in Europe, the Xbox One 7.53 million units, and the Wii U 3.47 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 66 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 23 percent, and the Wii U 11 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 21,755,759

Xbox One Total Sales: 7,532,959

Wii U Total Sales: 3,469,710


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 for the 30th straight month. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 271,353 units for the month and the Wii U by 374,171 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 102,818 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up by 8,009 units, the Xbox One is up by 21,366 units and the Wii U is down 29,667 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 75 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 22 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just three percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 388,721

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 117,368

Wii U Monthly Sales: 14,550

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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iNathan (on 10 March 2017)

Lmao at those Ps numbers wtf

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Qwark iNathan (on 13 March 2017)

Well it is the closest thing Europe has for its own console.

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