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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 March 2017 / 57,526 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Japan’ 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 Japan for January 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has caught up with the Wii U over the last couple of years and is now nearly one million units ahead. With the Nintendo Switch coming out on March 3 and the poor Xbox One sales the PlayStation 4 has now secured the top spot in Japan for the three 8th generation consoles.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.28 million units lifetime, the Wii U 3.32 million units, and the Xbox One 76,590 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 has a 56 percent market share, the Wii U sits at 43 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 4,281,450

Wii U Total Sales: 3,315,255

Xbox One Total Sales: 76,590


In January 2017 the PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 205,845 units and the Xbox One by 211,024 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 5,179.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up, while the Wii U is down. The PlayStation 4 is up 90,808 units, the Wii U is down 52,912 units, and the Xbox One is up 329.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 97 percent. The Wii U accounted for three percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One accounted for less than one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 211,872

Wii U Monthly Sales: 6,027

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 848

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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Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 16 March 2017)

why is X1 even on here? I don't like Xbox but this is just cruel

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Bandorr (on 16 March 2017)

What happened in September 2014? Seems to be the only time the xbox made any bump what so ever.

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SuperNintend0rk Bandorr (on 16 March 2017)

That's when it was released in Japan

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MastermindPT (on 21 March 2017)

The line for XBONE looks like the flat line from a heart monitor... Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.... lol

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roadkillers (on 22 March 2017)

The PS4 line had it's biggest Christmas season. I think that is because of FFXV and Persona 5. Excluding Gran Turismo are there any huge PS4 exclusives coming in Japan? I know there is KH3 and Tekken 7.

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