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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 April 2017 / 46,422 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 February 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. The gap between the two has grown for four straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 crossed the 18 million mark. The PlayStation 4 has sold 18.21 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 16.33 million units, and the Wii U 5.68 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: 18,212,280

Xbox One Total Sales: 16,328,294

Wii U Total Sales: 5,675,080


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in February by 81,422 units for the month and the Wii U by 322,242 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 240,820 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three platforms are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 74,780 units, the Xbox One is down 409 units and the Wii U is down 62,722 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 56 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 43 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just two percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 329,341

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 247,919

Wii U Monthly Sales: 7,099

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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Bandorr (on 11 April 2017)

So the wii U never beat the ps4/xb1 once.

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palou Bandorr (on 11 April 2017)

Well, before they launched, I guess...

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siebensus4 Bandorr (on 11 April 2017)

Not in the US, but globally the Wii U was a few weeks above XOne during the release of Mario Kart 8 in 2014.

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KazumaKiryu (on 11 April 2017)

For the PS4 are so many awesome games. I think the ps4 sales will increase very strongly in the next weeks.

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