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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 May 2017 / 42,920 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 March 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to dominate over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined by 14.08 million units. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U and has outsold it by 15.34 million.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 57 million mark and the Xbox One the 29 million mark. The PS4 has sold 57.22 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 29.24 million units, and the Wii U 13.90 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: 57,223,432

Xbox One Total Sales: 29,243,352

Wii U Total Sales: 13,896,212

 

During the month of March 2017, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 786,647 units for the month and the Wii U by 1.29 million units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 499,629 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 35,327 units, the Xbox One is up 57,940 units, and the Wii U is down 163,702 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 70 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 28 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just two percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,312,748

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 526,101

Wii U Monthly Sales: 26,472

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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Qwark (on 12 May 2017)

1.3 million units is pretty good in March seems to be the best yet for PS4

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Ninjapie7 (on 11 May 2017)

Since I'm new to this console war stuff I didn't get why everyone was making such a big deal about the switch having good sales in March. Now I understand. Those spikes are ridiculous. Holiday season is op

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kljesta64 (on 11 May 2017)

those spikes make love

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