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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 May 2017 / 43,815 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 March 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. The gap between the two has grown for five straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 18.59 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 16.61 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: 18,586,918

Xbox One Total Sales: 16,607,343

Wii U Total Sales: 5,681,051


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in March by 95,589 units for the month and the Wii U by 368,667 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 273,078 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 33,493 units, the Xbox One is up 29,396 units and the Wii U is down 60,618 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 57 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 42 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 374,638

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 279,049

Wii U Monthly Sales: 5,971

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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kijoxikaro (on 17 May 2017)

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Vor (on 17 May 2017)

Pls remove the Wii U from the chart. It hurt my eyes so much when I see the number.

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GoldenHand80 (on 16 May 2017)

XB1 seems to be catching up with PS4 in the US market. This is good! we don't want to see one company dominating the market

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