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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 May 2017 / 41,367 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 March 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has caught up with the Wii U over the last couple of years and is now more than one million units ahead.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.59 million units lifetime, the Wii U 3.32 million units, and the Xbox One 78,156 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 has a 57 percent market share, the Wii U sits at 42 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 4,584,335

Wii U Total Sales: 3,319,941

Xbox One Total Sales: 78,156


In March 2017 the PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 164,585 units and the Xbox One by 166,144 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 1,559.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up, while the Wii U and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is up 15,928 units, the Wii U is down 28,037 units, and the Xbox One is down 18 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 98 percent. The Wii U accounted for one percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One accounted for one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 166,893

Wii U Monthly Sales: 2,308

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 749

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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Qwark (on 23 May 2017)

I genuinely think that the Xone is still selling it's launch shipment in Japan. The Xbox 360 didn't do very well in Japan but the Xone's performance pretty much equals dead on arrival.

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