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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 June 2017 / 30,474 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 April 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. The gap between the two has grown for six straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 18.78 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 16.78 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: 18,780,055

Xbox One Total Sales: 16,780,329

Wii U Total Sales: 5,684,155


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in March by 20,151 units for the month and the Wii U by 190,033 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 169,882 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 16,351 units, the Xbox One is up 10,886 units and the Wii U is down 31319 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 52 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 47 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 193,137

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 172,986

Wii U Monthly Sales: 3,104

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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torok (on 14 June 2017)

After the 60.4M announcement, I believe that VGC numbers for PS4 are most likely quite a bit off.

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KazumaKiryu (on 15 June 2017)

My forecast: Stronger sales figures than chrismas 2016. From August until the end of Christmas will be extremely strong for the PS4 in America. Uncharted The Lost Legacy, Yakuza Kiwami, Everybodys Golf, Knack 2, Fifa 18, Destiny 2 and Call of Duty, Gran Turismo Sport, The Evil Within 2, Pro Evolution Soccer, next Need for Speed and many more big titles. Am very excited. Interesting article. I think the Xbox will have a very bad year to November.

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xl-klaudkil (on 14 June 2017)

Switch is going to destroy those awful numbers.

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CartBlanche (on 15 June 2017)

Can I suggest @DiAngelo may I suggest you post which sources were used to get the respective console sales numbers. As pointed out, in light of Sony's announcement of world wide sales, how does that affect the US numbers??

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Lawlight (on 15 June 2017)

If these numbers are correct (which they are not), this means that the PS4 has sold around 36M in the EU and rest of the world (not counting Japan). To put this into context, the 3DS shipped 20M in the rest of the world (not counting Japan) in 6 years.

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