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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 June 2017 / 16,977 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 April 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has caught up with the Wii U over the last couple of years and is now more than 1.3 million units ahead.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.68 million units lifetime, the Wii U 3.32 million units, and the Xbox One 78,623 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 has a 58 percent market share, the Wii U sits at 41 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 4,675,808

Wii U Total Sales: 3,321,365

Xbox One Total Sales: 78,623


In April 2017 the PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U by 90,049 units and the Xbox One by 91,006 units. The Wii U outsold the Xbox One by 957.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago all three consoles are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 1,237 units, the Wii U is down 26,345 units, and the Xbox One is down 50 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: 91,473

Wii U Monthly Sales: 1,424

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 467

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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ArchangelMadzz (on 23 June 2017)

Why is XB1 even included in this chart? I understand but comedic value but surely this is a lil' mean aha.

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NintendoPie (on 22 June 2017)

I believe in the Xbox One.

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