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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 July 2017 / 46,988 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 May 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has continued to dominate over the Xbox One and Wii U, outselling both of them combined by 15.35 million units. The Xbox One in turn continues to increase its lead over the Wii U and has outsold it by 15.98 million.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 59 million mark. The PS4 has sold 59.18 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 29.91 million units, and the Wii U 13.93 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: 59,182,721

Xbox One Total Sales: 29,905,621

Wii U Total Sales: 13,926,654


During the month of May 2017, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 833,899 units for the month and the Wii U by 1,135,074 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 301,175 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 408,992 units, the Xbox One is up 92,521 units, and the Wii U is down 87,857 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve78 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 21 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,149,866

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 315,967

Wii U Monthly Sales: 14,792

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Tridrakious (on 13 July 2017)

The Wii U stopped just short of 14 million units sold.

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SuperNintend0rk Tridrakious (on 13 July 2017)

I wonder if it'll end up hitting 14 million. It's pretty damn close!

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TheBraveGallade Tridrakious (on 14 July 2017)

they probably have 14 mil shipped. its the leftover stock hiding somewhere...
at least it isn't as rare as the dreamcast...

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Tridrakious Tridrakious (on 15 July 2017)

I can't find any new stock anywhere that I look for the Wii U. Hoping to find one that might be on a fire sale from a Target, Walmart, Best Buy or local mom and pop shop.

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iNathan (on 14 July 2017)

Lmao @ Ps4 insane sales.

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