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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 July 2017 / 27,375 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 May 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. However, the gap between the two has grown for seven straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 19.00 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 16.94 million units, and the Wii U 5.69 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms. The PlayStation 4 has a 46 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 41 percent, and the Wii U 13 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 19,004,407

Xbox One Total Sales: 16,925,087

Wii U Total Sales: 5,686,821


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in May by 79,594 units for the month and the Wii U by 221,686 units. The Xbox One outsold the Wii U by 142,092 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The PlayStation 4 is up 18,610 units, the Xbox One is up 37,345 units and the Wii U is down 24,013 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 60 percent. The Xbox One accounted for 39 percent of the consoles sold, and the Wii U just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 224,352

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 144,758

Wii U Monthly Sales: 2,666

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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Ganoncrotch (on 19 July 2017)

In that second picture... if you don't look at the Wii-U line and think of the beeps of a heart beat machine in a hospital, followed by a long solid beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, I don't think we can be friends.

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