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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 July 2017 / 20,676 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 May 2017 shows how the PlayStation 4 has caught up with the Wii U over the last couple of years and is now more than 1.44 million units ahead.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.76 million units lifetime, the Wii U 3.32 million units, and the Xbox One 79,577 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: 4,757,577

Wii U Total Sales: 3,322,323

Xbox One Total Sales: 79,577


When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the Xbox One is. The PlayStation 4 is down 8,369 units, the Wii U is down 18,062 units, and the Xbox One is up 630 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: 81,769

Wii U Monthly Sales: 958

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 954

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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Bandorr (on 26 July 2017)

I thought they stopped production of the wii U.
Is an out of production item actually beating the xbox one?

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TheBraveGallade (on 26 July 2017)

FWI last week ps3 and wiiU sold double that of the xbone lol.

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Ggordon (on 26 July 2017)

WOW xbox one hasnt even cracked the 500k mark in japan, and probably wont be able to

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Tridrakious Ggordon (on 26 July 2017)

It won't crack 100k. Really sad in comparison to the work they did to gain Japanese support with the Xbox 360.

Blue Dragon, Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey, The Last Remnant, Star Ocean, FFXI, Final Fantasy XIII, DMC, Tekken 6, etc.

They made an effort to get exclusives and end PlayStation exclusives at the same time. Xbox One, they just dropped the ball everywhere, especially in Japan.

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Ggordon Ggordon (on 27 July 2017)

Sony and nintendo are two japanese companies so obviously japanese devs will favour them the most.On the other hand microsoft is an american company and microsoft did made an effort in japan for the 360 and it shows since it has sold over a million units their(still very low compared to wii and ps3) but for the xbox one theres lil to no show room in japan.

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Tridrakious Ggordon (on 27 July 2017)

It is not a "country" thing, Microsoft did nothing to build any marketshare with the original Xbox, with the 360, they had to work to get credibility in that market. Which they did, but with the Xbox One has had no effort put into in Japan.

And it shows.

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TheBraveGallade Ggordon (on 30 July 2017)

It is a country thing, but it also has to do with the fact that the japan loves games that... well all the games ninty typically does. Anime styled or cell shaded platformers adventure or mostly focises on hacknslash and FPS, the latter of which was never sucessful untill overwatch and splatoon dropped... which are both FAR from your typical FPS games.

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Qwark (on 26 July 2017)

The console market in Japan is really death compared to gen 7. PS4 is barely tracking ahead of PS3 even when it did not have a Wii like competitor until the Switch launched. But it seems there is some momentum since last year but the market for home consoles in Japan is slowly dying nonetheless consumed by mobiles and hybrids.

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Kinneas14 (on 26 July 2017)

This is getting ridiculous...

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