PS4 vs Xbox One vs Wii U Lifetime Sales – August 2014 Update

"Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U shows how quickly the PS4 has taken the lead. The PS4 has always been ahead of the Xbox One and it surpassed the Wii U in February of this year. The PS4 passed the 10 million mark this month, the Wii U the 7 million mark and the Xbox One the 5 million mark. The PS4 has sold 10.19 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 5.13 million units, and the Wii U 7.13 million units.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 10,191,770

Xbox One Total Sales: 5,131,517

Wii U Total Sales: 7,130,356"

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Foehammer1068d ago ShowReplies(15)
Geobros1068d ago

Wii U > xbox? That is really impressive!!

trunkswd1068d ago

The Wii U has a 12 month head start. The gap will more than likely shrink a bit in September due to Destiny and releasing in a bunch of more countries.

randomass1711068d ago

Destiny's staying power belongs to PS4. Plus there is Smash Bros. to consider.

trunkswd1068d ago

Yes Destiny will help the PS4 the most, however it will help boost Xbox One sales as well. Also Smash Bros. doesn't come out for the Wii U for a couple more months.

mandf1068d ago


Ps fans said that all last gen but it was an invalid excuse to some.

ABizzel11068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

The Wii U had a 4 million lead against the XBO, which has now dropped down to 2 million.

At best Nintendo holds on to second place by the end of 2015, but eventually the XBO will surpass them. Nintendo can hold them off longer if they have win the price battle (meaning $250 Wii U by March, before XBO can drop to $329 - $349), and keep pumping out exclusives, but the final outcome is almost inevitable unless Amiibo kicks things off massively for that market.

Paprika1068d ago

Wii u has far more reasons to continue to sell. Xbox is at a cross roads IMO, a great console tarnished by quite a few things. It might change, its got some great games ahead for it. But Nintendo can shift over 1million copies of smash bros on 3ds, soon on the Wii u. Then you have Mario, metroid, Zelda, xenogears and much more. Might not be your preference in games, but if these are multiple million selling titles, Wii u is safe. I haven't doubted Nintendo once tbh, infact disregard sales, they are the strongest console this gen due to reasons to own a console.

MSBAUSTX1068d ago

Hyrule warriors, smash brothers, bayonetta 1/2, plus MK8 Bundle still selling and amiibo coming out all in time for the holidays. XB1 has Destiny with almost 75 percent of players playing it on PS4, and Master Chief Collection.

Maybe Sunset Overdrive will move units but it is releasing against Those listed Nintendo games. Wii U has increased sales over the last year and has more games coming to boost it where the XB1 has been declining since its post release peak. The Wii U will still be cheaper and offer more games and more new games durring the Holiday sales as well.

Needless to say, it will be another 1.5 to two years before XB1 catches up to Wii U sales and that doesnt include how much the new Star Fox, Legend Of Zelda, and possible Metroid will propell sales even further.

S2Killinit1068d ago

True. But last gen people would sort of forget about that. Even though the gap in sales was much smaller the 1 year head start was sort of kept on a down low

Muerte24941068d ago

Xbox One is tracking below the Wii U worldwide. Sorry but close the if you're still being outsold by the competition. I understand the whole "12 year head start" argument, but you assume it would have outsold the Wii U by now.

jebabcock1068d ago

So.... has no one noted that the xb1 released in more markets it's first year than the 360 did... The 360 sold 7 million in its first year did it not?

Isn't it a little behind last gen pace? Not sure it will move 2 million unit's in less than 2 months.

trywizardo1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

agree 100% . @randomass i think every gamer know that destiny is also for X1 so its not like an exclusive to push the sales for one console , beside the reviews will make its sales slower .
it was a huge disappointment just like WD was ...
edit : wait are people started trusting VGchartz again ???

morganfell1068d ago

It is vgchartz and that is the very pedigree of incorrectness and lies. The PS4 passed 10 million well over a month ago. Sales in the US alone in that time since have been over 200k. Now add in the rest of the world and as usual that kid in his basement that runs vgfud is under tracking the PS4... again.

vgfud also ignores the fact that MS numbers are shipped versus Sony's which are sold through.

There is a reason n4g allows this trash to be published when it has been banned by every common sense (and not) website on earth.

BG115791068d ago

This is like comparing the 360 numbers with the PS3 numbers.
The 360 also had 8 month or so of head start. Yet for some persons, it was irrelevant when comparing global sale numbers between the two.

bouzebbal1068d ago

it's about the long run. Gap may shrink in september but will widen like crazy when Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2 hit the shelves.
I am glad i own both PS4 and Wii U. They are very complementary! Of course PS3 is still running full speed at home!

TheAmazing_OMEGA1067d ago

yeah but remember all the titles The Big N has coming out this fall, especially smash bros.

shloobmm31067d ago

I imagine the heavy hitter for this year will be the Master Chief Collection. Once that hits I imagine the gap will close quickly.

Septic1067d ago

Wow have I entered the twilight zone where vgchartz is being taken seriously here? :O

Either way, good to see the Wii U doing well. It'll only get better from now on.

I suspect that the X1 will overtake it soonish though; maybe tail end of 2016? Not sure to be honest. We'll see.

XB1_PS41067d ago

VGchartz is there source. Notoriously inaccurate information.

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SilentNegotiator1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

What's impressive about a system selling a mere 2 million more with an additional TWELVE months under its belt?

I'm pretty sure even VITA can manage selling 2 million in a year.

deafdani1068d ago

The majority of the Xbox One sales came at launch. Something to consider.

EliteGameKnight1068d ago

I seem to notice this is the ongoing trend, Wii U does well, people acknowledge it. So what's the best course of action: point out it's a year older.

I won't deny that it had a slow year, a lot of consoles have, but it isn't really necessary to point that out every time somebody starts to feel good about their purchase. It just seems foolish to me.

Concertoine1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )


While I agree that its current position is all that's important from a consumer perspective, in a strict sales comparison it's unfair to not bring up the head start it had, regardless of whether or not Nintendo made use of that year.

GenericNameHere1068d ago

The Vita's at 10M+, and had an 11 months headstart (Vita release in Japan in December 2011, Wii U in NA in Nov 2012). The Vita has sold more than 2M units/year! :D Vita means life, of course

And? Didn't the Wii U sell 3M+ in it's first few months? 3M in 4 months, yet has only sold 7M in 21 months. Doesn't that mean the Wii U also sold majority of its sales at launch?

Feel good about their purchase because it's selling decently? They should fell good about their purchase because they like it, not because it's selling. It's not the consumers' fault if a console/game doesn't sell, it's the console maker's/publisher's fault.

Also, it's a good argument. Shouldn't it sell more because it was sold a year earlier?

Antifan1068d ago

Majority of Xbox sales came from launch. That's because only the Xbox fanboys bought the xbox1.
Causal gamers, fanboys, and game lovers bought the PS4.

LCEvans1067d ago

@Antifan "gamelovers boughts PS4" are you really that childish, grow up!

SilentNegotiator1067d ago

"Majority of Xbox sales came from launch"

Xbone had a better launch (first 2 months) than Wii U (~3m to ~2.3m) and was only outsold by Wii U in the months of May, June, and July (and July was neck and neck). Xbone is selling at a MUCH better pace than Wii U.

*based on VGChartz, but they steal official/better numbers in the long run anyway.

Movieworld1065d ago (Edited 1065d ago )

Wii U is outselling Xbox end of chat

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GenericNameHere1068d ago

The Wii U selling is GREAT! But to say the Wii U beating the Xbox One, despite having a 12 months head start, is "impressive!!"? Well, I only have one response for this.

Vita > Wii U? That is really impressive!!

I'm not trying to downplay the "success" of the Wii U. I'm just trying to say that this isn't anything really impressive. In fact, it should spell negligence, as Nintendo did nothing to make sure those 12 months meant something.

Tiqila1068d ago

Of course you have to consider the head start of the Wii U (though it was a very slow one) when comparing total sales numbers, but if you look at the monthly sales, there have been several months (may, june, juli) where the Wii U was outselling the XBO.

I would never hang myself out of the window and say that therefore the Wii U is the better selling console, but the monthly sales between Wii U and Xbox One have been very similar recently (thats why their plots run parallel).

That combined with the awesome amount of upcoming Wii U exclusive titles could mean that XBO has a tough competition in the Wii U and I would not be surprised if the Wii U gains new momentum.

Obviously the XBO might gain new support, too, with Masterchief Collection and other great titles in the pipeline.

I don't know, these are just numbers. Each console seems to have its pro and contras, but for me atm the Wii U is my most favourite console.

Tedakin1068d ago

Yeah impressive with a one year lead. If they came out the same time Xbox would be crushing it.

SpinalRemains1381068d ago

WiiU is doing the crushing, and if Woody had gone to police.........

If If If If

madjedi1068d ago

Really a 2 million lead is crushing, so that means the wiiu is getting crushed by the ps4 at 3 million+.

It's amazing how many people conveniently ignore how fast ms and sony have built up an install base in under a year, vs nintendo almost 2 years.

A year head start mattered last gen, whenever ps3 and 360 fans argued sales, exactly how does that not apply to the wii u.

I really think people are overestimating nintendo's brand appeal and underestimating ms's brand to the masses.

I can't see any rational reason that ms will stay in 3rd and nintendo 2nd in sales, the people touting wii u's superior sales in the us.

Clearly are not reading npd threads on neogaf, because the xb1 typically does 1.5-2x the sales of the wii u in na. Minus the kinectless sku announcement then sales cratered that month.

Wii u did 60k in na last month despite mario kart being released, and yet people still believe the wii u will retain it's 2nd place position throughout most of the gen.

Some of you people are delusional.