PS5 Outsells the Wii U in Less Than One Year

Sony's latest video game console, the PlayStation 5, has outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii U after less than one year on the market, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PS5 had sold 13.58 million units worldwide through October 23, 2021, while the Wii U sold 13.56 million units lifetime.

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_SilverHawk_55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

Well virtual boy, ultra nes 64, gamecube, wii u were all rubbish. Hopefully the successor to the switch isn't rubbish but if nintendo expects to have a library of 90 percent old games on switch 2 its hard to tell if it'll be successful. Definitely not switch successful because steam deck will have all third party games of past and present day and switch 2 will not but it'll have nintendo ten or so exclusive ips for its generation. I wouldn't be surprised if they sold switch 2 games for 70 dollars and have a price increase for Nintendo online to 60 dollars.

DarXyde55d ago

GameCube was great. What are you in about?

TheRealTedCruz55d ago

The only home console flop of Nintendo was the Wii U.

Gamecube and N64 did more than fine.

iplay1up255d ago

Gamecube was more powerful than Ps2. It wasn't "rubbish" you probably never even owned one! Resident Evil 4, was much better on Gamecube than PS2. The PS2 version was literally rubbish. Read about the comparisons!

Yppupdam55d ago

rubbish, The N64 was an excellent console. Mario 64 in my opinion, is still a great game. and I don't tend to like Nintendo games and consoles.

Yui_Suzumiya55d ago

Don't smoke Crack, children 😆

Stanjara55d ago

You are obviously not Nintendo's target audience and they are doing just fine. Buy yourself a graphics card and be happy.

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NeoGamer23255d ago

PS5 deserves every accolade to date. Sackboy's Adventure, Demon's Souls, Spider-man MM, Returnal, and R&C Rift Apart were all great launch year first party games!

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DarkZane55d ago

Likely only 1% of those consoles sold went to scalpers. Yes they're a problem, but you're overblowing this way out of proportion.

BenRC0155d ago

Christ it was a jokey comment. Wtf is wrong with kids these days?

Andrew33654d ago

A whole shit ton more than 1% of those consoles were purchased by scalpers and sold for double. It's still happening a year later, every single time any get released online.

BenRC0155d ago

@knightofelemia People are thick as shit on this site. Actually in general.

Silly gameAr55d ago

Looks like people are sensitive too.

Jokes are supposed to be funny, btw.

Orchard55d ago

I'm sure at this point with the Switch being so successful Nintendo has forgotten about the WiiU - and would probably like us to do so too :P

Eonjay55d ago

Let's hope that they don't forget lest they may repeat the same mistake.

Terry_B55d ago

Without Corona, 6 months ago already.

porkChop55d ago

No. They wouldn't have magically had almost 14 million consoles to sell in the first 6 months.

Terry_B55d ago

Without chip problems? sure they would

porkChop54d ago

As DarkZane pointed out, they still would have had chip shortages without covid.

DarkZane55d ago

The chip shortage would have been a problem even without covid, it would just have been a slightly smaller problem. Everything uses those chips these days and the production would never have been able to meet demand, even without covid.

Gardenia55d ago

The moment the PS5 will have unlimited stock the sales are going to be out of control.

Ramboforlife55d ago

I was lucky to get one about a month after launch. But I know people who still can't get their hands on one. I do wonder when there will be enough stock for everyone that wants one.

Bigman4k55d ago

Probably in 2023 or 2024 sadly

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