First Half Year Life-to-Date Comparisons: PlayStation 4 to Track Under Wii, Xbox One In-Between Wii and Wii U

It’s chart time!

One of our community members has, once again, kindly prepared a comparison chart of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii, and Wii U’s first six months on the market (All data from VGChartz). Check it out below!

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As we can see, unless the PlayStation 4 experiences a substantial boost in sales, the Wii from generation seven will overtake it life-to-date within a matter of weeks. Keep in mind that the Wii was selling out months beyond how long the PlayStation 4 was selling out for, even going on to sell out for at least 2 years during holiday period. At peak, Nintendo’s Wii home console platform was selling at a rate of 25 to 30 million units a year and during one December, it sold more than 3 million units in the United States alone. At the PlayStation 4’s price and with what it’s currently offering, there’s not a very good chance Sony could mimic that.

That’s not a fault on Sony’s part however, as the PlayStation 4 is selling considerably well considering its price tag. Also, considering how quickly Nintendo killed of the Wii, there’s a chance that, like the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 4 will catch-up and even surpass the Wii during towards the end of it’s life depending on how long Sony decides to keep the PlayStation 4 on the market.

Moreover, contrary to what some would have you believe, the Xbox One actually selling quite well and is actually not performing as poorly as Nintendo’s next-generation home console, the Wii U, did, even while the Wii U launched with more and higher rated games (even when compared with the PlayStation 4).

The next few months are looking pretty decent for the big three, especially for Wii U in May. In May, we have Watch_Dogs (Wii U version coming Fall 2014), Bound by Flame, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Transistor for multiple platforms, MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4, Super Time Force for Xbox One, and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U (Semi-complete 2014 Wii U line-up). Come June, we have The Elder Scrolls Online and EA Sports UFC for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Murdered: Soul Suspect for multiple platforms, among other titles.

Come E3 2014, we should know more about the second half of the year.

You can view the full numbers below.

PS4:

Week 1: 1,051,921

Week 4: 2,444,207

Week 8: 4,414,273

Week 12: 5,128,791

Week 16: 6,088,071

Week 20: 6,781,802

Week 25: 7,482,361

Wii:

Week 1: 2,071,242

Week 4: 2,444,207

Week 8: 3,510,426

Week 12: 4,459,141

Week 16: 5,290,489

Week 20: 6,025,248

Week 25: 7,300,493

Week 30: 8,521,676

Xbox One:

Week 1: 1,106,779

Week 4: 2,222,474

Week 8: 3,157,188

Week 12: 3,430,832

Week 16: 3,751,783

Week 20: 4,171,147

Week 24: 4,505,168

Wii U:

Week 1: 472,099

Week 4: 1,708,668

Week 8: 2,419,254

Week 12: 2,561,664

Week 16: 2,692,698

Week 20: 2,883,262

Week 24: 3,009,207

Week 28: 3,104,846

Week 30: 3,147,621



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