While the PlayStation 4 is completely crushing the Wii U in most regions, that has not been the case in Japan. The Wii U had actually been managing to be the top selling current-generation home console in the region for a while, though now it has finally been overtaken by the PS4.
This news was revealed by the latest Media Create numbers, which revealed that the PlayStation 4’s lifetime sales numbers in Japan are now at 3.267 million units. The Wii U’s lifetime sales numbers in Japan, by comparison, are currently at 3.265 million units.
It also seems like Sony’s console will be keeping the lead over Nintendo’s console going forward, as the PlayStation 4 has several big games lined up and the Wii U really only has one. PS4 will be getting games like Persona 5, Final Fantasy 15 and Dragon Quest 11 in the foreseeable future, though the Wii U appears to only have one big game left with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
However, both of these consoles’ sales numbers put the sales numbers of the Xbox One in the region to shame. The Xbox One is currently sitting with lifetime sales of just 68,224 units in Japan, with the console being a dud in the region since it launched.