Xbox One Sales At 20 Million, PS4 Nearly 40 Million, According To EEDAR Study

By the end of 2015, anyway.

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The console wars are fiercer than ever this generation, but you wouldn’t know it- the battlefield is dominated entirely by one monolithic player in each arena (the PS4 for consoles, and the 3DS for handhelds), so much so that the competition often shies away from sharing sales numbers (Microsoft and Sony no longer report sales numbers for the Xbox One and PS Vita respectively).

However, a new EEDAR study has shed light on just where the gaming market stands at as of the end of 2015, and it’s an interesting picture to say the least. The study more or less confirms numbers we have all long since guessed, or deduced from varying sources- and it shows us a gaming market that looks a lot like the PS2 era did:

  • Nintendo 3DS: 55 million units worldwide
  • PlayStation 4: 38 million units worldwide
  • Xbox One: 20 million units worldwide
  • Wii U: 12.5 million units worldwide
  • PS Vita: 10 million units worldwide

Note that all sales figures here are estimated from the graph (see below), and also as of December 31, 2015- so they may be at least a few months too old right now.

The study also seems to hint that the PS3 now has a very slight lead over the Xbox 360 worldwide, but that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are still straggling behind the Wii, in spite of the latter’s discontinuation a while back.

It’s not a healthy looking market, that’s for sure- unlike last generation, when every single system on the market was a veritable success in every sense of the word, it seems like only one or two systems will stick the landing by the end of this generation. It’s a frightening picture, and it seems to indicate that the console game market needs a shake-up- and fast.

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  • Jessica-Star

    I agree that it may not appear be as healthy of a market from a competition standpoint, but we’re only a little over 2 years into this generation so I don’t see it as frightening at all. It took the XBox 360 4 years to hit 20 million in sales, didn’t it? ’05-’09. And I think PS3 took 5 years, ’06-’11. Both consoles are way ahead of that even if it’s a bit lopsided in Sony’s favour.
    That may not last, and even if it does competition is still good. People talk about iPhones and Android phones as competitors when iPhone only has like 14% of the market to Androids 80-something%. Xbox One to PS4 is much closer and both very competitive.

  • Mr Xrat

    So much for all that Xgimp whining that it isn’t really 2:1, just you wait and see!

    • dave69uk .

      Are you really that bothered?

    • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

      Nearly 40 million sales, still no games and Sony struggling to keep alive as a company.

      E3 is going to be hilarious when Nintendo finally puts a bullet in Sony’s head and sends Sonycucks into a massive suicide pact 🙂

  • Michael Norris

    Eh i think Ps4 is past 40 million….38 million at the end of 2015.


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