VGChartz released their console sales data for the week before Christmas, revealing one surprise: in terms of total global sales, the Wii U outsold the Xbox One. The final count came to about 319,860 Wii U’s sold and about 307,366 Xbox Ones. The catch? The Xbox One isn’t out in Japan yet, and it outsold Nintendo’s console in both North America and Europe.
It’s difficult to come up with any real guess as to what the final numbers would have been if the system was out in all three regions, but it’s possible that Microsoft’s new console would have made the 13,000 sales needed to claim victory, considering that that number is barely 10% of the number of Wii U’s sold in Japan that week.
A look at the rest of the chart reveals that those two contenders weren’t at the top, though; the Wii U took fifth place, behind both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 4, in second place, made a little over half the sales of the 3DS, which sold a whopping 1 million systems.