PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2013 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 January 2014 / 7,821 Views

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide.

PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2013 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,445,385 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 3,151,562 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 4,403,602

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 1,252,040

December 2013 is the second month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap change nearly doubled when compared to the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 4 took another 1.45 million units lead over the PlayStation 3, bringing the total lead to 3.15 million units.

In its first two month on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 4.40 million units, while the PlayStation 3 sold just 1.25 million units in its first two months on sale.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at

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Virus_Of_Life (on 21 January 2014)

Would be interesting to see PS2 vs PS4 numbers.

AnthonyW86 (on 21 January 2014)

We will have to wait until March to see a good comparison because that's when the PS3 launched in Europe, and the PS4 will have launched in Japan aswell by then. Everything points at PS4 destroying the PS3 though, makes you wonder what would have happened if PS3 launched at $399.

fatslob-:O (on 21 January 2014)

PS3 is getting destroyed by it's successor like it's supposed to.

pezus (on 22 January 2014)

The improvement here is CRAZY. Goddamn. We need a vs. PS2 and Wii to be fair

ryuzaki57 (on 22 January 2014)


DonFerrari (on 21 January 2014)

Ia this aligned sales or calendar sales? None make sense, but one is kinda silly.