PlayStation Vita vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 05 March 2014 / 5,838 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, unless otherwise stated.

PlayStation Vita Vs. PSP Global:

Gap change in latest month: 587,222 - PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,361,255 - PSP

Total Lead: 12,864,282 – PSP

PlayStation Vita Total Sales: 7,486,918

PSP Total Sales: 20,351,200

In the latest month of sales for the PlayStation Vita it has fallen another 587,222 units further behind its predecessor the PSP. In the last year the gap has grown 6,361,255 in favor of the PSP. The PSP currently leads by 12,864,282 in the first 26 months. The gap is expected to continue to grow in the next month.

Both handhelds launched in December in Japan, the PSP in December 2004 and the Vita in December 2011. The Vita has sold 7,486,918 units in its first 26 months on sale, while the PSP has sold 20,351,200 units.


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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leyendax69 (on 05 March 2014)

PSP sold a lot in the beginning... I think Vita can reach 35 million lifetime at least. It would be successfull enough in that way.

Eliseo104 (on 05 March 2014)

it needs to sell 500k per month for the next 4 years to reach that number

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drake_tolu (on 08 March 2014)

depend on Sony...
If will continue to supporting PSVita only in Japan, it will be impossible that figure...
But when you open PS Vita to Europe and Usa, forces reach 35/40 milion.
For now, PSVita sold 3.5 milion on 1 years, and 3.5 milion in 7 years is 24.5 milion.

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chase123 (on 05 March 2014)

Both handhelds ps vita and 3ds selling less than their previous iterations the psp and ds by a 12 million gap,this is saddening for the handheld market.

Captain_Yuri (on 05 March 2014)

What Sony needs to do is cut the cost of the Vita to $150 and cut the cost of memory cards to be as competitive as microsd as well as make a few deals with SE and other companies to get some exclusive games on there But with that being said, even though I do a lot of harping on the Vita, it is a great machine for unique games (in a good way). I just think the cost of the handheld and memory cards is what drags it down a lot

gigantor21 (on 05 March 2014)

As a Vita owner, this is just painful to look at.

Ledreppe (on 05 March 2014)

I'm sure the PSP sold at least 60M, not 20M as mentioned in the report.

chase123 (on 05 March 2014)

The 20 million figure is for the first 26 months the psp was for sale in the market,lifetime sales are over 80 million in fact.

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chase123 (on 05 March 2014)

The 20 million figure is for the first 26 months the psp was for sale in the market,lifetime sales are over 80 million in fact.

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