PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2014 Update - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 March 2014 / 8,461 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.

PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 659,273 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,136,752 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,009,474

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 1,872,722

February 2014 is the fourth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap increased this month in favor of the PlayStation 4 over its predecessor, the PlayStation 3. The gap increased by 659,273 units, to bring it to 4,136,752.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first four months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 6.01 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 1.87 million units.


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Ka-pi96 (on 20 March 2014)

Wow, didn't expect that much of a gap. The PS3 really started off badly.

michel3105 (on 20 March 2014)

It would be interesting to have also the PS2 in the equation. Are the monthly salesfigures available for that hardware?

Shadow1980 (on 20 March 2014)

Not globally. There are monthly NPD numbers for the U.S. and weekly numbers from Famitsu from Japan. In the U.S. the PS4 is trending ahead of the PS2 while in Japan it's trending behind the PS2. As for Europe, we only have quarterly shipment data, which only puts an upper limit on sales, but if we assume a similar sell-through rate as the U.S. then the PS4 may be selling roughly on par with the PS2.

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Michael-5 (on 20 March 2014)

Actually.....VGC used to track PS2 sales back in the day, I have some of the weekly numbers saved for later years. Problem was that VGC can't really track European PS2 sales, but still Sony gave a figure every quarter, VGC numbers wouldn't be that far off.

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Michael-5 (on 20 March 2014)

Gamecube, GBA, and X-Box as well used to be tracked. VGC should include 6th gen system sales because PS4 sales are comparable to PS2 sales, and same goes for WiiU/Gamecube and X-Box One/X-Box 1.

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Michael-5 (on 20 March 2014)

Do a PS2-PS3-PS4 comparision. It would be nicer to see both of Sony's older systems on the same graph.

Wonktonodi (on 20 March 2014)

The ps3 want available in Europe until March. Next month it will start to get interesting

small44 (on 20 March 2014)

Huge gap