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 Global:
Gap change in latest month: 121,162 – PS3
Gap change over last 12 months: n/a
Total Lead: 4,094,187 – PS4
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,951,562
PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 2,857,375
February 2014 is the fifth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 because it launched in Europe during its fifth month on sale. The gap decreased by 121,162 units, to bring it to 4,094,187.
Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first five months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 6.95 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 2.86 million units.
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