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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 April 2014 / 8,407 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 – March 2014 Update

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.


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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rodbouse (on 22 April 2014)

+4 millions, amazing.

Michael-5 (on 22 April 2014)


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Michael-5 (on 22 April 2014)

PS4 is dominating, makes more sense to compare to PS2. Common VGC! I know you used to track PS2 sales!

Lafiel (on 23 April 2014)

The PS2 only was available in Japan for the first ~7 month, so a comparison with the PS4 is even harde

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Shadow1980 (on 22 April 2014)

As Mr. D'Angelo pointed out, the gap narrowed in Month 5 because the PS3 didn't launch in Europe until March 2007. It's also worth pointing out that the gap widened in Month 4 because the PS4 came out in Japan in February. This is why we need regional breakdowns of this data to better account for different regions often having different release months for some systems. Mr. D'Angelo really needs to make charts for Europe, North America, and Japan as well, not just global sales. Context is important. That being said, the PS4 is performing much, much better than the PS3 did in both North America and Europe. It had the best launch of any system ever plus so far this year it's already selling nearly on par with the PS2.

RoadShow (on 22 April 2014)

Wow, I would really love to see PS2 numbers VS PS4 but 4 million more than PS3! That's a freaking ton.

GameAnalyser (on 22 April 2014)

Okay this pace should keep up and could bring in domination.

pezus (on 22 April 2014)

PS4 dominating Also, here's a typo: "February 2014 is the fifth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale."