PS4 vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2014 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 May 2014 / 9,722 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 Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. XOne Global:

Gap change in latest month: 196,778 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,977,193 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 7,482,361

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,505,168

In April 2014 the gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew once again. The PlayStation 4 sold 196,778 more units than the Xbox One to bring the total lead to 2,977,193 units. The PlayStation 4 has sold 7,482,361 units in five months, while the Xbox One sold 4,505,168 units.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in November 2013 in North America and Europe. The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The Xbox One launched on November 22 in North America and Europe.

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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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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9 Comments

NYANKS (on 12 May 2014)

Yeah, and if NPD is anything to go by, VGC is underrating PS4 in the U.S.


Michael-5 (on 13 May 2014)

and people think XB1 is selling close to PS4........ Do a WiiU XB1 comparison.


binary solo (on 12 May 2014)

More and more MS will be relying on North America and UK to keep it relevant this gen. But at least MS has the biggest market on its side. Poor Nintendo really only has Japan, which has moved on from home consoles somewhat.


mutantclown (on 12 May 2014)

Expect PS4 to almost double Xbone on this week's NPD report (April sales).


RoadShow (on 12 May 2014)

Xbox one...where are you!? I can't see you anymore...you were there but now you are gone. It's lonely up here....oh nevermind. I got 7 million plus friends up in here.


sales2099 (on 12 May 2014)

lol been saving that for the entirety of the 7th gen have you ;)


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BuckStud (on 12 May 2014)

Maybe it's hanging out with the Vita....


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fleischr (on 13 May 2014)

Not good for the Xbox One 3rd party support long term. There's a lot of franchises (Metal Gear, many JRPGs) that only get a fraction of total sales on the Xbox 360 compared to the PS3 -- and that's mostly owed to 360 multiplatform games usually of being better overall quality. If XOne is technically less capable than PS4 and has a lower installed base than 360, the XOne won't have nearly the diversity of games 360 had. Sad.


mutantclown (on 12 May 2014)

Expect PS4 to almost double Xbone on this week's NPD report (April sales).


drake_tolu (on 12 May 2014)

the gap of PS4-XO is better of sales of PS3 in first 5 month... ._." I PS3 have sold 80,000,000, i think PS4 will sold 70,000,000 more of XO.


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darkneal (on 12 May 2014)

Is'nt the PS4 available in far more markets though? So should'nt the gap between the 2 be bigger every month? It seems to me the xbox is holding up really well considering...


wangjingwanjia (on 12 May 2014)

Not trying to talk down those markets, but it's a shame they are so small. I don't think they will have that big of an impact that many people think, which is a shame. If you look at the Finlands sales of 2013 posted on this forums board the total number of their best selling system PS3 were a margin number, hardly noticeable on the WW sales.


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whatever (on 12 May 2014)

This "more markets" argument is laughable. The reason MS isn't yet in those markets is because they don't sell significant quantities in those places. Certainly not enough to make any difference.

The gap isn't bigger in absolute numbers because we are entering the months where sales will be lower for both. Percentage wise the difference has been the same or has been going up.


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drake_tolu (on 13 May 2014)

XO is coming in 90% of market, so:
4,500,00 divided 90 = 50,000 X 100 = 5,000,000
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So, 5,000,000 XO VS 7,500,000 PS4...
PS4 sold much nevertheless sells 50% more.


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