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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 May 2014 / 7,736 Views

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PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 154,361 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,248,548 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 7,482,361

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,233,813

April 2014 is the sixth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 during its fifth month on sale. The gap increased by 154,361 units, to bring it to 4,248,548.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first six months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 7.48 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 3.23 million units.


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AnthonyW86 (on 15 May 2014)

The ps3 launched in Europe late March, that's why that month the lead shows a slight dip. It will probably only increase from now on.

Michael-5 (on 16 May 2014)

This is like the exact opposite of XB. PS4 is widening the gap with PS3 where XB is shrinking it. GO SONY!

Sharu (on 22 May 2014)

If I understand the graphs correctly, they mean that first 4 months PS4 was selling better than PS3, but then the sales are on approx the same level? And we all know that first years of PS4 was abysmal?

drake_tolu (on 15 May 2014)

In April, the gap has not risen much ... i think that on the end of year the gap will be "only" 6,000,000 (creed 15,000,000 of PS4).

Michael-5 (on 16 May 2014)

Maybe. PS4 could sell 12 million units this year. It's at what 4.5 million now after 4.5 months? Q4 sales tend to match Q1-3 combined, so it's looking like 12-15 million sales for 2014 is likely.

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fatslob-:O (on 15 May 2014)

The PS4 gotta do better than it is now to impress me because the growth of the lead after launch ain't looking all that great ...

Azhraell (on 15 May 2014)

That's because PS3 launched on Europe in March, now it will continue growing.

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