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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 June 2014 / 11,398 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 – May 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 296,497 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,565,024 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,079,432

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,514,408

May 2014 is the seventh month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the seventh month the PlayStation 3 was on sale. The gap increased by 296,497 units, to bring it to 4,565,024.

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 8.08 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 3.51 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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OfficerRaichu15 (on 13 June 2014)

ps4 continues making us proud and also continue to bring us awesome 3rd and 1st party games :D

Mystro-Sama (on 15 June 2014)

They grow up so fast :')

Michelasso (on 15 June 2014)

Month 5 is when the PS3 launched in the PAL regions (Europe/Australia). It would be interesting to see the comparative charts for all consoles with all regional launches aligned.

Kallumsmarties (on 18 June 2014)

It's nice, but PS3 did launch bad so it's expected in my opinion. They should be doing this with the Vita.

ExplodingBlock (on 16 June 2014)

Can we get Wii U vs PS3/X360? Would be interesting

timmiss (on 15 June 2014)

Looks great. :-D

Killdarko (on 14 June 2014)

I need a ps4.

Michael-5 (on 13 June 2014)


Kallumsmarties (on 13 June 2014)

PS3 sales wasn't that bad around the same life as PS4, it just didn't do as well as it could. It launched pretty poorly and other companies took the change and won people over, but it didn't stop Sony from winning people over again. All you need is quality titles. Maybe if they took noticed their PS4 and how it's doing so well then maybe they would be doing the same to the Vita.

SjOne (on 13 June 2014)

I still find it amazing that the PS3 outsold 360 at this point in time despite all its disadvantages.

RoadShow (on 14 June 2014)

I think you mean uphill battle (year late, $600, a couple bad ports first year or so).

PS3 has always been superior to 360 in every way a person enjoys a console (power, features, quality, games, entertainment, technology, exclusive content, value)

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Ka-pi96 (on 13 June 2014)

PS4 is doing soooo much better than PS4.

MoHasanie (on 15 June 2014)

I think you mean PS4 is doing so much better than PS3 ;) .

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riecsou (on 13 June 2014)

Wow PS3 was selling that bad???