PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2014 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 24 July 2014 / 5,374 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 – June 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 314,276 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,689,913 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,506,126

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,816,213

June 2014 is the eighth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the eighth month the PlayStation 3 was on sale. The gap increased by 314,276 units, to bring it to 4,689,913.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first eight months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 8.51 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 3.82 million units.

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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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10 Comments

drake_tolu (on 24 July 2014)

almost 5,000,000... By end of year, the gap will be more that 7,000,000... maybe 8,000,000.


Michael-5 (on 24 July 2014)

But next year and the years following the increase should slow down and maybe even stop. PS3 had a weak 2006/2007, but really picked up in 2009.


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Michael-5 (on 24 July 2014)

PS4 - PS3 growing, XB1 - 360 shrinking, WiiU - Wii shrinking fast. Nice Sony, nice.


pkmnMasterWheeeIer (on 24 July 2014)

With Wii U and XB1 being squished by their predecessors this is a very pleasing chart


overman1 (on 24 July 2014)

I can see the ps4 easily selling 100m units in its lifetime.


GdaTyler (on 26 July 2014)

Hopefully it can sustain that and last very long. If it doesn't last more than 5 years without a successor it'll be very difficult. PS3 legged it out eventually.


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drake_tolu (on 27 July 2014)

Pff, minimum 140 million.


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DialgaMarine (on 25 July 2014)

The PS4 is probably going to be the only console that outsells it's predecessor this gen. Big exclusives drought and and it's still doing amazing.


Baalzamon (on 24 July 2014)

I'd like to see this same chart, but also include the original Wii as well as the PS2, just for comparisons sake, so we know how those much higher selling consoles compared to the PS4.


DucksUnlimited (on 24 July 2014)

They had one for Wii and PS4. The Wii just passed it. The PS4 is still ahead of the PS2 though.


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anamme (on 24 July 2014)

It's like night and day when it comes to their respective launches.


Mr.Playstation (on 25 July 2014)

If the ps4 can increase the gap in a relativly slow month then it can easily sell more than the ps4 during its life.


Kallumsmarties (on 25 July 2014)

Because PS3 had an awful launch. Nobody wanted to pay their prices at the time which is why 360 performed better until recent years.


DialgaMarine (on 25 July 2014)

Relatively speaking though. PS3 had about the same overall sales from the begining until PS3 eventually began to outsell it. There's really no excuse for either WiiU or XBone.


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viewjet (on 26 July 2014)

Wow, the PS3 had really sucky numbers. The fanboys must have been going crazy back in 2007. Now I can see why Sony's Mark Cerny and other engineers immediately got to work on the PS4 with that famous survey sent to developers about what they wanted in a next gen platform. Now look at the results with the PS4. It's amazing how a bad launch can motivate a company. Makes me wonder where MS is going next.