PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - October 2014 Update - VGChartz

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by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 November 2014 / 11,092 Views

Welcome to a series of monthly articles. This series will be comparing combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - October 2014 Update

This chart is comparing aligned sales for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox combined versus combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 and Xbox 360 both had slow starts, while the PS4 and Xbox One both had the two biggest launches in gaming history. The gap has grown for six straight months. The gap has grown by 471,848 in the latest month.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 12 months have sold a combined 10.69 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 18.90 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 8.20 million units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 10,693,672

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 18,898,352

Total Lead: 8,204,680 – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


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 and Twitch 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AnthonyW86 (on 13 November 2014)

Look at that incredible lead, and people feared the core console gaming market was dying.

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Michael-5 (on 13 November 2014)

Like games, I expect this gens console sales to be front-loaded.

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small44 (on 13 November 2014)

Casual console market is the only market shrinking

Michael-5 (on 13 November 2014)

All thanks to the PS4. Do an XB1/360 comparision, I bet 360 is still outselling XB1 weekly.

platformmaster918 (on 13 November 2014)

PS4 carrying the load. Xbox will be lucky to match last gen's numbers while PS4 is out to a faster start than PS2

Michael-5 (on 13 November 2014)

Um...what? PS2 sold 16 million the first year it was available in all regions. PS4 is doing well, but I doubt it will sell much over 12 million

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GTAexpert (on 14 November 2014)

Michael-5 PS4 is already above 12 million and its not going to stay there for another two months.

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DialgaMarine (on 14 November 2014)

So PS4 alone outsold both the 7th gen within that timeframe, and people still try to downplay it's sales.

ryuzaki57 (on 14 November 2014)

Thanks. Impressive to see the gap growing even faster. Q1 2015 should be delightful too with all the crazy games that come out

veritaz (on 13 November 2014)

This is great considering the PS4 and Xb1 are under tracked on this site by a lot now.

NSS7 (on 13 November 2014)

Include Wii and Wii U and the gap will be closer

Ganoncrotch (on 13 November 2014)

Not sure why this would be thumbed down, the Wii dominated the 7th gen at the start of it where the Wii-u would drag down the start of the 8th gen now completely. This isn't a sign that the console market is bigger this gen it's a sign that the market increases if you take out the fastest runner from 1 race and the slowest runner from the runs total speeds look very different.

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small44 (on 13 November 2014)

Wii attract a non-gamer audience so they don:t care very much about gaming they are happy with their wii so they don*t see a reason to buy a wiiu in other hand ps3 and xbox360 attract the same audience as ps4 and xbox one which are always hardcore gamers console gaming it:s not shrinking it just back to it:s normal size

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DialgaMarine (on 14 November 2014)

The gap wouldn't be closer; 7th gen would be in the lead by almost 10 million units. Thankfully, it's difficult to apply Wii-U to these due to it's earlier launch, because otherwise it would make the 8th seem like it's doing poorly as a whole when we know in reality that's not the case. It's just the Wii-U that's doing bad.

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RenCutypoison (on 13 November 2014)

One4U vs ps360ii next month ?