PS4 vs PS3 VGChartz Gap Charts August 2015 Update - VGChartz
PS4 vs PS3  VGChartz Gap Charts  August 2015 Update

PS4 vs PS3 VGChartz Gap Charts August 2015 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 September 2015 / 9,830 Views

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. These charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 109,950 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,791,037 – PS4

Total Lead: 10,567,225 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 25,446,528

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 14,879,303

August 2015 is the 22nd month of PlayStation 4 availability. The gap increased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 22nd month on sale by 109,950 units in favor of the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by a total of 10.57 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 25.45 million units in its first 22 months, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 14.88 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 and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Skratchy (on 24 September 2015)

So, based on these numbers, and the XOne vs 360 chart, the PS3 is also beating the Xbox One...

JWeinCom (on 24 September 2015)

The PS3 from 2009 to 2011 is close to where the PS4 was last year, and looks to be this year. The PS4 may increase from here, but I doubt it will increase as much as the PS3 did. There is less wiggle room with the pricing, and the PS4 started off much better, and so has less room to climb. The PS4 seems like a sure bet to stay ahead of the PS3 for its first five years. The question is if the PS4 will have the same lifespan as the PS3. I do not believe it will, so the PS3 has a small but realistic chance of coming out on top.

DialgaMarine (on 23 September 2015)

Does anyone know when PS3 peaked? Was it 2010? Also, how is Xbone tracking against PS3? This suggest it's tracking at least 1M less than PS3.

H3ADShOt3 (on 23 September 2015)

If I remember it's about 300k to 600k lower than the ps3

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DialgaMarine (on 24 September 2015)

VGC has XB1 at about 13.9M, and PS3 at about 14.9M, within the same time frame, so it's about a million give or take.

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