PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 June 2017 / 22,720 Views

The VGChartz Gap 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 68,679 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 30,970 – PS4

Total Lead: 71,153 – PS3

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 4,675,808

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 4,746,961

April 2017 is the 39th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 68,679 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 30,970 units in the last 12 months.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.68 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 4.75 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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9 Comments

Kerotan (on 16 June 2017)

This is a super close and exciting battle.


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Kerotan (on 16 June 2017)

Why not? Do you prefer battles like ps4 vs Wii U where one console gets absolutely dominated? Personally I find the close battles much more exciting.


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Kerotan (on 16 June 2017)

That's great a weird comparison not being interested in like with like. And why just Japan? Why not WW, you know the global market that matters most?


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Kerotan (on 16 June 2017)

My reasoning is ps3 and ps4 are both traditional home consoles. Closely related as one is the succesor to the other. Their battle is super exciting because it's so close.

What's your reasoning for preferring switch vs PS4? Won't be close and they're not closely related.


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Kerotan (on 16 June 2017)

The hybrid functions perfectly as a handheld so in a market that suits handheld the most it's obviously going to do very well.


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Kerotan (on 17 June 2017)

I know so.


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Eagle367 (on 17 June 2017)

Ps4 vs switch in Japan will result in switch outselling the ps4 in a year and half at most


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Kerotan (on 17 June 2017)

It's a fact.


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Kerotan (on 17 June 2017)

For you. But I know Switch will sell more so I'm stating it rather then predicting.


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Kerotan (6 days ago)

Those likes and dislikes xD maybe not for you but for me it's common sense.


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Kerotan (6 days ago)

Then why do you care about Switch? You're good for a laugh at least xD


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Kerotan (6 days ago)

Best you calm down or you won't last here long. Games > hardware.

Playstation has awesome hardware for a great place and the games to back it up :)


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Kerotan (6 days ago)

Looks like you didn't last long. Perma banned. That's the end of the silly replies I guess. That' not an insult... that's just a fact of life!


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cgiquality_ (4 days ago)

hahah you fucker


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cgiquality_ (4 days ago)

XBOX 4K >>>>>>> PS 1/2 K shit


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Kerotan (4 days ago)

Haha good won. Enjoy making alts for the rest of your days on here because you ain't ever coming back xD


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CWegzz (on 16 June 2017)

It says a PS4 lead in the top chart, but the PS3 is leading in the bottom graph. Which one is correct?


trunkswd (on 16 June 2017)

Thank you for pointing that out. I've fixed the top graph. The PS3 is currently in the lead.


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KazumaKiryu (on 17 June 2017)

Dragon Quest XI and Crash Bandicoot + Everybodys Golf is coming. End of the year Ni No Kuni 2, Gran Tourismo Sport and many more. Lets go japan = )


Dark_Lord_2008 (6 days ago)

Very close battle!


Mystro-Sama (on 18 June 2017)

Damn, this is really close. I figured the PS4 was at least 1M ahead.


DialgaMarine (on 17 June 2017)

The announcement of the Switch dedinitely put a damper on things, and will definitely affect the sales in the long run. Oh well. If PS4 can at least stay somewhat close to PS3, it'll still sell around 8.5 million, which is certainly not bad for a console in this day and age there.


Jranation (on 17 June 2017)

Oh! I thought the PS4 was leading it?


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Kerotan (on 17 June 2017)

If you use mediacreate numbers it's winning by about 70k.


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Jranation (on 17 June 2017)

Oh! I thought VGchadtz uses MC?


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Kerotan (5 days ago)

nope. check vgchartz numers and compare them to the same week on MC. They're always different.


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Rem87919394 (6 days ago)

The Japanese console market is a joke and after thought at this point


SuperBott (on 16 June 2017)

What?!


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