PS4 vs PS3 and Xbox 360 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update

PS4 vs PS3 and Xbox 360 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 April 2018 / 3,521 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 and Xbox 360 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 453,046 – PS3 and X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,706,409 – PS3 and X360

Total Lead: 11,160,772 – PS3 and X360

PlayStation 4 Sales: 76,554,313

Total Combined PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 87,715,085

The gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the sales of the PS4 during the same timeframe by 453,046 units in the last month. The PS3 and Xbox 360 increase its lead over the PS4 by 3.71 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is behind by 11.16 million units.

The PlayStation 4 in its first 52 months sold 76.55 million units, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have sold a combined 87.72 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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3 Comments

mekail2001 (on 18 April 2018)

Jesus 76 million from the PS4 is only like 10 mill away from what the PS3 and 360 sold in their lifetimes. Not bad


CosmicSex (on 18 April 2018)

Also, according to VGC it look like Sony will miss its projection for sales of the PS4.


Masked_Muchaco (on 18 April 2018)

Their projection is 79 millions shipped, not sold to consumers.


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Lawlight (on 18 April 2018)

If VGC is to be believed, then Sony has surpassed the PS4 projections already. Add around 2.5M - 3M to get the shipment numbers, which is over 80M. Projection was 79M.


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zorg1000 (on 18 April 2018)

Not necessarily Lawlight, at the end of Dec the ahipped vs sold difference was nearly 3 million, 73.6m vs 76.5m.

Theoretically PS4 could sell 3.4m last quarter while shipping their 2.5m target and have 77m sold and 79m shipped.


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Lawlight (on 19 April 2018)

I see what you mean, Zorg. But assuming 77.6M sold through, a total shipment of 79M would mean only 1.4M on shelf or in transit. That is unusually low.


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drkohler (on 18 April 2018)

I have no idea why you make this graph. What are you trying to tell us? That a single current console cannot outsell both previus consoles? What an absurd graph. Unless you incorporate XBox numbers (even if they are only rough guesses), don't bother with such nonsensical "comparisons".


zorg1000 (on 18 April 2018)

The comparison originally started because PS4 was actually outselling PS3 & 360 combined, as you can see from the first graph it had a ~3 million lead at one point. It has fallen behind, which was expected, but its still holding its own, ~77 vs ~88 million isnt bad for 1 platform vs 2.

You are talking this comparison the wrong way, you see it as "haha PS4 isnt outselling PS3+360" when in reality its meant to be taken as "Damn, PS4 is holding its own against PS3+360".


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