NS, PS4 and XOne vs Wii, PS3 and X360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

NS, PS4 and XOne vs Wii, PS3 and X360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 July 2018 / 2,416 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.

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


Gap change in latest month: 1,278,715 – 7th Generation

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,907,265 – 8th Generation

Total Lead: 7,601,246 – 8th Generation

7th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 39,645,701

8th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 47,246,947

The aligned sales 8th generation has been able to stay ahead of the aligned sales of the 7th generation when you use the Nintendo Switch, instead of the Wii U. In the last month the 7th generation has closed the gap by 1.28 million units. However, in the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the 8th generation its lead by 2.91 million units.

The 7th generation of consoles in its first 15 months sold 39.65 million units, while the 8th generation of consoles sold 47.25 million units. The 8th gen currently leads by 7.60 million units.

The 7th generation of consoles sold a combined 274.35 million units during their lifetime, while the 8th generation has sold 136.33 million units through May 2018.

 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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DialgaMarine (on 09 July 2018)

Now this is going to be interesting.

siebensus4 (on 10 July 2018)

Completely ignoring the Wii U is somehow weird...

GaoGaiGarV (on 11 July 2018)

Wii Who?

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CosmicSex (on 09 July 2018)

Counting them all, if the Switch can muster 60 million, the PS4 120 million and the Xbox 50 million we will still come short. It is understandable because the Switch can't come close to Wii numbers without a geriatric craze (which are super rare) and the Xbox One is built to well to bankroll 2, 3 or more replacements per customer. Also, its important to keep in mind that only Switch represents less customers when compared to 7th gen. The Xbox one doesn't have fewer customers (well yes it does but not as substantially as the Switch). Its customers just don't need to buy 5 consoles due to a faulty build.

zorg1000 (on 09 July 2018)

60m is definitely on the low side for Switch.

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xMetroid (on 09 July 2018)

60 million for the Switch isn't even on the low side it's almost impossible that it happens. It's will surpass 30 million this year i can't see it doing only 30 million in the next 5 years..

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zorg1000 (on 09 July 2018)

I agree, as long as Nintendo doesnt make any major fuck ups than it should easily cross 80 million.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 July 2018)

Switch not having more customers than XBO? Look outside of the US and you'll see you're very wrong here. XBO is doing only about 50M this gen because outside of US/UK it's not selling well at all. Switch may not be selling that much more in the US right now but it's outselling the XBO almost everywhere else by leaps and bounds. 80M is practically the minimum Switch can reach now unless it hits some really major roadblocks along the way

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DialgaMarine (on 10 July 2018)

Switch will definitely be on the higher side of 85 million.

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