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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 September 2018 / 3,144 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: 295,341 – Wii, PS3, X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,668,622 – NS, PS4, X1

Total Lead: 7,409,214 – NS, PS4, X1

NS, PS4, X1 Total Combined Console Sales: 52,303,705

Wii, PS3, X360 Total Combined Console Sales: 44,894,491

The combined sales of the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been able to stay ahead of the aligned sales of the 7th generation. In the last month the 7th generation has closed the gap by 295,341 units. However, in the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One by 2.67 million units.

The 7th generation of consoles in its first 17 months sold 44.89 million units, while the the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One has sold 52.30 million units. The Switch, PS4 and Xbox One currently leads by 7.41 million units.

The 7th generation of consoles sold a combined 274.35 million units during their lifetime, while the 8th generation has sold 139.70 million units through March 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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The_Liquid_Laser (on 07 September 2018)

These charts are just a mess. They pretend like the Wii U never happened. Wii U launched in 2012. PS4 and XB1 launched in 2013. That is just one year apart. That puts them in the same generation. Switch launched in 2017, that is four years after PX4 and XB1. That puts Switch into an entirely different generation. This is really not that hard.

haxxiy (on 08 September 2018)

The PC Engine and the Neo Geo released four years apart in the fourth generation. Plenty of important consoles released at least three years apart in other generations as well.

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 09 September 2018)

The biggest problem with your post is that you also are pretending that the Wii U never happened. What generation is the Wii U in? The Wii U is the successor to the Wii. The Switch is the successor to the Wii U. None of these consoles can be in the same generation.

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Chicho (on 10 September 2018)

The wii u and the switch can be in the same gen like the sg100 and the master system were both in gen 3

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 10 September 2018)

If the Wii U is in the same generation, then why isn't it in the chart above?

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Chicho (on 10 September 2018)

I agree with you, it should be there.

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HylianSwordsman (on 06 September 2018)

Consensus in polls puts PS4 as heading towards 120 million, and Xbox as heading toward 50 million. If Gen 8 is to stay ahead, that would mean Switch is going to 100 million. In fact they'd all have to go beyond that to stay as far ahead as they are. The current lead would have them beat those targets by an average of 5 million each. That could increase if the lead increases.

DialgaMarine (on 06 September 2018)

You guys got the combined totals mixed up. Interesting to see though. If we just pretend the Wii U never happened, 8th gen is kicking ass. So much for the doom and gloom mobile takeover.

trunkswd (on 06 September 2018)

Error fixed.

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Qwark (on 07 September 2018)

Lets solve this like Trump would. The Wii U was fake, its a fake console never happened it was only fake news to discredit Nintendo.

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