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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted 6 days ago / 2,397 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: 562,367 – Wii, PS3, X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,379,385 – NS, PS4, X1

Total Lead: 6,846,847 – NS, PS4, X1

NS, PS4, X1 Total Combined Console Sales: 54,369,276

Wii, PS3, X360 Total Combined Console Sales: 47,522,429

The combined sales of the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been able to stay ahead of the aligned sales of the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 460. In the last month the last generation has closed the gap by 562,367 units. However, in the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One by 2.38 million units.

The last generation of consoles in its first 18 months sold 47.52 million units, while the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One has sold 54.37 million units. The Switch, PS4 and Xbox One currently leads by 6.85 million units.

The last generation of consoles sold a combined 274.35 million units during their lifetime, while the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One has sold 142.04 million units through August 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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5 Comments

ResilientFighter (5 days ago)

Wii U and the Switch are both 8th gen and should be together on these charts


AbrahamHamdan (4 days ago)

but..... console is dead


ironmanDX (4 days ago)

Xbox 460.


Rob5VGC (5 days ago)

Ah! Switch.


The_Liquid_Laser (6 days ago)

I hate these charts. The Switch did was not released anywhere near the PS4 and XB1. The Wii U belongs with the PS4 and XB1, since it was only released a year beforehand.


Blood_Tears (6 days ago)

We keep saying this every month and they keep putting these fucking charts up. The Wii U exists! People can't just pretend it was never released. These charts need to be adjusted to reflect that. It's fucking pathetic that these articles keep going out every month without accurate info.


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ResilientFighter (5 days ago)

Angry little alchemist umm dude the wii U is 8th gen not 7th


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haxxiy (5 days ago)

Three years and four months apart is not a gap unheard of. The Neo Geo and the PC engine released four years apart in the same generation.


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siebensus4 (5 days ago)

Switch will be next gen as soon as PS5 and neXtbox arrives. I think we then see articles which compare PS4, Xone and WiiU with PS5, neXtbox and Switch.


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The_Liquid_Laser (4 days ago)

haxxiy, the Neo Geo and Turbografix-16 released only a year apart in North America. The different regioins like Japan and the US were very out of sync for early console releases at that time. So generations during this time were reckoned according to North American release dates.


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