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PlayStation 4 Outsells the PlayStation 3

PlayStation 4 Outsells the PlayStation 3 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2019 / 8,755 Views

The PlayStation 4 has outsold the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3, according to our estimates.

The PlayStation 4 sold 1,624,646 units for the week ending November 24, 2018 to bring its lifetime sales to 88.05 million units. This compares to the PlayStation 3 with sales of 86.90 million units. 

 

Breaking down PlayStation 4 sales by region, it has sold 35.56 million units in Europe, 27.18 million units in the US and 7.24 million units in Japan. The PlayStation 3 sold 34.55 million units in Europe, 26.99 million units in the US and 10.47 million units in Japan.

Breaking down sales in Europe even further, the PlayStation 4 has sold 5.90 million units in the UK, 6.13 million units in Germany and 4.86 million units in France. The PlayStation 3 sold 6.12 million units in the UK, 4.74 million units in Germany and 5.42 million units in France.

The best-selling PlayStation 4 game is Grand Theft Auto V with 18.80 million units sold to date and climbing. Grand Theft Auto V is also the best-selling PlayStation 3 game with sales of 20.31 million units. 

 

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling PlayStation 4 games as of November 3, 2018:

PosGameYearGenrePublisherNorth AmericaEuropeJapanRest of WorldGlobal
1. Grand Theft Auto V 2014 Action Rockstar Games 5.85 9.42 0.60 2.93 18.80
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 2015 Shooter Activision 6.14 6.05 0.41 2.43 15.03
3. Call of Duty: WWII 2017 Shooter Activision 4.61 6.12 0.40 2.09 13.21
4. FIFA 18 2017 Sports EA Sports 1.26 8.62 0.15 1.72 11.75
5. FIFA 17 2016 Sports Electronic Arts 1.25 7.95 0.12 1.61 10.94
6. Uncharted (PS4) 2016 Action Sony Interactive Entertainment 4.41 3.89 0.21 1.67 10.17
7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2016 Shooter Activision 3.05 3.82 0.19 1.35 8.41
8. Fallout 4 2015 Role-Playing Bethesda Softworks 2.84 3.94 0.27 1.32 8.38
9. FIFA 16 2015 Sports EA Sports 1.15 5.77 0.07 1.23 8.22
10. Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 2015 Shooter Electronic Arts 3.30 3.19 0.23 1.30 8.02

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling PlayStation 3 games:

PosGameYearGenrePublisherNorth AmericaEuropeJapanRest of WorldGlobal
1. Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Action Rockstar Games 6.37 9.84 0.99 3.12 20.31
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 Shooter Activision 4.99 5.88 0.65 2.28 13.80
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 Shooter Activision 5.54 5.78 0.49 1.54 13.35
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 Shooter Activision 6.01 4.40 0.48 1.78 12.67
5. Gran Turismo 5 2010 Racing Sony Computer Entertainment 2.96 4.87 0.81 2.10 10.75
6. Call of Duty 6 2009 Shooter Activision 4.99 3.66 0.38 1.59 10.61
7. Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Action Rockstar Games 4.79 3.72 0.44 1.62 10.57
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (Working Title) 2013 Shooter Activision 4.11 4.01 0.39 1.62 10.13
9. FIFA 13 2012 Sports EA Sports 1.07 5.13 0.13 1.68 8.01
10. Battlefield 3 2011 Shooter Electronic Arts 2.86 2.94 0.35 1.07 7.21

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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6 Comments

PAOerfulone (on 14 December 2018)

Wii is next.


CosmicSex (on 14 December 2018)

Is Grand Theft Auto: V the best selling game on every platform?


Masked_Muchaco (on 14 December 2018)

Not on switch... yet.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 14 December 2018)

Wow that was quick! It's only been 5 days since it outsold the 360 lol


yo33331 (on 14 December 2018)

no, just vgchartz update their estimates week after week, and this week PS4 made 1.6M because of the black friday, that's why, and the gap between PS3 and 360 is 1M that's why


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SuperNintend0rk (on 14 December 2018)

Yeah I realize that. I was just surprised it closed the gap in a week!


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DialgaMarine (on 14 December 2018)

I wonder if PS4 can beat PS2's record for fastest home console to break 100 million. They have until July to do it. On a side note, PS4 should easily be passed both Wii and PS1 by this time next year.


CosmicSex (on 14 December 2018)

More than possible. If the next perm price drop hits around March then yes.


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yo33331 (on 14 December 2018)

I will copy my comment from the other topic here
PS4 is almost the same with the last year ( around 1m difference ) so according to this data, PS4 has much life left, sony consoles always have long legs, so PS4 was 20.1 for 2017, now will probably be around 18 or 19m, next year let's say 16-17m, so let's do the math, now PS4 is 12.5m let's say until the end of the year it will make another 6m so 86+6 = 92m by end of 2018, with around 16m in 2019 it will be 108m, 2020 will probably be PS5 launch and announcement that's why many people will wait for PS5, so let's say 12m, 120m in total until 2020, but probably sony will price cut it to 199$ ( the base slim ) and 299$ ( PRO ) in 2021 because of the new gen PS5, so let's say 2021 10m for PS4 (with help of the price cut) so that's 130m, and 150m is not very far away, 7m 2022, 5m 2023, some price cut and a little luck ( we had some years that declining consoles were almost the same sales 2 years in a row for example 3DS or PS2 ) so let's say 2024 5m, 2025 3m and something like that, it can easily beat 150M and with some luck 1-2m up from all of these years that I said, it can reach the PS2 number of 158M or at the lowest, 2019 15m, 2020 10m, 2021 5m 2022 2m 2023 end of life 1m that is total of 125m which is also very good number and far far away from PS1 and WII numbers


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mjk45 (on 16 December 2018)

Depends if it gets near 94m by years end, the first half of the year if I recall correctly averages around a million a month , my gut feel is it will just miss by a month or two, still great sales.


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PAOerfulone (on 15 December 2018)

PS4: 3 CODs, 3 FIFAs, Uncharted, Fallout, Star Wars, and GTA. PS3: 5 CODs, 2 GTAs, 1 FIFA, 1 Battlefield, and 1 Gran Turismo. 360: 5 CODs, 2 GTAs, 2 Halos, and Kinect Adventures. Wii: 5 Wii titles, 4 Marios, and Just Dance. There's not much variety on all these top 10 lists is there?


Dante9 (on 15 December 2018)

People tend to want the same things over and over, that's the nature of the beast. It holds true for any console.


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