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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2019 / 2,372 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 29,497 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 219,806 – PS3

Total Lead: 111,693 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,463,535

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,351,842

October 2019 is the 69th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 29,497 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 219,806 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 111,693 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.46 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.35 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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9 Comments

Bofferbrauer2 (on 27 November 2019)

By the looks of the last weeks, PS3 will probably catch up and overtake the PS4 again now, since the Sales of the PS4 ain't exactly stellar right now in Japan


DaAndy (on 29 November 2019)

Its really interesting (to me^^) that both basically sell pretty even. The gap during all these years is only between PS3 leading by roughly 520k and PS4 leading by roughly 565k. PS3 managed to achieve about 10.5 million lifetime, while PS4 currently stands at 8.5 Million. PS4 still needs another 2 million to outsell PS3 in japan. Last year it was 1.75 million, while this year it maybe will like 1.15-1.20 million. (currently about 950k). That would make PS4 need to sell about 1.8 more consoles lifetime. I do not see PS4 to catch up to PS3 lifetime sales, it probably will not even reach 10 million.


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 November 2019)

I agree, PS4 sales really dropped too low now to keep on selling another million, let alone 2, unless it would get some surprise hit or a very very very long tail.


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peachbuggy (on 27 November 2019)

Titanic tussle! I think Japan will hold back the Ps4 from getting anywhere near Ps2 in total sales. My guess is that it will end up 20-30m behind. Will still be a tremendous achievement tho!


yo33331 (on 27 November 2019)

My guess is too the same. I predicter 130M at least and 150/160M at most with the best case scenario. But the most realistic one of them all I bet is for PS4 to finish around 135-140M lifetime totals


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yo33331 (on 27 November 2019)

with the next year PS4 is 100% sure to hit 120M by december 31, 2020. So it's normal prediction for it to sell around 15M to 20M for the remaining 3-4 years, after 2020


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peachbuggy (on 27 November 2019)

I'm in no way an expert but i'd predict somewhere in the 130-135m ballpark for the Ps4. It may also depend on how expensive Ps5 is out of the gate and if Sony can then position Ps4 as a budget console.


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yo33331 (on 27 November 2019)

with the next year PS4 is 100% sure to hit 120M by december 31, 2020. So it's normal prediction for it to sell around 15M to 20M for the remaining 3-4 years, after 2020


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yo33331 (on 27 November 2019)

oops it copied itself ..


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