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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - April 2015 Update

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - April 2015 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2015 / 9,794 Views

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the 7th generation platforms with the 8th generation platforms. The two charts compare the home consoles, as well as handhelds.

This chart compares aligned sales for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox combined versus combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 and Xbox 360 both had slow starts, while the PS4 and Xbox One both had the two biggest launches in gaming history.

The gap has grown for three straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The gap in the latest month grew by 84,606 units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 12.86 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 18 months have sold a combined 22.03 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 34.89 million units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 22,032,717

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 34,893,866

Total Lead: 12,862,249 – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Azuren (on 03 June 2015)

This is proof that the only reason 7th gen is dominating 8th gen is the lack of casuals. Xbox and PlayStation are doing better, but Nintendo is doing awful .

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Maximus2013 Azuren (on 03 June 2015)

Not sure how you say dominating when it clearly says this Gen has sold 12million more. This just goes to show that people love gaming more. I do agree that the WiiU has horrible sales and is sure affecting the score.

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super6646 Azuren (on 03 June 2015)


This chart is for the XB1 and PS4. Both have sold more than their previous consoles. The Wii U is selling so bad however, it destroys this lead and drags it down an additional 6-7 million.

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Ruler (on 03 June 2015)

Consoles arent dying, they will continie to survive and set the standards for graphics

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Chazore Ruler (on 04 June 2015)

Who said they were dying?, and who said they will set the standard, PC seems to be doing that with SC anyway.

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DialgaMarine (on 03 June 2015)

PS3 and 360 started picking up steam because they were getting some of the best games ever made at that point. Same thing is going to happen to PS4 and XBone.

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johnsobas (on 04 June 2015)

i think between xb1 and PS4 sales will be flat or slightly down with PS4 selling more than PS3 and xb1 selling less than 360. Wii U will be down by more than 80 million from wii so that's terrible.

Perhaps it's better to compare the previous gen? I don't think this gen will match the 6th gen which isn't good because that means no growth over 2 gens.

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Zackasaurus-rex johnsobas (on 04 June 2015)

6th gen: Casuals mainly bought PS2s
7th gen: Casuals mainly bought Wiis
8th gen: Casuals mainly play on PC/Mac and mobile

When you consider this, there is considerable growth in the core demographic (as well as casual). We're just more segregated.

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johnsobas johnsobas (on 05 June 2015)

that's just speculation. Casuals don't buy a console early on usually anyway. We don't know what they are doing this gen, them buying the wii early on is clearly the exception.

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Zappykins (on 03 June 2015)

And yet people want to say this gen is doomed! Dooooooomed!

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cheryl (on 03 June 2015)

i want see sales when ps4 is for $350.
im sure will be higger than now.

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DaveTheMinion13 (on 03 June 2015)

This is why I thought the 50% marketshare, or well 65 or so between these consoles was impressive.

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Bofferbrauer (on 03 June 2015)

Looks relatively stagnant outside of the holiday seasons. this might get interesting in later years when PS3 and Xbox 360 really started to pick up steam

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