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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - January 2016 Update

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - January 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 February 2016 / 35,792 Views

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


The gap has grown for 12 straight months in favor of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The gap in the latest month grew by 61,821 units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 19.75 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 27 months have sold a combined 36.91 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 56.65 million units.

The PlayStation 4 by itself has sold nearly as many units as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combined during the same amount of time. The PlayStation 4 is behind by just 20,452 units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 36,905,543

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 56,654,405

Total Lead: 19,748,862 – 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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Nintyfan90 (on 13 February 2016)

Kinect and PS3 slim haven't released correct?

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Ka-pi96 Nintyfan90 (on 13 February 2016)

Correct. PS3 slim was released 33 months after the original PS3, so not much longer until then. Kinect however would have been 59 months after the 360, so awhile longer until that comes in.

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hunter_alien Nintyfan90 (on 13 February 2016)

True, but IMO we will see a far bigger drop when Kinect will hit. And then we will have to count the drop of the Wii and uptake of the PS360. Never the less, at that point there will be a ~25 million lead by this gen, one that will probably end ~2 years earlier then last gen.

Even so, Im expecting that drop to be mostly from the Xone rather then the PS4. Both have time for one major redesign that will blow up sales, and lets not forget a standardized sub 300$ price.

Add in the wildcards that are VR and still unknown games, and we have one great generation to look forward to ;-)

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Rogerioandrade Nintyfan90 (on 15 February 2016)


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Nem (on 14 February 2016)

This is undoubtly because Nintendo lost the grasp on the casuals on the Wii. They have naturally drifted back to the playstation (after leaving the PS2). Everything worked out in Sony's favor this gen.

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Qwark (on 13 February 2016)

PS4 is a freaking beast, it makes sure this line only goes one way, that being up except for the 14th month

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Bofferbrauer Qwark (on 13 February 2016)

Not so sure about this. In 2015 PS4 and Xbox ONE had to beat 18 Millions PS3 and Xbox 360 combined sales; this year they'll have to beat 24 millions. While I'm sure PS4 will be up YoY, 6 millions might be too much to keep constantly rising up. While PS4+Xbox ONE will sell more than PS3+Xbox 360 in this timeframe for sure, I think there will be some small dips along the way

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Azhraell (on 15 February 2016)

lol ps4 almost beating them on its own. It will loose at the end but still insane

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ps_wiro (on 14 February 2016)

The PS4 and Xbox One are really something this gen! Amazing numbers while the PS4 is just just a beat!...

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kooltrex (on 13 February 2016)

Wow thius is insane.

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