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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 March 2016 / 37,896 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 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in February, after shrinking slightly in January. The gap in the latest month grew by 492,911 units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 20.81 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 28 months have sold a combined 38.01 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 58.82 million units.

The PlayStation 4 by itself has sold more units than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combined during the same amount of time. The PlayStation 4 is ahead by just 548,933 units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 38,008,263

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 58,822,812

Total Lead: 20,814,549– PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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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
BraLoD (on 15 March 2016)

PS4 alone is ahead of PS3 + 360 combined. XD

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Shadow1980 (on 16 March 2016)

Given how Nintendo has been such a wild card these past three generations, comparisons like these are perhaps a more accurate assessment of the overall health of the console market as PlayStation and Xbox have consistently been "conventional" consoles in every sense, while the Wii and Wii U, despite being good systems with great games, were anything but conventional. I've been doing PS+Xbox-only sales for comparing gen-over-gen sales in the U.S. for months now in the forums. So far, it's looking like the console market is still doing very strong overall (Japan being the one exception). The one caveat of this particular comparison, though, is that the 360 & PS3 had very late peaks compared to pretty much every other console, so the gap may start to narrow here in about 2-3 years, but I think the PS4 & XBO's combined lifetime sales will be comparable to those of the PS3 & 360.

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johnsobas Shadow1980 (on 16 March 2016)
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Shadow1980 Shadow1980 (on 16 March 2016)

I didn't say the PS4 & XBO would "win." I said they'd have "comparable sales." The XBO will likely sell considerably less than the 360, but the PS4 should sell considerably more than the PS3. It's far, far ahead of the PS3 right now globally, and in Europe is actually selling nearly on par with the PS2. It should sell anywhere from 100 to 120 million lifetime, with the XBO selling about half that.

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Skratchy (on 15 March 2016)

Dang dawg

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