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Xbox One vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2016 Update

Xbox One vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 March 2016 / 30,681 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

Xbox One Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 202,251 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,572,199 – PS3

Total Lead: 675,515 – PS3

Xbox One Total Sales: 20,265,616

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 20,941,131

February 2016 is the 28th month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap increased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 28th month on sale by 202,251 units in favor of the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by 675,515 units.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013. The Xbox One has sold 20.27 million units in its first 28 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 20.94 million units.

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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
Stoneysilence (on 24 March 2016)

This actually surprises me considering I heard nothing but Doom and Gloom about the PS3 until just a few years before the PS4 released.

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ArchangelMadzz Stoneysilence (on 24 March 2016)

I know what you mean. Out of the 8 years PS3 was out, it outsold 360 on 6 of those years

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McReally Stoneysilence (on 24 March 2016)

Yep, that doom and gloom back then was really dumb. The media was basically mainly focusing on the US, where the PS3 was being pummeled, so people started acting like the PS3 was a sales disaster. While in reality, the PS3 made up for it with strong sales in Europe and various other places.

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Tabathedfield Stoneysilence (on 24 March 2016)

yeah like McReally says, the PS3 was always outselling the X360 on europe and japan and at the end of its cycle it sold more than the X360 worldwide as seen in the graphics from this site, but the press only focussed on the US sales where it was one of the few countries were the X360 was always outselling the PS3.

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PX54 Stoneysilence (on 29 March 2016)

When you look at it with an aligned launch the PS3 outsold the 360. But because they were for the same generation, people kept comparing them in the actual year as opposed to the length of time they'd been available. Showing how many 360s were sold in 2006 compared to PS3s (even though the PS3 only had not even 2 months worth of sales at that point and the 360 had the whole year). Making it seem like the PS3 had a poor launch, when in fact it sold more thank the 360s launch.

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