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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 May 2016 / 42,444 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: 191,412 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,342,772 – PS3

Total Lead: 1,150,914 – PS3

Xbox One Total Sales: 21,055,528

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 22,206,442

April 2016 is the 30th month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap increased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 30th month on sale by 191,412 units in favor of the PlayStation 3 and by 1.34 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by 1.15 million 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 21.06 million units in its first 30 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 22.21 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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19 Comments
Skratchy (on 26 May 2016)

I seem to recall everyone saying the PS3 was a failure at launch, and that the 360 dominated 7th gen... This seems to say otherwise. I mean, it was outselling the 360, and is even outselling the Xbox One.

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Well, it did lose a ton of money for Sony, getting the PS3 to recover against the 360 cost at a really high price financially.

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Qwark Skratchy (on 26 May 2016)

What Darwin says, in a way it's a way bigger failure than the Wii U

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Mike_L Skratchy (on 26 May 2016)

I agree with Darwin and Qwark. Though selling PS3 at a loss to stay relevant did keep Sony in the console business as well as lay the foundation for some very healthy future profits (projected to make $1.22 billion the next 12 months).

But yeah. PS3 really did burn cash fast. Even Nicolas Cage was impressed.

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JustcallmeRiff Skratchy (on 26 May 2016)

For the previous five generations prior to this one they sold the console at a loss and made up for it in software royalties standard operating procedure

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McReally Skratchy (on 26 May 2016)

That's because everyone (including news outlets) were focusing on the US market so much, while completely ignoring the worldwide performance of the PS3, which gave people a completely distorted vision.

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Vertigo-X Skratchy (on 28 May 2016)

Skratchy: Those people obviously had revisionist history; PS3 started off slow but eventually caught up and exceeded the 360. Launch aligned the PS3 was almost always in a better state than 360, but for the longest time 360 stayed ahead almost solely based on its head start.

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Vertigo-X Skratchy (on 28 May 2016)

Skratchy: Those people obviously had revisionist history; PS3 started off slow but eventually caught up and exceeded the 360. Launch aligned the PS3 was almost always in a better state than 360, but for the longest time 360 stayed ahead almost solely based on its head start.

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Azuren (on 26 May 2016)

The gap is real.

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Qwark (on 26 May 2016)

That line is going down pretty fast, so do something about that MS.

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trunkswd Qwark (on 26 May 2016)

If they release the Xbox One slim this year with a price cut that will help a lot.

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shikamaru317 Qwark (on 26 May 2016)

They are. They just had a killer deal on Amazon to clear out some old inventory. And the rumor is Slim is coming later this year, I'd be willing to bet a price drop will come alongside Slim.

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aLkaLiNE (on 26 May 2016)

And now we wait on the 360.

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trunkswd aLkaLiNE (on 26 May 2016)

The Xbox One is still ahead of the Xbox 360. However, not by that much.

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aLkaLiNE aLkaLiNE (on 26 May 2016)

Correct.

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kurasakiichimaru (on 27 May 2016)

The slim effect is coming so that's gonna hurt Xbox One if the rumoured Xbox One Slim couldn't catch fire by August.

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malistix1985 (on 27 May 2016)

PS3 has some of the most impressive exclusives and really did pick up steam, im sure the xbox one will sell much better in the UK and USA but with the PS3 sales in Europe and Japan I don't think the Xbox One will ever outsell it, especially because the XBox one lifecycle is most likely much shorter.

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CaptainExplosion (on 26 May 2016)

Some catching up is severely needed.

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For the previous 5 generations prior to this one they sold this consoles at a loss and made up for it in software royalties standard operating procedure

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