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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2016 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 November 2016 / 41,533 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.


PS4 Vs. PS3 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 135,830 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 451,320 – PS4

Total Lead: 18,338 – PS3

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 3,263,647

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,281,985

September 2016 is the 32nd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap decreased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 32nd month on sale by 135,830 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 and by 451,320 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by 18,338 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 3.26 million units in its first 30 months, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 3.28 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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NSS7 (on 06 November 2016)

Im sure PS4 can sell 10 million in Japan

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Miguel_Zorro (on 05 November 2016)

This chart is going to change in a big way over the next two months.

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Azuren Miguel_Zorro (on 06 November 2016)

Mwahahaha, enjoy your undeserved downvote- the epitome of VGChartz humiliation!

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Azuren Miguel_Zorro (on 06 November 2016)

even though I agree

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Qwark (on 04 November 2016)

My spidey sense tells me the PS4 is going to takeep the lead for quite some time after november.

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DialgaMarine (on 05 November 2016)

Looks like PS4 is picking up some good traction. Persona 5, GR2, FF XV, and KH3 should really help out there.

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BraLoD (on 04 November 2016)

So, so close.

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ZODIARKrebirth (on 04 November 2016)

Surprised to that the ps3 sold more in the same time period, but i think this will change from now very fast, as there are coming important games in japan, ffxv, the last guardian, yakuza 6, gravity rush 2, kingdom hearts 2.8, resident evil 7, nier automata, nino kuni 2, and i think at psx 2016 the list will be made a little longer:)

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Kerotan ZODIARKrebirth (on 04 November 2016)

While the ps4 is currently selling very well and is about to get some major boosts, the ps3 also got some major boosts around the same time. The battle will intensify but it should be close either way.

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Swordmasterman ZODIARKrebirth (on 05 November 2016)

The PS4 had a bad first year regarding Japanese games. I think that the PS4 is the first Sony console to launch in the USA months before launch in Japan.

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Kerotan (on 04 November 2016)

Ps4 made A big comeback after a slow start. About to take the lead!

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