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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 November 2016 / 44,707 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: 1,214,521 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,864,834 – PS3

Total Lead: 2,694,574 – PS3

Xbox One Total Sales: 23,123,153

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 25,817,727

September 2016 is the 35th month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap increased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 35th month on sale by 1.21 million units in favor of the PlayStation 3 and by 1.87 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by 2.69 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 23.12 million units in its first 35 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 25.82 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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25 Comments
hiccupthehuman (on 04 November 2016)

PS3 slim and price cut released that month

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Azuren hiccupthehuman (on 04 November 2016)

Funny how PS3 was still gaining ground on the XB1 when the S released.

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Dyllyo (on 04 November 2016)

How can the PS3 be considered a failure if it's doing better than BOTH the 360 and Xbox One? What does that make those consoles?

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Azuren Dyllyo (on 04 November 2016)

Wild successes according to the school of "Put Your Fingers in Your Ears and Say La La La".

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Rob5VGC Dyllyo (on 04 November 2016)

PS console sales have high standards.

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Azzanation Dyllyo (on 05 November 2016)

Considering the PS3 cost Sony 4bill in RnD and needed to be butchered heavily to push itself on the market means that the PS3 wasn't exactly making Sony money, not for a very long time.
You can give a console away for free and claim it has sold over 200m units, that doesn't make it a success.

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Azuren Dyllyo (on 05 November 2016)

You say butchered, I say "beat Xbox after an awful start, higher pricetag, and coming out a year later".

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Swordmasterman Dyllyo (on 05 November 2016)

@Azznation

That has nothing to do with a console being a success(the company who made it doesn't need to make money).

The PS3 sold more than the Xbox One even with a 600US$ price tag. Now that the PS3 got a price reduction, the gap is only growing.

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hiccupthehuman Dyllyo (on 05 November 2016)

Because the PS3 was compared to its predecessors. The Ps1 and PS2 were doing a lot better than the PS3, which was disappointing.

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Ganoncrotch Dyllyo (on 05 November 2016)
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AsGryffynn Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

The PS3 did? As far as I know it lagged behind until after the gen was over...

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NSS7 Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

PS2

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Azuren Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

@AsGryffynn: X360 actually lagged behind just about every week worldwide. I only finally passed 360 after Gen 8 started because it had to overcome both an awful start and a later release.

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Azuren Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

PS3 only finally passed***

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nanarchy Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

because financially it was a failure. total sales are great, but they took massive losses originally to get those sales due to the cost of machines and the YLOD disasters. If you are just looking at total units sold then it is undoubtedly a huge success.

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Azuren Dyllyo (on 06 November 2016)

YLoD wasn't a "disaster". Not in the same sense that RRoD was, anyway.

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JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Since PlayStation 3 was such a failure last gen I'm glad PS4 is doing much better this gen

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Qwark JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)
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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 06 November 2016)

The PS3 is beating Xbox One and the Xbox 360 when sales are aligned from their launches. This is another win for Sony over Microsoft in console sales.

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JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Since PlayStation 3 was such a failure last gen I'm glad PS4 is doing much better this gen

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Azuren JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Those downvotes, though.

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Qwark JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Vgchartz enlight me why PS3 isn't a failure, it nearly vanquished all the profits the PS2 and PS1 made.

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Azuren JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Because Wii.

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Qwark JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

I consider the Wii a very successful product, because it made money and was innovative. I consider the PS3 not succesfull for obvious reasons. I guess it's popular to bash on Wii. Anyway the downvoting seems to become worse these days. In the past people took the effort to criticize some statements with facts here. These days every opinion that isn't favourable by some community members get down voted for threshold.

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Azuren JustcallmeRiff (on 04 November 2016)

Nah, it mostly just stagnated the industry with shovelware. Though, to be fair, PlayStation and Xbox are doing the same with shooters.

I like downvoting. I'll downvote my own post sometimes to see how low it can go. In fact, I'll downvote myself right now.

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