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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2016 / 41,003 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: 83,550 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 483,425 – PS4

Total Lead: 65,212 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 3,382,640

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,317,428

October 2016 is the 33rd 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 83,550 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 and by 483,425 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months. The PS4 has retaken the lead over the PS3 for the first time since its second month on sale. It currently leads by 65,212 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 3.38 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 3.32 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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TheGamer95 (on 06 December 2016)

Celebration time

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Kerotan (on 06 December 2016)

Now it's time to build up a big lead before the emperor (PS3) strikes back!!

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DialgaMarine (on 06 December 2016)

Awesome new! Even with it's rocky start there, PS4 is taking it back! Just further proof that PS4 is going outsell PS3 by a pretty sizable margin.

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Mystro-Sama (on 06 December 2016)


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Teeqoz (on 06 December 2016)

Hey William, do you think you could start adding markers in the graph for when each system has its holiday? (I know I can figure it out by looking at the launch month and calculating it, but when you have two different systems launching in different months it becomes too much of a hassle). I'm thinking like a colour coded dot (say purple for the PS4, and red for the PS3 or whatever) that you just add above or below the graph for each point corresponding to a november. And you could extrapolate that to other gap charts where the two compared systems didn't launch in the same month. Or is that too much of a hassle?

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