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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 December 2016 / 41,765 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: 398,964 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,127,985 – PS3

Total Lead: 3,093,538 – PS3

Xbox One Total Sales: 23,821,101

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 26,914,639

October 2016 is the 36th month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap increased during the month when compared to the PlayStation 3’s 36th month on sale by 398,964 units in favor of the PlayStation 3 and by 2.13 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by 3.09 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 23.82 million units in its first 36 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 26.91 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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DialgaMarine (on 07 December 2016)

XB1 is going to sell 65 million units lifetime. That's my prediction

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fleischr (on 07 December 2016)

I hate how this chart is set up and formatted.

Showing a line nosediving down and the words 'PS3 Lead' implies the opposite from reality. This has happened with other graphs too unfortunatly.

What's wrong with 2 lines, one for X1 and another PS3? The gaps and intersections would imply precisely what it should.

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DialgaMarine fleischr (on 07 December 2016)

I agree, a two line graph would be a lot more efficient, but this one makes sense too.

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ABizzel1 fleischr (on 07 December 2016)

The graph makes sense, it just doesn't reflect the logical thinking of most people.

For most people if they were to use a single line graph, the logical outcome would be to have the "winning" console go up into the +millions, because it's leading.

Here this is the Xbox One's number going from having a better launch, then nose diving down to -3 million, as the PS3 sold better over the next 3 years.

It makes sense, just illogical to most.

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Dyllyo (on 07 December 2016)

But wait... wasn't the PS3 a "failure" for the first few years? What does that make Xbone? XD

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