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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - November 2016 Update

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - November 2016 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 January 2017 / 42,774 Views

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2016 (October 30 - November 26) for the first time since August 2016. The gap in the latest month grew by 1,040,257 units and has grown by 3,395,337 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 21.89 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 37 months have sold a combined 52.55 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 74.43 million units.

The PlayStation 4 by itself had been keeping up with the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, however, it has started falling further behind. The PlayStation 4 is now behind by 3.58 million units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 52,545,692

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 74,433,444

Total Lead: 21,887,752 – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


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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4 Comments
Nem (on 06 January 2017)

Theres alot of variables, in particular the Wii and Wii U that aren't taken into account here. I can't say this is anything more than an entertaining comparison, but nothing major can be drawn from the incomplete picture of the market it shows.

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Azuren (on 06 January 2017)

Does this mean we won't see anymore PS4 vs 8thGen posts?

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trunkswd Azuren (on 06 January 2017)

There are some, but most aren't worldwide. For example - PS4 vs Xbox One in the US.

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DarkD (on 07 January 2017)

Comparing it to the PS3 and 360 is ludicrous. Both were just now recovering from their horrible defects. PS3 with it's price tag no one liked and 360 with the Red Ring of Death.

Basically what you've shown is that PS4 has about the same sales numbers as PS3 did when it finally started recovering. PS4, equal to a recovering second place console....

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