By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2017 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 March 2017 / 48,006 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: 85,200 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 542,015 – PS4

Total Lead: 474,658 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 4,281,450

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,806,792

January 2017 is the 36th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap increased during the month when compared to the same month of the PlayStation 3 by 85,200 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 and by 542,015 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months. The PS4 currently leads by 474,658 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.28 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 3.81 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.

More Articles

Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 14 March 2017)

Now this is an interesting chart. A home console company could go up gen to gen in JAPAN where home consoles have been dying. Hopefully PS4 keeps going strong there. Interesting that it started out slower as well before accelerating past PS3

  • +3