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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 April 2017 / 36,336 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: 21,938 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 502,873 – PS4

Total Lead: 452,720 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 4,417,442

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,964,722

February 2017 is the 37th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap decreased during the month when compared to the same month of the PlayStation 3 by 21,938 units in favor of the PlayStation 3 and by 502,873 units in favor of the PlayStation 4 in the last 12 months. The PS4 currently leads by 452,720 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.42 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 3.96 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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6 Comments
Kerotan (on 13 April 2017)

The ps4 will get to 4.5m first but the ps3 will have huge gains now and the race to 5m will be super close!

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Bofferbrauer Kerotan (on 13 April 2017)

Thanks for the info, this will be very interesting then

Who do you think will make it first to 5M?

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Kerotan Kerotan (on 13 April 2017)

Too close to call. I've analysed the data and that's the honest truth.

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Dreamcaster (on 13 April 2017)

Considering the PS3's 37th month is Nov 09, I'd say that the gap closing by only 22,000 shows what a great Feb 17 PS4 has had.

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ZODIARKrebirth (on 14 April 2017)

Thought the difference would be bigger by the time, but maybe it could change this year with the releasing games

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