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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 July 2017 / 26,372 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: 26,484 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,987 – PS4

Total Lead: 97,637 – PS3

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 4,757,577

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 4,855,214

May 2017 is the 40th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 26,484 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 1,987 units in the last 12 months.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 4.76 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 4.86 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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Moneybags (on 19 July 2017)

mistake on first graph. Ps3 is the one in the lead.

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ZODIARKrebirth (on 20 July 2017)

hope dragon quest can change this in favor for the ps4;)

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DialgaMarine (on 20 July 2017)

All things considered, PS4 is still doing very well over there. Hopefully it manages to level out and continue keeping a good pace with PS3. 8 - 9 million LT sales will still be very good for a dedicated home console.

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Ggordon (on 19 July 2017)

I thought ps3 has sold over 8 million in japan

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Dyllyo Ggordon (on 19 July 2017)

It eventually did. We're only 3 1/2 years into the PS4 life cycle. So you're only seeing the first 3 1/2 years of PS3 sales as well.

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TheBraveGallade Ggordon (on 19 July 2017)

and ps4 might not reach that number as the ps3 had crazy legs and the home console market is shrinking rapidly in japan. as long as there is switch stock that is...
the vita will probably end up with more than the ps4 I think.

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