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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 October 2017 / 7,457 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: 72,771 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 137,528 – PS4

Total Lead: 16,640 – PS3

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 5,217,234

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,233,874

August 2017 is the 43rd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 72,771 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 137,528 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 3 currently leads by just 16,640 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 5.22 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 5.23 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 24 October 2017)

Considering the state of the home console market in Japan. PS4 doing 10 million LT there would be very impressive. I’m sure it’s gonna do it.

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siebensus4 DialgaMarine (on 24 October 2017)

Hmm... I think Japan gamers already switch to the Switch and if PS5 arrives 2019 we have not that much time for PS4 anymore to handle the 10 million, I think.

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Deeeeznuuuts DialgaMarine (on 24 October 2017)

I agree man, with all things considered they are pretty good numbers, I do believe the switch will be more succeful because of the hybrid format but still gotta give it to PlayStation

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Qwark DialgaMarine (on 25 October 2017)

Monster hunter world will surely help to make that happen.

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Kerotan (on 24 October 2017)

Ps4 gonna take the lead

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Radek (on 24 October 2017)

So close.

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DaAndy (on 25 October 2017)

Its the most exciting/interesting gap chart, as Its soooo close. Not sure if PS4 can catch PS3.

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