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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2018 / 6,786 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: 9,068 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 58,744 – PS3

Total Lead: 6,468 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 5,447,356

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,440,888

October 2017 is the 45th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 9,068 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 58,744 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 6,468 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 5.45 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 5.44 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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ZS (on 26 December 2017)

This comparison is the most interesting of all, I’m just hoping that the PS4 comes out on top of the PS3 when all is said and done.

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roadkillers ZS (on 26 December 2017)

I'm sure MH World will help out a bunch along with KH3

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Heavenly_King (on 27 December 2017)

I wonder how this is happening?? The PS4 costs a lot less than the PS3, and has a lot of Japanese developer support.....I simply don't get it.

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ROCKY223 (on 26 December 2017)

As far to my knowledge the ps3 sold about 8 million units in japan, not confirmed though

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ZS ROCKY223 (on 26 December 2017)

I think it’s between 10-11m

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ZS ROCKY223 (on 26 December 2017)

I think it’s between 10-11m

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Ryng ROCKY223 (on 26 December 2017)

PS3 sold 10.5 million in Japan.

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