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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 January 2018 / 5,006 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: 224 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 244,384 – PS3

Total Lead: 6,692 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 5,558,695

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,552,003

November 2017 is the 46th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 224 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 244,384 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 6,692 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 5.56 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 5.55 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
Azuren (on 14 January 2018)

Wow that's close.

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Tridrakious (on 14 January 2018)

Wonder how big Monster Hunter World will be for the PS4. I don't think the PS3 got a full fledged MH game.

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KBG29 (on 14 January 2018)

Got Damn nail bite right here. Hopefully Monster Hunter will lead PS4 to a bit more comfortable lead. Sony is going to need to get a 4G PS4 Mobile device in the works ASAP.

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Dyllyo (on 14 January 2018)

Neck and neck

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ROCKY223 (on 14 January 2018)
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