NS, PS4 and XOne vs Wii, PS3 and X360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 09 July 2018 / 3,978 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.
This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Gap change in latest month: 1,278,715 – 7th Generation
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,907,265 – 8th Generation
Total Lead: 7,601,246 – 8th Generation
7th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 39,645,701
8th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 47,246,947
The aligned sales 8th generation has been able to stay ahead of the aligned sales of the 7th generation when you use the Nintendo Switch, instead of the Wii U. In the last month the 7th generation has closed the gap by 1.28 million units. However, in the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the 8th generation its lead by 2.91 million units.
The 7th generation of consoles in its first 15 months sold 39.65 million units, while the 8th generation of consoles sold 47.25 million units. The 8th gen currently leads by 7.60 million units.
The 7th generation of consoles sold a combined 274.35 million units during their lifetime, while the 8th generation has sold 136.33 million units through May 2018.
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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.