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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 July 2018 / 3,944 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: 7,934 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 441,384 – PS4

Total Lead: 343,747 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,718,430

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 6,374,683

May 2018 is the 52nd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 7,934 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 441,384 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 343,747 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 6.72 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 6.37 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 13 July 2018)

If PS4 can reach 10+ million, it’ll have been a success for sure. Nice to see PlayStation up gen over gen.

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 12 July 2018)

Epic battle: PS4 versus PS3 sales in Japan. Go the PS4!

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DonFerrari (on 12 July 2018)

Probably the closest chart in VGC and also one that have reversed couple times.

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 12 July 2018)

Wow. They're neck and neck.

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Qwark (on 12 July 2018)

Its still pretty close yet I think KH3 should sell enough units for the PS4 to maintain a small lead till it is dicontinued.

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siebensus4 Qwark (on 12 July 2018)

don't forget that PlayStation Move released for PS3 in month 58 which sold a couple of consoles

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