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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 December 2018 / 3,805 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: 9,471 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 320,031 – PS4

Total Lead: 326,499 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 7,161,803

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 6,835,304

October 2018 is the 57th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 9,471 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 320,031 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 326,49 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 7.16 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 6.84 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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HylianSwordsman (on 18 December 2018)

PS4's October lost to PS3's July? It might get bloody when PS3 reaches its next holiday.

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DialgaMarine (on 17 December 2018)

I really hope PS4 maintains this lead.

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Bofferbrauer2 DialgaMarine (on 18 December 2018)

Needs to sell a good million PS4 next year to stay in front, that should be achievable

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