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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 February 2019 / 4,221 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: 106,776 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 235,868 – PS4

Total Lead: 440,458 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 7,580,982

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 7,140,524

December 2018 is the 59th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 106,776 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 235,868 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 440,458 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 7.58 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 7.14 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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Rab (on 20 February 2019)

PS3 and PS4 neck and neck

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 February 2019)

How much does the PS4 need to sell this year to beat the PS3 same year?

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Marth Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 February 2019)

Not 100% sure about those numbers, but it should be in the 1.6-1.8M range. 400k lead and the PS3 sold 1.2-1.4M in the alinged year.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 19 February 2019)

Since the PS4 is the one in the lead, wouldn't that make it 800K-1M to stay in the lead instead of 1.6-1.8M?

PS4 should reach 1M, but I doubt it will do better than the PS3 and be on par with the sales at best.

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Marth Bofferbrauer2 (on 20 February 2019)

Yes, you are right. Sorry. It's going to be a bumpy ride. With its current 18k baseline it's going to be very close. If the baseline drops a bit more the PS3 will be in the lead again after this year.

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yo33331 (on 22 February 2019)

make xbox 360 vs PS4 in US for the same period of time after launch, it would be interesting

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gemini_d@rk (on 20 February 2019)

A new Monster hunter game could give survival to ps4.

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