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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 May 2019 / 4,092 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: 150,214 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 65,523 – PS3

Total Lead: 348,814 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,011,108

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 7,662,294

March 2019 is the 62nd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 150,213 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 65,523 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 348,814 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.01 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 7.66 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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3 Comments
Rab (on 09 May 2019)

PS3 and PS4 very close

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RolStoppable (on 09 May 2019)

The PS3 sold 1.23m units in 2012. A value that the PS4 should beat over the next 12 months with a price cut. Not by much though.

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Bofferbrauer2 RolStoppable (on 09 May 2019)

I'm not sure about that.
I think a 5000 Yen pricecut might not be enough to boost weekly sales high enough and long enough. Might need a bigger drop to achieve that goal.
Also, there's the question as to when Sony will drop the price. Each passing week will make it more difficult to pass the PS3's total sales for that year.

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