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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 June 2019 / 3,239 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: 97,868 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 100,735 – PS3

Total Lead: 250,946 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,060,194

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 7,809,248

April 2019 is the 63rd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 97,868 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 100,735 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 250,946 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.06 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 7.81 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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JRPGfan (on 11 June 2019)

Hopefully Final Fantasy 7 R, next year, and Death Stranding, both help push the PS4 a little more in japan.

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Bofferbrauer2 JRPGfan (on 11 June 2019)

I fear they only would do so for one or two weeks, not much more unless the price also drops

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CosmicSex (on 11 June 2019)

At this point with them about to pass 100 million world wide, do we expect a price drop anywhere? Or are they trying to break the magic mark first?

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Rab (on 12 June 2019)

Not much in it

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 11 June 2019)

PS3 is trying to stage a comeback

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HylianSwordsman (on 12 June 2019)

This looks like it'll be close.

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