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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 November 2019 / 4,676 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: 29,947 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 194,780 – PS3

Total Lead: 141,190 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,430,306

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,289,116

September 2019 is the 68th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 29,947 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 194,780 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 141,190 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.43 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.29 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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curl-6 (on 02 November 2019)

I used to take it for granted that PS4 would outsell PS3 in Japan as in all other regions, now I'm not so sure.

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Salnax (on 02 November 2019)

The PS4 should still outsell the PS3 lifetime in Japan.

The remaining big titles that came out for the PS3 at this point (late 2012 onward in Japanese sales) were GTA5, Tales of Xillia, JoJo All Star Battle, and PES 2014. Seeing how the PS4 is getting Death Stranding, Yakuza, Persona 5 Scramble, Final Fantasy VII, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4, and Tales of Arise, that should be plenty.

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Bofferbrauer2 Salnax (on 03 November 2019)

Not with weekly sales of around 7500 consoles per week. Unless Sony strongly reduces the price for the console even all those games won't be enough to keep up with the PS3

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