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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 January 2020 / 4,522 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: 178,792 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 163,742 – PS3

Total Lead: 276,716 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,748,755

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,472,039

December 2019 is the 71st month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 178,792 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 163,742 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 276,716 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.75 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.47 million units.

The PS3 sold 10.47 million units lifetime in Japan. The PS4 needs to sell another 1.72 million units to outsell the PS3.

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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Marth (on 27 January 2020)

Holiday promotion caused the lead to grow again but ever since the promotion ended the hardware sales of the PS4 are in the gutter. Gonna be a close race to the finish line.

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Bofferbrauer2 Marth (on 27 January 2020)

PS3 probably gonna catch up over the course of this year

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Nu-13 Marth (on 27 January 2020)

Not that close, as ps4 will end around 1m behind.

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Dreamcaster! (on 28 January 2020)

Considering this year's sales so far, PS4 will probably end at about 9.6-10.1M LT in Japan. I don't really see any way in which it beats the PS3's 10.47. Maybe if FF7R is huge (like 2M+) then it could give PS4 the boost it needs, but I doubt that'll happen.

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manuelogando40 (on 28 January 2020)

ps4 will be sony's worst-selling desktop console in his homeland. An interesting fact considering the pace of ps4 in the rest of the world and that they have had to bring out a more powerful model to keep up with sales.

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Radek (on 27 January 2020)

I would be happy if it reached 10 millions, doesn't even have to outsell the PS3.

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siebensus4 (on 27 January 2020)

Gap chart builds a head and shoulder pattern. Resistance at 400K is likely to hold. Curve should be go back to support neckline -200K to 0. Overall a bearish graph for PS4.

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