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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 April 2020 / 3,843 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 in Japan VGChartz Gap Charts

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan VGChartz Gap Charts

PS4 Vs. PS3 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 142,851 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 307,584 – PS3

Total Lead: 41,230 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,936,785

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,895,555

March 2020 is the 74th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 142,851 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 307,584 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 41,230 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.94 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.90 million units.

The PS3 sold 10.47 million units lifetime in Japan. The PS4 needs to sell another 1.53 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 19 April 2020)

FF7R just cut those remaining 1.53 mil down to 1.45 in one week. Might also boost the coming weeks a bit. It still has a long ways to go though.

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johnsobas UnderwaterFunktown (on 19 April 2020)

You didn't read it right. The gap is 41k and the ps3 is in the holidays. FF7 won't even be enough to stop the ps3 from taking the lead next month

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johnsobas UnderwaterFunktown (on 19 April 2020)

Or I didn't see the number you were talking about.

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