PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts - May 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts - May 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2020 / 1,872 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.

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts - May 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts - May 2020

Gap change in latest month: 644,058 – PS4 & XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,997,396 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 14,478,304 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 144,334,250

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 158,812,554

In May 2020, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the last month by 644,058 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 5.00 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 14.48 million units.

The 79th month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is May 2020, while for the Xbox 360 it is May 2012 and for the PlayStation 3 it is May 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 79 months sold a combined 144.33 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 158.81 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 14.41 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.


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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2 Comments

siebensus4 (on 09 June 2020)

Honestly, two years ago I have thought that PS360 would win this battle easily. Now it seems that PS4XBO should win. Actually PS4 does it almost alone currently.


Dahum (on 08 June 2020)

Easily surpassed by PS4 & Xbox One in a couple of years.