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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks in September 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks in September 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 October 2020 / 2,263 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

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 Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks September 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks September 2020

Gap change in latest month: 589,522 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,991,737 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 13,601,505 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 148,441,949

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 162,043,454

In September 2020, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 589,522 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 4.99 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 13.60 million units.

The 83rd month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is September 2020, while for the Xbox 360 it is September 2012 and for the PlayStation 3 it is September 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 83 months sold a combined 148.4 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 162.04 million units. It took until month 94 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to sell as many units as the current PS4 and Xbox One sales.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 11.18 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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3 Comments

TheBraveGallade (on 10 October 2020)

too close to call RN

  • +1
AFattyGamer (on 11 October 2020)

Sony PS4 will carry the pack. The old champion will still have some fight left in it these next 4 years ;')

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S.Peelman (on 11 October 2020)

8th Gen wouldn’t have made it without the Covid bump, especially with PS4’s sizeable increase for a few months it’s unclear now. I think 8th Gen will just about win this, but it’ll be close.

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