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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - November 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - November 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 December 2020 / 3,046 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 - November 2020

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - November 2020

Gap change in latest month: 2,318,492 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,956,152 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 10,408,176 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 152,751,242

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 163,159,418

In November 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 2.32 million units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 6.96 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 10.41 million units.

The 85th month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is November 2020, while for the Xbox 360 it is November 2012 and for the PlayStation 3 it is November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 85 months sold a combined 152.75 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 163.16 million units. It took until month 96 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 10.06 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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6 Comments
xMetroid (on 28 December 2020)

Gen 7 really peaked later in their cycle. It will end closer than we would have thought last year.

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Sogreblute (on 28 December 2020)

PS3 and Xbox 360 still sold extremely well despite the PS4 and Xbox One being out. We are seeing a bigger decline than what we expected. PS4 and Xbox One need 10 mil more units to pass PS3 and Xbox 360. Honestly if this keeps up then I don't think it will happen.

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yo33331 Sogreblute (on 28 December 2020)

actually ps3 and 360 were just barely better selling in the next gen holiday of 2013, however here we have the 2012 holiday of the 360 soo there is bigger difference

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dmillos (on 28 December 2020)

This is going to be an incredible chart to follow this year. There is a 10 million gap. The XB360 had an incredible ending, therefore it will be a tough competition. Just as reference, X360 november was 2.4M vs the PS4 sold 0.6M. This chart will probably have a photo finish.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 30 December 2020)

Surprising how similar sales were when comparing sony and ms gen 7 and 8 consoles. As many units less that the xbone sold, the ps4 sold that many more. Seems as though the traditional console market has stabilized. But when considering the Wii and Wii U, it was a harsh downturn from gen 7 to 8.

I will definitely be curious if sony and MS gen 8 can surpass their gen 7. It will be close though.

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AFattyGamer (on 28 December 2020)

Sony PS4, the glorious old champion, will still have some fight left in it these next 3 years. This chart will be in favor of the 8th gen consoles another 7 or 8 so million more units by 2024.

  • -6