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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - December 2021

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - December 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2022 / 1,984 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 PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. 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.

The 98th month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is December 2021, while for the Xbox 360 it is December 2013 and for the PlayStation 3 it is December 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - December 2021

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - December 2021

Gap change in latest month: 1,665,583 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,698,177 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 398,511 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 166,643,478

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 167,041,989

In December 2021, 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 1.67 million units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 6.70 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 398,511 units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 98 months sold a combined 166.64 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 167.04 million units. It took until month 100 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 6.18 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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4 Comments
siebensus4 (on 06 February 2022)

The first cross after 8 years incoming...

  • +12
2zosteven (on 07 February 2022)

we know the outcome here and the PS4 carried the weight of this generation, this generation will easily pass the PS4/x1.

  • +8
aTokenYeti (on 06 February 2022)

Microsoft already stopped manufacturing the Xbox one a year ago, and Sony have said they only plan on manufacturing 1 million more PS4s. Barring Sony changing course it looks like 7th outsold 8th gen definitively now.

I think that’s probably earned. I can’t speak for anyone else but I preferred the 1st party output from both Microsoft and Sony during the 7th gen compared to the 8th gen. Although I will freely admit nostalgia is probably influencing that opinion

  • +8
Chicho (on 07 February 2022)

This is why you don't skip leg day.

  • +1