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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020
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.
Gap change in latest month: 301,823 – PS4 & XOne
Gap change over last 12 months: 6,440,016 – PS3 & X360
Total Lead: 12,920,046 – PS4 & XOne
Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 143,520,877
Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 156,440,923
In April 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 301,823 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 6.44 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 12.92 million units.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 78 months sold a combined 143.52 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 156.44 million units.
The PS3 and X360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PS4 and XOne are currently 16.78 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.
PS4+XB1 is going to be ahead at the end. PS3+X360 actually lost customers to the Wii, especially during the first 4 years. This is easy to see on the first chart where the peak of the gap is at month 49, which was also Wii's last really good month. About a year later PS3+X360 starts to close the gap on current gen consoles. The Wii gamers started to transition over, but not all of them made the transition. So PS3+X360 ended up behind PS2+XB. For the same reason I think PS3+X360 will also be behind PS4+XB1.