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  • NS, PS4 and XOne vs Wii, PS3 and X360 – Aligned Sales Comparison � March 2018 Update

    May 15th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

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


    Gap change in latest month: 1,829,075 – 8th Generation

    Gap change over last 12 months: 7,700,722 – 8th Generation

    Total Lead: 12,450,295 – 8th Generation

    7th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 27,775,366

    8th Generation Total Combined Console Sales: 40,225,661

    The aligned sales 8th generation has been able to grow its lead over the aligned sales of the 7th generation when you use the Nintendo Switch, instead of the Wii U. In the last month the 8th generation has grown its lead by 1.83 million units and in the last 12 months it has grown its lead by 7.70 million units.

    The 8th generation remained between four and six million units ahead of the 7th generation for the first nine months. After that point the gap has continued to grow.

    The 7th generation of consoles in its first 13 months sold 27.78 million units, while the 8th generation of consoles sold 40.23 million units. The 8th gen currently leads by 12.45 million units.

    The 7th generation of console sold a combined 274.35 million units during their lifetime, while the 8th generation has sold 132.71 million units through March 2018.

    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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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