The combined sales of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles during their first 26 months in stores is far better than the sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 at the same point.
As reported by VGChartz, the sales gap of combined sales for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles is far greater than that of the PS3 and Xbox 360. People are buying the newer consoles at a much faster rate.
According to VGChartz’s estimates, the combined sales of the PS4 and Xbox One now stand at 55,216,329 units after 26 months on sale. This is up from the 35,529,288 units that the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles accumulated during their first 26 months on sale.
The sales gap between the two generations are 19,687,041 units. The gap is widening as each month goes by. There are a lot of reasons why the newer consoles are selling faster than the previous ones.
First of all, Sony priced the PS3 console at a ridiculous price. Not many people bought the console early on because it was way too expensive. More people decided to buy the Wii and Xbox 360 instead.
The Xbox 360 had its own problems too thanks to the infamous Red Ring of Death. The current consoles don’t have any type of major widespread hardware issues like that.