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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - May 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006 in North America and Japan and in March 2007 in Europe. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS3 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 578,662 - PS5

Total Lead: 5,286,066 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 8,800,474

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,514,408

May 2021 is the seventh month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 3 by 578,662 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 5.29 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 8.80 million units in seven months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 3.51 million units. Month seven for the PlayStation 5 is May 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is May 2007.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 14 where it had sold 9.17 million units.

The PlayStation 3 crossed 10 million units sold in month 15, 20 million in month 27, and 30 million in month 38. The PlayStation 3 sold 87.4 million units lifetime.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.