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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 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: 402,676 - PS5
Total Lead: 6,660,638 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales 11,246,498
PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 4,585,860
August 2021 is the 10th 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 402,676 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 6.66 million units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 4.59 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is August 2007.
The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 17 where it had sold 11.68 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.