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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - March 2022
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: 150,878 - PS3
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,878,175 - PS5
Total Lead: 7,025,118 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales 18,709,382
PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 11,684,264
March 2022 is the 17th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 150,878 units. In the last year the PS5 has outsold the PS3 by 2.88 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.03 million units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 18.71 million units in 17 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 11.68 million units. Month 17 for the PlayStation 5 is March 2022 and for the PlayStation 3 is March 2008.
The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 26 where it had sold 19.63 million units.
The PlayStation 3 crossed 20 million in month 27, 30 million in month 38, and 40 million in month 47. The PlayStation 3 sold 87.4 million units lifetime.