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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 3.

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 11,673 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,071,366 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,976,417 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 21,046,109

PS3 Total Sales: 19,069,692

February 2021 is the 48th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead over the PS3 by 11,673 when you align the consoles launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 2.07 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 1.98 million units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe in March 2007, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

The 48th month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is February 2021 and for the PlayStation 3 it is February 2011. The Switch has sold 21.05 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 19.07 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 55.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 13.94 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.

Really goes to show how much Europe is Sonyland that their lowest selling console isn't that far behind a system that's one of the fastest selling of all time globally.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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I think the best way to look at this is that, even though it's behind the Wii, it's ahead of the PS3. Both sold 35 million in the end in Europe, so I'd guess it's likely that it sells the around the same unless sales decline significantly.