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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - May 2021
This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 3.
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.
Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:
Gap change in latest month: 129,486 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 1,461,072 - Switch
Total Lead: 2,395,458 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 22,402,044
PS3 Total Sales: 20,006,586
May 2021 is the 51st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead over the PS3 by 129,486 when you align the consoles launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 1.46 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 2.40 million units.
The 51st month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is May 2021 and for the PlayStation 3 it is May 2011. The Switch has sold 22.40 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 20.01 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 57.
The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 12.59 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.