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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The 92nd month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is June 2021, while for the Xbox 360 it is June 2013 and for the PlayStation 3 it is June 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

Gap change in latest month: 370,168 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,984,318 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 4,547,813 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 161,429,749

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 165,977,562

In June 2021, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 370,168 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 9.98 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 4.55 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 92 months sold a combined 161.43 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 165.98 million units. It took until month 98 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to sell as many units as the current PS4 and Xbox One sales.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 7.24 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.



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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The 92nd month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is June 2021, while for the Xbox 360 it is June 2013 and for the PlayStation 3 it is June 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

Gap change in latest month: 370,168 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,984,318 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 4,547,813 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 161,429,749

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 165,977,562

In June 2021, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 370,168 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 9.98 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 4.55 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 92 months sold a combined 161.43 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 165.98 million units. It took until month 98 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to sell as many units as the current PS4 and Xbox One sales.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 7.24 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.

Crazy to think PS4 + Xbone are 4.5 million ahead yet are proving to have such worse legs. Gamers seem much keener to upgrade from the 8th gen to the 9th than the were to move on from the 7th to the 8th.



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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Switch vs 3DS in Japan Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles are off by one month.

Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 335,530 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,595,510 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,960,127 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 20,495,873

3DS Total Sales: 18,535,746

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch outsold the 3DS by 335,530 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the 3DS by 3.60 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 1.96 million units.

The 52nd month for the Switch is June 2021, while for the 3DS it is May 2015. The Switch has sold 20.50 million units, while the 3DS sold 18.54 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS did not reach current Switch sales until month 62.

The 3DS has sold 24.66 million units lifetime in Japan through June 2021. The Switch is currently 4.16 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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Slowly but surely Switch is closing in on its predecessor. It's only a matter of time now, which is no small feat as 3DS is Japan's #3 best selling system ever.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 154,396 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,345,782 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,561,772 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 29,905,942

Wii Total Sales: 34,467,714

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch has shrunk the gap with the Wii when you align the launches by 154,396 million units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.35 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 4.56 million units.

The 52nd month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2021 and for the Wii it is February 2011. The Switch has sold 29.91 million units, while the Wii sold 34.47 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 48.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 11.79 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Wii's total in the US is truly formidable, but Switch is about three quarters of the way there after four and a bit years, so assuming it doesn't get replaced next year it should have this in the bag. (Heck even then it might have a chance)

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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 55,907 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,170,883 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,991,151 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 48,435,053

DS Total Sales: 51,426,204

June 2021 is the 92nd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PlayStation 4 has closed the gap when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 55,907 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.17 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 2.99 million units.

The 92nd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is June 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is October 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 48.44 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.43 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 73.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 3.40 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.



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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 55,907 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,170,883 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,991,151 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 48,435,053

DS Total Sales: 51,426,204

June 2021 is the 92nd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PlayStation 4 has closed the gap when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 55,907 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 1.17 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 2.99 million units.

The 92nd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is June 2021, while for the Nintendo DS it is October 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 48.44 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.43 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 73.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 3.40 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.

At the current rate of closure, 3.4 million seems a bridge too far. PS4 will probably get close, but ultimately fall just a little short.



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

I will copy my comment from the article here too.
3.4M left .. I don't see it. Even for worldwide sales can't see it, let alone europe .. Only if Sony comes out and make PS4 199$ for the remaining years of it's life then I can believe it will do it. This I think will boost sales to maybe 100K per week for quite some time (if the stock is full everywhere of course) and can help future sales even after the boost, to not drop to levels of 20-30K per week, but stay above 50K per week for also some months after that. The effect would be continuous not just for 1 or 2 months.



yo33331 said:

I will copy my comment from the article here too.
3.4M left .. I don't see it. Even for worldwide sales can't see it, let alone europe .. Only if Sony comes out and make PS4 199$ for the remaining years of it's life then I can believe it will do it. This I think will boost sales to maybe 100K per week for quite some time (if the stock is full everywhere of course) and can help future sales even after the boost, to not drop to levels of 20-30K per week, but stay above 50K per week for also some months after that. The effect would be continuous not just for 1 or 2 months.

It is very unlikely, but not impossible. It depends what kind of boost it gets this holiday and how long the PS4 remains available. 



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

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