Link to the article here.
PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - September 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: 749,608 - PS5
Total Lead: 7,455,246 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales 12,478,653
PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,023,407
September 2021 is the 11th 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 749,608 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.46 million units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 12.48 million units in 11 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 5.02 million units. Month 11 for the PlayStation 5 is September 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is September 2007.
The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 19 where it had sold 12.90 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.