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Since Switch is on the way to outsell 3DS in japan, maybe a new chart Switch vs DS in japan would be interesting to see every month going forward.
What do you think @trunkswd

Also where the Switch vs PS3 in europe chart went ? and Switch vs Wii in europe too.

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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - October 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: 809,574 - PS5

Total Lead: 8,270,048 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 13,869,005

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,598,957

October 2021 is the 12th 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 809,574 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 8.27 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 13.87 million units in 12 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 5.60 million units. Month 12 for the PlayStation 5 is October 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is October 2007.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 21 where it had sold 14.32 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.



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yo33331 said:

Since Switch is on the way to outsell 3DS in japan, maybe a new chart Switch vs DS in japan would be interesting to see every month going forward.
What do you think @trunkswd

Also where the Switch vs PS3 in europe chart went ? and Switch vs Wii in europe too.

I can change the Switch vs 3DS in Japan to the DS once Switch outsells the 3DS. 

As for those other two I might have forgotten about them. :P 



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I just turned up here to ask if the PS4 vs DS in Europe chart has been discontinued.  I was watching that one closely since mid last year and was hoping you could keep it going a little longer.



ireadtabloids said:

I just turned up here to ask if the PS4 vs DS in Europe chart has been discontinued.  I was watching that one closely since mid last year and was hoping you could keep it going a little longer.

I did discontinue it as the PS4 has no chance of beating the DS in Europe (or worldwide). PS4 is over 3 million behind the DS in Europe and in the most recent quarter Sony only shipped 200,000 PS4 consoles worldwide.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - October 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox 360.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 in North America and December 2005 in Europe and Japan. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 517,959 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 3,333,221 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 8,427,936

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 5,094,715

October 2021 is the 12th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox 360 by 517,959 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 3.33 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 8.43 million units in 12 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 5.09 million. million units. Month 12 for the Xbox Series X|S is October 2021 and for the Xbox One is October 2006.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 15 where it had sold 8.49 million units.

The Xbox 360 crossed 10 million units sold in month 19, 20 million in month 34, and 30 million in month 43. The Xbox 360 sold 85.81 million units lifetime.



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It was around year 5 if I recall that 360's legs kicked in, so XS should probably lead it til around then, and fall behind one it's ancestor's second wind hits.



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

PS5 is doing really great compared to PS3.

I wonder how much ahead it would be if it had normal stock.



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Thank you for the explanation of the PS4 vs DS in Europe chart.



curl-6 said:

It was around year 5 if I recall that 360's legs kicked in, so XS should probably lead it til around then, and fall behind one it's ancestor's second wind hits.

You would be correct. November 2010 saw the release of Kinect, which helped boost the sales of the Xbox 360 for a couple of holidays. 



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