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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - April 2022

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: 209,730 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,456,974 - PS5

Total Lead: 7,120,278 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 19,464,276

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 12,343,998

April 2022 is the 18th 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 209,730 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has grown its lead over the PS3 by 2.46 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.12 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 19.46 million units in 18 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 12.34 million units. Month 18 for the PlayStation 5 is April 2022 and for the PlayStation 3 is April 2008.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 26 where it had sold 19.63 million units.

The PlayStation 3 crossed 20 million in month 27, 30 million in month 38, and 40 million in month 47. The PlayStation 3 sold 87.4 million units lifetime.



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The PS3 was really slow early on.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - April 2022

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: 454,643 - XSX|S

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,839,905 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 4,740,066 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 14,428,785

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 9,688,719

April 2022 is the 18th 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 just 454,643 units.

In the last 12 months, the Xbox Series X|S has grown its lead over the Xbox 360 by 2.84 million units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 4.74 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 14.43 million units in 18 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 9.69 million. million units. Month 18 for the Xbox Series X|S is April 2022 and for the Xbox One is April 2007.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 26 where it had sold 15.90 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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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison in the US - April 2022

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S both launched in November 2020. The Xbox Series X|S launched in the US on November 10, 2020, and the PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020.

PS5 Vs. XSX|S US:

Gap change in latest month: 128,449 - XS

Gap change over last 12 months: 595,490 - XS

Total Lead: 188,601 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 7,229,230

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 7,040,629

April 2022 is the 18th month the PlayStation 5 and 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 PlayStation 5 by 128,449 units.

In the last 12 months, the Xbox Series X|S has outsold PlayStation 5 by 595,490 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 188,601 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 7.23 million units in the US in 18 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.04 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 50.7 percent marketshare, compared to 49.3 percent for the Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 507,347 units behind the PlayStation 4 in the US when you align launches, while the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 41,012.



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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - April 2022

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

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide 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. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 5,551,832 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,192,574 - DS

Total Lead: 12,768,750 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 107,367,298

DS Total Sales: 120,136,048

April 2022 is the 62nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 5.55 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe.

 In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 4.19 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 12.77 million units.

The 62nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is April 2022, while for the DS it is December 2009. The Switch has sold 107.37 million units, while the DS sold 120.14 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 46.65 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



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In the next twelve months the DS will sell 20.3m units which is the DS's final good year of sales. So with Switch's current deficit of 12.7m, the gap will still be around 10m in a year's time. In other words, there will be barely any catching up.

However, it was always clear that Switch had to beat the DS with a longer tail, meaning sales after year 6, or more precisely, sales after month 74 (six years and two months). In the timespan of month 75 to month 86, the DS sold only 9.3m, so if Switch can pull off just one more year of sales close to 20m, then it will already have closed the gap (almost) completely with the benefit of going into year 8 with much higher momentum.

Switch sales should go something like this:

LTD end of 2021 was ~102m. 2022 should bring that to ~123m. 2023 looks like another good year, but assuming another year of stable decline, it would finish at around 141m. A Switch successor in early 2024 would likely limit Switch sales in 2024 to under 10m, bringing it to ~150m; from there it's very probable to crawl past the DS on the final stretch. A successor in late 2024 should allow a minimum of 12m in 2024, making it 153m LTD by the end of 2024; in this scenario it's a given that Switch will pass the DS (and also almost sure to pass the PS2). No successor in 2024 should result in Switch sales around 15m, allowing it to already pass the DS's lifetime figures during 2024; here it's guaranteed that Switch will become the best-selling console of all time.

Basically, Nintendo would have to rush a Switch successor to market (so before 2023 is over) in order for Switch to fall short of the DS. This month constitutes a new all-time high deficit that Switch has against the DS and it's possible that it will grow a little bit more next month, but it's not worrying for Switch's chances to beat the DS in the end. Up till now Nintendo's words, and more importantly, their actions have pointed towards a long lifespan for Switch, so the possibility of an imminent successor would have remained very low even in a world without component shortages. The chip shortages only make it more likely that Nintendo will try to squeeze every potential sale out of the Switch platform.



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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - April 2022

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Wii.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 787,539 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,156,267 - Wii

Total Lead: 6,025,436 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,464,276

Wii Total Sales: 25,489,712

April 2022 is the 18th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 787,539 units.

In the last 12 months, the Nintendo Wii has outsold the PlayStation 5 by 7.16 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 6.03 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 19.46 million units in 18 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 25.49 million units. Month 18 for the PlayStation 5 is April 2022 and for the Nintendo Wii it is April 2008.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 30 million in month 21, 40 million in month 26, and 50 million in month 32. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.



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Would still love to see Xbox Series vs 3DS as that's the next system up in sales from the Xbone.



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

curl-6 said:

Would still love to see Xbox Series vs 3DS as that's the next system up in sales from the Xbone.

count the PSP as well



I'm working on updates to the sales comparison charts. I've relabeled one of the Gap Charts, so it shows "PS5 Lead > 0 / Wii Lead < 0" and removed the "XXX Lead" in the header. What do you all think?



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.