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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021

Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 January 2022 / 2,292 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

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 Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021

Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - November 2021

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 373,932 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 667,396 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,785,829 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 25,468,055

PS3 Total Sales: 22,682,226

November 2021 is the 57th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead over the PS3 by 373,932 when you align the consoles launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 667,396 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 2.79 million units.

The 57th month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is November 2021 and for the PlayStation 3 it is November 2011. The Switch has sold 25.47 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 22.68 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 62.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 9.52 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments
siebensus4 (on 11 January 2022)

It's not over yet! I wouldn't bet everything on Switch... though it's a bit more likely that Switch wins this battle.

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Kakadu18 siebensus4 (on 11 January 2022)

I dunno man, the cliff could come at any moment.

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