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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2022

Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2022 / 5,284 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 - February 2022

Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2022

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 16,854 - PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 759,145 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,726,062 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 27,746,591

PS3 Total Sales: 25,020,529

February 2022 is the 60th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PS3 caught up to the Switch by 16,854 when you align the consoles launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 759,145 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 2.73 million units.

The 60th month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is February 2022 and for the PlayStation 3 it is February 2012. The Switch has sold 27.75 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 25.02 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 69.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 7.24 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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3 Comments
Eagle367 (on 03 April 2022)

Switch has this

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xMetroid (on 03 April 2022)

The fact that Switch has a lot of juice left for Europe and it is already leading the PS3 that sold almost 35 millions there is impressive.

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siebensus4 (on 03 April 2022)

The most impressive thing is that Switch sold better than PS3 during PS3's strong second life after the release of PS3 Slim and PS Move.

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