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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - June 2022

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - June 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2022 / 3,719 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 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 Sales Comparison - June 2022

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - June 2022

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - June 2022

PS5 Vs. PS3 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 5,604 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,416,097 - PS5

Total Lead: 7,106,408 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 20,937,686

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 13,831,278

June 2022 is the 20th 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 5,604 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has grown its lead over the PS3 by 1.42 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.11 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 20.94 million units in 20 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 13.83 million units. Month 20 for the PlayStation 5 is June 2022 and for the PlayStation 3 is June 2008.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 28 where it had sold 20.94 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.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
darthv72 (on 04 August 2022)

PS5 is doing good at 7.1m units ahead of the PS3, but still behind the PS4 by 2.8m for the same time frame. Looking at the other articles related to the Series. It is 2.6m ahead of the XBO and just over 5m ahead of the 360 for the same time frame.

The gap for PS3/360 was around 3.4m with 360 20th month was June 07 and PS3 June 08
The gap for PS4/XBO was around 11m with both of their 20 month marks in June 15
The gap for PS5/Series is around 5.5m with both of their 20 month marks in June 22

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Chicho darthv72 (on 04 August 2022)

So PS5/Series is between PS3/360 and PS4/XBO.

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darthv72 Chicho (on 04 August 2022)

Pretty much. Or to phrase it another way, the 9th gen gap is half what it was in 8th gen.

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Podings (on 06 August 2022)

I forget for just how long the PS3 was Sony's flagship system.
When it was still struggeling in its second year, they did EVERYTHING in their power to bring it back.
New logo, new price, new system design, new boxes for both system and games, new slogans, new ads, and new development deals. And it paid off. They turned the whole thing around and avoided an economic disaster.

It remains to be seen if the PS5 can live for that long. ^^

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SonicWariatPOL (on 05 August 2022)

Of course PS5 will have better situation than PS3. Nevertheless both consoles are great.

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