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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 2023

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2023 / 6,773 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 - August 2023

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 2023

PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 2023

PS5 Vs. PS3 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 926,999 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,750,143 - PS5

Total Lead: 18,149,267 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 42,225,876

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 24,076,609

August 2023 is the 34th 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 0.93 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has grown its lead over the PS3 by 9.75 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 18.15 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 42.23 million units in 34 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 24.08 million units. Month 34 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2023 and for the PlayStation 3 is August 2009.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 49 where it had sold 43.28 million units.

The PlayStation 3 crossed 30 million in month 38, 40 million in month 47, and 50 million in month 54. The PlayStation 3 sold 87.4 million units lifetime. The PS5 is 45.17 million units behind lifetime PS3 sales.

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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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 October 2023)

"The PS5 is 465.17 million units behind lifetime PS3 sales." Damn the PS5 will never be able to match those sales lol

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firebush03 SuperNintend0rk (on 01 October 2023)

Maybe talking about the PS2? Pretty sure the PS3 only hit like 200mil….??

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SuperNintend0rk firebush03 (on 01 October 2023)

There was originally a typo in the article.

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 01 October 2023)

My bad with the typos.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 01 October 2023)

All good. I just like to have fun with them sometimes :P

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 01 October 2023)

Lol yeah I don't mind people having fun and/or pointing them out. It gets me fix them. Well as long as I read the comments.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 02 October 2023)

I totally get it. You write all of the news articles without an editor so typos are inevitable.

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Pajderman (on 02 October 2023)

I think PS5 is a much better system than what PS3 was. Probably my favorite non-Nintendo console ever. Almost Half way towards the PS3 total sales in a third of the time.

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