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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - November 2021
This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The 13th month for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S is November 2021, while for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One it is November 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.
Gap change in latest month: 1,436,235 – PS4 & XOne
Gap change over last 12 months: 431,112 – PS5 & XSX|S
Total Lead: 1,265,601 - PS5 & XSX|S
Total Combined PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales: 25,114,889
Total Combined PS4 and Xbox One Sales: 23,849,288
In November 2021, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in the last month by 1.44 million units. In the last 12 months, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S lead has grown by 431,112 units. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S lead by a combined 2.68 million units.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in their first 13 months sold a combined 25.11 million units, while the PS4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 23.85 million units. It took until month 15 for the PS4 and Xbox One to sell as many units as the current PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 167.20 million units after 97 months.
The way things are going, 9th gen will probably lose their aligned lead over 8th gen this holiday, due to shortages, or at least have a lot of their lead wiped out. Still, they should start to gain ground again next year once the rush dies down.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.