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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Sales Comparison Charts July 2021 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz monthly Sales Comparison articles for the month of July 2021. Everyone is welcome to post monthly articles I haven't done so yet.  You can view the ones currently posted here

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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 399,837 - PS5

Total Lead: 619,720 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,479,928

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 9,860,208

July 2021 is the ninth 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 4 by 399,837 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 619,720 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10.48 million units in nine months, while the PlayStation 4 sold 9.86 million units. Month nine for the PlayStation 5 is July 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is July 2014.

The PlayStation 4 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 11 when it sold 12.09 million units.

The PlayStation 4 crossed 20 million in month 17, 30 million in month 25, and 40 million in month 31. The PlayStation 4 has sold 116.30 million units to date.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

XSX|S Vs. XOne Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 394,890 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 1,452,546 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,454,980

Xbox One Total Sales: 5,002,434

July 2021 is the ninth month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 394,890 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 1.45 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.45 million units in eight months, while the Xbox One sold 5.00 million units. Month nine for the Xbox Series X|S is July 2021 and for the Xbox One is July 2014.

The Xbox One did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 13 when it sold 8.38 million units.

The Xbox One crossed 10 million units sold in month 14, 20 million in month 30, and 30 million in month 48. The Xbox One has sold 50.31 million units to date.



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Nice to see XS still tracking comfortably ahead of Xbone even with supply constraints.

Hopefully this growth is sustainable and the Series can land closer to its venerable ancestor the 360 in lifetime sales. Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite are good start, they'll just need to keep the first party parade going into 2022 and beyond, as well as boosting supply.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 14 August 2021

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

Nice to see XS still tracking comfortably ahead of Xbone even with supply constraints.

Hopefully this growth is sustainable and the Series can land closer to its venerable ancestor the 360 in lifetime sales. Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite are good start, they'll just need to keep the first party parade going into 2022 and beyond, as well as boosting supply.

Starfield, Stalker 2, and Redfall are confirmed for 2022. I would expect Forza Motorsport to also be 2022, as well as Deathloop as it is likely a 1 year PS5 timed exclusive. No idea when they will release but other exclusives include Fable, Avowed, Perfect Dark, Outer Worlds 2, Elder Scrolls 6, Hellblade 2, Contraband, State of Decay 3, and Everwild.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S both launched in November 2020. The PlayStation 5 launched November 12, 2020 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, and the rest of the world on November 19, 2020. The Xbox Series X|S launched worldwide on November 10, 2020.

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 440,834 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,024,948 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,479,928

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,454,980

July 2021 is the ninth month the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S 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 Xbox Series X|S by 440,834 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 4.02 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10.48 million units in six months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.45 million units.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.62 million units ahead of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 1.45 million units.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 859,070 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,653,379 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,644,679 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 89,038,722

Wii Total Sales: 84,394,043

July 2021 is the 53rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 859,070 units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.65 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 4.64 million units.

The 53rd month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2021 and for the Wii it is March 2011. The Switch has sold 89.04 million units, while the Wii sold 84.39 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 61 where it sold 90.21 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 12.49 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Switch already climbing almost as steeply as Wii's only remaining proper holiday, during the slowest time of the year. Wii's days in the lead are numbered in small digits.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

Switch already climbing almost as steeply as Wii's only remaining proper holiday, during the slowest time of the year. Wii's days in the lead are numbered in small digits.

Unless sales are down a decent amount year-on-year for the rest of 2021 it should have no problem topping the Wii by the end of December. 



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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 365,068 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,492,279 - DS

Total Lead: 9,263,016 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 89,038,722

DS Total Sales: 98,301,738

July 2021 is the 53rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 365,068 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 1.49 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 9.26 million units.

The 53rd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is July 2021, while for the DS it is March 2009. The Switch has sold 89.04 million units, while the DS sold 98.30 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 64.98 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.