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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Sales Comparison Charts August 2021 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz monthly Sales Comparison articles for the month of August 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 - August 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: 219,708 - PS5

Total Lead: 801,428 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 11,252,518

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 10,451,090

August 2021 is the 10th 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 219,708 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 801,428 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the PlayStation 4 sold 10.45 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is August 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 116.41 million units to date.



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

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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Sales Comparison - August 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: 264,251 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 1,678,149 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,831

Xbox One Total Sales: 5,252,682

August 2021 is the 10th 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 264,251 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 1.68 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.93 million units in 10 months, while the Xbox One sold 5.25 million units. Month 10 for the Xbox Series X|S is August 2021 and for the Xbox One is August 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 50.36 million units to date.



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

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Nice to see Xbox Series continuing to build a good lead over it's predecessor, in spite of supply constraints.



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

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - August 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: 296,091 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,321,687 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 11,252,518

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,831

August 2021 is the 10th 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 296,091 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 4.32 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in six months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.03 million units.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.80 million units ahead of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 1.68 million units.



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

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PS5 vs PS3 Sales Comparison - August 2021

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 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 402,676 - PS5

Total Lead: 6,660,638 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales 11,246,498

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 4,585,860

August 2021 is the 10th 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 402,676 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 6.66 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the PlayStation 3 sold 4.59 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is August 2007.

The PlayStation 3 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 17 where it had sold 11.68 million units.

The PlayStation 3 crossed 10 million units sold in month 15, 20 million in month 27, and 30 million in month 38. The PlayStation 3 sold 87.4 million units lifetime.



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

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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox 360.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 in North America and December 2005 in Europe and Japan. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 214,879 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 2,626,055 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,031

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 4,303,976

August 2021 is the 10th 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 360 by 214,879 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 2.63 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.93 million units in 10 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 4.30 million. million units. Month 10 for the Xbox Series X|S is August 2021 and for the Xbox One is August 2006.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 14 where it had sold 7.99 million units.

The Xbox 360 crossed 10 million units sold in month 19, 20 million in month 34, and 30 million in month 43. The Xbox 360 sold 85.81 million units lifetime.



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

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These early years will be a breeze for XS; 360 took ages to gain traction and only really flourished in its mid to late life. XS will struggle to keep up then I expect.

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

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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021

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

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 278,351 - Wii

Total Lead: 5,852 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 11,246,498

Wii Total Sales: 11,252,350

August 2021 is the 10th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 278,351 units. The Wii is now ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 5,852 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 11.25 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is August 2007.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 20 million in month 15, 30 million in month 21, and 40 million in month 26. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.



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.

The PS5 might stay behind the Wii for some time now, but it'll likely have better legs and overtake the Wii at the latest around month 56, maybe a year earlier if it has a bigger peak year than the PS4.