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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - May 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: 36,669 – XSX|S

Total Lead: 1,920,930 – XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 5,217,300

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 3,296,370

May 2021 is the seventh 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 36,669 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 1.92 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.22 million units in six months, while the Xbox 360 sold 3.30 million. million units. Month seven for the Xbox Series X|S is May 2021 and for the Xbox One is May 2006.

The Xbox Series 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 13 where it had sold 5.94 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.



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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - May 2021

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

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, 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. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 188,334 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,989,929 - Switch

Total Lead: 11,395,884 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 86,323,860

PS4 Total Sales: 74,927,976

May 2021 is the 51st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 188,334 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 7.99 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 11.40 million units.

The 51st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May  2021, while for the PlayStation 4 it is January 2018. The Switch has sold 86.32 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 74.93 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 61.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 115.65 million units through May 2021. The Nintendo Switch is currently 29.33 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.

I'm not sure how, but these Switch vs. PS4 charts got changed to PS5 vs. PS3.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - May 2021

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

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, 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. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 188,334 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,989,929 - Switch

Total Lead: 11,395,884 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 86,323,860

PS4 Total Sales: 74,927,976

May 2021 is the 51st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 188,334 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 7.99 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 11.40 million units.

The 51st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May  2021, while for the PlayStation 4 it is January 2018. The Switch has sold 86.32 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 74.93 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 61.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 115.65 million units through May 2021. The Nintendo Switch is currently 29.33 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.

I'm not sure how, but these Switch vs. PS4 charts got changed to PS5 vs. PS3.

That is very odd. No idea how that happened. I didn't change anything. 



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - May 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: 36,669 – XSX|S

Total Lead: 1,920,930 – XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 5,217,300

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 3,296,370

May 2021 is the seventh 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 36,669 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 1.92 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.22 million units in six months, while the Xbox 360 sold 3.30 million. million units. Month seven for the Xbox Series X|S is May 2021 and for the Xbox One is May 2006.

The Xbox Series 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 13 where it had sold 5.94 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.

Looking good for Xbox Series so far but the 360 had very long legs and a late peak, so XS has its work cut out for it staying ahead in the long term, it would be a near miracle if it sold more lifetime.



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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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - May 2021

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The 91st month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is May 2021, while for the Xbox 360 it is May 2013 and for the PlayStation 3 it is May 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

Gap change in latest month: 278,663 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 9,674,333 - PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 4,917,981 - PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 160,855,044

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 165,773,025

In May 2021, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 278,663 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 9.67 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 4.92 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 91 months sold a combined 160.86 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 165.77 million units. It took until month 98 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to sell as many units as the current PS4 and Xbox One sales.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 7.45 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.



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Yeah, short of a $250/$200 PS4 which is becoming less and less likely, PS3 and 360 got this. For all its sales power during its prime, PS4's late life legs aren't living up to its predecessors, and Xbone is already a non-factor.



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

curl-6 said:

For all its sales power during its prime, PS4's late life legs aren't living up to its predecessors, and Xbone is already a non-factor.

Again, because they are not dropping the prices .. Xbox one should get price drop last year to 199$ or even 149$ for the base model

and the PS4 at least tp 199$. Then XB1 would do at least 1 or even 2M more, and PS4 at least some 5M more units.



yo33331 said:
curl-6 said:

For all its sales power during its prime, PS4's late life legs aren't living up to its predecessors, and Xbone is already a non-factor.

Again, because they are not dropping the prices .. Xbox one should get price drop last year to 199$ or even 149$ for the base model

and the PS4 at least tp 199$. Then XB1 would do at least 1 or even 2M more, and PS4 at least some 5M more units.

I'm pretty sure Xbox One has gone on sale for $199 and even less numerous times.



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

curl-6 said:
yo33331 said:

Again, because they are not dropping the prices .. Xbox one should get price drop last year to 199$ or even 149$ for the base model

and the PS4 at least tp 199$. Then XB1 would do at least 1 or even 2M more, and PS4 at least some 5M more units.

I'm pretty sure Xbox One has gone on sale for $199 and even less numerous times.

Yes.. only sometimes when some retail decides so .. only in some regions

I am talking about worldwide official price cut.

Remember 2009 ones ? when they annouce official pricecuts for both consoles worldwide the sales just explode.

That I am talking about.

Of course in this point in time they will not explode such massive but still, official permanent worldwide pricecut have much bigger effect than some small temporary pricecut for only some stores in only some country.



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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - May 2021

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The 91st month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is May 2021, while for the Xbox 360 it is May 2013 and for the PlayStation 3 it is May 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

Now that we are far off along in Generation 8, I think it is become clear that PS+XBox did not sell higher in Generation 8.  It simply sold faster.

Why?  My best explanation has to do with the Wii (and also hardware prices).  The Wii sold really well for about the first 4 years which is also the time period where Generation 8 was gaining ground on Generation 7 in these charts.  After that the Wii sold poorly, while PS3+XBox360 came down to that $300 sweet spot that really drove sales.  Based on these charts I'd say about 25m people bought a Wii during the first few years of Gen 7 and then transitioned over to one of the other consoles after the first few years.