PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks May 2020

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - Gap Shrinks May 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 June 2020 / 2,294 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360.

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - May 2020

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - May 2020

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - May 2020

PS4 Vs. X360 US:

Gap change in latest month: 16,958 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,422,038 - X360

Total Lead: 1,221,955 - X360

X360 Total Sales: 34,562,298

PS4 Total Sales: 33,340,343

May 2020 is the 79th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches. The PlayStation 4 sold 16,958 more units than the Xbox 360. However, in the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has sold 3.42 million more units than the PlayStation 4. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 1.22 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Xbox 360 launched on November 22, 2005. This does mean the holiday periods between the consoles do lineup.

The 79th month for the PlayStation 4 is May 2020 and for the Xbox 360 it is May 2012.The PlayStation 4 has sold 33.34 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 34.56 million units during the same timeframe.

The Xbox 360 sold 45.14 million units lifetime in the US. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 11.80 million units to surpass the Xbox 360 in the US.


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. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

Bofferbrauer2 (on 23 June 2020)

Covid is helping the PS4 to keep up for now, but once that boost is over, the 360 will sail away for good


Blood_Tears (on 23 June 2020)

Yes I agree with both points. I don't think PS4 will keep up with X360 in the US in the end. Covid is helping boost all the console manufacturers, including being responsible for the Switch's peak year this year.


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NextGen_Gamer (on 23 June 2020)

Do you think a $199 PS4 Slim / $299 PS4 Pro price cut this year would do anything to help close the gap? Maybe on Black Friday week, even cut-down further to $149/$249?


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hunter_alien (on 24 June 2020)

Yupp. The PS4 will pass the 40 million mark, but it won't manage to reach the 360 numbers, considering that we are getting the PS5 this year.


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PAOerfulone (on 24 June 2020)

@NextGen_Gamer
This close to PS5? I don't think so. At this point, I think a permanent price cut is too little, too late.


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DaAndy (on 23 June 2020)

I did know X360 outsold Wii in the US, but I was not aware that it was by that much. (3.44 million). Nobody really expects PS4 to outsell Wii in the US, so it also will not outsell X360 of course. I know both is last gen, but could you maybe please make a comparison Wii -vs- X360 in the US just once? Would love to see how much Wii was ahead of X360 at maximum and the steady catch up of X360. After month 96 you just could make a flat horizontal line for Wii.


yo33331 (on 23 June 2020)

PS4 fighting back!


kazuyamishima (on 24 June 2020)

Slightly chance. But 360 was $199/249/299 since 2008 whilst PS4 is still $299/399.