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PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Falls Behind in August 2020

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Falls Behind in August 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 October 2020 / 2,599 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

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 - PS4 Falls Further Behind in August 2020

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Falls Further Behind in August 2020

PS4 Vs. X360 US:

Gap change in latest month: 54,190 – X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,309,340 - X360

Total Lead: 1,381,659 - X360

X360 Total Sales: 35,364,180

PS4 Total Sales: 33,982,521

August 2020 is the 82nd 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 Xbox 360 when you align launches. The Xbox 360 sold 54,190 more units than the PlayStation 4. In the last 12 months, the Xbox 360 has sold 3.31 million more units than the PlayStation 4. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 1.38 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 82nd month for the PlayStation 4 is August 2020 and for the Xbox 360 it is August 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 33.98 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 35.36 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 11.16 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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4 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 04 October 2020)

The long legs of the 360 and the coming PS5 launch are going to end up giving Microsoft's console the win in this particular clash. Unless Sony takes a more agressive approach, a 99$ PS4 could sell really well even after the PS5 is out.

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Tridrakious Darwinianevolution (on 04 October 2020)

If Sony has enough inventory available in stores. I would imagine they have massively reduced PS4 manufacturing to the point that they may be content to not refill shelves.

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AFattyGamer (on 04 October 2020)

Not sure if the Sony PS4 can pull it off. But I mean the lifetime sales are a 110+ million for PS4 and 80+ million for Xbox 360. I don't think Sony is worried about PS4 surpassing the 360 in the US anymore lol.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 October 2020)

the price cut,
will def make the difference!

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