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PS5 Sold 43,000 Units in Spain, Xbox Series X|S Sold 14,100 Units

PS5 Sold 43,000 Units in Spain, Xbox Series X|S Sold 14,100 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 4,327 Views

This month saw the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S worldwide. The two next-generation consoles launched to record-breaking sales, according to VGChartz estimates.

Vandal has now reported on the launch week sales for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in Spain. The PS5 was the higher selling console selling 43,000 units in the country. 38,000 of the units sold of the PS5 were for the more expensive disc version, while the Digital Edition accounted for 5,000 of the units sold. 

The Xbox Series X|S sold 14,100 units in its launch week on sale. 10,500 of the units sold were the Xbox Series X, while 3,600 were the Xbox Series S.

The PS5 launch figure is higher than other previous PlayStation console launches. The PS4 sold 38,000 units at launch, the PS3 sold 35,000 units, and the PS2 sold 40,000 units. The biggest PlayStation launch in history in Spain is the handheld, the PSP, which sold 54,000 units at launch.

PS5 Sold 43,000 Units on Spain, Xbox Series X|S Sold 14,100 Units

The Xbox Series X|S figure is almost exactly the same as the Xbox One and Xbox 360, which sold 15,000 and 14,900 units, respectively at launch.

It should be noted the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are completely soldout and launch sales could have been much higher if more consoles were made available. 

The PS5 sold an estimated 2.1 to 2.5 million units worldwide when you add up its two staggered launch dates, while the Xbox Series X|S sold an estimated 1.2 to 1.4 million units worldwide on its launch day. 


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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16 Comments
Random_Matt (on 29 November 2020)

This gen the gap is going to be bigger. No idea why people thought Xbox would get back some market share. To some extent the sub model is off putting, I hate subs.

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Bandorr Random_Matt (on 29 November 2020)

on one hand the Xbox has made less mistakes. On another putting all their stuff on the PC is a whole different mistake.
Microsoft will do better, xbox I'm not sure of.

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Jranation Random_Matt (on 29 November 2020)

So you are expecting the Xbox Series to do worst the the Xbox One?

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Random_Matt Random_Matt (on 30 November 2020)

Maybe around the same, perhaps more, love to be wrong. Would like more competition, can only benefit us consumers.

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Cerebralbore101 Random_Matt (on 30 November 2020)

Maybe MS just didn't produce as many launch units as Sony? Or maybe, my old thread from May was right on the money, and MS is set to get killed this gen too.

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DonFerrari (on 30 November 2020)

Very well done, and expected numbers and ratio when looking at gen 8. Companies spread their limited inventory based on their previous gen analysis.

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foodfather (on 29 November 2020)

Europe = Sony land. Always will be. Nothing will ever change that.

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Replicant foodfather (on 29 November 2020)

I dunno, man. In Europe, 360 sold 26m compared to PS3's 35m. If Xbox One hadn't dropped it all on the floor, Xbox would probably still have a strong position in Europe.

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foodfather foodfather (on 29 November 2020)

360 had a shot especially first few years, but Sony came out too strong in its final years (2012-2013) were great for PS3. Multiplats, which not quite neck and neck were starting to sell well on PS3 compared to previous years where 360 multiplats were well ahead.

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Tridrakious (on 29 November 2020)

I wonder how Sony is determining the demand for the Digital only PS5? Obviously they want people spending the extra on the disc version, but would we see the digital version sell as well at launch as the disc version if Sony went the route of 50/50 distribution?

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SuperNintend0rk Tridrakious (on 29 November 2020)

I got a digital PS5 and I can personally say I wouldn't have bought a regular PS5 if that's all I could find. I wasn't willing to spend more than $400 so I would have waited for it to come back in stock.

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Giggity_goo Tridrakious (on 29 November 2020)

they will be better off people buying the digital ps5 they get 30% of all digital sales 100% on exclusives due to cutting out retailers. no 2nd hand purchases its a win win for sony

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SuperNintend0rk Tridrakious (on 29 November 2020)

If that's the case, why aren't Sony manufacturing more digital units? The demand is high enough right now that they'd all sell within seconds regardless of the model. They're swallowing a larger upfront loss with the digital version so I think they'd actually prefer to sell more standard PS5's.

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DonFerrari Tridrakious (on 30 November 2020)

Considering demand severely passes supply at the launch even 80% digital versus 20% physical would have 100% sold out.

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DonFerrari Tridrakious (on 30 November 2020)

Sony didn't make more PS5 digitals, because in average the consumer buy like 10-12 games per system and Sony would need an extra 10 per game only to break even. So it isn't worth right now to produce more digital. The digital was more to have a lower entry point to market.

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SuperNintend0rk Tridrakious (on 30 November 2020)

Yup there's no guarantee someone will buy enough digital games to make up for the loss per unit.

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