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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales in Line With PS4 and Xbox One, According to Report

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales in Line With PS4 and Xbox One, According to Report - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 February 2021 / 2,513 Views

The supply of the next-generation consoles - the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S - have been severely limited since launch in November 2020 as demand has been far from being met. 

Ampere Analysis in a new report says its data shows the Xbox Series X|S has sold-through 2.8 million units since launch, which lags behind the Xbox One during the same time frame after launch. The Xbox One had sold 2.9 million units during the same amount of time. 

The report also says the PlayStation 5 sold-through 4.2 million units, which is the same as the PlayStation 4. 

It should be noted that the PlayStation 4 did not launch in Japan until Q1 2014, while the Xbox Series X|S launched in three times as many markets as the Xbox One did at launch. 

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales in Line With PS4 and Xbox One, According to Report

Ampere says the consoles would have sold better if there was more stock for consumers to purchase. The analysis expects the PlayStation 5 to sell between 7.6 million and 8 million units by the end of March 2021, which would put it ahead of the PlayStation 4's 7.5 million units sold. 

We here at VGChartz estimate Sony has sold-through 4.4 million PlayStation 5 consoles at the end of 2020, while Microsoft sold-through 3 million Xbox Series X|S consoles. Through January 23, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 4.8 million units and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.3 million units. 

Thanks, GamesIndustry.


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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7 Comments
Mandalore76 (on 12 February 2021)

Well that quickly de-escalated from "Greatest Launch of All-time" rapidly to "in line with PS4 sales", and that's without PS4 having launched in Japan yet launch aligned.

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mutantsushi Mandalore76 (on 14 February 2021)

Where's the lie?

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SvenTheTurkey mutantsushi (on 14 February 2021)

He never said anyone lied. It's just that the ps5 isn't really selling at such an incredible rate as originally reported. Strong launch followed by no stock.

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TheBraveGallade (on 12 February 2021)

japan: am i a joke to you?

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Qwark TheBraveGallade (on 12 February 2021)

Nope,but not big enough tot realy matter.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 12 February 2021)
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