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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 March 2021 / 2,789 Views

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the Xbox Series X|S with its predecessor, the Xbox One. 

The first week for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending November 14, 2020, while for the Xbox One it is the week ending November 23, 2013.

The Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch on November 10, 2020, while the Xbox One had a staggered launch. The Xbox One launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and South America on November 22, 2013, and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. 

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

Xbox Series X|S Vs. Xbox One Worldwide:

Gap change in latest week: 40,058 - XSX|S

Gap change over last month: 166,330 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 178,020 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 3,837,426

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,659,406

During week 16, the Xbox Series X|S closed the gap when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 40,058 units and by 166,330 units in the last month. The Xbox Series X|S lead has grown to 178,020 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.84 million units in 16 weeks, while the Xbox One has sold 3.66 million units. Week 16 for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending February 27, 2021 and it is the week ending March 8, 2014 for the Xbox One.

The Xbox One sold 148,474 units in its 17th week to bring its lifetime sales to 3.81 million units. The Xbox Series X|S is already ahead of the sales of the Xbox One after 17 weeks and is 64,321 units away from week 18.

The Xbox One crossed four million units sold in week 20, and five million units sold in week 37. 


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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5 Comments
Bofferbrauer2 (on 15 March 2021)

Why the jump of XBO sales next week?

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trunkswd Bofferbrauer2 (on 15 March 2021)

That would be the week Titanfall launched on the Xbox One.

  • +4
Alistair (on 15 March 2021)

And is available for sale right now on Bestbuy.ca, clearly the shortage is being made up. At least they've now sold more than One X sales, so the supply side limits are ending, even if demand is still elevated and it will be a little hard to get, but nothing like the horrible first 2 months.

  • -4
Kristof81 Alistair (on 16 March 2021)

Still can't find the bloody thing in the UK.

  • +6
ironmanDX Kristof81 (on 16 March 2021)

Same with Australia.

  • +3