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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 17

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 17 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 March 2021 / 2,021 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 17

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 17

Xbox Series X|S Vs. Xbox One Worldwide:

Gap change in latest week: 45,237 - XOne

Gap change over last month: 83,564 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 136,683 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 3,944,563

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,807,880

During week 17, the Xbox One closed the gap when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox Series X|S by 45,237 units. In the last month the Xbox Series X|S has grown its lead by 83,564. The Xbox Series X|S lead has grown to 136,683 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.94 million units in 17 weeks, while the Xbox One has sold 3.81 million units. Week 17 for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending March 6, 2021 and it is the week ending March 15, 2014 for the Xbox One, which is the week Titanfall launched.

The Xbox One sold 93,867 units in its 18th week to bring its lifetime sales to 3.90 million units. The Xbox Series X|S is already ahead of the sales of the Xbox One after 18 weeks and is 29,767 units away from week 19.

The Xbox One crossed four million units sold in week 20, five million units sold in week 37, and six million units in week 47. 


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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6 Comments
ironmanDX (on 21 March 2021)

Was that the Titanfall bump?

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Kakadu18 ironmanDX (on 21 March 2021)

Yes it was.

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Qwark (on 23 March 2021)

They are probably still selling everything they van produce so the numbers are not saying much yet.

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Alistair (on 22 March 2021)

This is actually not that great. The Xbox One was the worst launch ever, seems like Microsoft is saving money to buy studios for game pass and didn't prepare to produce a lot of Xbox console hardware. Hope the gap really explodes over the next 3 months.

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Apkopf Alistair (on 22 March 2021)

I remember Xbox one having pretty good initial sales when compared to Xbox 360. I went and checked and Xbox one was actually leading for roughly the first 40 months. I would guess the PS4's incredible launch is more what made it seem like a bad launch. Also the sales trajectory after a while was not looking too good but that wasn't in its first few months.

Here is the sales article for Xbox one vs Xbox 360 up until November 2018:
https://www.vgchartz.com/article/435430/xbox-one-vs-xbox-360-ndash-vgchartz-gap-charts-ndash-november-2018-update/

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smroadkill15 Alistair (on 22 March 2021)

I'm not sure what your talking about because the Xbox One sales were excellent early on. It only started to slow down after a couple of months. Where as Series X|S sales were less, but has maintained a higher sales pace, even with it still not being readily available. If anything, this is showing how there is a higher demand for the SeriesX|S than there was for the Xbox One. I expect the gap to continue to grow as the gen progress.

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