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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 22

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 22 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 April 2021 / 3,835 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 22

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 22

Xbox Series X|S Vs. Xbox One Worldwide:

Gap change in latest week: 42,975 - XSX|S

Gap change over last month: 182,379 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 366,694 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 4,525,737

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,159,043

During week 22, the Xbox Series X|S grew its lead when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 42,975 units. In the last month the Xbox Series X|S has grown its lead by 182,379  units. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead by 366,694 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.53 million units in 22 weeks, while the Xbox One has sold 4.16 million units. Week 22 for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending April 10, 2021 and it is the week ending April 19, 2014 for the Xbox One.

The Xbox Series X|S is already ahead of the sales of the Xbox One after week 30, where the Xbox One sold 4.55 million. The Xbox Series X|S is 98,349 units away from surpassing Xbox One sales after 31 weeks.

The Xbox One crossed five million units sold in week 37, six million units in week 47, and seven million units in week 52. 


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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19 Comments
smroadkill15 (on 25 April 2021)

Even though it's early into the gen, I think it's a pretty safe bet to say the Series X|S will outpace the X1 going forward.

  • +6
mjk45 (on 25 April 2021)

Any idea of where the Series XS sits in comparison to the 360 over the same period?

  • +2
Elputoxd mjk45 (on 26 April 2021)

Global sales after 22 weeks in the market:

Xbox 360: 2.79 million
Xbox One: 4.15 million
Xbox Series X/S: 4.53 million

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Amnesia (on 25 April 2021)

One is accelerating slowly and the other slowing down slowly.

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Alistair Amnesia (on 25 April 2021)

not that impressive sadly, with unlimited demand and two different models, vs. Microsoft's worst console ever... should have sold 2 to 1, blame Microsoft for not making enough of them

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Elputoxd Alistair (on 26 April 2021)

Series has been selling around 70-80% more weekly units than One for almost two months now and Mike Spencer - Microsoft higher up - already said Xbox stock shortages should stop in June.

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Alistair Elputoxd (on 26 April 2021)

so nothing I said was wrong, they beat their worst console launch ever, and they failed to sell half of PS5, and they have two models including a $300 cheap one, look, XBOX is my favorite, but the number manufactured so far is not acceptable

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Elputoxd Alistair (on 26 April 2021)

No, literally everything you said is factually wrong. First of all, the Xbox One was their BEST launch ever and they beat it, so now the launch of Xbox Series is the best launch in Xbox history. And they are selling half what PS5 or a little more every week.

  • +3
smroadkill15 Alistair (on 26 April 2021)

Maybe you would have a point about the number of consoles being made if Xbox actually had control of it, but they don't. Regardless, it's still selling better than any Xbox console before it. Just because it's not outselling the Ps5 doesn't mean it's sales are bad. It's about on par where the Switch was, and look at those sales now.

  • +3
Elputoxd smroadkill15 (on 26 April 2021)

Yep. In fact, it's selling pretty much the same as the Switch launch aligned.

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SKMBlake smroadkill15 (on 27 April 2021)

Oh no please tell me you don't think it will actually sell on par with Nintendo Switch

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Elputoxd SKMBlake (on 27 April 2021)

I didn't say that, you are using a straw man fallacy. Typical of you.

Very brave of you to reply to me after you ran away like a coward and ignored me when I showed everyone you are a hack and a liar.

Have you already found the data showing Xbox is not profitable? Go find it, doggy!

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SKMBlake Elputoxd (on 27 April 2021)

I never said you did say that, I'm asking you if you believe this.

And thanks helping my point: you always never actually read what I say and then pretend some stuff never happened. Like the time when I showed you several sources showing Xbox is not profitable, but you keep pretending I never did. So yes, I did. But you never showed me otherwise tho.

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Elputoxd SKMBlake (on 27 April 2021)

You showed ONE source saying Xbox is not profitable and it was ONE article from 2014 that had to be corrected by Forbes, who calculated 2.1 billion profit (7.1 billion revenue and 5 billion costs).

You didn't show any more sources.

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SKMBlake Elputoxd (on 27 April 2021)

Ok either I didn't show you anything by cowardise OR I showed you sources you disputed. But you can't go both ways, you have to choose.

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Elputoxd SKMBlake (on 27 April 2021)

You showed a source. That source showed Xbox was PROFITABLE in 2014. I asked for more sources that say Xbox is not profitable (because that's what you were saying). You never replied.

That's the official timeline in case you lost it.

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SKMBlake Elputoxd (on 28 April 2021)

Can you give me that source from 2014 again ? Cause nobody made profits during the launch of the last gen console, not even Sony

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smroadkill15 SKMBlake (on 27 April 2021)

I'm definitely not saying it will sell on par with the switch. My prediction is sales will be roughly around X360 numbers. All I'm saying is that it could become a big seller, especially with the right software. They have the developers now, along with good hardware price ranges. It's only a matter of time before we see some big games like Halo Infinite and Starfield that could really push console sales.

  • +2
Moseskyle83 (on 28 April 2021)

If am totally honest I think as the stock becomes more readily available I think Microsoft is gonna really explode in sales as this gen as I think a lot of people are gonna see that Series S with game pass for £20 a month. Imagine all the soccer mums who go shopping for Johnny to get him a console n instead of spending that 2-300 at Christmas or Black Friday she can keep every penny in her pocket and Johnny not only gets a next gen console he gets so many games that mum never needs to buy another game for him for a very long time

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