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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2021 / 2,242 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox 360.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 in North America and December 2005 in Europe and Japan. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - August 2021

XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 214,879 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 2,626,055 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,031

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 4,303,976

August 2021 is the 10th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox 360 by 214,879 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 2.63 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.93 million units in 10 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 4.30 million. million units. Month 10 for the Xbox Series X|S is August 2021 and for the Xbox One is August 2006.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 14 where it had sold 7.99 million units.

The Xbox 360 crossed 10 million units sold in month 19, 20 million in month 34, and 30 million in month 43. The Xbox 360 sold 85.81 million units lifetime.


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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4 Comments
TheBraveGallade (on 19 September 2021)

BTW the series is doing a LOT better in japan, possibly taking over the xbone LTD there by this years end

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Kakadu18 TheBraveGallade (on 20 September 2021)

At least the brand isn't dead anymore in Japan.

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zakr1995 TheBraveGallade (on 20 September 2021)

I've been noticing that too, sometimes getting 5k+ sales a week

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scrapking (on 19 September 2021)

Ask and I shall receive apparently. I've commented on other articles that I've been waiting for Series X|S vs. X360. :)

I expect the Series X|S to stay ahead, probably with the benefit of updates over time (as happened with the 360). That's despite the advantage the 360 has due to the large number of failures, some of which were warrantied but many others of which were replaced by people buying new units. I did some of each (some warrantied under Microsoft's extended warranty period, others died after the 3 years and I bought new units to replace them).

That inflates the 360 sales, which is an interesting point as it suggests the PS3 likely pulled ahead of the 360 at an earlier point than the numbers indicate. But it also closes the gap somewhat between the 360 and the Xbox One.

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