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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - October 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 November 2021 / 4,261 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 PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S both launched in November 2020. The PlayStation 5 launched November 12, 2020 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, and the rest of the world on November 19, 2020. The Xbox Series X|S launched worldwide on November 10, 2020.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 524,052 - PS5

Total Lead: 5,441,069 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 13,869,005

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 8,427,936

October 2021 is the 12th month the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox Series X|S by 524,052 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 5.44 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 13.87 million units in six months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 8.43 million units.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.66 million units ahead of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 2.02 million units.


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. In 2017, he took over the VGChartz hardware estimates. 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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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12 Comments
yo33331 (on 14 November 2021)

It would be interesting chart PS5 and XBSX vs the PS4 and XB1, or even vs the 360 and PS3.

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scrapking yo33331 (on 14 November 2021)

I am 99% sure that I saw a PS5+Series vs PS4+XB1 chart on here recently. I think I may have also seen PS5+Series vs. PS360 as well.

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sboy11es (on 15 November 2021)

Why do you delete my comment? It's my opinion . If i don't believe sony's numbers it's my problem and not yours.

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Kakadu18 sboy11es (on 15 November 2021)

It wasn't deleted bud. Comments here don't get deleted, they get hidden. There is a little plus or minus next to every comment, so you can hide and unhide it.

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xMetroid (on 14 November 2021)
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sboy11es (on 14 November 2021)
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