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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - October 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2021 / 1,916 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 combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The 12th month for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S is October 2021, while for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One it is October 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - October 2021

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - October 2021

Gap change in latest month: 665,112 - PS5 & XSX|S

Total Lead: 2,681,906 - PS5 & XSX|S

Total Combined PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales: 22,296,941

Total Combined PS4 and Xbox One Sales: 19,615,035

In October 2021, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 665,112 units. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S lead by a combined 2.68 million units.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in their first 12 months sold a combined 22.30 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 19.62 million units. It took until month 13 for the PS4 and Xbox One to sell as many units as the current PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 167.05 million units after 96 months.


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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2 Comments
mjk45 (on 19 November 2021)

Looking at the bottom chart apart from a drop in the upcoming holiday period we should see the gap increase in favor of this gen steadily overtime .

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ZS (on 20 November 2021)

How is the series s/x going in Japan compared to the one and 360?

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