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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2022 / 12,871 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 - December 2021

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

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 431,217 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,676,597 - PS5

Total Lead: 6,030,158 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 17,847,989

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 11,817,831

December 2021 is the 14th 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 431,217 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 4.68 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 6.03 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 17.85 million units in 14 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 11.82 million units.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.33 million units behind of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 1.52 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. 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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3 Comments
Amnesia (on 24 January 2022)

The gap increase pace seems to slowdown.

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Qwark Amnesia (on 25 January 2022)

It does decrease but with 50 to 60k a week it still is growing quite fast. The pace increase for now seems similar as month 1 and 2 after launch. Though if Xbox could get a 130k baseline that would be great. Since it would sell 6.75 million exclusing the holidays. If you include a moderate holiday boost you would be looking at 10 to 11 million Xbox sold, depending on the stock.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 24 January 2022)

Impressive numbers even with the shortage of stuff

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