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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - January 2022

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - January 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2022 / 6,814 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 - January 2022

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - January 2022

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 77,730 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,647,340 - PS5

Total Lead: 5,263,881 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 17,647,187

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 12,383,306

January 2022 is the 15th 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 77,720 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 3.65 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 5.26 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 17.65 million units in 15 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 12.38 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 58.8 percent marketshare, compared to 41.2 percent for the Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 1.23 million units behind of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 1.77 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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5 Comments
2zosteven (on 13 February 2022)

congrats Microsoft for keeping it this close, hope you can keep the numbers up

  • +12
Medisti (on 13 February 2022)

People (including me) asked, "What is the point of the Xbox Series S? Why not just have the X?" Well, shut my mouth, because the availability of the S is exactly why the lead has stopped growing. I don't know if Microsoft foresaw the chip shortage (I doubt it), but it ended up being a good business call and I admit I was totally wrong about it.

  • +5
EricHiggin Medisti (on 14 February 2022)

It wouldn't have been a terrible idea to begin with, even with business as usual, but whether or not it would have been as successful as now with the pandemic is hard to say. Probably not, but sometimes you just luck out.

  • +4
DeEscapist EricHiggin (on 14 February 2022)

Still cheaper option always find customers.

  • +2
2zosteven Medisti (on 15 February 2022)

Bill Gates did predict the pandemic back in 2015

  • +1