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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - January 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - January 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 March 2022 / 2,604 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 - January 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - January 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - January 2022

XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 92,858 - XSX|S

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,164,091 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 3,892,234 - XSX|S

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

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 8,491,072

January 2022 is the 15th 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 just 92,858 units and by 2.16 million units in the last year. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 3.89 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 12.38 million units in 15 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 8.49 million. million units. Month 15 for the Xbox Series X|S is January 2022 and for the Xbox One is January 2007.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 24 where it had sold 12.67 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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11 Comments
Chicho (on 20 February 2022)

This is the most interestibg of the Xboix comparisons. Everyone knows is going to easily beat the One but on the 360 there is different opinions.

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aTokenYeti Chicho (on 20 February 2022)

The Kinect boost late in the 360’s life was no joke, and will be difficult to contend with.

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scrapking aTokenYeti (on 20 February 2022)

With the high failure rate of Xbox 360s, I predict that the number of Xbox Series consoles in active use late in life will exceed the number of 360s in active use at the same timeframe.

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siebensus4 scrapking (on 21 February 2022)

I almost forgot the legendary red ring of death. In this case the comparison of software sales between X360 and Series should be interesting. Unfortunately this should be a tough undertaking.

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Shadow1980 aTokenYeti (on 21 February 2022)

The boost actually started a few months earlier with the 360 S, but yeah, the 360 was a very back-loaded system, probably more than any other major console. 56.8% of its lifetime sales in the U.S. were after its fourth full year.

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shikamaru317 aTokenYeti (on 23 February 2022)

I don't think it will be that difficult. Xbox is outselling 360 right now with poor stock, and Xbox's 1st party has yet to ramp up. Xbox's 1st party is so big now that starting in 2023, Xbox is going to have like 4 AAA 1st party exclusives per year and at least 7-8 total 1st party games per year, and that is in addition to 2nd and 3rd party exclusives. Between all those mid-late gen exclusives, supply capabilities growing over the course of the generation, and mid-late gen price cuts, I see no reason why Xbox Series wouldn't be able to at least match the Kinect years, good chance they even exceed them imo, especially 2025 or 2026 when Elder Scrolls 6 should release as an Xbox Series console exclusive.

  • +1
Podings (on 20 February 2022)

I keep forgetting how long the 360 lived.
S/X might be ahead now, but it's certainly not guaranteed the same kind of longevity as its predecessor.

  • +3
vgmkyle Podings (on 20 February 2022)

How could you forget?

I see them trying to squeeze as much longevity as possible out of the Series X - especially with the recent momentum and growth of sales.

  • +1
farlaff (on 21 February 2022)

Impressive, since it is a comparison against MS most successful console to date. I have never had any XBox, but now I consider getting a series S, or even an X, due to simplicity and Bethesda.

  • +2
2zosteven (on 23 February 2022)

maybe in a couple years microsoft can reintroduce the kinect?

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