Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - February 2022 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2022 / 3,477 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.
XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:
Gap change in latest month: 115,327 - XSX|S
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,189,460 - XSX|S
Total Lead: 4,009,326 - XSX|S
Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 12,946,520
Xbox 360 Total Sales: 8,937,194
February 2022 is the 16th 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 115,327 units and by 2.19 million units in the last year. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 4.01 million units.
The Xbox Series X|S has sold 12.95 million units in 16 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 8.94 million. million units. Month 16 for the Xbox Series X|S is February 2022 and for the Xbox One is February 2007.
The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 25 where it had sold 13.70 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.
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Series is doing a good job staying ahead of the previous platforms. It is 9 months ahead of the 360 and 6 months ahead of the XBO for the same time frame. Would be cool to see a graph showing all three.
Series consoles are selling well. I am certain that they'll cross 360. Factors that'll help Series consoles later in life are:
-Cheap price point (than building a PC)
-Cloud (can play 10th gen games)
-maybe Activision (I'll only be able to fully include Activision once the deal is done)
I wonder what the Series consoles would be able to do to match the late life surge the 360 experienced, if it can do anything at all. I’m picturing 3 years from now a $150 Series S slim Black Friday deal or something. I already have a series X but at that price even I would probably pick one up as a bedroom streaming/casual gaming device.
I don’t think it will happen though. The series consoles getting to about 70 million units sold lifetime seems pretty reasonable but much more than that is really hard to say right now
I wonder what the graph would be like if there was no Series S? Would be nice to have a better idea what the split is, especially since it's two different tiers from launch and not mid gen upgrades like last gen.