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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 April 2022 / 11,900 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 - March 2022

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

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 240,335 - XSX|S

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,182,920 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,841,883 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 18,709,382

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 13,867,499

March 2022 is the 17th month the PlayStation 5 and 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 PlayStation 5 by 240,335 units. In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 2.18 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 4.84 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 18.87 million units in 17 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 13.87 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 57.4 percent marketshare, compared to 42.6 percent for the Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 is currently 2.51 million units behind of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Xbox One by 2.39 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
aTokenYeti (on 17 April 2022)

This race is going to be a lot more interesting than anyone would have guessed

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xMetroid (on 17 April 2022)

Did Sony have like a year long contract to secure a certain amount of chips or something cuz right after that mark it really fumbled.

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Livewitharya (on 17 April 2022)

My only request is to fix the comparison graph on the home page after Sony and NPD will release their data. If it can't be fixed then disable it for the time being and enable it once the data is updated accurately.

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