Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - May 2022 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2022 / 3,161 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: 205,111 - XSX|S
Gap change over last 12 months: 2,974,847 - XSX|S
Total Lead: 4,930,177 - XSX|S
Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 14,937,838
Xbox 360 Total Sales: 10,007,661
May 2022 is the 19th 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 205,111 units.
In the last 12 months, the Xbox Series X|S has grown its lead over the Xbox 360 by 2.97 million units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 4.93 million units.
The Xbox Series X|S has sold 14.94 million units in 19 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 10.01 million units. Month 19 for the Xbox Series X|S is May 2022 and for the Xbox 360 is May 2007.
The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 26 where it had sold 15.90 million units.
The Xbox 360 crossed 20 million units sold in month 34, 30 million in month 43, and 40 million in month 54. The Xbox 360 sold 85.81 million units lifetime.
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Series is doing pretty well, all things considered. (like mfg issues and lack of newer series specific titles). It's nearly 5m ahead of the 360 for the same time as well as 2.8m ahead of XBO for the same time. We know in the coming months that the 360 will have a big uptick due to many buying defective replacements (prior to the 3y extension). XBO didnt have that luxury of defective rate so all its sales are pretty much initial sales. You do have those who double dipped to get a One S or One X but nowhere near as high as those who replaced a 360.
With Series, there will be a percentage who will double dip as they may have not been able to get an SX but did get an SS and will get an SX when its more available. We wont know until 2023 or possibly 2024 but otherwise Series is doing really good for itself.
I wish we could know how many people are double dipping at this point in the current generation. I own one of each, and I probably would not have two current gen Xbox consoles if it weren't for the lower price point of the S. Also, as you mentioned, I bought an S because that's what I could get, then later bought an X. I'm certainly not the only person in this boat.
A great statistic, that is probably impossible for us, and very difficult for anyone to ascertain, would be how many households have each console, rather than the raw number of consoles sold