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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - September 2023

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - September 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 November 2023 / 32,973 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 - September 2023

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - September 2023

PS5 Vs. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 973,240 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,944,029 - PS5

Total Lead: 19,966,452 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 43,869,431

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 23,902,979

September 2023 is the 35th 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 0.97 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 11.94 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 19.97 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 43.87 million units in 35 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 23.90 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 64.7 percent marketshare (+4.9% year-over-year), compared to 35.3 percent for the Xbox Series X|S (-4.9% year-over-year).

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.32 million units behind of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is behind the Xbox One by 0.20 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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
XtremeBG (on 02 November 2023)

" The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.32 million units behind of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is behind the Xbox One by 0.20 million units. "
So the PS5 and XBSX are pretty much on the same place now where their predecessors were in the same point in time last gen.

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CosmicSex XtremeBG (on 02 November 2023)

This is actually very impressive for PS5 considering that it was almost completely supply constrained for nearly a year. I will be interested to see where the gap is in a years time.

Where do you think the gap will be at the end of the year?

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jvmkdg CosmicSex (on 02 November 2023)

52 against 28

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XtremeBG CosmicSex (on 02 November 2023)

Surely in the PS5/XBXS field.
If you ask for the PS5 vs XBSeries, then it will surely be bigger than now.

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Wman1996 XtremeBG (on 02 November 2023)

It looks like all those studio acquisitions still haven't paid off for Xbox yet. Unless something picks up a lot for Xbox, I'm going to have to put my predictions more around Xbox One territory (57.96, which I would round up to 58 million at least).
The only things I see at this point causing Xbox Series X/S to globally surpass over 60 million units.

  1. A longer life. Xbox discontinued all Xbox One models by late 2020 (around the launch of Xbox Series) but didn't announce the discontinuation for a while. If Xbox Series is manufactured for a year or longer after its potential replacement, that could help sales by a million units or higher.
  2. Undercutting PlayStation's pricing. I understand the Series S is cheap, but it's a weaker SKU. If Series S got to $199.99 or below, or the Series X got below $449.99, that would help to a degree.
  3. Console exclusives people want to play more than now. You could make a solid argument of the Xbox One having better console exclusives than the Xbox Series. It's almost 2024 and the studio acquisitions by Microsoft still haven't led to a consistently paced lineup.
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