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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison in the US - January 2024

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison in the US - January 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2024 / 8,976 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 US sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S both launched in November 2020. The Xbox Series X|S launched in the US on November 10, 2020, and the PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020.


Gap change in latest month: 179,572 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,787,425 - PS5

Total Lead: 5,235,967 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,061,217

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 13,825,250

January 2024 is the 39th 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 179,572 units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold Xbox Series X|S by 2.79 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 5.24 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 19.06 million units in the US in 39 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 13.83 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 58.0 percent marketshare (+2.5% year-over-year), compared to 42.0 percent for the Xbox Series X|S (-2.5% year-over-year).

The PlayStation 5 is currently 1.25 million units ahead the PlayStation 4 in the US when you align launches, while the Xbox Series X|S is behind the Xbox One by 2.22 million.

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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Gettysburg4 (on 01 March 2024)

For two years Xbox was doing fine, then they put the price of Gamepass up, encountered a game supply drought, and Sony started pushing out more stocks of PS5. They should have worn the cost of Gamepass for a few years longer as they killed its momentum.

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rapsuperstar31 Gettysburg4 (on 02 March 2024)

Playstation has had a first party drought releasing just Spiderman 2 last year in addition to the annual MLB. Increased the cost of PS+ by 33%, I don't think the 13% increase on Gamepass Ultimate is the reason why Xbox isn't selling console the past 15 or or so months.

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only777 rapsuperstar31 (on 03 March 2024)

People say 1st part drought, but then Sony owned Helldivers 2 just came out and went supernova.

Also you have the console exclusive games like Final Fantasy, plus games just outright skipping Xbox like Gundam. Plus people are quick to forget hat during the PS1 & PS2, those consoles were held up by console exclusive 3rd party games.

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Bandorr rapsuperstar31 (on 04 March 2024)

They said "game supply" brought. Not "first party' brought. Big difference.

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Shtinamin_ Gettysburg4 (on 02 March 2024)

This is at least my thought process.
Why would I buy an Xbox the play games when their games will be on the computer, which I already have. The answer, I wouldn't buy an Xbox. Thats a waste of money which I dont have.
This will become the same thought process if Sony decides to send their games to the PC.

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hellobion2 (on 03 March 2024)

Does not look like a competition anymore

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Hardstuck-Platinum hellobion2 (on 03 March 2024)

Nope. Xbox had a 2013 type moment in February and then Sony came along and stuck the knife in with Helldivers 2 and FF7 rebirth. MS should have given the Xbox series S away for free with a 2/3 year gamepass sub. Only way they could've competed.

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jorge13130 (on 03 March 2024)

This graph would be even more interesting if it included the gap between PS4 and 360

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siebensus4 (on 03 March 2024)

The gap increased for 20 months in a row.

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