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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - February 2024

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 April 2024 / 8,601 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. XSX|S Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 926,720 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,000,032 - PS5

Total Lead: 27,427,578 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 55,471,977

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 28,044,399

February 2024 is the 40th 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 0.93 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 14.00 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 27.43 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 55.47 million units in 40 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 28.04 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 66.4 percent marketshare (+4.1% year-over-year), compared to 33.6 percent for the Xbox Series X|S (-4.1% year-over-year).

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.78 million units behind the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is behind the Xbox One by 2.32 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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Panicradio (on 09 April 2024)

Thank you very much!

These comparisons don't ever fail to being interesting to look at.

A gap change of 14 million units over the last 12 months is simply, economically speaking, astonishing.

I really wonder in both directions about the Xbox estimates, though. If they are about right, under- or overestimated.

For me personally, suprisingly, 2024 is even more interesting to watch how hardware sales between Series and PS5 will develop, since the ratio since January sits at around 3.8:1.

On a different note:

I don't really follow Microsoft's financial reports: but what are all the numbers Microsoft's doesn't officially disclose compared to Sony and Nintendo?

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Esparadrapo Panicradio (on 09 April 2024)

Welfare said that Ms is projecting a 40% drop in hardware sales this quarter. If last year probably had the Xbox brass panicking this quarter must have poured utter chaos on their strategy.

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Panicradio Esparadrapo (on 10 April 2024)

I didn't know that.

But of course I am asking myself what Microsoft must be thinking right now when forecasting the Series sales for 2024 and beyond.

I can even imagine them thinking about announcing a critical price cut this year.

Last year's total hardware sales for the Series were just brutal and way under 10 million units for its third full year.

Even if Sony's operative income (their margin) declined:

Having sold 14 million units more over the last 12 months is pouring in billions of revenue the competition is missing out on their hardware sales.

And it looks like in this year the revenue gap between hardware sales will only be increasing.

Really interesting to follow.

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jvmkdg (on 09 April 2024)

next month the difference could double. I believe that by the end of the year the difference will be almost 40 million

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2zosteven jvmkdg (on 09 April 2024)

no one saw that coming

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EricHiggin 2zosteven (on 10 April 2024)

I did. As soon as the supply constraints were over, PS5 was going to take off. PS5 would just be that much further ahead if they had enough inventory earlier on.
The only reason PS5 may not pull away even faster now is because they're a little light on new first party games and haven't had a big showcase for what's coming in the future. Once they do, if it's a strong showing and can build some hype, the sales gap will widen even quicker.
XB talking about next gen already, with PS5 Pro sounding more and more likely, will also increase the gap speed.

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firebush03 (on 09 April 2024)
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