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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 June 2024 / 5,261 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: 617,205 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 13,877,532 - PS5

Total Lead: 29,498,686 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 58,011,227

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 28,512,541

April 2024 is the 42nd 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 0.62 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 13.88 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 28.51 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 58.01 million units in 42 months, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 28.51 million units. The PlayStation 5 has a 67.0 percent marketshare (+3.7% year-over-year), compared to 33.0 percent for the Xbox Series X|S (-3.7% year-over-year).

The PlayStation 5 is currently 0.71 million units behind the PlayStation 4 when you align launches and the Xbox Series X|S is behind the Xbox One by 2.77 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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16 Comments
jvmkdg (on 06 June 2024)

The difference will be almost 40 million by the end of 2024

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Hardstuck-Platinum (on 06 June 2024)

The console wars are over. There can be peace once again

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i prefer having a console war

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Remember puddlegate? The mass lynching of Forspoken? How Dan Stapleton was treated for giving Starfield a 7 (a score it completely deserved). How could anyone prefer that?

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only777 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 07 June 2024)

Sony vs Microsoft wasn't a console war; it was a one way beat down.

The real War Between Sony and Nintendo begins now.

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Hardstuck-Platinum only777 (on 07 June 2024)

I disagree. The 360 beat the PS3 in many aspects, and sales in USA. The Xbone up until 2017, after a price cut was close to matching the PS4 in the USA. There WAS a war between them.

I also disagree with Nintendo being a competitor. If you haven't got GTA6 your not competing with Sony. Whoever has GTA6 will be the platform that defeats the other one

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Mar1217 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 07 June 2024)

Having GTA6 to play on a console has nothing to do with what's supposed to be considered a "competition". These are all company with a core of their business in the video game market. Therefore, all competing for our time and money.

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Hardstuck-Platinum Mar1217 (on 07 June 2024)

You missed my point. I know GTA6 does not define the meaning of "competition". When GTA6 launches, everyone's time and money will go towards that game, to a very extreme degree. The platform without it will not be able to compete with a platform that has it, especially the one which has the best version of it, which will be the PS5 Pro

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Mar1217 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 07 June 2024)

That's truly a limiting view of the market as a whole. GTAVI is gonna be big to a degree we rarely see, but saying no other software could come and make for a competitive platform against whatever GTAVI is bringing relays only on assumption.

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only777 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 10 June 2024)

" The platform without it will not be able to compete with a platform that has it,"

Please point to me where the Switch version of GTA 5 is.

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Hardstuck-Platinum only777 (on 10 June 2024)

Switch is a handheld and it is not competing with consoles. It is already inadequate and can't play most games

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only777 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 10 June 2024)

That's utter nonsence. It plays 1000's of games. It's not a handheld, its an all in one hybrid. It's in competition with consoles AND handhelds.

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Hardstuck-Platinum only777 (on 10 June 2024)

I should have said most NEW games to be specific. I have one but even compared to my PS4 Pro it's a total piece of rubbish

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only777 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 10 June 2024)

By your logic, how can any platform consider it's self a "Gaming" console if it doesn't have a Mario game. After all Mario is the biggest and most well known charactor in gaming.

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Hardstuck-Platinum only777 (on 10 June 2024)

Wii U had a good exclusive Mario game but it couldn't save it. Would things have been different if they had an exclusive GTA that has the immense hype of GTA6? I think it would have been

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halil23 (on 09 June 2024)

The gap continue to widen :)

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