Comparison of PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales in the US, Based on November 2022 Numbers

The website VGCharts published a numerical comparison based on PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales. Perhaps it is not surprising that the PS5 leads, but there are still exciting things here and this year may also change…


Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 were released almost simultaneously in 2020, the former on November 10 and the latter on November 12 in certain regions. The two consoles (or three, since the Xbox has two versions) have been trying to beat each other in sales ever since, and in the USA the competition between them is relatively close, at least according to a recently published survey.

VGCharts regularly publishes articles on how, according to their calculations, the consoles of the current generation are performing on the market. In their latest report, they aggregated sales through the end of November 2022 and found that the PlayStation 5 remains the leader in the US, with Sony selling 10,324,530 units and Microsoft selling 9,316,728 units in the 25 months since launch. That means the PS5 leads the country with just over a million consoles sold.

The VGCharts, PS5’s lead has been steadily increasing over the past six months, and half a year ago it still led with around 550,000 units. On the other hand, Xbox was even further behind than now, with more than 1.25 million consoles behind in October 2021. However, compared to the previous generation, both brands are underperforming, selling more PS4 than PS5 and more XBO than XSX/S during the same period.

Of course, these numbers are only estimates. According to Sony’s official report, more than 25 million PlayStation 5s have been sold worldwide so far (this was last October), while Microsoft does not provide data on Xbox Series X/S sales. Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad wrote in January 2022 that 12 million units of green-side devices could be sold worldwide.

In 2023, the competition for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales can be expected to be more interesting, since Xbox will finally launch some big exclusive games (Starfield, Redfall, Forza Motorsport) this year, and Game Pass will probably also be a major player. On the part of PlayStation, we can definitely count on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which will hit stores sometime in the fall.

Source: VGCharts



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