Xbox One vs Xbox 360 – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2017 Update

December 2017 is the 50th month of the Xbox One being on sale. In the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Xbox 360 by 547,534 units. In the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has grown its lead by 1.92 million units. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 1.05 million.

Both consoles launched in November. The Xbox 360 launched in November 2005, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013. The Xbox One has sold 36.37 million units, while its predecessor the Xbox 360 sold 37.43 million units.

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PhoenixUp307d ago

Even with Xbox One X out the Xbox 360 still sold better in the same timeframe, and it’ll do even more in its fifth year when the slim model and the Kinect released.

The gap will continue to grow and now there’s no more excuses to explain why

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S2Killinit306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

when MS will just use its vast resources to monopolize things next generation by dissolving console gaming into PC gaming, that way there is no need for them to change their strategy of focusing on providing better services as opposed to making games. So they are not worried in the least imo.

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Transform306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

Of course the RRoD plagued Xbox 360 'sold' better.

The vast majority of Xbox 360 owners bought 3,4,5+ duplicate consoles last gen - beyond the units Microsoft was finally forced to replace for free a year and a half after the Xbox 360 launched.

The Xbox One is somewhere in the 25-27 million range now - which is roughly the same rate as the first Xbox marketplace failure.

The fake vgchartz numbers in the past have been somewhat constrained by Microsoft at least releasing shipment to retailer numbers. They used to be forced to quickly and quietly pull back their fake Microsoft sales numbers when they would be caught claiming sales higher than actual shipment numbers.

With Microsoft too embarrassed to even release any numbers at all the little kid Xbox fanboy who makes up the fake vgchatz numbers is free this gen to nuts with his Xbox One numbers.

What is crazy about the Xbox fans clinging to the goofy 35 million number for the Xbox One is IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.

The Xbox One is:

* Completely dead in Japan
* Has been outsold by the PS4 in the 5 to 1 range everywhere in Europe except the UK since launch
* And easily outsold by the PS4 in the US almost every month since launch

35 million Xbox Ones would mean the console is selling at half the rate of the 75 million selling PS4.

The Xbox One is not selling anywhere near half what the PS4 is each month worldwide. It is closer to a third or less each month. Which is roughly 25-27 million.

When a console is completely dead in two of the three major console market and in second to last place in monthly sales in the third ITS WORLDWIDE SALES NUMBERS ARE CRAWLING UPWARDS EACH MONTH.

Take NPD each month for the Xbox One and take on some extra and that is how tiny the amount the Xbox One is growing in each month worldwide.

Transform307d ago


I had no idea the little kid Xbox fanboy at vgchatz was still putting out his pathetically fake 'sales numbers'.

The Xbox One is selling at roughly the same rate as the first Xbox marketplace failure fifteen years ago.

Just like the first Xbox, the Xbox One is:

* Dead in two out of the three major console regions: Japan and Europe
* In the one region it is still alive it is getting outsold by the PS4 and Switch

The problem for Microsoft is there is no more RRoD to massively inflate its installed base numbers by tens of millions like there was with the failure plagued Xbox 360.

It is no accident the Xbox One flopped right back to original Xbox numbers when the diehard Xbox fanbase isn't going out and buying 3,4,5+ duplicate consoles like they did last gen.

PhoenixUp306d ago

Lolwut. Comparing those two consoles is ludicrous.

- Original Xbox didn’t sell over 30 million units like Xbox One
- Original Xbox had its official successor release after four years on the market
- At 9.94 million sold in Europe the Xbox One has sold more in Europe than every Nintendo console except Wii.

What world do you live in where 36+ million is a flop? Granted it’s not as high as its direct competition, but it’s higher than a lot of other gaming consoles.

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PhoenixUp306d ago

I don’t own any Xbox console and never will, but I’d still not consider the Xbox One a flop by any stretch.

When you look at various actual flops in this industry you’d see XO doesn’t come close to any of them. In fact before the 7th gen selling more than 40 million was no where near a common thing for systems to do in the industry, and XO will cross that threshold.

Xbox One’s 3rd party is not lacking. It’s still receiving various big name multiplats, especially moreso than Switch.

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Dragonscale306d ago

And what world do you live in where xbone has sold 36+ million. It will be lucky to be at 30 tbh. The comparison is valid. Just because xbone is selling worse than the 360 doesn't make it not relevant lol. Xbone is currently around the original xbox sales.

PhoenixUp306d ago

@ Mako

Xbox released in 2001, not 1999.

@ Dragon

VGC had estimates that add up to that total and it seems reasonable. Another analyst recently also believes the total to be around that mark

It’s really ridiculous to honestly believe Xbox One hasn’t crossed 30 million by now

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PUBG306d ago


You're right, and I used to say this years ago, that Xbox 360 sales figures were heavily inflated by people who were buying multiple Xbox 360 consoles due to RROD. This generation, the numbers are actually real, and the Xbox One has proved to be a very reliable console. In terms of their sales this generation, you could say that they're having their best console cycle yet.

This generation things are also a bit different, as they have the Xbox App, which gives people the Xbox Live experience on PC, and it doesn't cost anything, so I'm sure that you have the odd PS4 and Steam user who also games on Xbox Live through that medium also.

81BX306d ago

Xbox one is doing great. Currently happy with the system.

goatking306d ago

Its doing terribly, just because you like the system doesn't change that the xbox brand is dying.

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81BX306d ago

Dying? It's still selling well. Sure it's not the number 1 spot but it's doing enough to have another gen. Don't confuse your opinion with fact

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PUBG306d ago

@ MakoD

UWP is essentially Play Anywere, which means that you also get the Xbox One version, so I don't see the risk, unless you are just a PC gamer.

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