Xbox One vs Xbox 360 – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

May 2018 is the 55th month of the Xbox One being on sale. In the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Xbox 360 by 149,207 units. In the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has grown its lead by 2.49 million units. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 3.05 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 37.51 million units, while its predecessor the Xbox 360 sold 40.56 million units.

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Jimboms101d ago

Pretty interesting data, looks like the Xbox One isn't quite doing as well.

darthv72100d ago

It's doing fine, especially when you consider there is a lower percentage of double dippers on the xbo unlike there was on the 360.

There is no major technical issues to be reported and those who choose to upgrade to an S or X are doing so on their own accord. The 360 side... we really can't say the same. Many admittedly have bought into the system multiple times for defective replacements. Then when the advent of the slim, there are those who double dipped to stave off the issue of RRoD for their older fat models.

So while MS counts a unit sold as a unit sold, we can deduce that the actual user base was much lower than the unit count alludes to. The fact they are as close as they are tells me the xbo is doing better in terms of being in the hands of more individual users than the 360 for the same time frame.

Just taking off a mere 10% of 360 units sold (for RRoD) puts the xbo ahead of the 360 and that is just a small comparison when the reports of it being upwards of 33% are what many others seem to think.

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darthv72100d ago

sorry Zero, its not a defense. And i think you are confusing the units repaired with those that were sold for replacements. 360 fans simply proclaimed that units sold were units sold regardless if they were sold to the same person. And that is true... still is, even for all platforms where you have people buying multiples of something.

It's happening this gen too but the difference is (as i said above) people are choosing to buy additional units instead of buying out of need to replace defective ones. PS4 slim and pro released and i seem to recall a few on here saying they would buy another or two to have in multiple rooms. Are you wanting to discount those sales now as well? Or is it okay to accept there are double and triple dippers in this hobby?

This gen is not larger than last gen, it's about the same size. Meaning 85-100+ million potential individuals. Wii had the casual crowd to help boost its numbers and that casual crowd just hasn't shown up for PS4 or xbox one and prob wont until both are hitting the $150 or lower mark.

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DerekTweed100d ago (Edited 100d ago )


The first article you provided only talks about the first 15 moths of the Generation. Does that mean it includes the time before the PS3 was released.

The Charts are pretty confusing. Why did the 8th Gen start with a 5 million lead?

Edit: looks like the 5 million lead is from 360 sales. So it starts counting the previous Gen from when the PS3 released. So I think it is difficult to directly compare the 2 Generations like this.

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SpineSaw99d ago (Edited 99d ago )

Now this is my opinion but at least 10% of OG XB1 owners upgraded to the XBO S and at least 10% of them upgraded to the X and how many of the OG XBO owners that didn't go for the S upgraded to the X? So I'd say on a percentage level the double dipping on the 360 and XBO, S, X is at least very close. Seems Xbox owners will buy any thing Microsoft makes just look at all the controllers though they don't seem to buy the Xbox exclusives but then, true enough Microsoft don't seem to make many and with that said if your into mobile games then Microsoft has your jam with hits like Miami Streets and whatever the Mobile Gears is called. Lol

Post edit.....I do agree with you that Xbox One is doing fine.

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Sam Fisher99d ago

You are forgetting the ppl that bought the rrod first and second wave 360s after the 3 yr warrantee ms gave, i know i had to change 7 times

PhoenixUp100d ago

Not even the Xbox One S or the Xbox One X could dramatically increase sales in the long run. Slimmer models always kickstart sales into overdrive, and people wouldn’t shut up about iterative consoles last year.

The gap will only increase dramatically during the June update because that’s when the Xbox 360 S released, and that’s a slimline model that had a very profound effect on long term hardware sales.

darthv72100d ago

the S has done more to contribute to sales than the X especially considering you can't even find NIB og xbox ones at retail for the last year and a half. Pretty much all subsequent units sold have been S models with a percentage of them being X. So it's doing okay.

PhoenixUp100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Of course you can’t find original models of the XO, it got discontinued pretty quickly. And of course the cheaper slim model will sell more than the expensive iterative model, that’s common sense.

“Pretty much all subsequent units sold have been S models”

That should go without saying. When a model gets discontinued, of course the majority of sales be of the slim model.

When looking at this chart

you’ll see that Xbox One somehow sold less in 2017 than it did in 2016.

Upon further inspection on the site you’ll even see that Xbox One somehow sold less in 2016 than it did in 2015.

2015 being the peak year for the Xbox One thus far is really disturbing considering no new hardware was released to increase sales like there was in later years. 2015 was also the year that Halo 5 released, which makes it seem that unless a new Halo game gets released Xbox sales will go down YOY.

DerekTweed100d ago

Your link for 2015 is only for games, I've looked on VGchartz for Console sales for 2015 but I can't find it. It's not that I don't believe you, I would just like to see the figures.

From this article you can see the increase of sales around month 25, which I assume is 2015 (Halo 5), week 37, which I assume coincides with the release of Xbox One S and month 49, which I assume coincides with the release of Xbox One X.

All of these are at the holiday period. Let's see how they will do this holiday period. Probably not much better than previous years, but let's see.

I guess the Xbox 360 sold another 45 million units in the final 3 or so years of it's life cycle.

PhoenixUp100d ago

The second link I posted shows the hardware numbers, it’s just listed on the right.

What’s most important is how Xbox One performs outside of the holiday season because performing subpar for most of the year isn’t the way to go

Atticus_finch100d ago

Wow the 360 was being sold under a recession period and the one s / x are still selling less. OUCH!