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

August 2018 is the 58th month of the Xbox One being on sale. In the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Xbox 360 by 312,837 units. In the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has grown its lead by 3.21 million units. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 4.36 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 38.69 million units, while its predecessor the Xbox 360 sold 43.05 million units.

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parris31d ago

Not being able to even sell as many consoles as last gen in a market that is more than 35% larger than last gen really shows how poorly Xbox is doing this gen.

darthv7230d ago (Edited 30d ago )

It may not be selling the same amount but then again there aren't a whole lot of double and triple dippers this gen like last gen either. So in that regard, it is doing okay.

parris30d ago

Have you heard of the S, perhaps you have heard of the X?

Jinger30d ago


Like the 360 didn't have MULTIPLE iterations AND a rampant RROD issue? You act like the Xbox One is the only console that has had multiple sku's.

parris30d ago

You guys are ignoring the fact that this generation is much larger than last gen. I don't even know why you would try to deny that the one is doing poorly this gen.

darthv7230d ago

@paris, this gen is not larger than last. The casual market that helped push the Wii is just not here for this gen. The PS4 should be over 100 mil by now but its not. It hasnt even passed the PS3 but it should at some point.

The PS4 will end up being the 3rd best selling PS when all is said and done but this gen is not larger than last.

parris30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

By what metric do you claim PS4 should be over 100 million?

PS4 is well ahead of PS3 this generation PS4 will exceed PS3's lifetime sales by the end of this month (October). PS4 is only 12 million short of outselling both PS3 and 360 in aligned sales.

And I'm not sure what your talking about, PS4 will easily end up being Sony's 2'nd best selling console. By the end of the holiday this year PS4 will have easily passed 90 million (PS4 averages about 8 million sales between Nov 1 and Dec 31) by the end of 2019 it will have easily passed PS1 (102m) and anything beyond 2019 will be icing on the cake.

JaguarEvolved30d ago

Shows that the Xbox one is a massive failure partly due to having zero exclusive games but fanboys want to talk about Microsoft Xbox is turning the tide with zero exclusive games. Who would want a next generation Xbox

darthv7230d ago

Jag, a "massive failure" would be 0 sales... 0.

The fact the xbo sells without any major exclusives must mean its not as massive as you assume.

It seems to sell to somebody.

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darthv7230d ago

Have you heard of RRoD, or maybe the rumored 30% of customers having to purchase defective replacements? 360 numbers are padded while xbo are not. There may be a percentage of double dippers that bought the X just like there is a percentage of double dippers who bought the Pro.

The bottom line is RRoD helped the 360 achieve those numbers. The xbo is doing fine on it's own.

Srhalo30d ago

It always amuses me how last gen if people brought up RROD to explain why 360 was outselling PS3 Xbox fans would say "Microsoft doesn't count those" and talk about the wonderful warranty. I love the way RROD has been used to argue both sides of the argument to serve the denial message of Xbox fans.

rainslacker30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

No one really knows the number of people who double or triple "dipped" due to the RRoD. I know there are a lot of people claiming they did, but it's possible that it doesn't end up being anywhere near the rumored 30% of the total sales. Plus, the percentage of RRoD was only speculated to be around 33%, but no numbers were given how many brought a new console, and that 33% was only for a short period of the generation, and continued to decrease as the generation went on since they remedied the issue.

If that were the case, we'd be saying that the X1 really only had about 56 million unique users last gen...discounting those who might buy multiple versions for whatever reason, or those who brought used consoles.

I also think a lot of Xbox fan boys wouldn't want to really use that argument too vehemently, because it pretty much also means that the PS3 outsold the 360 by a pretty large margin. I know that sometimes, arguments are made in the heat of the moment to support whatever argument you might be making now....but consider what you're suggesting.

That being said, the number of double dippers for the X1X is probably not more percentage wise than it is for PS4P. Maybe even less given the price point. It's probably OK to suggest it based on this being a comparison to last gen, but with the two systems this gen, it's probably about aligned to make it a fruitless endevour...specially since we don't have numbers from one of the companies.

stuna130d ago

Haha you guys are hilariously funny! All last gen you all swore up and down Xbox 360 numbers weren't propped up by RROD owners rebuying new consoles, now your flipping around like fish on a fishing boat. LMBo.

ZXCPCA50030d ago

@Parris: What's your response to the PS3 not even coming close to PS2 sales?

parris30d ago

The PS3 was PlayStations worst gen.

ZXCPCA50030d ago

Great. So were you forums pointing this out last gen or do you appreciate that playing a numbers game is pointless? Have you seen MS give up on gaming yet like Sony did with handheld gaming? Do you think that only selling 3 million PSVR units in 2 years is a cause for concern for Sony?

parris30d ago

How's that Kinect thing working out for you?

How about that VR system for the X that Microsoft bragged about until right before the X released? Or how about when they said Xbox One was going to have Hololens support? At least Sony didn't lie about their VR and has published a bunch of VR titles and continues to release games all the time. Even PSNow just started getting VR games with this months update.

And Sony's handhelds have done 100% better than Microsoft's.

darthv7230d ago

PS3 may be the worst selling PS but the xbo will not be the worst selling xb. It's already sitting at #2 for MS and is also the 2nd best selling platform for 8th gen.

phimafrejo30d ago

darth what a silly comment PlayStation's worst selling console sold 4x as many consoles and Microsoft's worst selling console.

You're comments are just grasping at straws, you're just making yourself look silly making comments like that.

Xbox One has not been a very successful console, this is something the whole of the gaming community agrees upon. Why are you so desperate to pretend it's not?

ZXCPCA50030d ago

I guess the point I was trying to make is that who cares what fanboys like yourself think as it all means nothing. People thought PlayStation was dead last gen because of the PS3, they thought the Wii-U could have seen the end of Nintendo as was the XB1 for MS. Thing is, they are still all in the game and hopefully learning from past mistakes. Sony took away a lot from last gen to come back strong this gen. MS have learnt a lot from the beginning of this gen and have steadied things going into next gen. They needed to release the S and the X to remain viable as Sony was beating them on cost and power. At the end of the day I'm enjoying all the gaming platforms I own as they each bring something different. I certainly don't sit there hoping any of the top 3 will disappear....

paintedgamer198430d ago (Edited 30d ago )

The funny thing about that is...

The xbox 360, MS's best selling console couldnt outsell the ps3 Sonys least selling console. So even at MS's best they still couldnt beat Sony at their worst. Thats got to be a real kick in the pants... Id probably stop reporting hw sales too!

Srhalo30d ago (Edited 30d ago )


And like half of 360 sales were due to RROD... oh wait were back to talking about PS3 vs 360 so they didn't actually count RROD.

Man it's hard to keep track when we count RROD and when we don't.

darthv7230d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Thats right halo, you guys cant figure out how to use these facts. At least im consistent. RRoD helped 360 against ps3 but you guys wont acknowledged that when you compare 360 to xbo.

Why is that?

I'll admit i only have 1 xbo and 1 ps4 but even I know people who double dipped when slim and pro came out just like the x. Its not hard to think there may be less double dippers this gen then last. At least in terms of the xbo.

Now the ps4 prob has more multi system owners due to the number of themed systems to choose from. Some buy multiple just to have like the gow or spiderman or the 500 million one. Xbo has hardly any themed units unlike last gen when there were lots for 360.

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DarkVoyager30d ago

Total Lead: 4,358,872 – X360

Proof Phil isn’t cut for the job. Xbox needs new heads.

paintedgamer198430d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Agreed, Phillip Spencer, Major Nelson, and Steve Ballmer all need to take a hike. I dunno why they stopped at Donnie Mattrick and Terry Myerson... Its an unpopular opinion with XBOX dudes but i still think Don Mattrick did a better job than Phil. Hell, id go as far to say the heads at xbox from November 2001 all the way until about the middle of the 360 gen kicked ass. These corporate suits running XBOX now are a sad shell of their former self.

DarkVoyager30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

“Agreed, Phillip Spencer, Major Nelson, and Steve Ballmer all need to take a hike.”

Steve Ballmer? You must mean Greenberg. But I agree, the three stooges need to go.

GaboonViper29d ago

I actually dont mind Nelson, but Greenberg is vile, he MUST go, a disgrace to gaming, he encourages losers like TimDog and Crapgamer.

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Jinger30d ago

It would be interesting to see what the 360 numbers would be without the RROD issues.

Srhalo30d ago

Your supposed to say "Microsoft doesn't count those" oh wait that was last gens messaging.

darthv7230d ago

Ms didnt count repaired units... god how dumb are you to not even know the context of that quote?

Ms counted units sold from retailers. That includes the ones people bought to replace bad ones. What they DID NOT count were repaired units sold as refurbished because they were already sold once before.

It's not that hard to know this stuff.

mcstorm30d ago

Tbh people are also forgetting the kinect hype they happened for the Xbox. This put up sales and the s also came out at the same time which again put up sales. I'm sure it was it's 5th year in Sept this happened to. I don't expect the Xbox one to outsell the 360 at all but the numbers are not as bad as people make out with the bad press around the console.

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Inzo30d ago

So RROD was a real thing? I am just asking because Xbox gamers shrugged it off as nonsense last gen.

stuna130d ago

They'd probably be even lower than the Xbox 1 numbers are! The the thing about Xbox 360 assumed numbers is that last gen for Xbox 360 was around 8 years, with the PS3 being around 7.

As it stands both the PS4 and Xbox 1 will be cracking their 5th year this November. What's unique about this is the PS3 trailed 1 1/2 years behind the 360 release and outsold it. This gen PS4 has more than doubled Xbox 1's worldwide sales yet you still hear the occasional duluded ramblings of some fanboy saying the Xbox 1 will catch up and dominate with the mention of any glorified feature being induced by Microsoft.

paintedgamer198430d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I heard a comment that made me think...

It stated, "the xb1 hardware sales were higher in the span of 1 year than before the xb1x was on the market".

If thats true than damn. Before the launch of the X xbox dudes around the world swore it would be the day the X won every single npd until next gen. When in reality it didnt even win the November npd it launched.

Its really a missed opportunity when the console is actually pretty beastly. Ill def get 1 once the price drops a bit. It IS the ultimate 3rd party player. Yet, by the time the X is any where near affordable the PS5 will drop.

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Inzo30d ago

That is very significant if you take into account the Xbox 1x released recently showing that it made almost no impact at all.