PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison – November 2022

November 2022 is the 25th 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 375,291 units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 2.33 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.88 million units.

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darthv72165d ago

this time last gen, the gap between PS4 and XBO was 14.9m. the real surprise is how the series is nearly 400k in JP after two years where as the XBO only mustered 120k over its lifetime.

SullysCigar165d ago

Your view is pleasingly upbeat, but the XBO pretty much bombed, for a number of reasons.

In the same way, I'm sure at this stage Nintendo aren't patting themselves on the back due to Switch outselling WiiU.

I'm just glad PS and Xbox are somewhat closer this time around, as that might create some healthy competition.

crazyCoconuts165d ago

* Healthy Competition: the kind of competition that doesn't involve buying up the industry so that you can put your competition out of business

blackblades165d ago

Its only closer because of the shortage, bet money if covid and the shortage never happened it wouldve been a huge margin apart.

darthv72165d ago (Edited 165d ago )

@sully, I'm an optimist. I try to be upbeat in everything I do. It may not always come across that way... but I am. I know its way easier to be a pessimist and be negative, like your take on the XBO being a bomb. I disagree. sure it didnt beat the 360 but it didnt bomb either. Bombs would be things like the dreamcast, 3do, jaguar, wiiu, virtualboy... stuff that many can look back on and think fondly about what could have been had those platforms done things different. The xbo did okay for itself, 50m is nothing to scoff at compared to the aforementioned platforms but it wasnt as lucrative as the 360 & ps3.

SullysCigar165d ago

@darthv72, okay well I'm a realist, and the XBO bombed in many ways.

It made those (still low) sales with the trademark MS concoction of false hope and outright lies, abusing the goodwill of consumers. Pointing to even lesser successes throughout history doesn't detract from this.

Optimism's nice, but sometimes it's best to just be frank, especially with the benefit of hindsight.

As for crazyCoconuts and blackblades, I completely agree.

shinoff2183165d ago

Actually Darth

This day and age with millions upon millions more gaming. Xbox one did bomb. Straight tanked man.

Witchcraft165d ago

Sony is not impressed by Xbox! What?!

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darkrider165d ago

Same talk every month. Last gen there wasn't any supply problems from day one.

Last gen Microsoft wasn't giving away the Xbox one like its doing with the s

Stanjara165d ago

And giving gamepass this whole time.

StarkR3ality165d ago

@sully @dark

You guys take every opportunity to bash Xbox instead of being glad that both are doing well.

Get both yourselves and the fact Xbox is selling like hot cakes. I'm glad both are doing well, just need Xbox to release some games and keep the heat on Sony. That way PS, Xbox and PC players get the best out of each platform.

darkrider165d ago

Sales and doing well are two things completely different... But i agree with you in one aspect. Just wait for the games...

SullysCigar165d ago

Did you miss this part of my comment?

"I'm just glad PS and Xbox are somewhat closer this time around, as that might create some healthy competition."

dcbronco165d ago

Darth it's just Sony fans way of admitting the ps3, 4 and 5 are bombs. Without having to say the words. Because if XBO was a who bomb because of lower sales then the next 3 Sony consoles were too because of sales. That's if you're dealing with consistent, honest people who make rational judgements and aren't spewing fanboy hate. That then whine for the government to come save them when a more financially strong company uses smart business tactics in the age of subscription services. Which they started in gaming. The fans of that other company might whine that it's not fair despite them lacking the ability to be honest about anything. They want a double standard for everything. As long as that double standard is always in their favor.

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DeusFever165d ago

The real fight is in North America. Generally, the rest of the world is entrenched in the PlayStation ecosystem. What interests me is the breakdown of Xbox Series S versus Xbox Series S. If this underpowered console has significant marketshare, it will drive developer decisions.

StarkR3ality165d ago

I think somewhere I read it was a near 50/50 split, however that was a while ago and likelyhood is we will never know the true number. It's been a great strategy for Xbox shown by the numbers though.

Stanjara165d ago

I believe IMO that is 65% S by now.

StarkR3ality165d ago


The source actually said the hardware percentage would probably increase on the X side as production ramps up. Remember that the X is still hard to find at times, not as hard as the PS5 but still. It's stock always sells out.

SullysCigar165d ago

Seems more likely the price of the S alone would mean it would sell more than the X. It's already at dirt-cheap, impulse-buy prices and they're advertising it like mad in the run up to Christmas.

anast165d ago

PS5 is out selling two consoles, the S and the SX at the same time. Imagine if they only released the SX, It would have been even a worse beat down.

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randomvoice165d ago

Curious to see how 2023 pans out. PS5 literally had a price increase outside US to meet demand and yet outsold the XSS which was literally given away at 200 odd during thanksgiving. If Sony can scale up the supply which they've already confirmed in 2023, they now have a lot more headroom for price cuts in the future. MS kinda blew their load with the XSS this black friday in order to stay competitive with the deep discounted sales.