The PlayStation 5 has sold 35.94 million units globally, outselling the Xbox Series X|S by 14.59 million units since their respective launches in November 2020. These figures come from VGChartz’s monthly sales comparison series, which uses estimated video game hardware figures.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S: March 2023 Sales Comparison
The latest figures from VGChartz show that in March 2023, the gap between the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S sales grew in favor of the PS5 by 1.51 million units. In the past 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 8.88 million units, solidifying its lead in the console market.
PS5’s Market Share and Sales Performance
The PlayStation 5 currently holds a 62.7 percent market share, a 3.7 percent year-over-year increase. In 29 months since launch, the PS5 has sold a total of 35.94 million units. These figures indicate that the PS5 is outperforming the Xbox Series X|S in the console market.
Xbox Series X|S Sales Figures
The Xbox Series X|S has sold 21.35 million units globally in the same period, putting it behind the PS5 in terms of total sales. However, the Xbox Series X|S is still ahead of the Xbox One by 0.95 million units when aligned by launch dates.
About VGChartz’s Sales Comparison Series
VGChartz’s monthly sales comparison series provides estimated video game hardware figures and compares sales performance between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. These comparisons are made on a global scale and on a country-specific basis for the US, Europe, and Japan.
William D’Angelo, the lead analyst for VGChartz, has been providing these estimates since 2017. D’Angelo is an avid gamer who started as a junior analyst for VGChartz in 2010 before working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He is also active on his personal YouTube and Twitch channels.
The sales figures from VGChartz show that the PlayStation 5 is currently dominating the console market, outpacing the Xbox Series X|S by a significant margin. With the PS5’s market share increasing year-over-year and its total sales exceeding 35 million units, it is clear that the console remains a top choice for gamers worldwide.
1. What is VGChartz and what is its purpose?
2. Who is William D’Angelo and what is his role at VGChartz?
3. What are the sales figures for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S as of March 2023?
4. When did the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch and where were they initially released?
5. How does the market share of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S compare as of March 2023?