PS5 Continues To Outpace PS4 In Sales While Xbox Series Falls Behind Xbox One

PS5 Sales

The latest gaming sales data has been released for May 2024, and with it comes the most recent numbers regarding overall current-generation console sales. Both the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S were released the same week back in 2020, but both have had different sales journeys.

According to Circana, the PS5 is outselling the PS4 by 8% through its first 43 months. On the other side of things, however, the Xbox Series consoles are behind the Xbox One in sales during the same timespan by 13%. They also sit behind the Xbox 360 during that same period.

Though percentages were given, the Circana data didn’t give specifically unit totals for the PS5 and Xbox Series. That said, VGChartz says that, as of June 1, the PS5 has sold 58.78 million units while the Xbox Series has sold 28.74 million.

For the month of May 2024, specifically, the PS5 led the way in hardware sales in both units sold and dollars. The Xbox Series came in 3rd in total units behind the Switch but 2nd in dollars. As a whole, however, year-on-year sales numbers have declined by a “double-digit percentage”.

The Nintendo Switch had the “most significant” fall year-on-year. Overall, sales are 30% lower year-to-date than in 2023.


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  1. Running out of people to sell switches too. Didn’t this happen to the Wii and PS2 around the same time?

    1. Ms doesn’t need xbox anymore really, they’re going full forge in game pass which has pc and they just added firesticks to it. The Xbox console is no longer needed for Xbox games. Meanwhile Sony keeps you down forcing you to buy a ps5 to play 1 or 2 games. Lmao

      1. Keep telling yourself whatever have to to feel good about your personal opinions. Microsoft is a software company selling game systems, they were never going to outsell Sony or Nintendo. It was inevitable at some point but don’t act like this push for “not needing the Xbox console” isn’t nothing more than damage control after they got theirs handed to them properly

        1. Wrong! MS realized that it’s a cost saver to eliminate manufacturing system ultimately. As mentioned above, cloud gaming is the future. Samsung, already has the cloud app available for use. Sony needs to catch up lol

  2. Consumers never benefit from monopoly trends. Xbox Series X had better quality hardware but will soon be eclipsed by the newer version of PS5 coming out this Fall. Sony’s success doesn’t bother me as much as Microsoft’s repeated failures to compete over the last two decades. I still have my Kinect which I never used. Another great piece of hardware Microsoft abandoned after going gangbusters initially to develop but failed miserably in marketing & follow through

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