PS5 vs Xbox Series X / S: First sales figures from...

The new generation of consoles was launched in November, initially comprising the PS5, PS5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Of course, one or the other player wonders how often the hardware could be sold in the launch phase. There are no global figures yet. However, information from Spain arrived today.

As Vandal reports, 43,000 copies of the PS5 were initially sold on the Spanish market, with 38,000 sales for the disk version and 5,000 for the digital edition. Microsoft was able to sell 14,100 copies. 10,500 consoles are attributed to the Xbox Series X and 3,600 to the Xbox Series S.

While the numbers vary widely between competing consoles, they roughly match the results of previous console releases. According to Vandal, Microsoft has seen nearly identical results when launching the last two generations, with Xbox One (November 22, 2013) selling 15,000 and Xbox 360 (December 2, 2005) 14,900 sales.

In the case of the PlayStation consoles, the publication collated the following numbers:

  • PS2: 40,000 units (November 24, 2000)
  • PS3: 35,000 units (March 23, 2007)
  • PS4: 38,000 units (November 29, 2013)

In general, Sony has always had advantages in Europe. Because of this, the better start to the new generation is not surprising. However, it must be noted that the numbers are only partially meaningful, as both consoles were largely sold out. Only the Xbox Series S could be pre-ordered quite easily over a longer period of time.

On the subject

Sony and Microsoft have only made rudimentary comments about the start of the new generation of consoles. At least the Japanese recently emphasized that the PS5 launch marks the company’s most successful launch of a new console. More copies should reach the trade before Christmas.

The PS4 was already very successful and has now reached more than 113 million deliveries. The last-gen console will continue to be supported in the coming years.

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