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PS5 Is Outselling Xbox Series X/S With Double the Sales in Q1 2021

Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are reporting big sales figures, but Sony’s console is definitely outselling Microsoft in Q1 2021.

It’s been an interesting 6 months since the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S first launched. Despite wave after wave of next-gen consoles going live, next-gen consoles are still in short supply.

Thankfully, we know that Xbox Series X/S shortage is about to end. And new word from the PlayStation Boss indicates that PS5 stock levels are rising fast as well!

playstation ps5 vs microsoft xbox
(Source: Sony/Microsoft)

But when it comes to the console race, only one device can be victorious. And by all accounts, it’s the Nintendo Switch right now.

PS5 Reports Double Sales Compared to Xbox Series X/S in Q1 2021

However, when it comes to Sony and Microsoft’s showdown, the PS5 is reporting double the sales numbers of the Xbox Series X/S.

At least in Q1 2021, it looks as though the Xbox is suffering when compared to the PS5. It’s important to consider, however, that there were 115.9 million PS4s sold, in comparison to just 51 million Xbox One consoles.

A difference in demand would also help explain why Target is making big changes to Xbox restocks in future. After all, with more fans after the PS5, it’s still harder to get the necessary consoles to put a Sony restock live.

According to analytics firm Ampere Analysis, Sony managed to sell 2.83 million PS5 consoles in Q1 2021. By contrast, Microsoft’s sales make up a total of 1.31 million Xbox Series X/S devices in the same time period.

In total, PS5 sales are now up to 7.8 million units sold. The Xbox Series X/S, on the other hand, is closer to 3.5 million units sold.

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(Source: Microsoft/Sony)

Of course, while both consoles are still suffering from a lack of supply, it’s hard to call this a fair race. And when demand finally catches up with supply, we expect to see some large boosts to both figures.

Right now, the Nintendo Switch is still outselling both consoles, with 5.86 million units shipping in Q1 2021. However, a major Nintendo Switch shortage is on the horizon.

If you’re still looking for a next gen console, here are all the drops coming this week!

Now, both Xbox Series X/S and PS5 consoles are arriving at this retailer for in-store purchases! Could this be the beginning of the end for next-gen stock shortages?

Xbox is even doing the unthinkable and letting certain Xbox One owners reserve a Series X/S device! Meanwhile, Sony is working on 25 new first-party PS5 games, which will certainly help increase demand even further.

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Thursday 20th of May 2021

PlayStation is also available in 40 more countries than Microsoft.