Thanks to new statistics, we finally have an idea as to just how many PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles have been sold worldwide.
Since November 2020, it's been an ongoing battle just to find a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S online. And despite countless restocks, console production isn't going fast enough for the fans.
Still to this day, 4 months on, it's very hard to get your hands on a next-gen console. But how many have actually been produced so far? Thanks to an ongoing worldwide chip shortage, the numbers are lower than you'd imagine.
Now though, the PS5 and Xbox Series X have some big restocks kicking their sales figures into gear.
Total Sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
According to new reports, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are hitting some impressive total sales milestones. But the new figures also draw attention to just how severe the ongoing next-gen shortage really is.
PS5 Total Sales
As of March 2020, the PS5 has sold a whopping 6 million units worldwide. This is definitely a good start for Sony's signature console, but it's also worth noting that there are millions of more fans waiting to buy the device to this day.
After all, there have been over 115 million PS4 sales worldwide, meaning there's likely a lot of gamers looking to upgrade. And when you put the 6 million PS5s in perspective like this, it really highlights just how bad the stock issue is right now.
Still, the PS5 is currently the fastest-selling console in US history, in spite of supply issues. And there are more devices hitting the market every week.
If you're still looking for your PS5, our stock trackers will keep you up to date on the latest availability as soon as it drops!
- PS5 Stock Tracker USA – Updates, Restocks and Alerts
- PS5 Stock Tracker UK – Updates, Restocks and Alerts
Xbox Series X/S Total Sales
On the Xbox side of things, VGChartz reports that the Series X/S has sold a combined 3.94 million units worldwide. It's clear that Sony has the edge right now, but Microsoft's console isn't far behind. Of course, that's nothing compared to the almost 50 million Xbox One consoles out there in the wild.
Now that you'll need either an Xbox or PC to play Bethesda games, we imagine the gap between Xbox and PlayStation may soon be closing even further.
But even with these sales, it's worth taking a look at just how many PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are going to scalpers. Thankfully there's a new way to beat PS5 and Xbox Series X scalpers to your next-gen console!
Incredibly, the top-selling console every month is still the Nintendo Switch, which currently resides at 80.8 million sales since its launch in 2017. Of course, we imagine that the PS5 and Series X would be seeing similar sales each week if stock was more plentiful.
We predict that Nintendo will face similar stock issues with the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro.