PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Sony Expected to Outsell by 2:1
Although the Entertainment Software Association cancelled the industry’s annual capstone event, E3 2020, Sony and Microsoft each hosted online events. Both companies revealed details on next-generation hardware as well as gameplay trailers for upcoming games. While Sony is a the undisputed winner of the last console generation, fans of both platforms are excited for the future. But in a surprising analysis of PS5 vs Xbox Series X, GamesIndustry.biz agrees that Sony will outsell Microsoft by nearly 2:1. Let’s dive in.
Software Sells Hardware
While Sony and Microsoft revealed similar specifications for next-generation consoles, our friends at GamingIndustry.biz revealed an Ampere Analysis report that indicates the PS5 will outsell Xbox Series X by a wide margin. Based on the predictions below, Sony is expected to sell over 66 million units by 2024. However, experts project Microsoft to sell just 37 million units over the same period.
Late Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said it best: software sells hardware. Although we do not know the underlying methodology behind the forecast sales, the success of Sony and Microsoft will depend upon console-exclusive games. While fans likely believe that Sony has better games, both companies have strong confirmed lineups.
- PS5 Confirmed Exclusives: Demon’s Souls Remake, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
- Xbox Series X Confirmed Exclusives: Forza Motorsport 8, Gears 5, Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Everwild.
The past is not necessarily a good indicator of the future, but Microsoft could even its odds with new and intriguing IPs. So far, the biggest unconfirmed Sony exclusives include the following:
- God of War 2
- The Last of Us Part III
- Spider-Man 2
- Persona 6
- Days Gone 2
Any of the aforementioned games would likely persuade gamers to buy a PS5 over a Xbox Series X. But so far, Santa Monica Studio, Insomniac Games, and other firms have yet to confirm these games. If PS5 is to eclipse Xbox Series X as in the projections above, Sony’s developers need to reveal upcoming projects. Until then, the race for next-generation supremacy might be closer than critics believe.
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