Sony and PS5’s superiority continues through this generation as the platform revealed VGChartz.com The sales difference from the competing Xbox Series X | S by more than 15 million units.
Compared to the last 12 months, the difference between the Xbox Series X|S and the new Sony console was 9 million units in favor of the latter. But it seems that this gap will not stop expanding anytime soon, especially from Sony’s success in overcoming the problem of production and logistical shipping.
The figures also revealed that the PlayStation 5 platform has the largest share of the home appliances market, which amounts to 62.7% in the current generation. Xbox Series X|S has only 37.3% share, which is a significant drop over the year.
It may come as no surprise even to Microsoft itself, he admitted Phil Spencer The head of Xbox earlier this week stated that they will not be able to beat PlayStation no matter how strong the Xbox brand is and that is not going to happen anytime soon.
As for the sales of the PS5, it began to witness rapid growth since the beginning of this year 2023. During the last three months, it witnessed a growth of up to 400% compared to the previous months. This comes after Sony was able, through cooperation with several third parties, to improve production by providing chips and basic components and covering the large global demand.
Sony confirmed that the era of scarcity of the device in the market has passed since the beginning of this year. While now placing its focus on providing more exclusive titles dedicated to the new generation in order to drive sales more broadly. Over the past months, we have seen the release of several major AAA titles from Sony Studios, such as Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok, Spider-Man, and The Last of Us. While preparing during the coming period to launch more of these titles such as Spider-Man 2 and the online game based on the world of The Last of Us and others.
On the other hand, the Xbox Series X|S is under widespread attack and criticism, especially with bad releases of first-party titles, the latest of which was the controversial RedFall game.
There are reports indicating that Sony may be preparing to unveil the mid-generation PS5 Pro, which some informed sources have confirmed is already under development and production for release at a later date, possibly in 2025.