PlayStation 4 was extremely popular among players, meanwhile PlayStation 5 is on track to finally surpass the result of its predecessor in the United States. The situation of Xbox Series X|S is slightly worse.
Sony cannot complain about the low interest in its gaming equipment. PS4 achieved an overall sales result of 117.2 million units and is still a regularly used console for many electronic gaming enthusiasts, while last week the Japanese manufacturer celebrated the very good result achieved by PS5 .
Yesterday, Mat Piscatella presented October statistics from the United States and was asked about the comparison of the results of the current and previous generation of consoles.
A representative of Circana (NPD) and a video game industry analyst confirmed that PS5 is gaining an increasing advantage over PS4, and XSX|S is losing to XOne. Please remember that these estimates apply to the USA.
@MatPiscatella Can we get an update on PS5 and XBS hardware sales compared to their previous generation? The last month before Christmas.
LTD units PS5 +9% PS4, XBS -11% XBO
However, an important factor should be noted – PlayStation bases its results on very strong first-party games and PlayStation 5 sales, while the Redmond giant attaches importance to strengthening the position of Xbox Game Pass, whose library can be played on additional external devices. The excellent performance of the service was one of the factors that allowed us to achieve a record quarter of operations.
Which company will ultimately be able to call itself a success? Time will tell, but we can be sure that the final phase of the competition between Sony and Microsoft in this generation is just coming.