PlayStation 5 stands to be the most popular next-gen consoles as it cashes in $3.8 billion in sales
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S jumped into the battle for next-gen with full force. With each consoles having its merits. Xbox fell way behind last-gen. Hence, it is very important for them to regain their lost popularity. But it seems Sony is still way ahead with their PlayStation 5. That is in terms of revenue and number of units sold.
Finbold has produced data visualizing the performance of both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in terms of units sold and revenue generated. Till now it stands that Sony’s PlayStation 5 generated a revenue of $3.8 billion by selling about 8.6 million consoles. On the other hand, Xbox Series X|S generated about $2.04 billion, selling 5.12 million units. Therefore it is clear who is the winner as of now. Furthermore, the PlayStation 5 sold 3,520,000 more units than the Xbox Series X|S. While having 89.42% more in revenue.
The reason for PlayStation’s success is very clear and simple. The PlayStation name reached its now legendary status with its amazing and blockbuster single-player games. Especially the PS4 gen. On the other hand, Xbox One suffered miserably with the inconvenient and anti-consumer rules it introduced, later reverted. This negative rep along with almost no equivalent exclusive titles especially in the early years, made Xbox lose its popularity.
Likewise, it is not surprising that PlayStation 5 generated $3.8 billion in revenue. They already have 3 great exclusive titles that display the power of the consoles. With Spiderman Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. While Xbox still has no games that would attract people to get an Xbox Series X|S. Although Xbox has a lot of games in development with their 23 studios. Almost all of them will still take a long time to release.
The new Xbox still has some very wonderful and convenient features like the Game Pass, Smart Delivery, FPS and performance boost, 1440p, cross-platform, and much more, that is missing in every other console. At the end of the day, great games that define a console is what attract the average gamer. Something PlayStation is a master of.