In an investor presentation launched on Thursday alongside its quarterly monetary outcomes, the corporate mentioned 77 million current-gen consoles had been offered as of December 31, 2023.
Representing mixed PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S gross sales, the info was sourced from one in all (or a mix of) analysis corporations IDG Consulting and Newzoo, and the Leisure Software program Affiliation.
Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles launched in November 2020. Whereas Microsoft hasn’t confirmed precise gross sales numbers for Xbox Sequence X/S, PS5 surpassed 50 million gross sales on December 9, 2023, in accordance with Sony.
Assuming Sony’s console managed to promote a minimum of one other 1.34 million items through the the rest of December, and that the info Take-Two shared is correct, PS5’s lifetime gross sales could be double these of Xbox Sequence X/S on the finish of 2023.
Throughout 2023 alone, PS5 gross sales outpaced Xbox Sequence X/S by virtually 3-to-1, in accordance with estimates printed final month by analysis agency Ampere Evaluation.
Final 12 months, Microsoft brazenly admitted to having “misplaced the console wars”, after constantly rating third behind PlayStation and Nintendo by way of gross sales since getting into the market with the unique Xbox in 2001.
Xbox’s third-place place within the console market has helped gasoline hypothesis that Microsoft is planning to launch extra of its video games on rival platforms.
In latest weeks, it has been claimed that Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Nice Circle and the Gears of Conflict franchise could possibly be coming to PlayStation, along with beforehand rumoured Hello-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves ports for Sony’s console and Nintendo Swap.
With hypothesis a few new technique for the Xbox enterprise mounting, Microsoft’s head of gaming launched an announcement on Monday telling followers that extra will turn out to be clear subsequent week.
“We’re listening and we hear you,” Phil Spencer wrote on X. “We’ve been planning a enterprise replace occasion for subsequent week, the place we sit up for sharing extra particulars with you about our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Xbox. Keep tuned.”