With the demonstration of the design and games of PlayStation 5, the console in the mind of the new generation began to take shape in the new generation of gamers. The predictions are that PlayStation 5 will surpass the Xbox Series X with sales figures by far.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are the new rivals of console battles. With Sony’s display of next-generation hardware, predictions about the potential sales performance of consoles have begun to come. According to an analyst, PS5 will continue to lead in the next generation.
Researcher Piers Harding-Rolls from Ampere Analysis believes that PlayStation 5 will be sold significantly more than Xbox Series X. Analyst reveals that Sony will achieve a similar success on PS5 after PS4.
Harding-Rolls expects PlayStation 5 to perform better than Xbox Series X by selling 4.6 million units in 2020. The Xbox Series X is expected to close this year with 3.3 million units. The analyst predicts that by the end of 2024, Sony’s console will reach 66 million units and Microsoft’s console will reach 37 million units.
According to Harding Rolls, next-generation consoles will continue the downward trend since the Xbox / PlayStation 2 generation, which sells 179 million. PS5 and Xbox Series X sales are expected to reach 103 million in the same time frame. The rise of mobile games, the increase in Nintendo Switch sales and the players’ orientation to the PC are shown as factors affecting the decline.
Players’ interest in consoles may continue to decrease
Of course, it is not possible to say what might happen in the coming years. Console sales may decline, but interest in games continues to grow. Microsoft is working hard to bring players together on different platforms, and the backward compatibility of Xbox Series X stands out more than PS5. Still, the PlayStation brand is quite strong globally and will continue to push Microsoft in the next generation.
Analysts predict that, with a growing interest in games for a long time, console manufacturers will continue to sell new hardware in the coming years. We will see more clearly how the mobile and PC platforms will affect consoles in the new generation.