In the battle between XBox and Playstation, which games console is most in demand around the world? Our new data reveals all.
"While this study is fun water cooler talk and perhaps reflects the momentum of the PS4 and the existence of a new Spider-Man game in the launch line-up, its unclear how deep the agency search went. They bill themselves as experts and we'll just have to take them at their word. But from what I've seen, the argument between PS5 vs XSX isn't as clear cut." Says everything i need to know. Lets wait for launch numbers from both manufacturers before jumping the gun. (Although i still fully expect PS5 to sell more than Series X)
You don’t need research to tell you PS5 is in demand more than Series X. It’s common sense.
Oh don't get me wrong, i am not trying to say PS5 is not in demand more, but an 84% margin worldwide? Not likely. That is like saying by the time PS5 gets to 84 million sales, Series X will be at 16 million. I just do not see that big a margin.
@djsxotty some weeks xbox one including the X only sold 17k consoles worldwide where as ps4 was around 120k. I think ps5 will be the only console ppl want
This is shaping up to be the worst xbox console in history. It has absolutely no asset.. No exclusives.. 84% i would actually say 100%
@DJScotty That’s not what the text says thou. It says that in 84% of the countries more people want PS5 than Series X. In 16% of the countries, more people want Series X. That for me is shocking because my guess would be that 100% the countries would prefer PS5. Anyways, back to topic. Out of those countries, let’s just use fantasy numbers. 1000 more PS5 are sold than Series X. Let’s pretend this statistic is for 100 countries, and in each country the prefered console sell 11k and the other 10k. That would be 1.0160.000 Series X and 1.084.000 PS5. Now you might realise your calculation of 84 million to 16 million is not what the post was about.
@DJStotty You're mistaken to think that "country" would translate to "sales" equally. In Japan, PS4:Xbox is 100:1. But worldwide, we all know that PS4:XBO is 2:1. https://www.gamerevolution....
At least they have hope Lol PS5 will clearly sell more units worldwide
84% to 16% margin sounds about right.
@Melankolis 2 to 1 worldwide? That's funny. I'd tell you to share sources but you can't since MS don't share numbers.
@Muzikguy But you can't say i'm wrong either because you're the one who said MS don't share the numbers or you never read the news. Source : https://www.forbes.com/site... https://www.vgchartz.com/ar... Not convinced? it's up to you. But at least, even the worst reference is better than a mere claim.
DJStotty, you're not understanding. Have you ever looked at the world outside of the US? It's not a favourable picture for Xbox and it's seemingly getting worse. That's just how it is.
Common sense 😂😂
From the article :- USA - 56.98% to 43.02% - in favour of playstation (very close) UK - 57.28% to 42.72% - in favour of playstation (very close) China - 45.03% to 54.97% - in favour of xbox (again close) Japan - 98.94% to 1.05% - in favour of playstation (landslide fully expected) Most are only a 10-20% swing, now factor in that the data is unreliable and from unconfirmed sources, then i stick to my statement :- "Oh don't get me wrong, i am not trying to say PS5 is not in demand more, but an 84% margin worldwide? Not likely." What people misunderstood, is when i said "That is like saying by the time PS5 gets to 84 million sales, Series X will be at 16 million." not a statement, but an analogy.
I have got 4 generations of PlayStation 6 if you count the handhelds on day 1 always through reservations this is the first time I’m going to miss 😭it so yeah highly on demand is a understatement
@dj, 84% margin is probably about right. Xbox is only popular in us and uk tbh. Gamepass, bc and no next gen exclusives won't help much.
"Lets wait for launch numbers from both manufacturers" Microsoft probably won't give sales numbers. They only like giving numbers if they are winning. Gotta move those goal posts.
ms will sell well initially, but once the die-hards have it - the slide will begin. I expect the same ratio as then gen if not a little more in Sony's favour.
They'll give numbers into the new year because I reckon both companies will sell all the consoles they manufacture until then. Its January onwards where it gets interesting when they start to catch up to demand . Given Sony have ratchet and clank, Horizon and Gran tourism it would appear in the first half of the year and the God of War presumably in seotember/October time not to mention whatever else they announce going beyond that. Advertising rights for Harry Potter game... all of which will really boost ps5 sales.
The xbox's two best selling places were the US and the UK....both of these places sold more PlayStations than Xbox's...... Think about that. Add the fact all current gen owners can carry their libraries into next gen meaning there's an extra incentive to stay with their current brand. Sony have given themselves the best foundation to repeat this gens dominance. Microsoft should do better this gen but they have a lot of catching up to do. You could argue they done more damage than good this gen. Their 360 ear was clearly better in regards to output, deals and sales.
No research needed for a clear conclusion. The playstation will outsell the Xbox. No doubt of it whatsoever.
Wait for what? Why not buy what console interests you the most, they each have different ips and features and services.
I don't think you understand why that 84% means! They're not saying they're 84% ahead of them, but in 84% of countries! And that should actually be 98% with only UK and American where xbox could sell even close to ps5, them 2 countries should be the final 2% but even then ps4 is leading in both countries right now so I'm pretty sure ps5 will lead in UK and USA! Which makes it ps5 leading in 100% of markets!
I think early on both consoles will sell well people forget the fact that both PlayStation 4 and Xbox one sold more than 1 million in this initial 24 hours. We will start to see separation 6 to 9 months after launch I think the difference with the PlayStation 5 could be the install base of PlayStation 4 and how strong the PlayStation brand is right now that PlayStation 5 could pull out of the gate way ahead of Xbox series X My guess By December 2020 ps5 at 6 million plus Xbox series X at 3.5 to 4 million if Sony can manufacture more they can sell more simple as that the demand for ps5 will not be met until maybe summer of 2021
Nah we started to see separation almost immediately. The ps4 hit 2 million in first 24hrs on sale technically if you account for the European launch and American launch as they were like this time a week apart. They sold all units they had in USA at launch then a week later they sold all units in Europe some 1.5 million. This lead to them breaking 2 million units faster than xbox. By Xmas xbox was being outsold 2:1 roughly already. I recall the ps4 sales announcement being in the region of 8 million and the xbox being like 4-5 million. Then MS sobbed giving numbers. By March PS4 had exceeded 12 million Units. By the end of the year it had exceeded 25 Million units. It went on like that. Demans for the ps5 is actually higher than it was for ps4 so....
The PS5 will outsell BOTH X Box Series console 5 to 1 world wide. Mark my words
+ xbox one - It will outsell the xbox family of consoles available on store shelves.
DJ - stating the obvious in that last paragraph, PS5 is going to dominate.
Actually this is the 3rd or 4th study I've seen produce roughly this figure now. Has me wondering if it might well not be accurate.
I'm with you DJ. This article is not accurate 148 countries out of 161 is 91.92% not 84.
PlayStation is being sold in more countries. The only people thinking Series X is in more demand are people who enjoy living in fantasy land.
While I kinda agree with you on the research in the article, don't expect console sales numbers from MS. They have already stated numerous times they don't do that anymore. Their strategy for the future isn't solely console sales -it's the xbox ecosystem. And while PS5, I'm sure, will dominate harware console sales, though possibly not by the margins many anticipate,these sales alone will not be truly indicative of revenue. From MS' perspective the whole of the MS ecosystem, and by that I mean PC,Moby,console, Xcloud and subscription services will be how MS judges their performance and success moving forward. And Like it or not, personally I don't, that's the future of the industry for all players, including Sony. Sony's best chance to compete isn't, in my opinion, exclusive software alone, because in a year or two MS will be competeing if not surpassing Sony's AAA output. For me, Sony, will need to move from just consoles and follow the market trends as Apple,Amazon,Google and MS are already doing. But of course, most gamers are not corporate businessman. Finally,it's perhaps worth considering the gaming lanscape as it currently is, regardless of your allegiances, and wonder where it will be in 10yrs time. If you think it will remain as is, I suggest you check your thinking.
@bender "Surpassing AAA output from Sony?" "Sony won't dominate by margins that many anticipate." Revenue versus sales spin - gamers play games and content, not revenue. Sony should "follow market trends from Apple, Amazon, Google, and MS?" So much spin and delusion in one comment. MS AAA output isn't going to change much at all. The studio acquisitions are not from top tier devs and are certainly not AAA devs that will move consoles/subs. Ninja Theory and Obsidian are great but let's not pretend that these acquisitions will do much to move the needle. Not to mention most of their acquisitions were developers already making exclusives for Xbox. With Zenimax, it's still hard to see what MS will do. Will they operate on multi-platform revenue or will they work on the exclusives angle, timed or otherwise. Again, not going to move the needle much. Also, do you really think that Sony's only way to compete is with exclusive software? I mean, that is by far the biggest asset to have when it comes to video games but I digress. Sony has many things going for it including VR, digital gaming services, and an awesome line of accessories. You're so out of touch with what's actually happening in the gaming industry. The demand for the PS5 has been the biggest in video game history and you want Sony to emulate companies ranging with luke warm to absolute zero demand and hype? .....What?
Ok here’s the full list in the article not just the ones that are close DJ narrative China Xbox 45.03% PlayStation 54.97% New Zealand Xbox 48.96% PlayStation 51.04% USA Playstation 56.98% Xbox 43.02% United Kingdom Playstation 57.28% Xbox 42.72% Australia Playstation 61.67% Xbox 38.33% Romania Playstation 66.55% Xbox 33.45% France Playstation 66.71% Xbox 33.25% Ireland Playstation 66.79% Xbox 33.21% Italy Playstation 67.67% Xbox 32.33% Poland Playstation 69.87% Xbox 30.13% Sweden Playstation 71.63% Xbox 28.37% United Arab Emirates Playstation 72.58% Xbox 27.15% Germany Playstation 78.34% Xbox 21.63% Denmark Playstation 81.24% Xbox 18.76% Japan Playstation 98.94% Xbox 1.05%
Simple facts, in middle-east / Africa and Asia Xbox doesn't exist... Just that tells a lot.
Planet Earth is dominated by PlayStation.
Help me, XCloud Streaming Stick, you're my only hope. Help me, XCloud Streaming Stick, you're my only hope.
Wait for E3 ... 😄
they don't have data from Pakistan :(
No doubt what so ever, the hype is through the roof.
Lets just say myself and 3 other mates have been trying to secure a ps5 and we still haven't had any luck. Nobody in my immediate circle is even talking about that other box.
I hear you. While myself and Some of my friends have been able to pre order PS5’s, many of our friends haven’t been so lucky. However, none of them discuss the other box at all. And it’s not even because we all game on PS either. They just don’t see anything whatsoever appealing themselves from Microsoft for their next gen console offering at launch.
Keep trying mate - fair chance of more stock before Christmas.
who hell is the 16% lol
It's not surprising at all!! 2 more weeks to go!
No surprise here. Also, I don't remember the fascination during the old school generations.
I'm surprised it's even that high for MS tbh
Microsoft has a long way to go to get to PlayStation levels and on top of that PlayStation would need to leave a LOT of doors open to even make it possible. Doesn’t mean Series X is a bad system, nor Microsoft a bad company. It’s just that 4 100+ million selling consoles memories doesn’t disappear overnight AND there’s a reason. People don’t just buy PlayStation for a name, despite what naysayers think. It simply is the best GAMES console year after year. They aren’t trying to be a jack of all trades and won’t end up a master of none. They have mastered gaming and gameplay experiences. My series X will be here November 10. I’m looking forward to it, make no mistake, but I know going in it’s my supplemental console. PlayStation 5 will be, once again, the main way I play come November 12th.
Is the S more in demand in the those Xbox countries? I live in one of those Xbox countries and the price tag for the PS5 and SX is quite high, so it's more affordability than what people actually want.
Xbox Series X is about to outsell PS5 in Zimbabwe.
Not even there bro.
yup....water is wet
I am Chinese, and shocked to find xbox dominated China? This report is definitely false in that erea, can only be sure of this...
Sounds about right.
To the suprise of absolutely none!
Well, Duh as it should be.
wow australia take lead on ps5 over xbox happy to hear i got ps5 preorder on way
So China and Pakistan want xbox more. I wonder what happened there.
At times the PS4 was outselling the xboxone 4/1. Series X is about gamespass. Why do you think all they keep showing is old games with improvements. Gears 5 and it still does not compete with Uncharted 4 on the base PS4,LOL. I reckon it's going to be a slaughter. 6/1 for PS5.:)
Obviously Sony is gonna dominate again. This isn't rocket science.
Hopefully, that means everyone who wants a Series X can get one.
We got Mexico and China. Microsoft has this next gen in the bag
And yet it’s impossible to get an Xbox, go figure.
https://www.google.com/amp/... That is no indication of how successful the console will be. It will be interesting to see how the console will sell once the xbox hardcore has been supplied.
My point is there’s enough demand that it made it virtually impossible to get when pre-orders went up. It wasn’t like Xbox in Japan where 2 people bought one at launch.