November 2022 is the 25th month the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox Series X|S by 375,291 units.
In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 2.33 million units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 7.88 million units.
this time last gen, the gap between PS4 and XBO was 14.9m. the real surprise is how the series is nearly 400k in JP after two years where as the XBO only mustered 120k over its lifetime.
The real fight is in North America. Generally, the rest of the world is entrenched in the PlayStation ecosystem. What interests me is the breakdown of Xbox Series S versus Xbox Series S. If this underpowered console has significant marketshare, it will drive developer decisions.
PS5 is out selling two consoles, the S and the SX at the same time. Imagine if they only released the SX, It would have been even a worse beat down.
Curious to see how 2023 pans out. PS5 literally had a price increase outside US to meet demand and yet outsold the XSS which was literally given away at 200 odd during thanksgiving. If Sony can scale up the supply which they've already confirmed in 2023, they now have a lot more headroom for price cuts in the future. MS kinda blew their load with the XSS this black friday in order to stay competitive with the deep discounted sales.