PS5 Outsold Xbox Series X|S Nearly Two to One, According to Take-Two Sales Data | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:49
According to recently revealed sales data from publisher Take-Two, it looks like Sony's PS5 has outsold Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S by a factor of roughly 2:1. Microsoft stopped trumpeting console sales a while back, so getting to a concrete number requires taking a slightly circuitous route.
As reported by GameSpot, according to a slide listed in Take-Two's latest earnings report, there are «77 million Gen 9 consoles outstanding worldwide, as of 31st December 2023.» Math never was our strong suit, but thankfully, Sony made things relatively straightforward for us by announcing more than 50 million PS5s have been sold as of December 2023, meaning the remaining number must belong to Xbox. That puts the combined sales of both Xbox Series X|S at about 27 million, depending on how December shook out.
Things get even more grim when you consider that Sony no longer sells PS5 consoles at a loss, whereas at least as recently as 2022, Microsoft was losing nearly $200 on every Xbox sold, with the idea being that that money would be made back on games and accessories. We all wait with bated breath to hear from the Xbox leadership team this week as to what fate awaits the platform, although it's unlikely the company will stop manufacturing consoles anytime soon.
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Are you surprised to learn that PlayStation is so far out in front, or is that about what you were expecting? Prepare a careful tally in the comments section below.
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Isn't it doing worse then what the X1 was doing in the same time span? No wonder MS are going to port games over to PS5 and Switch.
Honestly, kinda wish that Xbox consoles would be doing better so Microsoft didn't feel the need to buy every other company when they already have plenty of dormant franchises that could be revived and be turned into incentives to buying an Xbox instead of just the usual Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and they already had plenty of talented studios prior to even the Bethesda buyout, and they could also work with smaller third-party developers.
But nah, let's buy the Candy Crush company.
The fact that Microsoft are losing $200 on every Series X is bad enough, but the fact that they need to recoup money back on each customer through game sales is even worse, since the Gamepass model is what most people champion on the fact that they don’t need to buy games. So that