An industry analyst has predicted that the PS5 is all set to outsell the Xbox Series X|S in 2022 at a ratio of 2:1.
The battle between the two consoles is raging on as both Sony and Microsoft try to push their new machines to consumers. With the global super conductor shortage halting production, both consoles have been notoriously hard to get hold of. That’s certainly thrown a spanner in the works, but Sony is expected to pick up the pace soon.
As reported by GameSpot, Ampere Analysis asked industry expert Piers Harding-Rolls what his expectations are for the console market in 2022. “It looks like the availability of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles is going to improve slowly over the year,” Harding-Rolls explains. That’s great news for gamers who still haven’t managed to get their hands on a new console just yet.
“Our expectation is that Sony will outsell Microsoft two to one,” Harding-Rolls goes on to say. Given that Sony certainly has the stronger first-party games line-up, that’s a fair assumption to make. However, Microsoft is making a big push in its own regard. Last week, it laid out plans to acquire Activision Blizzard in a staggering near $70 billion cash deal.
Why will the PS5 be more popular than Xbox Series?
In addition, Microsoft is aiming to put more of its eggs in the basket of digital distribution and subscription services. Xbox Game Pass is still the main selling point of the Xbox console family with Sony barely offering a similar equivalent. Harding-Rolls suggests that subscription services like Game Pass could grow by 27%.
While Sony is expected to outsell Microsoft, the Nintendo is expected to outsell both of them. It’s thought that the Switch could sell up to 21 million units. The PS5 is estimated to sell 18m consoles with the Xbox Series family coming in at 9m units.
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