PS5 to win with the Xbox Series X?
Ampere Analysis providesthat the PS5 will sell much better than the competitive Xbox X Series. According to analysts for the first four years – until 2024 – the Sony console will find 66 million recipients, thanks to which the Japanese will again gain an advantage over Microsoft (the same forecast suggests XSX sales of 37 million).
Sales of PS5 and XSX in 2020-2024.
According to analysts, the main reason for such good sales of the console will be backward compatibility – It is supposed to make many current PS4 owners switch to the next Sony platform so as not to lose the game collection accumulated over the last seven years. Interestingly, experts also believe that the potentially higher price will not affect the interest in ninth-generation consoles – as long as it does not exceed a certain level.
Higher prices are expected to have minimal impact on equipment acceptance at launch. We believe that to some extent – below $ 500 – price is not an important factor, the report said.
It is worth noting that while the number of 66 million copies is high, it is below the result achieved by PS4, which 80 million users had after four years.