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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

PS5 is already off to a stronger start than the PS4 and this time people know going in that Xbox Series won't have exclusives cos they'll be on PC as well, something that didn't become a factor until midway into Xbone's life, plus Series is inheriting a smaller base than Xbone did from 360, so PS5 may indeed manage to take even more marketshare from Microsoft this generation compared to last and grow through that.

On the other hand, you now have Game Pass which offers a lot of games to play for cheap in wake of Sony and a select few third party publishers raising game prices. There's also Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda where Microsoft left it open if and how these games will release on the PS5.

The PS5 launch week being bigger than the PS4's doesn't mean anything. Jim Ryan said that Sony will have more stock available than a generation ago, so this was the expected result. It takes a few weeks until after launch before you can make an assessment of momentum, and for consoles that launch into the holiday season you need an extra four to five weeks on top of that before the actual momentum can be properly judged, because the holiday season boosts demand way above normal levels.

I keep hearing about how Game Pass is such a huge system seller but it hasn't really shown in the numbers. As for Bethesda, I expect their games to be timed exclusives and release on PS5 6-12 months later which I don't think will sway many people to Xbox.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)