This feels like "internet history" instead of real history. I remember PS3 had a coolness factor when it was released. However, it was too cool, because it cost way too much. Also PS3 and XBox360 games looked and played basically the same. This was mostly a disadvantage, because the PS3 cost more.
I do believe that XBox360 had a better online service at the time, but I wouldn't call that a fuckup by Sony as much as a smart move by Microsoft. Also, playing on Series S and/or Gamepass is cheaper than the PS5 route, so PS5 does actually have a cost disadvantage this time around as well. PS5 strategy is pretty similar to PS3 strategy. This could easily lead to a similar result. It's really too early to call at this point.
I don't think it's too early to call at all. PS3 had severe real world handicaps and still sold 87 million. PS consoles have an almost 30 year unbroken record of sales over 87 million and PS5 is the fastest selling console in history so far.
If anything it's Gamepass being a killer app that's an internet thing; people rave about it on forums but it sure didn't help the Xbone and given that the Series S lies on shelves unsold across the globe, it's not really helping Xbox Series much either.
The race is already over.Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 May 2021
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)