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Early Predictions: PS5 - XSX Gap + Combined sales.

PS5 wins more biglyer. Overall sales up. 6 15.38%
 
PS5 wins more biglyer. Overall sales down. 3 7.69%
 
PS5 wins more biglyer. Ov... 0 0.00%
 
PS5 wins less biglyer. Overall sales up. 1 2.56%
 
PS5 wins less biglyer. Overall sales down. 16 41.03%
 
PS5 wins less biglyer. Ov... 6 15.38%
 
XSX wins. Overall sales up. 2 5.13%
 
XSX wins. Overall sales down. 2 5.13%
 
XSX wins. Overall sales equal (+/-5%) 0 0.00%
 
Rerun of this gen 3 7.69%
 
Total:39

Sony will probably take it between the two of them. It's just that much bigger worldwide. Xbox will have a much better gen compared to this one though and close the gap somewhat. I'd say they will be about even in NA and UK while Sony will have big advantages pretty much everywhere else. Overall sales will be about the same.



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NobleTeam360 said:
I think PS5 will maintain it's crown into next-gen but Xbox will close the gap. I think 65-70 million for Xbox Series X/S and 110-115 million for PS5. So, PS shrinks and Xbox gains. I may change my opinion depending on pricing, as I'm currently expecting both to cost 500 (if one ends up being a lot more expensive for example, that would obviously change things).

Yup this is more reasonable , but i can see Sony will have more sales then PS4 slightly as well.  



i dont think people realise how badly microsoft started this gen, with their allways online and kinect bullshit, which imo was worse then the RROD fiasco



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JuliusHackebeil said:

I suppose it’s subjective. For me the PS3 vs 360 gen will always be history that will keep on teaching decades later. Xbox made considerable effort to cater to Japan from 2006-2009 yet was met with indifference. Their output of exclusives surpassed Ps3 until 2008 yet the sales did not reflect that. The 2007 house market collapse and RROD didn’t help though.

Where as Ps3 coasted on pure brand power until MGS4 in mid 2008. If any other console had that $599 price point and so-so exclusives for the first 2 years....it would have been a Sega Saturn scenario. Europe and Japan kept Sony afloat until the console got its act together.

So while exclusives have their place, pre existing brand power makes the start position different for everyone. By no means are Series X and PS5 launching as equals. Which again, is good for me because MS has to try a lot harder to impress. 

I tend to agree on your take of Japan in 360 vs PS3. XBox does not sell there, no matter what. But at the same time, the PS3 sold considrably less than the PS2 in Japan and everywhere else aswell. They made a huge plunder and performed in that generation almost half as good as the one before. Sonys mistakes do have an impact on them. 

A also kind of agree on the point about the next gen consoles not launching as equals. Microsoft is the underdog out of the gate,  that's for sure. But if Halo is as good as I think it might be, they will not have any problems selling everything they can produce for their first six months or even for the first year. Consoles often sell on promises. Microsoft can make big promises given that their first party is now stronger than ever. And that goes for PS5 aswell. A huge selling point will be sequels - SpiderMan2, Horizon 2, God of War. No matter how much better the XBox hardware, or price point is. When one of these drop, I will be buying a PS5.



JuliusHackebeil said:
sales2099 said:

I suppose it’s subjective. For me the PS3 vs 360 gen will always be history that will keep on teaching decades later. Xbox made considerable effort to cater to Japan from 2006-2009 yet was met with indifference. Their output of exclusives surpassed Ps3 until 2008 yet the sales did not reflect that. The 2007 house market collapse and RROD didn’t help though.

Where as Ps3 coasted on pure brand power until MGS4 in mid 2008. If any other console had that $599 price point and so-so exclusives for the first 2 years....it would have been a Sega Saturn scenario. Europe and Japan kept Sony afloat until the console got its act together.

So while exclusives have their place, pre existing brand power makes the start position different for everyone. By no means are Series X and PS5 launching as equals. Which again, is good for me because MS has to try a lot harder to impress. 

I tend to agree on your take of Japan in 360 vs PS3. XBox does not sell there, no matter what. But at the same time, the PS3 sold considrably less than the PS2 in Japan and everywhere else aswell. They made a huge plunder and performed in that generation almost half as good as the one before. Sonys mistakes do have an impact on them. 

A also kind of agree on the point about the next gen consoles not launching as equals. Microsoft is the underdog out of the gate,  that's for sure. But if Halo is as good as I think it might be, they will not have any problems selling everything they can produce for their first six months or even for the first year. Consoles often sell on promises. Microsoft can make big promises given that their first party is now stronger than ever. And that goes for PS5 aswell. A huge selling point will be sequels - SpiderMan2, Horizon 2, God of War. No matter how much better the XBox hardware, or price point is. When one of these drop, I will be buying a PS5.

Guess it’s time Xbox brings out the other guns. Fable, Hellblade 2, Obsidians AAA project, The Initiative IP...they got to change the perception that it’s just Halo Gears and Forza. But after the next couple months, i think that’s more then possible 



 

 

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PS5 sales down due to slow start from price.
MS sells less XB than they did this gen, way smaller gap with PS5 tho
Nintendo next console is a flop.

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sales2099 said:
JuliusHackebeil said:

Guess it’s time Xbox brings out the other guns. Fable, Hellblade 2, Obsidians AAA project, The Initiative IP...they got to change the perception that it’s just Halo Gears and Forza. But after the next couple months, i think that’s more then possible 

I also think it is possible to change that perception. Ideally you have a mix of establisged, big franchises and new, exciting IP. And it looks good on both fronts for Microsoft for the years to come. I hope they deliver. Their positioning and masseging has been better than Sonys at least up until now. That is why i predict significantly more xboxes sold this generation.

SeriesX = 80

PS5 = 130

That would mean a total increase for the sum of consoles Microsoft and Sony can sell. I assume that for two reasons.

1) Population grows and with it demand.

2) The PS5 and Xbox SeriesX are technically more impressive than the XBOne and PS4 were at their time. More people are gonna be dazzled by next gen wonders. And the generation will be even longer. 8 years minimum, with mid-gen-upgrades as an absolute certainty.



kirby007 said:
i dont think people realise how badly microsoft started this gen, with their allways online and kinect bullshit, which imo was worse then the RROD fiasco

Really? I think the poor start of the XBO is one of the most widely disseminated and well understood topics in the history of the site.



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Playstation+Xbox now for 3 generations account to, counted together, for about 175M each gen. And I don't think that overall number will change much and will end up somewhere between 160M-190M.

And since it doesn't look like Microsoft makes the same mistakes that they did at the start of this gen, I'm pretty sure they'll do much better this gen, and consequently Sony will do worse. In the end I expect somewhere aroud 100M for PS5 and 80M for XSX.

COKTOE said:
kirby007 said:
i dont think people realise how badly microsoft started this gen, with their allways online and kinect bullshit, which imo was worse then the RROD fiasco

Really? I think the poor start of the XBO is one of the most widely disseminated and well understood topics in the history of the site.

But apparently not taken into account by some predictions.

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loy310 said:

PS5 sales down due to slow start from price.
MS sells less XB than they did this gen, way smaller gap with PS5 tho
Nintendo next console is a flop.

Less Xbox then this gen? I’d think the positive start, new studios and a rumoured $300 console would practically guarantee 50+ million