"End of 2021" are the dates for both numbers.
I am not sure about this, as they specified for Sony, while not for Xbox, and they certainly know what are the actual figures for Xbox, unlike the ones for Sony. Why use 9 month old figures to prove a point saying they're way behind ?
That is definitely specifying for both otherwise it would be a new sentence with a new disclaimer on the numbers.
I.E. Sony's installed base by the end of 2021 was 151m. While Xbox's installed base up until October 2022 was 63m.
They specifically compare Sony's 2021 install base with Xbox's.
Plus, it wouldn't make sense for them to use the most recent Xbox numbers, while using old Sony numbers, as their argument is specifically that Sony has a huge advantage due to the install base difference, in that case they would use more recent PlayStation numbers unless Xbox has closed the gap which is unlikely.
Though unless I'm going mad, those PS numbers don't check out either, Sony said 20m PS5's in June 2022 and 117m PS4's so 137m in total by June 2022 and PS4's was the final total so Idfk. That would mean PS5 would have to sell 14m in 4 months if these were current numbers, Lol but Microsoft outright states that both are 2021 numbers which doesn't make sense either.
I'm going to assume these numbers are from an analyst, maybe Ampere?
Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 12 October 2022