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PlayStation is 'crushing' Xbox this generation, says industry expert

PlayStation is 'crushing' Xbox this generation, says industry expert

PlayStation are "crushing" Xbox with their latest quarterly sales, according to one industry expert.

I’d like to imagine that the ‘console war’ days are well and truly over. That being said, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo are always going to be competing against one another. That’s simply the way of the industry.

According to one industry expert though, PlayStation is currently “crushing” Xbox. It’s not a total surprise as Xbox had a relatively poor 2022. Just think back to The Game Awards. PlayStation’s God of War Ragnarök nabbed an incredible six wins and while Horizon Forbidden West may not have taken home any awards, it was the joint-second most nominated game (alongside Elden Ring). Xbox was pretty much absent from the entire thing. It’s not just awards Xbox missed out on. Their sales are also well below PlayStation’s.

Speaking of Horizon Forbidden West, take a look at the trailer from the upcoming Burning Shores DLC.

Twitter user nib95_ shared results for the latest quarter of both companies. For Xbox, hardware sales were down by 13%, content and service sales were down by 12% and total gaming revenue was down by 13% across the three month period. If you take a look at PlayStation’s results for the same period, hardware sales were up by 46%, network services (i.e. PlayStation Plus) revenue increased by 19% while total gaming revenue went up by an impressive 53%.

Analyst Tae Kim simply wrote, “Sony’s PlayStation is crushing Microsoft’s Xbox.” Those figures prove how pretty clearly. The huge increase in PlayStation’s hardware sales is likely down to the fact that the PS5 shortage is officially over. In fact, the company celebrated the occasion with a new marketing campaign which has seemingly quietly confirmed the existence of Ghost of Tsushima 2 and a new Uncharted game.

It’s not entirely bad news for Xbox though. They’ve got a much more solid line-up this year. Already, Hi-Fi RUSH has proved to be a success and we’ve got both Starfield and Redfall on the way. This could be a return to form.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Meme, Microsoft Game Studios

Topics: Xbox, PlayStation, Sony, Microsoft