Latest figures show that the PS5 has sold almost twice as many units compared to Xbox Series X.
The next-generation console war is not over, but the sales figures for 2020 are in, and it seems that finally, the Sony console has been the one that has had the best reception among players, at least in terms of market share.
The market analysis group GamingSmart points out that the data at the end of December, shows a clear dominance of PS5, with almost two-thirds of the market and 4.48 million consoles sold against 2.4 million Xbox Series X units.
PS5 has sold almost twice as many units then Xbox Series X
A situation that has undoubtedly surprised analysts, who had predicted the opposite in October, based on the enormous interest perceived in the Microsoft console.
The PlayStation 5 has dominated sales figures in practically all of the 167 countries analyzed, with a tremendously reduced leadership for the Xbox Series X, which barely managed to surpass Sony’s new console in 12 regions. However, much of Microsoft’s success is focused on these few countries, highlighting its leadership in two important markets such as the United States (despite the record number of PS5s), and China.
Going into more detail, it is true that its advantage within the US barely maintains a slight difference between 50.18% and 49.80%, although its dominance in China is somewhat clearer, reaching a share of 60.45% compared to the PS5. Thus, despite Sony’s dominant leadership, Microsoft has been slowly gaining ground in the console market over the last few years. In 2018, Xbox consoles accounted for 25.29%; By 2019, it had increased its cut to 37.41%; And now in 2020, Xbox’s total market share was 39.29%. If Microsoft continues this upward trend, it can catch up with its rival.
However, this last year has been considerably atypical, with the first shipments marked by large stock shortages. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the sales of both consoles evolve this year, with the expected normalization of the units of both consoles.