The current console generation struggle, between PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series S/X, they continue apace. But the previous round had a clear winner: PlayStation 4.
After hiding the numbers for almost 7 years, Microsoft revealed that Xbox One sales were less than half of PS4 sales. The information is contained in official documents, in Portuguese, sent to the National Competition Regulatory Authority of Brazil, dated August 9.
The article states that “Sony has overtaken Microsoft in terms of game console and installed base sales, selling more than twice as many Xbox consoles in the last generation.” The text also refers to Sony as the largest digital distributor of console games (in Brazil and in the world).
Microsoft’s admission comes amid a lengthy investigation into its intent Acquisition of game developer Activision Blizzard for approximately $70 billion.
Information on total revenue is on file, but you can already get an idea of sales in the console games digital distribution table (global) between 2020 and 2021. In it, Sony appears in the first place, with a presence of 50-60% in the market, followed by Microsoft by 30-40% and third by Nintendo by 10-20%.
Sony is expected to sell 117.2 million PS4 consoles. Given the new information, this would put the Xbox One in the range of 58 million units sold.
The data matches a market survey conducted in 2020 by Ampere Analysis. In the study, Microsoft’s console sold about 51 million units by the end of the second quarter of that year.
In the current generation of devices, the Ampere also gives victory to Sony. The Japanese company would have ended 2021 with 17 million PS5 Sold out, about 60% more than the Xbox series.
Even Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has reached out positively, despite noting about the decline in Xbox quarterly revenue. The company “has been the market leader in North America for three consecutive quarters among next-generation consoles,” Nadella said. Official numbers have not been disclosed.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft has invested heavily in the latest Xbox Series S/X models, essentially adding to the experience of previous consoles. Of particular note is the support for 1440p resolution, 120Hz gaming, as well as the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) feature – which prevents “tears” – or errors – on the screen, which is interesting for those who play competitively.
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