SONY’S new PlayStation 5 will “far outsell” rival Xbox Series X – by nearly two-to-one.
That’s the claim from a top gaming expert who says the PS5 will win the next console war.
Both Microsoft and Sony have now unveiled their respective next-gen consoles.
The pair are powerful machines capable of playing games in 8K resolution.
Sony has adopted a space-age new design, while Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is a more traditional box shape.
And it seems Sony will win out, at least according to a new report by Ampere Analysis’ Piers Harding-Rolls.
The industry insider claims that by the end of 2024, there will be 66million PS5 units out in the wild.
By comparison, Piers expects to see just 37million Xbox Series X units in circulation.
The Playstation’s stark lead is expected to begin almost immediately.
According to Piers, the PS5 will sell 4.6million units this year, compared to 3.3million for the Xbox Series X.
In a summary of the report by Games Industry, Piers says Sony’s current market leadership over Microsoft will help the PS5 bag a win.
He also highlights the extensive list of PS5 exclusives and PlayStation’s “global brand allegiance”.
We still don’t know exactly how much either console will cost.
What we do know is that there are two different PS5 models, including an all-digital edition.
This will almost certainly be cheaper, because it abandons the disc-tray (and therefore the UHD Blu-ray player).
We spoke to gadget expert Paolo Pescatore, who said the console will have a premium price, thanks to the slick new design and high performance.
“Expect a price point somewhere between £400-500 for both models,” said savvy analyst Paolo, of PP Foresight, speaking to The Sun.
“Obviously the digital only version should be cheaper (maybe under £400).
He added: “Watch out for some introductory bundles at launch.”
Respected Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks we’ll see a major price war.
Speaking to The Sun, Pachter said the Xbox Series X will likely cost $499, while the two versions of the PS5 will come in at $499 and $599.
“They’re playing a game of chicken to see who blinks first,” said Pachter, of Wedbush Securities, speaking to The Sun.
“Microsoft is fully prepared to price at $499 regardless of cost, but I think Sony is hopeful that they will announce first.
“Microsoft is going to wait for Sony to blink first.”
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