Ampere Analysis’s veteran analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has said he expects the PlayStation 5 to surpass the Xbox Series X/S two-for-one by 2022.
Harding-Rolls thinks console delivery will see an improvement this year. The past year has been tough for both Sony and Microsoft as they couldn’t keep up with demand despite producing more consoles than ever before. While he expects more PS5s and Xbox Series X/S consoles to become available, Harding-Rolls believes the offerings will “slowly” improve.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S Sales Forecast
Harding-Rolls has predicted that PS5 disc and digital editions together will sell about 18 million units, Xbox Series X and S nine million and Nintendo Switch 21 million. Switch has the advantage of availability and its sales have also been boosted after the release of the OLED model.
Last year, strong consumer demand in the console market was met by pressure on component availability. How will this evolve in 2022? – @PiersHR
Xbox Series: 9m.
Playstation 5: 18m
Nintendo Switch: 21m
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— Ampere Analysis (@AmpereAnalysis) January 20, 2022
Opinion: Xbox Activision deal has no immediate impact on sales
Zamena writes… As expected, social media users have already predicted doom and gloom for Sony after Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. However, it is understandable why. Activision owns Duty, one of the largest and most popular video game franchises in history. In fact, much of the discourse surrounding the meaning and even legality of the deal has involved Duty and its potential exclusivity. However, it’s worth pointing out that the acquisition will not close until mid-2023, so sales forecasts for 2022 are unaffected by recent developments. It’s also worth noting that much of the gaming population doesn’t follow industry news exactly and doesn’t care who bought who. Not now anyway.
In other news, Sony has dismissed Bloomberg’s report on producing more PS4s to make up for the PS5 shortfall, and Suda51 is apparently in talks with Marvel.