Although the PS5 outsold the Xbox Series X/S at launch, one analyst has said the difference is sales between the two platforms is minor. The PS5 sold about 4.5 million units in 2020 over a month and a half period. However, the Xbox Series X is nearly keeping pace.
The estimated number of Xbox Series X sold comes from Niko Partners analyst, Daniel Ahmed, who says the system sales was “a bit over a million” fewer than the PS5. This would mean around 3.5 million Xbox Series X/S consoles were purchased, and considering the shortages, that a decent amount.
Take a bit over 1 million off the PS5 number and you won’t be far off.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 3, 2021
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said it was the largest launch in history for the brand. Due to it’s streaming platform and PC players, Xbox doesn’t put as much emphasis on console sales like their competitors.
The company is making a major push to get all their fans to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, allowing them to play almost any game, on any device. At the end of last month, The Medium was added to Game Pass and this week several more titles joined the service.