Analyst expects Xbox Series X/S to sell more than 18.5 million copies


The sales gap between PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will continue to widen in the first half of 2023.

It has been several years since Microsoft stopped disclosing sales figures for the current generation Xbox Series X/S consoles in detail, and in the absence of official figures provided by the company, it has become the responsibility of industry analysts to fill this void with the best possible sales forecasts, and this has already happened.

Ampere analysis recently provided an Xbox Series X sales forecast. According to analyst PIERS HARDING-ROLLS, the Xbox Series X and Series S have collectively sold more than 18.5 million copies worldwide, which is roughly half of what the PS5 platform has managed to sell. 

The analyst notes that sales of all hardware have been declining recently due to a global shortage of manufacturing components, and although the Xbox Series S was more readily available, there wasn't as much demand for it during the holiday season as there was for the PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms.

In contrast, Sony announced last month that it is now "much easier" to find the PS5 , claiming that its hardware shortage is about to end, while confirming that the console has sold more than 30 million units. Harding-Rolls predicts that the sales gap between the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will increase in the first half of 2023 at least until the shortage of parts and supplies responsible for making the Xbox Series X console ends.

Ampere expects the gap between PlayStation and Xbox unit sales to widen in the first half of 2023, with Xbox Series X becoming more available in the second half of the year.

It was revealed over a year ago that estimated worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X/S were 12 million units. With the return of parts and supplies of devices to their normal condition and their availability in a large way during the coming and current period alike. Both Sony and Microsoft expect significant improvements in home console sales over the coming months.

This analysis report also revealed that Microsoft's share in the video game market, which combines hardware sales, game content, and subscriptions, has grown from 25.5% in 2021 to 27.3% in 2022, while Sony's share has decreased from 46.3% to 45%.

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