There was a school of thinking that said Sony and Microsoft were evenly matched in the crucial American battleground as a result of the various stock shortages. The PS5 is actually outperforming the Xbox Series X|S at a ratio higher than the PS4 against the Xbox One at the same period in the previous generation, proving that this is not the case. And Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki made a reference to it in the most recent financial report from the manufacturer.
It may come as no surprise that Sony is in charge in Europe, as evidenced by his statement that “PS5 share, compared to peers, in Europe as opposed to the United States, our position is higher.” “In the United States, too, there was a slight closing of the gap in the summer, but more lately, our share has grown dramatically.” This naturally connects to a lot more PS5 hardware being available.
In spite of their triumph, Totoki and his group are not taking it easy. This is something that is really dynamic, so starting in the fourth quarter, we must carefully monitor the situation. But it’s hard to see how the competition will keep up when Sony has actually raised its shipping objectives for the current quarter. In fact, 2023 seems to be setting up to be a little bit of a bloodbath.