Video Game Consoles play a huge part when we talk about home entertainment systems, companies like Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo have been providing solutions for the same for years.
But with different options available, an opportunity is presented for the users to spew an unnecessary comparison between the different available consoles, which is what has been happening for years between Sony and Microsoft fans. However, we might have a winner this time.
Legacy Of PlayStation Vs Xbox War
While the first generation of both consoles existed pretty peacefully, it was in the early 2000s with the release of PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 that the debate sparked off about which was better between the two.
While the Xbox 360 had features like better graphics, online connectivity, and a strong line-up of games, PlayStation 2 ultimately ended up becoming the best-selling video game console ever due to its backward compatibility as well as the disc reading feature.
This war continued spewing when PlayStation 3 was launched in 2006, and it competed with the already-launched Xbox 360 which had a now growing online community as well as a very strong line-up of games.
The fourth generation did not release until another 7 years, it officially started with PlayStation 4 released in 2012, shortly followed by Microsoft’s release of Xbox One which was faced with major criticism for focusing on Media and Entertainment more than gaming. This gave Sony a huge advantage in the console wars, and they ended up selling way more than Microsoft did.
A Winner Emerges In The Fifth Generation Of Consoles
After nearly a decade, Sony and Microsoft launched PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021 introducing the fifth generation. It was a head-to-head clash at first with both the consoles having equally good reception, however, Xbox lacked in brand loyalty Sony had managed to build in its previous generation due to which it ultimately failed short.
Microsoft, in an attempt to keep the battle going, even acquired Activision, the same game-making studio which made Call Of Duty as well as a few other games, with some being exclusive to PlayStation’s platform. This led to a huge outcry led by PlayStation fanboys, and eventually, Sony filed a lawsuit against their competitor for malpractice. The case is still going on right now.
While we don’t know the outcome of the lawsuit, we sure as well know who is the winner in the current generation of console wars through the number of sales, PlayStation has managed to sell 8 million units in just the last 5 months, which is nearly 4.2x of what Xbox managed to sell in the whole of 2023 yet.
This was also proven by a user on Twitter showing how Microsoft’s revenue from gaming has fallen off by a lot when compared to the previous year.
Nonetheless, the console, more importantly, what matters is what memory is one able to create with the console they have. Many choose not to participate in this debate, as it is poorly constructed and a waste of time to fight with one another over which console is better.
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