The console wars between these two companies has been there since the companies were started. Playstation was created in 1988 with its first console release in December 1994 and founded ken kutaragi. Xbox’s first console was released in November 2001. Xbox was created to be a alternative to the very popular playstation.
History of playstation
Like mentioned above the first Playstation console was created in December of 1994 in Japan by Ken Kutaragi.
The first console sold more than 100 million units worldwide in a decade and was followed with the playstation 2.
The playstation 2 was released in 2000 and was the company’s best selling console with over 155 million units sold by the end of 2012.
The playstation 3 was released in 2006 and sold over 87 million units by the end 2017.
Sony released their playstation 4 in 2013 selling more than a million within the first 24 hours of the console’s release.
History of Xbox
The xbox was created to be an alternative to the playstation in December 2001. The company noticed the success sony had with the playstation console so they wanted to do the same.
The first xbox was released in 2001 at a price of $299 and sold over 24 million units by the end March of 2006.
The xbox 360 followed in November 2005 at a price of $299 and sold over 84 million units by the end of June 2014.
The xbox 1 was released in November 2013 at $499 with xbox kinect and $399 without. The xbox 1 sold more than 24 million units by January 2017.
The xbox 1 s was released in August 2016 at $299 and the xbox 1 x in November 2017 at $499.
Playstation is planning to release the playstation 5 in November 2020 offering 2 versions to choose from, a playstation 5 and a playstation 5 digital edition.
The playstation 5 will be priced at $499.99 and will feature a dvd drive.
The playstation 5 digital edition will be priced at $399.99 and will not have a dvd drive.
Xbox is planning to release the Xbox series x and Xbox series s. These consoles are planned to be released in November 2020.
The Xbox Series X will be priced at $499.99 at release.
The Xbox Series S will be priced at $299.99.
Which company will be selling the most units?
The xbox series x has great specs with some specs being much better than the playstation 5 but looking at past sales my predictions is that the playstation 5 will still be selling more units than the series x.