This optimistic sales forecast is by Japanese analyst Rakuten Securities Economic Reserarch Institute, who says SONY PS5 will dominate the world esports, being the preferred console for this type of thriving game. Already last month some analysts predicted that the SONY console could sell up to 200 million units during its life cycle, but the new forecast is much higher than the first.
Will the PS5 replace the PC as usual in Sports?
According to this forecast by Japanese analysts, the next-generation SONY console will dominate eSports, and they are actually hopeful that the PS5 will replace the PC as the most popular hardware in these games. For example they provide users who like to play The NBA The the ball as the main causes of this prediction.
“ESports is looking for fast hardware that can process high-speed video, not only for professional players but also for star lovers. The high specs and low price of the PS5 are made for today’s games, and are likely to be the international standard for eSports, rather than PCs.
Of course, this prediction seems to be exaggerated by the simple fact that, depending on the game and more when it comes to competitive level, it is impossible to play it with console control, and you need to have a keyboard and mouse not only great accuracy, but also a huge number of functions For example, when you can play shooter with controller, at the technical level you need mouse accuracy, or in MOBA games it is not possible to play with the controller.
For this reason, we ourselves believe that this prediction is not very far from the truth, but it is also completely wrong. In addition, gamers often look for monitors with high levels of refinement to gain competitive advantage in games, and consoles are widely used in the TV-connected living room, which rarely has a frequency higher than 60 Hz today.
PS5 sales forecast, high hopes?
As for sales figures, let’s put it in perspective before proceeding to self-examination. Analysts say the PS5 will be able to sell between 200 and 300 million units over the first 5-6 years of console life
- PSX sold 102.4 million units.
- PS2 has sold 155 million units.
- PSP 76.4 million.
- PS3 87.4 million.
- The PS4 has sold 96.8 million units in all its variants to date.
SONY best-selling console was PS2 with 155 million units, and they now predict that PS5 will sell almost twice as much in a short period of time (the above figures apply to the lifetime of consoles, not just in his early years), something that seems quite absurd.
In addition, analysts include the price of the console as an incentive, but keep in mind that it is not very cheap, as its standard model costs $499.99 and the model without a Blu-ray reader will cost $399.99.
Although selling between 200 million and 300 million consoles would already be a milestone for SONY, analysts go on to say that data shows that the console could end its life cycle by selling between 600 and 700 million units, between 4 and 5 times over the height of all the time with PS2.
“The data shows that the number of PS5s sold could reach 600 million to 700 million in the future, which would be a complete record for domestic console sales. If the number of PS4 users is transferred to PS5, if more than 100 million eSports game users purchase the PS5 and if more than 400 million eSports viewers do, the console will break all records ».
His article also mentions that the SONY console has the potential to be the “Terminator” of the gaming industry as we know it, and that it could end the eternal console war between SONY, Microsoft and Nintendo.
In fact, to say that this analysis is hopeful is an understatement, but what do you think?