The gaming giant have laid down the gauntlet to their big rival, saying they are looking forward to selling “a lot” of PS4 Pro units this Christmas.
Sony’s Jim Ryan revealed the Tokyo-based firm had underestimated the demand for the PS4 Pro and said it has largely been out of stock since launch.
Speaking to GIBiz, he said: “It is only now that it is starting to come back into free supply, and only now are we really getting a sense of things.”
He also said that “broadly speaking” 40 per cent of PS4 Pro customers are people who had upgraded from a PS4.
The PlayStation bigwig also addressed how the PS4 and PS4 Pro will address the sales threat coming from the Xbox One X later this year.
Speaking what Sony can release in Q4 of this year to combat it, he said: “Well, obviously GT Sport. And also Uncharted: Lost Legacy.
“To have an Uncharted and a Gran Turismo in the same year, and within three months of each other coming into the holiday season, we’ve never done that before.
“I think we are feeling pretty good about that.”
Sony don’t release breakdowns of the amount of PS4 and PS4 Pro units sold in their regular sales updates – instead grouping the consoles together.
However, Sony did reveal after their E3 event new PS4 sales figures which showed more than 60.4 million units have been snapped up since its release.
This was worldwide PS4 sales figures that take into account the period from the PS4’s launch to June 11 2017.
Microsoft no longer shares Xbox One sales figures, but a report in January from research group SuperData claims 26million units have been sold.
If those figures are accurate, it would mean the PS4 would have DOUBLE the installed user base of the Xbox One.
Microsoft will be launching their new addition to the Xbox line-up, the Xbox One X, on November 7.
The console will launch with three exclusive games – Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7 and Super Lucky’s Tale.
Industry analysts FutureSource said they expect sales of Xbox One games to increase by 17 per cent this year due to the release of the Xbox One X.
FutureSource analyst Tristan Veale said: “Sony PS4 Pro is a more typical mid-cycle console upgrade.
“Sony has taken few risks with exception of omitting to include a UHD Blu-ray player but has a dominant position having outsold Xbox by two to one in this generation.”
He added: “The PC market has mastered upgrading hardware yet retaining backwards compatibility and Microsoft seem intent on the same with this console launch.
“Newer, higher powered consoles may continue to be launched in the future, with games taking advantage of performance improvements and allowing users to create a significant library of games.”
Source: xbox one – Google News