- PlayStation 5 is estimated to have outsold Xbox Series X/S by more than 2 to 1 during the first three months of 2021.
I'd love to add to that number -.-ID: gyukp1u
Follow @mattswider and/or @jake_randall_yt. Follow their restock alerts and walkthroughs on how to work various seller websites & you'll have one within a couple weeks, no problem.
I made a Twitter just for this & it only took me a day or two to get one ordered. Then I bragged about it on social media and had friends ask me to help them too so I bought 3 more PS5s disc editions and one Xbox series x within a month. All from major retailers (Target, WalMart, Best Buy). No bots or shady resellers needed.
Edit: lots of comments. If you got one this way, awesome! If you're going to complain that it shouldn't be this hard and fuck them for making us jump through hoops, I feel ya. But the way I see it is that of you want one that badly, I really don't think they're impossible to get. If you've really followed every instructional vid/restock day live stream that Jake Randall has posted & you still can't figure it out, then I really am sorry. Frankly, the blame lies with Sony and Microsoft for choosing to launch even though they knew their manufacturing wouldn't be able to keep pace with demand.
Edit 2:says the Australian equivalent is @PS5stockcomauID: gyult8o
That's how I got mine last week from Sony Direct. You just have to keep at it and eventually you will get one.ID: gyuyfzj
The Matt dude is the way. I really just tried actively for the first time this week trying to follow stuff and not just randomly checking. My friend told me about him and I just got an Xbox from Walmart a few minutes ago and the ps5 was in stock too.
I downloaded some octopus extension too that gives you notifications for any stock. But the Matt guy tells you I’m advance for drops and gives you some tips for the whole processID: gyuge1v
Discord channel that announces worldwide drops. It's how I got mine in November. Many drops hit yesterdayID: gyuc3sb
Same. Sold out online and not in stores. Getting a Sony XBR85 TV for it.ID: gyuicpm
Any reason why you're going for that over a LG OLED?
Just think how many more would have been sold if they had stock.ID: gyudc3t
I guess the same could be said about Xbox tooID: gyuef1h
Here in Portugal xbox is easy to find. With PS5 some stores don't even have an out of stock listing since they've been out for so long.ID: gyue1x3
Except the S. At least where I am, they seem to be in most big electronic stores. X is still just as rare as PS5 though
~115 million people on PS4. ~50 million people on Xbox One/S/X. This makes sense.ID: gyuikj6
Honestly it’s really REALLY hard to get people to switch today. Carrying over your current library is going to keep people loyal, the specs alone are not enough to change anyone’s mind, especially how similar both consoles perform to each other.ID: gyujygc
Alot of people don't take this into account. Why switch systems when you've build up a library with your current platform. This is why PlayStation will probably stay in the lead this generation.ID: gyv52ev
That's probably why Sony did the PS5 free games bundle. You automatically bootstrap your PS5 with the best games that PS4 has to offer.ID: gyv7025
I switched from ps2 to xbox 360... All my friends played xbox so it made sense and everything was on disc.
I switched from xbox 360 to ps4 and there's no way I'd switch back to xbox now unless it was a substantially better console. I've probably got less then 10 games on disc now but 100's in my library (even if I never play them)ID: gytpylk
I remember reading somewhere that more than 50% of ps5 buyers never owned a ps4 so yeah, those numbers don’t mean anythingID: gytspr7
I’m one of themID: gyts2fy
I’m going to be one of them.....some dayID: gytvts6
I'm in that statistic!ID: gyu3ai8
I’m new to gaming and started my journey with ps5ID: gytvxqj
Yes, I just got a PlayStation 5 and I never owned a PlayStation 4. My last console was Xbox 360.ID: gytz86g
Add me to that list.ID: gyttl80
Yep, I'm one of them and I am so happy with my purchaseID: gytwrwv
Can confirm.ID: gyu0dqo
I am def a part of that 50%. It’s been amazing playing all of the wonderful titles I missed!ID: gytt0hw
Yup! Getting back into the Playstation gang. Haven't owned one since 1996.ID: gytzdd6
It’s an amazing deal. $460 for a PS5 plus PS+ includes 10ish PlayStation exclusives, most of which are amazing. Then there are the regular PS+ games. If I had a PS4, I probably would have already bought a lot of the games included.
Neat, however I’d like to know how many disc vs digital versions of the consoles they’ve sold.ID: gytubiy
Only place where we have a specific breakdown would be Japan, where disc is outselling digital 5:1. It's going to be similar globally, with probably a slightly better ratio for digital PS5s, because Sony is prodicing dramatically more disc systems than digital.ID: gytv9h0
Yup,wanted a discless ps5 but it just was never in stock
Has anyone been lucky enough to get both?ID: gytekhv
I had few chances to easily get series X, and series S is always in stock in UK
The games certainly help – Miles Morales, Demon Souls, Returnal, some of us whom are waiting for Ratchet and Clank. Word of mouth also to try out Astro for the cool controller capabilities and some folks are still fans of LittleBigPlanet.
Great updates that come out consistently for our favourite games – TLOU 2, God of War got upgradesID: gytqkrp
I think there is also marketplace confusion. Based on the naming scheme, it’s not easy to tell that this is a new generation of XBOX.ID: gytw4ug
Yeah that’s really damaging them tooID: gytwnu9
Holy shit the 60fps update for TLOU 2 is beautiful. Plus I'm not sure when they added the different filters and infinite ammo stuff, but that's super cool too.
Yeah makes sense. While I was huting for a PS5, it definitely seemed like PS5 was harder to get than new Xboxes.
I'm guessing a significant driver for the Xbox's low sales numbers is the increase in PC gaming. All Xbox exclusives are now on PC, so it doesn't make much sense to buy a console if you can have a superior experience on PC.ID: gyulr9s
Tbf I don't think Microsoft cares if you get an Xbox or PC. We learned from the Apple vs Epic battle that Microsoft is selling the consoles at a loss, they clearly want people to subscribe to the game pass so they keep getting those recurring paymentsID: gyuvkcl
Consoles have pretty much always been sold at a loss I'm sure. Making the money back on games sales
But yeah you're absolutely right, their game plan is gamepass all the way
More production + high demand = more sales. Series X and PS5 are being sold out constantly. Series S is kinda available everywhere but no one seems to be buying those. Even if MS were to produce equal number of Series X as PS5, PS5 would still be selling more.ID: gytn9t1
Here’s my question, does this then mean that Sony is making twice as many Xbox is? If they’re both sold out everywhere, feels like Xbox should’ve attempted to ramp up more production to match Sony’s effort. Like granted there’s way more PS4s sold, but rn its a matter of inventory and not demand holding Xbox back. Am I missing something?
Edit: Also Series S is available everywhere so I think they bet wrong that that would be popular.
Makes sense. Last year 4.5 million PS5 sold while XSX+S sold around 2.8 million. But then as of march 2021 PS5's number grew to 7.8 million but XSX+S only grew to 4 million.
English is not my first language, what does "2 to 1" mean?ID: gytmddl
It's a ratio, so saying 2 to 1 would mean that the PS5 sold approximately twice as many consoles.ID: gytmvbf
Wow that's good, thanks!
This shouldn't surprise anyone tbh
Here in Indonesia, I can literally go to a game store and buy a Series X/S, whereas PS5 is still hard to come by it's crazyID: gyuq0g1
Wanna send me one?