While Microsoft and Sony may openly play nice, the console war is still alive and well – especially if you look at what people have posted on social media.
Until we start getting sales figures, we won’t really know who the “winner” is in this particular battle. But we can clearly know which console seems to be most requested, using good old data.
Rise at Seven put together the numbers, using Google search data to find out which dashboard is more popular in each individual country. As you can see from the map below, there’s a pretty clear winner.
There are a lot of countries that go gray because of a lack of data, but the rest shows that PS5 is more popular across the planet. Xbox Series X is still in some countries like China, Mexico and New Zealand, but the map doesn’t show up very well.
Fortunately for the Xbox, these numbers are a bit better. But just a little. In the United States, for example, Xbox got 43.02% compared to 56.98% for PlayStation. Likewise, UK reached 42.72% for Xbox, while PS5 topped with 57.28% of searches.
Interestingly, the country where Xbox is the most popular is Afghanistan, where it dominates 90.72% of searches. Meanwhile, PlayStation’s biggest fans are the Maldives at 99.74%, followed by Dominica with 99.12% and Japan with 98.94%. Considering how poorly the Xbox has performed historically in Japan, it’s no surprise they are among the toughest PS5 fans.
Data isn’t everything, of course. For one thing it’s not clear whether the Xbox-focused search data in general or just the Series X. After all, Microsoft has two very different consoles coming November 10, and there are plenty of reasons why. you want to buy Series S instead. Like the price.
The X Series is also in a weird situation. It doesn’t get any “exclusive” games, as all first party games will also be available on Xbox One and PC., Likewise, you will be able to stream some of those games. to Android phones via Xbox Game Pass Finally without dropping $ 500 on a new console. If you can only get one console and based on stock issues, you are lucky if it does, then choosing a machine with more exclusive games would make more sense.
Or, you know, maybe people just really liked the PS5 more. Everything we’ve seen so far looks great, and so big, looks much nicer than the Xbox Series X’s fridge-like aesthetic.
Sony executives must be delighted with the positive reception the console has had so far, but this map will likely boost their morale even further.