It’s as contentious as Ford vs Holden, BBQ vs Tomato Sauce, Sydney v Melbourne, NRL vs AFL – the high tech gaming battle that is Xbox vs Playstation.
Now while each will tell us how big their sales are at any given time, particularly after a new console launch – there’s little doubt that in Aussie homes it’s a fairly even split.
So eBay crunched some numbers of their own, it’s not a survey of Aussie homes, instead it’s a look at which platform sells more games!
Looking at which game titles sell well on each side of the fence, Playstation users seem to love their hard core shooters:
- Call of Duty Black Ops 4
- No Man’s Sky
- Red Dead Redemption
- Marvel Spiderman
- God of War
XBox users are a bit more in the need for speed category, with Forza topping their charts
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Forza Horizon 3
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Call fo Duty: WWII
Turns out – the favourite overall – Playstation! With sales growth (on eBay) “outstripping that of the Xbox by almost double in the past 12 months.”
Gavin Dennis from eBay says “The gaming category continues to grow on eBay, driven both by exciting new game launches and innovation in the industry. Aussies across the country are keeping their finger on the pulse making sure they are first to get their hands on new products as they launch”.
Begs the question quite simply – are you Xbox or a Playstation?
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.