As has been the case for several console generations at this point, folks will likely be confused about the following by the end of this year: do I pick up the PlayStation 5? Or do I pick up the Xbox Series X? (Nintendo seems content to do its own thing and isn’t competing for the same bleeding-edge graphics demographic.) While there’s no telling just how many video games either console will launch with, a recent report from this year’s Game Developers Conference seems to indicate that more developers are working on, or plan to work on, PlayStation 5 titles rather that stuff for the Xbox Series X.
As Per The Data Collected:
According to the data collected by GDC, which had nearly 4,000 responses, 11% of those that responded indicated that their current project is for the PlayStation 5. In contrast, only 9% reported their current project was for the Xbox Series X. (Notably, the survey was conducted before the “Xbox Series X” name was announced so that these numbers may have shifted slightly since then.)
In addition to asking about their current project, GDC also asked about the planned platform for developers’ next project. And there, the divide was even more significant, with 23% of respondents indicating that their next project would be on PlayStation 5 while only 17% of respondents reported their next project would be on the Xbox Series X. In other words, a little over 1 in 5 developers said their next game was targeted for release on the PlayStation 5, and a little less than 1 in 5 developers said their next game was targeted for release on the Xbox Series X.