Sony PS5 Xbox Series X Sales

Over the last few months, it's become abundantly clear that Microsoft is trying its best to make a big comeback with the Xbox Series X. With the next-gen console set to go head to head with the PlayStation 5 in holiday 2020, the team in green has been talkative to say the least -- while Sony has largely remained silent on its future plans.

Many an armchair analyst has argued that Microsoft is gaining ground as Sony keeps quiet, but it's easy to forget that the former has been given no real choice in the matter. The PS4 has been utterly dominant this generation, forcing Microsoft to look ahead while the Xbox One continues to lose steam. Meanwhile, Sony's current-gen system still has a surprising amount of life left in it thanks to upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima.

But what are Sony's thoughts on all this? Is it worried about Microsoft and its aggressive Xbox Series X marketing? Apparently not. During the company's latest financial call, as reported by journalist Takashi Mochizuki, chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki was asked: "Some say PS5 promotion is falling behind Xbox. Would you give passing score to what PS team has done?"

Totoki replied: "We consider things strategically but doing our best. As for pass or fail, I would wait for PS5 sales to make that judgement." In other words, Sony isn't really interested in clashing with Xbox in terms of marketing -- the proof will be in the pudding.

Of course, that isn't to say Sony will sit and do nothing until holiday 2020. The PS5's reveal event is heavily rumoured to take place in either late May or early June, and it's getting to a point where the Japanese giant won't be able to wait any longer. What's more, we're getting a Ghost of Tsushima-based State of Play tomorrow (at the time of writing). Once that's out of the way, Sony's next-gen news should be cleared for takeoff.