PS3 Beats Xbox Series X and Series S in 2022 Most-Played Consoles List – Since 2023 has just just begun, study of 2022 is far from complete. A slightly unexpected statistic has emerged as individuals continue to select their top games of the last 12 months. According to one study, people spent more time playing PS3s in 2022 than they did playing Xbox Series X and Series S together.
That information was revealed through a post on the website HowLongToBeat, which many of you have probably visited countless times to find out how many hours are left in a specific game. The two-gen old PlayStation console was supposedly more popular than the most recent Xbox console, according to a list of tweets by HowLongToBeat that included the 10 most played platforms of 2022.
The Xbox One and even its older sister, the PS3, outperformed the Series X|S, which came in at number seven. It might really make sense for the Xbox One to rank lower than the older Xbox system. Despite selling 12 million units in its first two years, the new-gen console is still difficult to find. Contrast that with the more than 50 million Xbox One consoles sold, and it’s likely that many people are still using their last-gen model.
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What is more unexpected is that it fell short of the PS3. The PS3 has already been replaced twice, despite PlayStation managing to sell 87 million units of their third home platform. In addition to the fact that its successor, the PS4, sold 117 million units and came in second on HowLongToBeat’s 2022 list, the PS5, which came in fourth overall, has already sold 25 million units.
Why many people have persisted with last-gen consoles and, in some cases, gone even further back into the history of gaming may be explained by Xbox having a rather quiet year when it comes to exclusives. Xbox will be expecting to be higher on the list than seventh when 2023’s most-played console list is out in a year since Starfield has been announced to be here in the first half of the year and Redfall is set to arrive shortly after.