Analyst Predicts Xbox One Outsold PS4 Last Month

Posted: Oct 17 2014, 9:52am CDT | by , in News | Gaming


Analyst Predicts Xbox One Outsold PS4 Last Month
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Pachter is forecasting 325,000 Xbox Ones sold in the US, compared to 250,000 PS4s

The comparison between the PS4 and the Xbox One has remained a hot topic ever since the two next gen gaming consoles came out and throughout Sony has managed to outdo the Microsoft console. The PS4 has shown quite an impressive streak in this year, every time outselling its counterpart. However, as predicted by Wedbush Securities Analyst securities Michael Pachter, things might change for the Xbox One in September when it will likely come on the top. According to this forecast, the Xbox One sales will reach 325,000 as opposed to the 250,000 PS4s. This is going to be a good change for Xbox One however we doubt that it is going to make enough difference to make up for the rest of the year where PS4 managed to remain ahead.

Venturebeat has said that Michael released a note to investors in which he said “We expect Xbox One sales to exceed those of the PS4 for only the second month since launch.” According to Patcher, Microsoft followed a key policy for its Xbox One which was to offer a free game with a purchase of an Xbox One the same week Destiny launched. Sony was certainly ahead after receiving the exclusive content and rights to market Destiny, but Xbox One was the option for anyone who still hadn’t received the game. The complete $400 Xbox One package was certainly more attractive than the $450 PS4.

Also facilitating this option was the other package offered by Microsoft as they launched a $400 Madden 2014 bundle that same week and gamers could net a $100 value by opting for the Xbox One. Though the buyers didn’t get Destiny’s downloadable content at the same time as PS4 players, but $100 is a good bargain.

These deals are getting more and more common for Microsoft who knows now that PS4 has been in the trail for too long and this is the best way to respond. At the time of last holiday season, the price differential was arguably the console’s greatest weakness. The Xbox One bundled with the mandatory Kinect 2.0 clocked in at $499 as opposed to the PS4 at $399. This price factor was the main reason why it was easier for many customers to pick their choice. Microsoft was also at a great disadvantage due to the few PR mishaps which followed prior to the release. But Microsoft responded with the slash in price after the removal of Kinect and offering different attractive bundles.

source: forbes

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