Analyst: Xbox One May Have Benefit of 2-3 Times Unit Advantage at Launch Compared to PS4
Both consoles expected to face shortages at launch though.
Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian stated today in an investor’s note that their supply chain checks show Microsoft’s Xbox One having an advantage at outselling the PS4 at launch.
“Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft’s Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks. Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony’s PS4.”
Of course, both systems will be in short supply and without the imposing DRM on the Xbox One, consumers are more open to picking up the console than before despite it costing $100 more than the PS4. The Wii U, on the other hand, is in need of a price cut according to Sebastian and that “the fate of the platform will likely rest on the popularity of Nintendo’s holiday software lineup.”