Nintendo Switch Will Outsell Xbox One This Year, According To Michael Pachter

Opposition from unexpected quarters.

Posted By | On 03rd, Jul. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One is looking to turn its fortunes around this year, but it faces unexpected opposition from a resurgent Nintendo, and their record breaking Switch. The question now is, for people who already own consoles, will they be likelier to part with $300 for an all new Switch, or spend money on an Xbox instead? For newcomers, will the word of mouth around the Switch’s lineup, especially Zelda, be enough to make them pick up that system?

According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, yes. The Switch is going to outsell the Xbox One this year, in spite of the impending launch of the Xbox One X.

“[It will be] close .. I would say Switch could sell as many as 14 million, and if that happens, then that’s more than Xbox One. Xbox One is probably going to sell about 10-11 million, but again Microsoft doesn’t tell you and there is no way to measure anymore,” Pachter said. “But I think Xbox One is on track to sell 10-11 Million a year, Switch is gonna do that 10-11 could sell more but it really depends and I need to get through to a holiday season to see.”

Honestly, that sounds about right- since its launch, the Switch has consistently been outselling the Xbox One and the PS4 worldwide, and even if the Xbox comes roaring back in the Holiday season off of the launch of the Xbox One X, it will have to compensate for the Switch’s eight month lead in sales in just two- which seems highly unlikely. We’ll see.


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  • JTTHEGAME

    I have Xbox pne great console plan to get a switch at some stage alongside it. Switch also a great system

    • Wei Feng

      If TV features and Kinect were your first choice with accepting a budget GPU for 720-900p gaming then yes, xbox is a great tv media center

    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      salty resolutions on your ps4 and semi pro ? 4k on XoX my asian brother gaylord:D

    • Wei Feng

      that true 4k? on your XOx

      dYNAMIC , upscaled, checkerboard? sparse saltyness?

      Until then, enjoy 720-900p

    • JTTHEGAME

      Actually i got wii u before Xbox one every system i buy is based on the games on it. Not the resolution the games have. Got wii u for bayonetta 2 xenoblade chronicles x and zelda got xbox for games like forza horizon halo gears quantum braak and crackdown 3

  • Garren Seifert

    Well it’s a new console so yeah of course it’s going to outsell the Xbox this year lol


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