PS4 US Sales “Have Slight Momentum Edge Among Core Gamers” – Analyst
This, despite supposed shortages.
Both the PS4 and Xbox One have seen massive sales figures since launching this past November, with Microsoft touting their console as the fastest selling in the US while the PS4 reached more than 2.1 million sales by early December. However, Baird and Co. analysts believe that the PS4 may have slightly surpassed the Xbox One in the US.
After looking at sales via GameStop, Baird and Co.’s Colin Sebastian states, “Sony’s PS4 clearly bounced back from our mixed early-2013 supply chain checks, and appears to have a slight momentum edge among core gamers, as demonstrated by premium prices on eBay and persistent out-of-stock reports at retail.
“A competitive ‘two horse’ console race would be positive for software publishers and retailers if Microsoft and Sony are forced to compete aggressively for market share.”
It’s still too early to call a victor in this console war (duh) but there’s no denying that the PS4 has the momentum. What are your thoughts? Let us know below.