Sony come through yet again.
It looks like in spite of Microsoft’x Xbox One S gambit, and a lineup that consists of Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, Sony are going to finish ahead of them this year during the Holidays. According to analysts at DFC Intelligence (via GamesIndustry.biz), total PlayStation 4 sales are expected to cross 50 million over the Holidays, while total Xbox One sales will probably fail to reach their original 30 million target and the results will remain flat year-over-year.
It is important to note that the report was made before Sony announced their 50 million total yesterday- so the analysis holds merit, and seems to be on point so far. If the analysis holds water, and Microsoft fail to hit 30 million, then PS4 will have widened their lead over Xbox One to over 20 million units- and this is before the loaded lineup of PS4 games next year starts hitting.
Microsoft don’t report sales numbers, so it will be hard to tell what their exact totals are- but early indictions seem to be that Sony are indeed doing better than they are at the moment.