Pachter: If The PS4 Stays Cheaper, Xbox One Won't Catch Up
Can the PlayStation 4 maintain its early lead? Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says simply, "hell yes."
In fact, during the latest Bonus Round episode, Pachter said that as long as the PS4 is the cheaper console, it's "impossible" for Microsoft to catch up:
"They've won as long as they have a $100 price advantage. Microsoft will not turn that around. It's not possible."
Price really is a huge factor this time around. Hardcore gamers will say that software is all that matters, but as most of the market these days consists of relatively casual gamers, price is absolutely atop the priority list for many. Once you add in games and accessories, that $100 is much more significant. Then again, that software is still critical and thankfully, Sony's first-party stuff is - in my opinion - head-and-shoulders above Microsoft's. So, if the PS4 is cheaper and has better exclusive software, well... That's game, set, match.
Not sure if Pachter was referring to the worldwide tally or just US sales with this "not possible" statement, though.
1/20/2014 12:05:45 PM Ben Dutka