Pachter: Now Xbox One Will Equal The Sales Of PlayStation 4
Originally, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter said the PlayStation 4 would outsell the Xbox One.
But after Microsoft backpedaled and rescinded their most offensive policies (used games will now be fully supported and the "24-hour online check-in" is gone), Pachter has altered his prediction. You knew he would.
According to VideoGamer, Pachter now believes Microsoft's console will equal the sales of the PS4:
"As far as today's announcement, we think that gamers will rejoice, and the focus will shift from Microsoft's onerous policies to the price differential between the Xbox One (at $499) and the PS4 (at $399)."
Pachter doesn't believe the price difference will stop the Xbox One from drawing even with Sony's next-gen machine. He believes Microsoft will "fully level the playing field" but if that doesn't happen, he added that we can expect a price cut for the Xbox One in 2014. Whether or not Microsoft will consider that remains to be seen. But this sounds about right; there's almost no doubt now that the Xbox One and the PS4 will be neck-and-neck.
In this country, don't be surprised if Microsoft once again emerges victorious. ...lotsa sheep out there.
6/20/2013 10:28:47 PM Ben Dutka