Analyst: Xbox One Will Be More Readily Available This Year
It's likely that both Sony and Microsoft will have difficulty keeping up with demand this holiday season.
But one analyst believes Microsoft will do a better job delivering Xbox One's to store shelves. In a note to investors, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said the new Xbox may have "two to three times" more units than the PS4 available this fall.
He added that the better numbers would give Microsoft the initial edge, but that consumers should expect both systems in question to be difficult to find. Sebastian also said that things are turning around for Microsoft after they rescinded those original policies:
"Despite losing the headline battle at E3, we believe that Xbox One has regained some momentum in recent weeks, in part due to modifications in policies related to online connectivity and used games."
As for the Wii U, he believes this holiday season will make or break the console. He says Nintendo needs to issue a price cut and the holiday lineup had better be strong. If not, we could be looking at a steep decline for Nintendo's new console. In regards to the PS4 and Xbox One, nobody would be surprised if there were more Xbox systems in the US this holiday season...but what about the rest of the world?
7/23/2013 9:36:45 PM Ben Dutka