Analyst: Xbox One Will "Slightly" Outsell PS4 During Launch
How well will the anticipated next-gen consoles sell this holiday season?
Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian has predicted that combined worldwide shipments of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will hit 10-12 million.
His estimates are that both consoles will ship between 1.5 and 2 million units in North America, and 2.5-3 million in international markets. And at the end of the launch window, Sebastian doesn't give the edge to Sony's console, as some polls and studies have predicted.
"While many forecasts still give an edge to Sony/PS4 in North America sales, we continue to expect similar or even slightly higher sales of Xbox One by the end of the launch window."
He also cited the pricey offerings on eBay right now, as some pre-ordered systems are being auctioned off for as much as $800. Of course, that's a lot different from the PS3 launch, when the system was impossible to find and eBay prices were soaring into the $2000 range. Availability should be a lot better this time around, for both companies.
As for the Xbox One outselling the PS4 in the US, well...he's probably right.
10/25/2013 11:40:25 AM Ben Dutka