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Analyst: PS4, Xbox One Attach Rate Will Be Around 3.25

How many games did you buy for the PlayStation 4? If you plan to purchase the Xbox One, how many titles do you intend to purchase for that?

Well, one analyst believes the average response will be a little more than 3. Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz mentioned in a note to investors that both the PS4 and Xbox One will have approximately a 3.25 software attach rate during the initial launch period.

With a total of 32 retail launch-day titles available on day one, the 3.25 attach rate indicates an average 20 percent attach rate across all titles. Creutz does believe that Battlefield 4 will perform slightly better, boasting an attach rate of around 30 percent. Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 are also expected to be a bit higher, while Zumba Fitness, Zoo Tycoon, Fighter Within and Injustice: Gods Among Us will be lower. It's interesting that Call of Duty: Ghosts wasn't cited.

If you wish to compare, the Xbox 360's attach rate was 4.2 when it launched back in 2005, and the PS3's was 1.9 in 2006. The latter number isn't exactly a big surprise; a relatively weak launch lineup and the high price of the PS3 ($500/$600) would cause the attach rate to take a big hit. If both the PS4 and Xbox One can manage an attach rate of more than 3, that's not bad. And of course, more games are coming!

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, xbox one, next gen attach rate

11/18/2013 11:04:41 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:10:48 PM
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I'm only getting 1, which is 1 more than I had planned to :)

What chaps my ass is that you have to rebuy your PSN games, you'd think they could have at least made those work. I'll bet PS1 classics don't work either.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:27:05 PM

Really, that's outrageous! The Vita still recognizes your Purchases from the PS3 right?

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tes37
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:37:57 PM

I downloaded Flower for free since I already bought it for PS3. Sony isn't making anyone repurchase games that I know of, at least not all of them. Journey, when it's ready, should be free also.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:49:51 PM

I have flower on disc, the trilogy... I don't think I get flower free :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:58:56 PM

I guess I worded that poorly, should have said your PSN games don't work unless there's a new version of them.

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Axe99
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 4:15:45 PM

Just because a game is supplied over the internet, rather than on a disk, doesn't make it any less dependent on the hardware configuration to work. The only reason we're getting Journey, Sound Shapes and Flower is because they've ported them to the new architecture. It is a shame they've had to let backwards compatibility go, of course (although I suspect they've designed the PS4 with back compat in mind), but that's a slightly different issue.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:18:41 PM
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I bought 3 and plan to get BF4 when the issues are cleared up. So yeah that applies to me.

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tes37
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:34:41 PM
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I bought 3 and received 1 for free.

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Jalex
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:38:21 PM
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'Killzone: Shadow Fall' and 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.' I also plan to pick up 'Battlefield 4' relatively soon. And 'Thief' and 'inFAMOUS: Second Son' are day-one purchases for me.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:40:20 PM
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That's about right I bought Knack, KZSF and ACIV. So far so good on the PS4. It does get really loud during KZSF but then settles down. Anyone else having the jet engine noise during KZSF?

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 12:50:37 PM

Nope.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 2:43:41 PM

Was at forst but not anymore. My theory was that it had something to do with the install.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 2:59:24 PM

Ok, I am watching it closely as there are rumors of silent PS4 floating around. I have time and if it dies it dies I will just get it replaced.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 8:30:46 PM

I doubt it will die on you my friend. But if its obnoxiously loud call Sony ahead of time and let em know. Theyll probably want it to try and fix it and u could be down a week or so but thatll happen anyways if for some reason it did break.

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Buckeyestar
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 1:07:27 PM
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I bought 3 using the buy 2 get 1 free deal on Amazon last Tuesday.

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DjEezzy
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 1:17:55 PM
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yeah well i got bf4 kz: sf and fifa
sounds about right

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Ray186
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 1:55:09 PM
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I also bought 3 using the buy 2 get 1 free deal on Amazon last Tuesday. That and the PS+ and free to play games brings my total up to 8 on launch day.

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slugga_status
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 2:10:04 PM
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I bought 4. Target had the buy 2 get one free plus I got 2k14

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Temjin001
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 2:59:47 PM
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there's only 1 game I really want right now from next-gen. and that's Killer Instinct. yah, boo, I know it's X0, but I just wanna play it bad! i cant help it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 4:02:38 PM
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Left to my own devices, I probably would've only bought 3 (Killzone, Black Flag and Knack).

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Axe99
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 4:17:05 PM
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Killzone, Knack and BF4 for me, although I'll also be playing War Thunder like it's going out of fashion. Is odd they're still segmenting off retail games - sooner or later they'll realise that method of delivery isn't a great (and getting worse) indicator for sales or profit.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 10:24:05 AM

These are the exact three same games I got too. In the December-January, I'll also probably add NFS:Rivals (sooner rather than later) and might try Assassins Creed IV too.

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Harerazer
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 5:14:00 PM
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Sony's not making you rebuy anything. PS3 PSN game don't work on the PS4. The only games that work on the PS4 are PS4 games which you couldn't have played on your PS3 so I guess your ass is no longer chapped, huh?

In terms of the article, this "analyst" is so wrong it isn't even funny. Considering that most users will have PS+ and PS+ gives you 18 games ( not all PS4 tho) on signup the attach rate will be quite a bit higher. New users automatically get Contrast and Resogun so they have 2 games without purchasing a thing. Next month will bring at least one more game and so forth every month. Maybe the XB1 attach rate will be 3 since I don't believe Microsoft will be giving XB1 games for free but stories like this should be proofread better, at the very least.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 7:05:37 PM
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yeah well i'll end up getting 3 or 4 depending on if i get bf4 and it wud have gone up another 2 if drive club and watch dogs had come out so yeah as of right now probs either 3 or 4 games with the console at launch.

happy gaming =)

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___________
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 2:46:09 AM
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xbox one probably more than that, because you already have 3 first party titles most will want.
ps4 not so much though, i mean knack mostly kids will be interested in as for KZ, dont we have enough shooters?

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Simcoe
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 10:31:00 AM

The only one I'd truly be interested in for X1 would be Dead Rising 3. I liked the early concept/idea of a medieval game, but everything that I've seen since E3 with Ryse, just turned me off from it.
Don't mind Knack so far, it's a fun little platformer to play with the nephews, but I think Ratchet & Clank is better.

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