Analyst: Xbox One Could Ship Up to 3x More Than the PS4 This Year - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 23 July 2013 / 10,798 Views
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian in an investors note today has stated that the Xbox One has been gaining momentum since Microsoft changed the restriction on used games sales and eliminated the DRM. He even believes that Microsoft may be able to ship two to three times as many consoles as Sony this year.
"Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft's Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks," said Sebastian. "Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony's PS4."
He added that the core audience who will be picking up the majority of launch consoles care less about the price gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft is currently working with retailer to "lessen the gap" between the two consoles.
Sebastian noted that this holiday season is critical for the success of the Wii U. The Wii U needs a price cut and sales also depend on how successful "Nintendo's holiday software lineup" is.