The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be released next month in North America and Europe. Robert W. Baird & Co.’s analyst Colin Sebastian is expecting Microsoft and Sony to ship between 2.5 million and 3 million units for their next generation consoles this year.
Sebastian expects shipments in North America to be between 1.5 million and 2 million units each. Sebastion is predicting sales for the two consoles to be similar in North America or the Xbox One to slightly outsell the PlayStation 4.
"Our shipment unit forecasts are slightly below consensus of 3 million or more for each platform," said Sebastian.
The PlayStation 4 will launch in North America on November 15 and November 29 in Europe. The Xbox One is launching in North America and Europe on November 22.