In the build-up to the highly anticipated launch of the PS4 and Xbox One next-gen consoles, we have been hearing some interesting sales predictions from various analysts. Most have actually gone on record to say that Sony will come out on top against Microsoft during the first week, but now we have a new report to tell you about which suggests the complete opposite.
To recap, we first told you about the somewhat surprising omission from that man Michael Pachter, who wasn’t afraid to say that Sony will have the better sales launch than Microsoft. At the time, he even offered some bold sales figures as well showing the confidence he had – predicting that Sony would shift around 1.5 million PS4 units at launch, compared to Microsoft who would manage 1 million units sold based on his assumptions.
That was at the end of September when the comments were made, but now we have some new details that are coming in this week. The head tech buyer of UK chain John Lewis has said that it will actually be the Xbox One that will prove more successful than the PS4 at launch.
Jonathan Marsh has said that his company are expecting Microsoft to edge it, due to a stronger lineup of games and in his opinion, a more efficient online service with Xbox Live compared to PSN.
He added that the Xbox One will probably ‘appeal’ to more consumers, due to the ‘experience it creates’, which may ruffle one or two feathers over at the PlayStation community.
Some interesting comments indeed, but a great way to keep the debate healthy on which console could possibly win the sales battle in a month’s time. Which way do you see it going? Do you agree that Xbox Live is still ahead of the PSN and will factor in more Xbox one sales?