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Xbox One price cut needed or Sony wins

Although it is highly unlikely that Microsoft will announce an Xbox One price cut before the end of 2013, it hasn’t stopped people from talking about the subject. One analyst believes that Microsoft actually has no choice on matter – either cut the price of the Xbox One or risk losing the next-gen war to Sony’s PS4 console.

That analyst of course is Michael Pachter, the same analyst who recently went public in saying that he was surprised that Nintendo’s president was ‘still in the job‘. This week, he has revealed his opinions on the current PS4 Vs Xbox One sales battle and has stated that Sony are clear winners at the moment.

The main reason for this according to Pachter is solely down to price, and the fact that the Xbox One is $100 more expensive to buy at retailers and online. If Microsoft announces a price cut next year, he thinks that they can then play catch up to Sony’s sales – and only then.

What are your thoughts on Pachter’s latest round of comments? Do you agree with him this time in that Microsoft badly needs to announce an Xbox One price cut?

We just don’t see it happening any time soon though.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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