Xbox One will now sell as many units as PS4, says Pachter

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Microsoft willing to drop the price of the Xbox One in 2014 if sales don't go to plan, believes the analyst.

The Xbox One u-turn on digital rights policies will see the platform claw back consumer belief in the platform and will sell as many units as the PS4, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has said.

"As far as today's announcement, we think that gamers will rejoice, and the focus will shift from Microsoft's onerous policies to the price differential between the Xbox One (at $499) and the PS4 (at $399)," wrote Pachter in a research note released today.

However, Pachter does not believe the price difference will prevent the Xbox One from matching the performance of the PS4.

"We are confident that with six months of focused messaging, Microsoft can fully level the playing field with Sony, and we expect the Xbox One to sell as many units as the PS4," he wrote.

Should the Xbox One fail to match sales of the PS4, Pachter believes Microsoft is in a position to react.

"If we are wrong, we think that Microsoft is prepared to lower price next year," he concluded.

Source: Wedbush Quick Note

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Camera makes some people paranoid... Myself included.
Some people wont trust microsoft anymore for even trying to do what they did in the first place.
It's still an extra hundred dollars for something a lot of people don't want (Kinect).
You still can't swap hard drives.
DRM tech still exists within the console.
The console isn't as powerful as PS4.

So, I wont be one of those people. I wont ever get an Xbox one. I'll go from PS360 to PS4U next gen. It'll be the 1st nintendo console I'll ever own.

I think Sony will have the price advantage this whole gen. The Kinect is part of the 3-layer OS in the Xbox One so removing it and selling XB1 for $399 isn't an option for Microsoft. I just hope Sony takes advantage of this. Bring the marketing. Bring the games. These console wars are going to be exciting!

Does he mean globally or in Nth America? If he means globally I don't see it. Also MS won't drop the price if they are selling in the same ballpark as PS4. It'll only be if XB one80 is selling at 50-60% of PS4 that they will drop the price out of desperation.

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So are they back on track to sell close to half a billion consoles. http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/05/24/microsoft-over-1-billion-next-gen-consoles-will-be-sold

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Conclusion: Xbox One is now officially doomed.

Lets do a little math here. 360 had a 5-7million lead on PS3 for the first 1.5year. That lead was completely closed and surpassed. If The consoles had came out at the exact same time and nothing else changed, PS3 would have had a 7mill+ LEAD on 360. If it had of had the same head start? 14mil+.

If track records have shown anything, it is that the PS brand has far more selling power than Xbox does. Without a lead OR a price advantage seeing as PS4 is cheaper......its still in the bag for Sony.




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xbox one will never sell better then ps4. xbox one will only lunch in 21 countries and will sell most of its units in north america. Ps4 will sell good around the world and even in asia and south america like the ps3 is performing right now. And for this generation ps3 has always been a more expensive console then 360 and lunched a yaer later but still managed to sell better by today.

Jinx prediction!!! D:

It will match it in America. Maybe even beat it if supply is there.

Worldwide though? Not even close.