Is Microsoft Out-shipping Sony Next Gen?
Despite everything pointing to the complete opposite, analyst Colin Sebastian, is predicting that Microsoft’s Xbox One may out-ship Sony’s PlayStation 4 at a rate of 2:1 or even 3:1 come launch. Honestly, this sounds a bit far fetched considering the manufacturing problems that have been rumored in regards to Xbox One. It’s also difficult to believe considering most pre-order rumors suggested that Sony was allotting retailers much more inventory than Microsoft. Regardless, this is the estimation that Sebastion is going with.
“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. Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony’s PS4,” Sebastion said.
Colin has also wagered that both manufacturers are going to have supply issues when compared to demand. This isn’t exactly anything new for console launches, but it also is starting to sound like we could see an unprecedented amount of sales at launch.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how this plays out, but for the reasons listed above, it doesn’t sound likely.