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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 1010d ago | opinion piece

Analyst: PS4 Projected to Outsell Xbox 720 2-to-1

The internet has been overloaded with both Xbox 720 and PS4 news in the past few weeks and an online retailer is now weighing in on the competition between the two systems., a leading money saving website in the U.S. is now making the bold prediction that the PlayStation 4 console will outsell the Xbox 720 2-to-1 once they are released. This prediction derived from pre-order searches made on the site.
Searches for the PS4 outnumber those for the Xbox 720 2-to-1. In the last two months, there have been more than 300,000 unique searches for the PS4, in comparison to the 140,000 searches for the Xbox 720 console, according to the site's data. (PS4, Xbox One)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1010d ago
2-1 is actually a lot, if Sony can do this, I will have to give them ultimate credit. I doubt it would be 2-1 though but I think 1-1.5 or somewhere around there. I would have to see the 720 and other peoples reactions to guess though
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Relientk77  +   1010d ago
Guess we'll have to wait and see, I'm very excited for E3 to see these consoles and games

edit @ below: lol @ the picture
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1010d ago
I agree, this E3 is going to be set as one of the greatest and most memorable E3's of all time


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zeal0us  +   1010d ago
Oddly enough this is the first time I've heard of CouponCodes4u. CouponCodes4u is basing this assumption of site searches, so I would take this with a grain of salt tbh.

I believe the PS4 and 720 will be neck and neck when it comes to sales. Obviously in some areas like Japan the PS4 will outsell the 720.
BitbyDeath  +   1010d ago
"but I think 1-1.5 or somewhere around there"

That's about what PS3 outsold the 360 this gen, nextgen should be better since they have less to go up against. Not as hard to make games, price gap to be minimal, releasing same time if not before, nifty features like no load times and sharing etc etc
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OmegaSlayer  +   1010d ago
I'm a HUGE Sony fanboy and I won't even remotely think it's possible that Sony will outperform Microsoft 2 to 1 in US.
No chance in hell.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1010d ago
hope its true! I support real game companies all the way!!
Godmars290  +   1010d ago
And wasn't the PS3 said to outsell the 360 at 3-1?
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1010d ago
Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
PSVita  +   1010d ago
Im not sure if it was 3-1 but It outsell the Xbox from day 1. If you take into account the ps3 released a 1yr- 1 1/2yr after the Xbox 360 and has now passed it.
Evil_Ryu  +   1010d ago
quit speaking out of your ass your making yourself look like a jackass
thechosenone  +   1010d ago
Yeah PSVita quit spewing your facts for a min and listen to reason. Just because the PS3 started selling a year and a half later then the xbox360 and was more expensive to boot and still managed to outsell the 360 worldwide means absolutely nothing so just quit it!
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1010d ago
@Evil_Ryu WOAH CHILL no need to say that he is wrong because he isn't wrong.

@thechosenone "We all know that US sales are all that count"

How and why, that makes no sense, I just want to know how you have 4 bubbles when you talk trash. What you said makes no sense. So you are saying the US is more superior than the EU and Japan for gaming?Think again. PSVita was right and I do agree with what he said because he is right. And it does mean something. It could mean that there was a higher demand for the PS3. IDK what the sales are like now wether the Xbox 2360 sold more or not, the point is that EU sales count as well, and so does every other country.
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Urusernamesucks  +   1010d ago
Had it launch the exact same year as the xbox would of ended up Alot worse. All those unprepared games, hardware and online services would of collapse had it not been for sonny being smart enough to delay for a year.You would of ended up with a console disaster worser than rrod.

So that year head start Bs Doesn't meant shit since the ps3 would of lost Either way. Now whose spewing facts here?

Go ahead Disagree if it makes ya feel better.
thechosenone  +   1010d ago

oh lord, apparently you didn't get it so here... /s. lol Not to mention that my avatar say PS4Life. heh
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1010d ago
@thechosenone why did you change your comment so other s could not see what you actually wrote
thechosenone  +   1010d ago
Dude are you dense? I was joking!
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NYC_Gamer  +   1010d ago
I expect PS4 and 720 sales to be really close based on PS3/360 numbers
Minato-Namikaze  +   1010d ago
Take away the 1 year head start in usa and jp as well as the 15 month head start in EU. pretty different picture as far as sales go.
SixZeroFour  +   1010d ago
so hypothetically speaking, what do you think would have happened had sony rushed the ps3 and launched a year earlier to compete with MS or if MS would have held back and released a year later to improve the 360?

you fail to remember that by launching earlier, MS also shot themselves in the foot with the whole RRoD debacle, yet still pulled it together...what would have happened if MS decided to wait a year and didnt have the RRoD to tarnish the 360 image for some ppl to this day?

it goes both ways, and we will never know what would have happened in either case...everything would have been under different circumstances
T2  +   1010d ago
I think the main reason you wont see dominance is that a lot of people now buy both systems but as long as both sell 70 million hopefully its a win , win for gamers
GalacticEmpire  +   1010d ago
There's absolutely no reason this can't happen. Sony's strategy so far has won over quite a few gamers and should XB3 not be quite up to par then we could easily see a return to the PS2 days of dominance.
SixZeroFour  +   1010d ago
won over? i thought they lost some gamers when you compare ps3 sales with ps2 sales
Majin-vegeta  +   1010d ago
Commence fighting in 5...4...3..2...

*Sits back* and watches the comments roll in.
BludoDaSmelly  +   1010d ago
Very possible, if MS doesn't bring the games.
Cyfyxtfg  +   1010d ago
gamertk421  +   1010d ago
So the people disagreeing have seen the new Xbox? Smh
blackbirdi  +   1010d ago
they did say that 8 years ago lol
Kiwi_Blue  +   1010d ago
These projections have zero credibility or value. The next Xbox has not even been announced, so of course there have been less pre-order searches for it, because it technically doesn't exist! If anything, the fact that an unannounced product is allegedly only 2-1 behind is the impressive news.
jmac53  +   1010d ago
I agree, won't even read the article to give them the click throughs they so desperately want.
SpideySpeakz  +   1010d ago
I was thinking the same thing.
arbitor365  +   1010d ago
that is what I predict. I dont think there will be any foreign market for the 720, it wont have a year head start, and it wont have the advantage it had with the PS3's crappy launch.

I think it will sell 45-50 million at best, while the PS4 sells 80+ million.
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Tapioca Cold  +   1010d ago
I think microsoft is targeting america only. Sony targeting the world.
Urusernamesucks  +   1010d ago
Wrong, They're doing this Gamecom Conference in Germany, i Don't have the link but its out There. Some of you just happen to miss these Positive xbox articles, Don't ya?
gamernova  +   1010d ago
Definitely less than that. The rumors screwed over ms but we will see what the future holds.
alessandro10  +   1010d ago
i see this happening, the popularity of the product is very high, there is a lot of people already with the mind set to buy ps4.

Announcing the system first and all the good will its having with the developers will help them a lot.

E3 will be glorious
JimmyDanger  +   1010d ago
All this PS4 hype reminds me of the pre release Vita/NGP fanfare and talk of domination, based on very little actual "evidence", and much discussion of "swagger" and "goodwill" and geographical discussions of a "return to the glory days" - and other such substantial measures of future success.

Pull your heads in now kiddies, lest you look silly when things don't quite work out.
Belking  +   1010d ago
Another baseless article on N4G.

yea, i'm sure the same thing was said about ps3 too. That article is laughable because we don't even know enough about them yet......and to top it off they based this on internet searches....ROFL
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Pintheshadows  +   1010d ago
I always hate the way these types of articles get lots of activity, but ones that actually talk about why we are here, games, tend to go quiet.
Evil_Ryu  +   1010d ago
christianpost...the name of the website is alone to discredit anything they say
Npugz7  +   1010d ago
I was an Xbox guy but will be getting the PS4 because the focus is on games,I love the new controller and because of the new IPs and exclusives, plus it's more powerful!!!
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1010d ago
welcome to the quad brotherhood
SDF Repellent  +   1010d ago
Wait a minute, how can a dedicated HARDCORE gaming machine that concentrate on gaming going to outsell a system that abandoned core gamers, according to N4G, that attempts to attract multiple buyers with cable box, skype, have kinect included that will attract the soccer moms, casuals, females 2-1? Scratching my head.
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patterson  +   1010d ago
That sounds about right.
Max-Zorin  +   1010d ago
I'm not a employee or a shareholder so I could care less about sales. I just want the new gen to start.
gamertk421  +   1010d ago
1. A coupon site? Really?
2. So there have been twice as many hits on a known product over one that has yet to be revealed? They should hope for at least quadruple. This is one of the weakest correlations I've ever seen, but it got approved on this pro-Sony site with no problem. Unbelievable.
Ulf  +   1010d ago
I will be playing all my crossplats on PS4. That said, the 720 will probably launch at a lower price, and you'd have to be really ignorant to believe that wont go a long way toward making it more popular than the PS4.
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JimCom95  +   1010d ago
Well didn't the PS2 sell 155 million units compared to the Xbox at 24 million thats almost 6.5 times as much, but I doubt a console will ever dominate the competition like that again with less exclusives and more muiltplatform games and more competition. I do agree that PS4 will outsell the next Xbox but I think it will be really close, maybe not as close as this current generation, but maybe only difference of 10-15 million more units.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1010d ago
A man doesn't give any credit given this article's reasoning, but he could see PS4 outselling Xbox by a wide margin given the more favorable conditions Sony is launching in this time.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1010d ago
BOgus weBsite witg a boGus article. No other gaming sites are reporting this story MS will continue its dominance in the western world and will have a split in Europe. Both Japan and Europe are in three digit recession worst in history so sales will start very slow in those countries.
Sharky5  +   1010d ago
who wrote this garbage??....we haven't even seen MS's next-gen system yet.........therefore, NONE OF US KNOWS A DAMN THING!!!!
AO1JMM  +   1010d ago
Whoa!!! Common sense cannot be thrown around like that on N4G.

Zcarnut  +   1010d ago
I'm sure this article will have lasting results.Some MS execs are going to see it for sure.Next week we find out there is no new console coming now.Instead we get Zune II.
(I'm sorry LOL..Just cant take a crap article like this seriously)
TheKayle1  +   1010d ago
COUPONCODES4u??!!? next time use doritos and montain dew chairman to talk about console pls.... n4g is arriving to the limit of credibility approving this article

delete this shit is USELESS...damn

is for this reason that i dont write anymore alots on being ridiculous
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ichimaru  +   1010d ago
lol.- n4g my mourning lols
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