PS4 to outsell Xbox One at launch, predicts Pachter

Michael Pachter shares his thoughts on the launch sales for PS4 and Xbox One.

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JoGam1637d ago

He might be right this time around.

Abash1637d ago

These groundbreaking and incredibly bracing predictions Pachter makes is why he gets paid the big bucks!

PoSTedUP1637d ago

lol, Right... i had a Hard time putting my finger on this one, how Does he do it?? an incredible man he Is i must say.

georgeenoob1637d ago Show
BattleAxe1637d ago

My predictions:

- PS4 to outsell Xbox One at launch and in lifetime sales by around a 2:1 ratio

- PS Vita to sell an average of 10 million units per year as of the $199.00 price drop.

- PS Vita TV to outsell PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita Handheld, WiiU and every other set top box/microconsole on the market once it releases in the west. Sony's Internet TV service to be the center piece of this new console.

- PS3 to sell like hotcakes, surpassing 100 million in lifetime sales within the next two years

scott1821637d ago

Nice stealth troll georgenoob.... And some complain that sony fans are bad.

n4rc1637d ago

Its not stealth trolling... Its common sense.. Lol

Most of us rational people know $100 difference almost guarantees more units sold.. that was never in question

Is it 4:1? God no... 3:2? Maybe.. 4:3 is getting closer imo

BG115791637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

@Georgenoob, because it is less expensive, it doesn't mean it has less quality.
Can I use the current generation of consoles to justify what I'm saying or are you arguing that the 360 is trash?

scott1821637d ago

Of course the price point is a big draw for consumers. But even when the ps4 was priced at $460 it sold out in a day at no.1 on amazon. And yes, making it seem like the ps4 is in some way lower quality and only popular because of price is trolling.

badz1491637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )


that's correct, right? cause I want to write it in here;

I WANT HIS JOB! make dumb statements, wrong predictions ALL THE TIME and predictions even Captain Obvious will be proud of and still make money!

Ezz20131637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )


sony have the price (fact), the better hardware (Fact), and the quality

MysticStrummer1637d ago

@George - Sony has both the lower price and the higher quality.

Bathyj1637d ago

So George, you're saying ps4 WILL in fact outsell Xbone, as well as people only bought X360 over Ps3 because it was cheaper?

Is THAT what you're saying?
Can I quote you on that?

TheOneEyedHound1637d ago

I am getting tired of you guy putting down Patcher, he has proven to be a great predictor./s

TheLyonKing1636d ago

Misconception he gets paid to predict.

mistertwoturbo1636d ago

In other news, Water is wet

insomnium21636d ago

LOL @ goerge with his can of worms...

andibandit1636d ago

Did any of you bother too look at the actual video or did you just read this article and decide to spew hate ???. Michael Pachter was asked a direct question about how many units would be sold, and he answered it....Big Deal.....effing lemmings on this site

Boody-Bandit1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

"effing lemmings on this site"

Yet here you are.

You don't have to be an analyst to know this. Sony has the cheaper price point, more powerful hardware, positive press and (IMO since the 1st 3 are facts and this is my opinion) better 1st party studios.

Ezz20131636d ago

one thing though ,
Can Pachter predicts when he will stop predicting ?!

d3nworth11636d ago

The PS4 is leading in preorders so that was kind of a no brainer.

pixelsword1636d ago

@ georgegreenbob:

I'm not saying you're butthurt, but...

At any rate, this is kind of a given since a lot of votes and opinions went towards the PS4 that I've seen.

Kryptix1636d ago

"Price always comes before quality in the eyes of most consumers, it's not that hard of a prediction." -georgeenoob

lol Funny how these Xbots talk about it's just the price making the difference not the quality. When the Xbox 360 is selling cheaper than the PS3 and doing better just in the US, it's the other way around and they say it's quality. Ignoring the RRoD fiasco and blindly not acknowledging that it's in 3rd place worldwide. Idiots...

"Most of us rational people know $100 difference almost guarantees more units sold.. that was never in question" -n4rc

That's not the case with the PS3 outselling the Xbox 360 in worldwide sales. Playstation always had the better quality for the price thus selling more units and in less time.

And right here ladies and gentlemen is another case of Playstation doing better than Xbox for a 3rd time.

UltimateMaster1636d ago

Big deal.
My dog could have made that prediction.
Give him 100 000$ per year.

They are paid to be precise, not random.
You just need to look at VGChartz and see the tendency.

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QuickdrawMcgraw1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

I might have to side with georgeenoob on his remarks,only because a lot of gamers chose price over quality last gen.Though the difference this time is lower price will still buy you quality.

d3nworth11636d ago

Thats not really the case. America was the only country where the 360 outsold the Ps3. The Ps3 had a slight lead in Europe and dominated the 360 in Japan with the higher price. This gen there are other reasons. MS did a terrible job of communicating to the public. MS pissed off alot of gamers with the DRM and retarded restrictions. As soon as Sony said they weren't doing any of that crap PS4 preorders were through the roof. MS priority with the xbox 1 isnt games. All they talked about was TV and sports. The first xbox 1 ad was about football they didnt show any games. The only reason the xbox 1 is more expensive is cuz of the camera. Which MS already confirmed that you don't need it to use the console but they are still forcing it on you anyway.

Felonycarclub81637d ago

Lmfao this might be the first time that he will be right lol

vigilante_man1636d ago

This is the man who only a few months ago predicted that XB1 would wipe the floor with PS4 stating they would easily win the next gen console war.

Glad I don't pay this guy's wages!

BOLO1636d ago

M$FT will slide him a bill or two to say the opposite before Xbone launches. Pachter: "My powers of deduction tell me teh CloUd and Kinect with an NSA launch title will boost the XBone's sales lead over PS4".

Karpetburnz1637d ago

PS4 is cheaper and 50% more powerful, Xbox fanboys be mad.

Thunderhawkxbox1636d ago

In Sony fan boys dreams ? Name me one game so far coming out for ps4 can beat Ryse on graphics bf4 even looks better on Xbox one guess what I played it on actuall Xbox one console at London have u got anything else to say ?

Caffo011636d ago

Infamous ss destroys ryse graphically and it's an open world too.
Now tell me.. Oh wait, You only have 1 Bubble...

n4rc1636d ago

Its not 50% more powerful... That figure was pulled out of a bloggers ass...

It has advantages in some areas, yes.. But thats it.. There is no 50% across the board and zero evidence in the games themselves.

ThatCanadianGuy5141636d ago


The GPU is literally almost 50% better in all aspects.

The ram is also better in every way.

It is significantly more powerful then xbone in all regards.People can nitpick and argue the finer % points but it doesn't matter, it's way, way more powerful in the end.No matter how much spinning, theories and outright lights certain xbox fans try to spew.

noctis_lumia1636d ago

Thunderhawkxbox killzone shadow fall looks better than ryse god of war QTE edition

and keep sayin that xbox games are better looking lol i wanna see you face once the leagues of naughty dogs studios will unleash their games in 2 years from now

Beastforlifenoob1636d ago

F**CK the 50% rumour that rumour was "johnny said to this guy which said to this guy which said to me and it might be 50%"

Seriously, stop taking rumours as facts or you will be severly dissapointed.

Buy the console for the exclusives, the third party games are going to be identical (both consoles have good eclusives, PS4 has better thou in my opinio)

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Bathyj1637d ago

Now he's just staying the obvious, trying to get that win:loss ratio up.

vigilante_man1636d ago

Just in... Christmas Day to be on December 25th this year.. Patcher predicts!

andibandit1636d ago

he was answering a listeners question, but nevermind, hes damned whatever his answer

dj3boud1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

You are spitting out the obvious, Pachter.

GamerzElite1636d ago

He is fooling himself. A couple of month before He predict just opposite what he is saying now.

Nakiro1636d ago

I remember that, apparently Skype was the killer feature that was going to take X1 far above in sales compared to PS4.

Ps4Console1636d ago

That wasn't very hard to predict considering the mess Ms are in with the Xbox One .

WarThunder1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Really? No s*** Pachter!

GT671636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

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3-4-51636d ago

Pre-orders were 124 PS4's for every 64 XB1's at Gamestop until they ran out and then started taking more pre-orders.

I would assume that if PS4 sells 2 million consoles, XB1 will sell 1-1.5 million

Infamouskat1636d ago

He would be pointing out the obvious though.

Imalwaysright1636d ago

@ n4rc. Is that what happened with the 360 and the PS3?

Magicite1636d ago

because stating obvious requires analytic skills.

Pogmathoin1636d ago

All of a sudden Pachter is right. He used to be full of crap....apparently....

Hicken1636d ago

He's still full of crap. Just because he sometimes states the obvious doesn't make him any less of a tool when it comes to predicting.

Love how folks always wanna try to play that card you just pulled, completely ignoring good sense in the process.

Pogmathoin1635d ago

Common sense? On this site.... Right! Either you say PS4 is almighty or go home. Anyone who gives a good explanation on why they like X1 is hammered, no matter how valid. I myself like gaming, so will have both, but tired of the backed up Sony fanboy crap.... Its gone too far, unchecked.... Saying it was the other way 8 years ago does not cut it....

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inf3cted11637d ago

Its funny how he gets payed for predicting these.

badz1491637d ago

yeah...I would rather he shut his mouth as he's gonna jinx it with this!

Austin481637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Patcher is always predicteding something lol

xc7x1637d ago

I predict Patcher will predict again [puts head down and walks away,ok not really,i'm still at the desk typing]

shinrock1637d ago

OOOHHHHHHHHHHH! now i see how the site works.nowwwww Patcher is on point. LMFAO!

Bathyj1637d ago

Yeah, we agree with him when we think he's right, and disagree when we think he's wrong. Why is that unusual? That's not this site, that's everyone in the world. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.