'PS4 To Outsell Xbox One 2:1' Says Analyst

Nowgamer: "According to social media analysts, the PS4 looks set to outsell the Xbox by a factor of 2:1.

This figure was reached by looking at tweets regarding the PS4 and Xbox One and picking out which console twitter users said they were going to buy."

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Septic1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

Sounds right to me. A combination of price, superior hardware, better PR and all, it all makes sense.

TimmyShire1530d ago

Hard to expect Xbox One will outsell the PS4 when there's so much negativity surrounding MS and its console. I do wonder if gamers = more sales or if Christmas might impact this ratio, but as you say the PS4 is cheaper too so...

Peppino71530d ago

MS won't sell more than Sony unless they were to come out a year sooner like last gen. That's the only way MS would be ahead with its current situation ie. Price and policies.

Hellsvacancy1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

I'm not defending MS, but you must remember not everyone uses N4G or other gaming sites, my dad will likely buy a XB1, he likes the idea of the camera, and the TV stuff, he's not a gamer, he'll probably play some of the COD campaign

Iactually swore at my dad when he said he liked the idea of XB1 "are you f-in crazy man"

Millions of those people exist though an will see the XB1 as a TV companion rather than a gaming machine

mikeslemonade1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

They still got last place when they came out earlier.

As far as this generation I think it's gonna be 3:1 PS4 to X1. Or somewhere between 3:1 or 4:1 like the PS2 to Xbox Original.

It takes a while to convert people back. Everyone was saying that about the PS2 and they must get it so they can play Madden and GTA, and then a few years later the 360 was the "COD player". Now the PS3 picked back up the momentum and now the PS4 will finish it. We are already seeing converts here on N4G.

mcstorm1530d ago

Well if this is true than I think its a big plus for Microsoft because the one is only out in 13 country's at launch where the PS4 is out in 32 country's.

For me I could not care which console sells more as long as all 3 do well again this generation as having 3 selling well is better than 1 for us gamers.

abzdine1530d ago

so if PS4 sells 140million like PS2 X1 will sell 70? i think it's still a big accomplishment after all bad news surrounding x1 everyday.

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come_bom1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

Unless Microsoft radically changes the Xbox One (much lower price, Kinectless SKU, big exclusives, big exclusives, big exclusives, improves their offering with the XBLA Gold service, etc) and gets a much needed positive PR, the world sales will vastly favor the PS4. I even think the 2:1 is a bit low. My predictions, IF the X1 continues the same route until now, i would say 3:1 or more... unless Microsoft gets a stoke of luck like Nintendo did with the Wii.

There is always the USA where Microsoft sells a lot of consoles...

OlgerO1530d ago

It will probably be about equal in sales in the US in about a year with xbox one. and will outsell xboxone 2 to 1 in the rest of the world

Drewidian1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

The PS4 WILL outsell the Xbox One up to 3:1, which is great if you are into the PS4, until MS announces its partnerships with the Cable and Satellite companies with deals like "agree to a 2 year contract and get a free or low priced($99 - $199) Xbox One". Then the Xbox one will overtake and outsell the PS4 by a long shot since there are significantly more people who watch TV and would willing to jump in for such a low price. Once the cable/satellite companies start pushing it, it won't be a contest.

If MS gets that casual TV market, Fitness market, Skype to kick in to daily adoption, and gets devs to make apps and games work across all of its ecosystem, it may be able to do what the Wii did in getting average users to adopt en mass. The gamer market is at best maybe 200M regular users, but there's far more other people who watch TV and do other things besides gaming.

DVAcme1530d ago

Microsoft seriously has an uphill battle this gen just because of how much they've been stepping on consumers' toes since the system got announced. They've been touting "features" and establishing restrictions that cause knee-jerk overly negative reactions in consumers. Meanwhile, Sony's been keeping a business model that's pretty much business as usual for them with the added bonus of positive PR from their reactions to MS's goofs. Not only that, but they really turned it around for the PS3 even though it had such a rocky start. They used a slow-and-steady approach to come up equal to Microsoft this gen, which is impressive considering the heavy lead MS had on them at release. Sony just seems like the more consistent company right now.

mistertwoturbo1530d ago

And the fact the PS4 is launching in double the amount of territories around the world.

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TimmyShire1530d ago

Even from my own anecdotal experience I've got far more people on my social media excited for the PS4 than the Xbox One, so I'd be surprised if this was untrue.

shivvy241530d ago

I only know 2 friend getting the x1, the rest are getting ps4

MasterCornholio1530d ago

Of course it will since its the most popular console for gamers.

Nexus 7 2013

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Goku7811530d ago

Three more days till midnight launch to start proving it. Can't wait.

isa_scout1530d ago

God dude, I was trying to distract myself from the fact that it comes out so soon because the wait is killing me. Thanks for that, now my stomach is all in knots from
It's crazy to think that in 3 days my PS3 and 360 will be last-gen hardware.

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