Submitted by OllieBoy 654d ago | news

PS4 to comfortably outsell Xbox One over next 4 years, IHS forecasts

CVG: IHS forecasts 49 million PS4 sales by the end of 2017, compared to 38 million Xbox One sales. Harding-Rolls said: "IHS believes that Sony's wider geographical brand allegiance - especially across continental Europe and Japan - will be decisive in allowing PS4 to outsell Xbox One on a global basis by the end of 2017. (PS4, Xbox One)

edonus   654d ago | Spam
Goku781  +   654d ago
Whoever doesn't see this coming is in denial. Unless MS does like in the music business and starts buying their own product so they can say they sold so many.
Sky Lazarus  +   654d ago
Or if x bones break on people and buy multiples. Then ms could win.
DCfan  +   654d ago
Thats prolly their B plan.
Gore-Content  +   654d ago
You mean like this gen? Yea, that could happen.
come_bom  +   654d ago
"Unless MS does like in the music business and starts buying their own product so they can say they sold so many."

Seriously! Do you even read what you write? * sighs deeply and shakes head *
GuruMeditation  +   654d ago
It was clear what he was getting at. Don't be such a pedant.
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GmIsOnPt360  +   654d ago
Wii outsold 360/ps3...anyone care? next!
Jaqen_Hghar  +   654d ago
so far...
jackanderson1985  +   654d ago
the introduction of Gaikai would surely hurt the PS3 sales in the long run no? if you could stream your ps3 games then there'd be no incentive to buy the ps3 console or at least that's my take
IQUITN4G  +   654d ago
I know a few people that are currently holding out on xb1 but simply because they're happy to play 360. Others I know are buying launch day. This is fairy typical I'd be willing to bet. A number of them were fairly disgruntled at first with MS's direction but frivolous that we are, they're all perfectly happy now buying another xbox

Xbox will be just fine
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etownone  +   654d ago
Yeah.... I know many people in no rush to buy into next gen and are perfectly happy with their 360.

These same people will buy next gen when Call of Duty isn't released for the 360 anymore.
starscream420  +   654d ago
Zach is right. Is it possible that Microsoft will do much better once the Kinect proves to be worth it?
I think that's its reasonable to conclude we should give it a chance. Remember how well the wii captured people who weren't gamers attention? The big difference here though is the Xbox has the power and functionality that will in my opinion make it very successful. I think later in the console war Xbox will be ahead. I will have both so I will enjoy what both has to offer. If you can afford to do so that is the way to go.
MilkMan  +   654d ago
When Kinect proves to be worth it? In order for that to happen, Kinect would have to prove itself to be a viable gaming device and to be honest it cant be your favorite family gaming peripheral.
Nope, its gonna have to be a cornerstone on the FPS market for Xbone.

IF they can make that work, THEN you may have something.

Hold your breath.
starscream420  +   654d ago
I see what your saying.....I don't think Kinect will be the greatest at fps......but if Microsoft is able to capture the attention of even a quarter of the no gamers that the wii did then Microsoft will have done very well. Remember the One is a device that gamers and casual gamers will use. Imagine if the wii would have been comparable to ps3 or xbox 360 or had even something along the lines of PSN. Obviously they didn't so those casual gamers lost interest quickly leaving the sales 80 mill plus-but no sizable quality library of games. I think the Kinect has tremendous improvements. It will attract a lot of folks. Microsoft has the power and tools to be successful in this area were the big N failed. Yes I know most hardcore gamers don't dig the Kinect but then most hardcore gamers wasn't crazy about the wii either.....but most had one didn't they? My only point is there is a lot of potential for the one to go down the same road as the wii without the pitfalls
ShowGun901  +   654d ago
My only problem comparing wii/xbone is price... You can talk a non gamer into $300, but $500? I know non techies who won't spend $100 on a nice smartphone cause there's a free one, no less $200 for a top of the line one. I don't think ms can depend on casuals at that price point, it'd be a HARD sell.
InTheLab  +   654d ago
I think you're forgetting the fact that Kinect is already known to those interested in it. Many went out and bought a $150 Kinect based on promises of future potential and many of those Kinects now line the used shelves at Gamestop.

It's the same thing with the Wii and WiiU. Why buy the same product twice? Those casuals interested in Kinect and TV will not pay $500 for a console, especially when they just paid $150 for Kinect a few years ago.
MilkMan  +   654d ago
Easy to understand when Xbox/ M$ wants to be your favorite cable company marketed towards gamers.
And Sony just wants you to play your favorite games with the ability to use a random app here and there IF you so wish it.
The backwards compatibility plan alone speaks volumes to the gamer at large.
Its not the hardware since they are practically the same machine.
Its implementation and value for "GAMING" dollar.
Also, whats behind a pay wall and whats not.
quinten488  +   654d ago
The next 4 years and beyond
etownone  +   654d ago
I definitely see the Ps4 outselling the Xbox1

Biggest reason.... Price.

Why o why is MS forcing Kinect down our throats.

Kinect might be great for entertainment in the living room....
But not needed for kids that play on a smaller screen in their bedrooms, or college students in dorms, or someone like me that owns 3 Xbox 360's...
Sure I have Kinect in my living room, but I wouldn't want it in the bedrooms.

Ms will have no choice but to release a Xbox One sans Kinect in the future to stay competitive against the onslaught that awaits.
jackanderson1985  +   654d ago
or drop the price of the X1 to stay in line with the PS4 pricing model... i wouldn't be surprised if that by christmas 2014 the consoles are the same price... it's pretty evident the console was built with kinect in mind and i can't see them dumping it anytime soon... then again i don't work with MS so i could be completely wrong
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etownone  +   654d ago
They don't have to dump it...

But the Xbox One isn't the Wii where it was built for motion controller gaming..... MS already stated that Kinect can be turned off and it isn't needed for the games.... In other words, it's optional..
So why not give the consumers the option to buy Kinect if they really want it.
Foxhound922  +   654d ago
This seems pretty accurate. With the PS4 outselling the x1 even in the US, I don't see a logical explanation as to how the x1 can overtake. There's no head start this time around.
cyhm3112  +   654d ago
this analyst firm is very obvious pro-MS, very biased!!

They wish it is that close!!

More like at least 5:1
85:17 in terms of millions sold after 5 years
from the beach  +   654d ago
Bold prediction, I remember reading similar ones about PS3.

No-one can really say what the lay of the land will be in four years' time, I suspect PS4 will go ahead at first due to launching in more regions, while Titanfall, Halo 5 and a possible price drop will see the Xbox One gain ground in 2014. That's my expert analysis.
cyhm3112  +   654d ago
nah, it is too late to make a come back, unless they spend billions of money to buy the exclusives of the biggest franchises!! I have a suggestion for MS, buy take two and make GTA, Red Dead their own franchises!! This way they can really compete with PS4, otherwise no way!!!
etownone  +   654d ago

Seriously? Too late to make a comeback?
Your comment is up there with one of the dumbest comments I've read on N4G.

Considering.. Next gen hasn't even started kid!!
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etownone  +   654d ago
Well... The last 3 gens, the "inferior" console ended up winning.

But, I must be missing something... Cause You obviously have super powers and know the future. How about you tell me if your always going to act like a little kid, or if one day in the future you start to make some intelligent comments.
SpinalRemains138  +   654d ago
Considering.. Next gen hasn't even started kid!!

No, yes it has, kid. Preorders are all gone. They're all sold out. Most of which are ps4. The Bone is already losing ground that it cannot make up.

MS has lost every Gen it has taken part in. Well, both of them anyway. They had many advantages during both and still could not outdo SONY in global sales.

Now that things are equal in terms of launch date, and SONY has every other advantage, just how do you figure the Xbox to compete?
starscream420  +   654d ago
Beach you are right this market is very unpredictable. In 2014 we will be able to truly compare the differences. When Halo 5 comes out a lot of people will buy the one no doubt.
noctis_lumia  +   654d ago
expect more games to follow this
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