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Old 06-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #418
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Originally Posted by Heyneck View Post
Again... who cares what does dudes over there get. The xbox has never sold well over there. Microsoft even thought about discontinuing the sales over there. Still Microsoft has outsold the playstation every month since it's release in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Since you were ranting and raving about Microsoft's business model earlier, I thought the bolded was funny. Who cares what consumers think overseas, **** em. That's a winning business model!

According to a note from Baird Technology Research analyst Colin Sebastian, the PS4 is currently outselling the Xbox One on and GameStop pre-orders. Sebastian added that the competition is intense, and with the PS4 positioned as more of a pure gaming platform than the Xbox One, Sony needs to engage gamers proactively in order to maintain this edge. The report also confirms that next gen games will retain the $60 price point of current gen games.

“Sony gained an advantage at that $400 price point,” said Michael Pachter, video game analyst, Wedbush Securities. “Most gamers don’t yet appreciate why they need the Kinect functionality, and don’t perceive the need for Skype or cable TV through their consoles, so Microsoft’s $100 price differential sounds unwarranted to them.”

Pachter believes the lower price point, coupled with Sony’s open system that allows for used games to be played and shared freely, as well as true offline play, will result in sales of 12 to 15 million PS4s in the first year. He forecasts Microsoft will come in second place with 9 to 10 million Xbox Ones sold in the first year.
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