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Pachter Predicts: Xbox One outsold PS4 in September (dance, you puppets)

Guevara

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The Xbox One sold better than the PlayStation 4 in September, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. He is estimating that Microsoft sold 325,000 new Xbox Ones at U.S. retailers last month while Sony sold 250,000 PS4s. This is notable because Sony’s system has sold better than Microsoft’s in nearly every month since each gaming device launched in November. September is also when Activision launched its blockbuster sci-fi shooter Destiny, which Sony helped market as a PS4 game even though it is also available on Xbox One and the older systems. Both corporations are locked in a battle in the console-gaming sector, which is worth billions of dollars in the U.S. alone.

“We expect Xbox One sales to exceed those of the PS4 for only the second month since launch,” Pachter said in a note to investors.

These Wedbush numbers are just a prediction, and we should learn if they are accurate this Thursday when industry-tracking firm The NPD Group reveals its sales data for the month of September.

Why Pachter thinks so:
- Free game pack ins such as Madden
- Destiny: $400 with console for Xbox One, $450 with console for PS4

http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/13/xbox-one-outsold-ps4/

When NPD tho?

 

Impeccable

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Consumer's caught wind of the first class treatment, finally. When you think Xbox, you think luxury and elegance.
 

RoKKeR

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Congrats on the win this month PS4!

/Pachter

MS ran that get a free game with every purchase promo in September, right?
 

Data West

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I wonder how many of those are people buying a second system. Either way, there's no denying Sony messed up this year with putting their marketing behind a third party game while Microsoft has stuff like MCC, Forza Horizon 2, and Sunset Overdrive that are at least getting some kind of buzz as exclusives. And I imagine DriveClub's reviews didn't help matters any. I would think that's what he's basing it off of, but we'll know when the actual numbers get out.
 

NolbertoS

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If Pachter is wrong again, will GAF finally add him to list of banned personalities?? His reverse-prophecies are getting long in the tooth somedays.
 

Flarin

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I find that hard to believe. With how hard Destiny was pushed and PS4 bundles that went out there's just no way.

What would have caused the dip in sales/ Xbox to increase? There's no reasoning given.
 
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Personally I think that is a load of bollocks considering destiny, the most heavily marketed game on ps4 that month, if Xbox somehow sold more then I'll be legit shocked.