Analyst Expects Xbox One To Outsell Ps4

While many forecasts still give an edge to Sony/PS4 in North America sales, we continue to expect similar or even slightly higher sales of Xbox One by the end of the launch window, Sebastian told investors, according to Games industry International. Sebastian expects both consoles to move between 5-6 million units, but expects the Xbox One to edge out within that range. He cites the fact that while both consoles are seeing healthy price margins on Ebay, Xbox Ones are averaging a 60 percent increase over retail prices, whereas the PS4 averages 50. Thats even more noteworthy because the Xbox One is more expensive to begin with. Considering the aforementioned Ebay markups, Id expect this initial phase of the console race to come down to one thing and one thing only: manufacturing. Demand is already outstripping supply by a good margin, so both Sony and Microsoft should be able to move a majority of the consoles theyve made by the time Christmas rolls around. Whoever makes more consoles, sells more consoles in this case, even with the $100 price difference. I cant see many holiday shoppers drawing a big distinction between the two. I dont expect the launch window to really tell us anything about the long-term viability of either of these consoles, much less which one will end up more popular. These pre-orders and initial sales are being dominated by the core gamers who were going to buy one no matter what, and the real test will be whether or not the Xbox One or PS4 will become established enough to sell to people who wont buy new hardware by default. No must-buy next-gen exclusives are on the horizon yet, and that will be what ultimately drives mass adoption.
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Xbox One Dashboard Can’t Be Shown Due To Licensing Issues, Says Albert Penello

@Srkuse82 It’s an excellent representation of the real UI. There are a lot of logistics and licensing issues doing a direct feed. Albert Penello (@albertpenello) October 28, 2013 The “doctored up” version that Kuse is talking about refers to this brief video right here where it’s impossible to tell exactly how well the dashboard operates given the lack of information and detail and since it’s a professionally made promotional video. Just in case, you can also watch the promo below. Many people came forward to defend Penello and the mini ‘M’ for standing by the decision to not release direct feed footage of the real Xbox One OS and dashboard to the public, citing that sometimes Microsoft has copyrighted material on the dashboard that could cause serious issues if they decided to host it on a site like YouTube or TwitchTV. Well, whose fault is it that Microsoft decided to optimize the dashboard for ads? I mean, if someone decided to pay a non-fanboy to troubleshoot the scenario, the non-fanboy might say something like How about Microsoft records the footage from a cell phone or use a digital camera and just blur out the copyrighted dashboard material? Or better yet, just not monetize the video? However, the above logic would suggest that monkeys aren’t in charge and that all the negative rumors actually need to be dispelled, or else the gaming community at large might see all the exact same rumors from different sources and actually believe them to be true. And of course, Microsoft can’t have people thinking that they’re actually trying to do something right, heck, Ballmer and Mattrick might still have jobs if they did something like that. There is, however, an alternative explanation for the situation: The Xbox One’s dashboard really is in shambles.
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