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Research firm predicts strong PS4 sales for Sony

Research firm IHS has predicted that the PS4 will have outsold the Xbox One by 11 million units come 2017.

Gotta love these analysts eh?

Apparently the company believes that by 2017 PS4 will have sold 49 million units worldwide with Xbox One 38 million units, which in itself would probably please Sony at least.

"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,"Piers Harding-Rolls stated.

At launch IHS says that PS4 will sell 2.4m units and Xbox One 2.2 million units by the end of 2013.

On the bright side the company does expect Xbox One to maintain the brand’s lead in North America.

"We also believe that both Sony and Microsoft will continue to benefit from Nintendo's Wii U weak sales, with some past Wii users adopting the latest consoles instead of upgrading to Wii U."

What do you think of this? A lot of rubbish or does it have some substance?

Edited On 12 Nov, 2013

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Dead 3 years ago
Load of rubbish, they may get lucky and be right, but they get these figures from surveying a couple of thousand people and upscaling the answers they get, which is just meaningless.
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Burner 3 years ago
I have to agree with Gloria here. These figures are just nonsense.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Gotta third Gloria. They may be close to home with the 2013 figures (although I was under the impression it was 2:1 in Sony's favour on pre-orders....) but to predict to 2017 is just nonsense. There are so many factors in play over that time scale that to just stretch out figures devised today is meaningless.
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DARKST4R 3 years ago
Agree with Gloria!! That's some solid BS right there
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Sony outselling Microsoft possible true. 49 millions PS4 by 2017 Highly doubt full
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Ulquiorra_1 3 years ago
11million is a stretch. But I'd say about 4-5 million. The US/UK will ensure that Xbox is not far behind.

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