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Patcher expects PS4 to sell 37.7 million by 2017

We try not to post stories in which analysts predict sales, because quite frankly I could pull a figure out of thin air and probably be just as close, however it's a slow news day, so let's see what the most famous analyst of them all has to say for himself.

The person in question? Michael Pachter, whose latest rambling mentions that he thinks PS4 Worldwide sales will reach 37.7 million units by the end of 2016, while he also expects Xbox One sales to total 29 million units during the same time period.

"We expect Sony's and Microsoft's new consoles to thrive over the next three years, with cumulative worldwide sales of 37.7 million PS4 and 29 million Xbox One consoles by year-end 2016. We do not expect Nintendo's Wii U to fare as well, with cumulative sales of under 20 million by 2016," Patcher said in a note to investors. 

Most of this seems to be down to the $100/£100 price difference, although it could also come down to the games. Will Titanfall sell consoles? Will Sony's own exclusives help shift the PS4? There is a lot of different factors to take into consideration and while there is probably a formula behind what analysts do, they certainly aren't always right.

What do you think? Put your guess below.

Edited On 03 Jan, 2014

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beeje13's avatar
beeje13 3 years ago
Both consoles have their exclusives which sell consoles. I still think Kinect should have been optional as the price difference is hurting the X1's sales. The new halo will be a system seller when it comes out, Titanfall, being available on PC and 360, and not being anywhere near as well known as halo, will not, in my opinion.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
PS4 and Xbox One is only gonna sell that many unit's if, Sony and Microsoft ensure quality exclusives (Sony have Compile Heart and Tales studio, while Microsoft have... Quantum Break and D4)

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