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Xbox One and PS4 shipments in Q4 2013 expected to hit 2.5 to 3 million each – analyst

Friday, 25th October 2013 14:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One and PS4 shipments in Q4 2013 are expected to hit between 2.5 to 3 million each, according to analysis by Robert W. Baird & Co.’s Colin Sebastian.

In North America, the figure is expected to reachbewteen 1.5-2 million each, and while many analysts are giving Sony’s PS4 an edge in the region, Sebastian said the firm expects “similar or even slightly higher sales of Xbox One,” by the end of the launch window.

“Our shipment unit forecasts are slightly below consensus of 3 million or more for each platform,” said Sebastian in his note. “We estimate 5-6 million total Xbox One and PS4 shipments worldwide in 2013. Overall, our unit forecasts are slightly below some other published estimates of 3 million or more units per platform by year-end; however, we do not have any near-term demand concerns, but rather anticipate normal launch supply constraints.

“Looking further ahead, we expect ongoing flow of new hardware in Q1, which should enable Sony to reach its 5 million unit target by the end of March 2014.”

Using eBay as a gauge of popularity, the firm noted that “sales on eBay of Xbox One pre-orders average close to $800 (vs. base price of $499) and PS4′s close to $600 (vs. $399 base price) – both healthy premiums.”

“Our latest channel checks suggest initial demand indications remain positive for next-gen hardware,” read the note. “Overall video game sector performance has lagged as investors await more tangible next-gen data points, and as such, we remain cautiously optimistic on the group.

“To that end, both Sony and Microsoft are generally sold out of their initial unit shipments of PS4 and Xbox One, respectively. While we expect strong initial demand for new hardware, we still believe that platform holders need to demonstrate a compelling reason to upgrade, and a clear value proposition for mainstream audiences, to drive growth beyond year one.”

PS4 launches November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe while Xbox One launched on November 22 in both regions.

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20 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    Microsoft and Sony: http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/money.gif

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Pytox

    Micro$oft and $ony: http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/3208409/dog-rolling-in-money-o.gif

    #2 9 months ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    Nintendo: http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sht.gif

    #3 9 months ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    It’s got to the point that consoles from both these companies simply can’t fail. It’s not an option.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Javinator

    Hey look above, look at the controller to the right… It’s got 2 penises. 2 black penises on each side! Lol

    DualShock4=DualCock4

    #5 9 months ago
  6. VibraniumSpork

    Javinator…I remember you. The dude who sees cocks everywhere he looks.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. bradk825

    @6 thanks to Javinator so do I. I can’t look at that controller the same anymore, lol.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. VibraniumSpork

    Goddamn it…Javinator’s like the frickin’ monkey from Outbreak. And this thread is Ground Zero.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Javinator

    Look at the DualCock4 article on this site which shows it playing with the Mac, it’s a video.
    Sony fanboys you can see your DualCock4 in a video (porn?) and see it from all angles. Some in your face action!

    Sony Fanboys, enjoy your DualCock4 on your GayStation4! Lol

    #9 9 months ago
  10. gomersoul

    Fair play to jav for the dualcock comment. Seems that Sony think a cock in your hand is the most ergonomic design, not sure my wife agrees!

    #10 9 months ago
  11. zoopdeloop

    @5,12 jealous that you don’t have even one?
    children you’ll be even more jealous after a while ;)

    #11 9 months ago
  12. Javinator

    Not satisfied with 1 black cock?
    Will 2 black cocks satisfy that craving????
    Sony has you covered: DualCock4,
    1 black cock for each handle/grip!

    Btw, they vibrate too!

    *Condoms not included

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Javinator

    #13, you have one.
    In your mouth that is..

    #13 9 months ago
  14. VibraniumSpork

    @15 What the…I don’t even…I’m outta here!

    #14 9 months ago
  15. bradk825

    Well that escalated quickly.

    #15 9 months ago
  16. bradk825

    @19 LOL, nice.

    #16 9 months ago
  17. CyberMarco

    I feel I’m back to my elementary school years!

    And NO, there weren’t any *roosters*!

    #17 9 months ago
  18. Lounds

    Well why you lot are paying £50 for a game I’ll stick to next gen already on PC for around £30 a game… suckas.

    #18 9 months ago
  19. pcbros

    @23 – I will try my best to ride the PC train for as long as possible. Thinking of building a gaming rig soon. Currently, Steam has my full attention. Great sales!

    Mass Effect 2 is on sale for $5 :)

    #19 9 months ago
  20. truth

    Could of predicted this long ago. Ps4 is just better. Plus there is a smaller percentage of gay people vs straight therefore less xbone will be bought. Aaah xbone gay now and gay latter kinect command: Xbone anal……. Enjoy micropenis fans

    #20 9 months ago

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