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Xbox 720 to outsell PS4 says analyst

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The much-rumoured Xbox 720 or codename Xbox Durango, could outsell the recently announced PS4 when it is released, according to industry analyst Michael Pachter.

Gaming analyst for Wedbush Equity, Pachter anticipated that the next Microsoft console would be the highest selling console over the PS4 and the new Nintendo Wii U.

The Xbox 720 could take the biggest percentage of the market share, with Pachter predicting the Microsoft console could sell around 90-95 million units, with the PS4 just failing to reach such lofty sales figures, coming in with around 85-95 million unit sales.

Speaking at the SXSW technology conference, Pachter deemed the struggling Nintendo Wii U “essentially a DS split into two parts”, “not innovative enough” to rival the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony, but still having the potential to offer new, more interesting games that could spur on a sales growth for the console.

He also said the Xbox 720’s rumoured Skype integration along with a TV tuner and Kinect 2 bundle would be “killer apps” for the next-gen console, but would still compete with the Sony PS4’s Gaikai game streaming service.

Xbox 720 Features

Current rumours suggest the Xbox 720 could feature the same eight-core processor with 8GB of RAM as the recently unveiled PS4, but Microsoft has kept its cards close to its chest about the Xbox 720, even declining to confirm whether the next-gen console is even in production.

However, despite this, online rumours are still raging and are saying the Xbox 720 will feature an upgraded Kinext 2 motion gaming peripheral alongside two separate CPUs – one for dedicated gaming processing, while the other will deal with the Xbox 720’s multimedia offerings.

The Xbox 720 could also feature the long-rumoured Xbox TV service, as well as 3D technology.

There is a potential Xbox 720 launch date set for April 26, but again, nothing has been confirmed by Microsoft.

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Via: Digital Spy


March 11, 2013, 3:31 pm

Let's wait for E3. Then we can all see what these systems truely hold

Jon Souter

March 11, 2013, 10:40 pm

Seriously... sales predictions before we've seen either console or have firm specs?

With sales predictions pretty much mirroring the current situation, that Pachter chap is really living dangerously!

This is not news!

Actionable Steps

March 12, 2013, 2:16 am

I don't know why anyone listens to Pachter anymore, he only every says stuff that is true when everyone else already knows it. He has a bit of industry insight because he knows a lot of people but when it comes to stupid crap like predicting 90-95 million console sales for something that hasn't even had a formal announcement that it exists yet he's just asking for people to think he's a jackass...


March 12, 2013, 7:46 pm

Financially Sony is a year farther than Microsoft launch but with the same selling units and this will not work with the same launch date of PS4 / Xbox720 .


March 21, 2013, 4:07 am

This Pachter is ALWAYS wrong. He said last year that "The Last of Us" had to be a next gen title. Hes an idiot. The next xbox wont sell more than PS4 if they stick with the rumoured shackles of always online and no used game support. Then theres the fact every game disk will have to be installed and no optical drive support.

Why does everyone forget Sony are 2/3 in the console wars and MS are 0/2. Theyve only just sold more 360s than Sony has PS3s with a year head start AND the fact there wasnt any good games on PS3 till 2008-9 so thats another year on top.

Playstation is the biggest selling console brand in the world and PS4 is looking like the best thing Sony as a whole let alone Playstation has ever manufactured.

Rafael Vazquez

March 27, 2013, 8:49 pm

The Next Xbox won't sell well, if most of the rumors are real. PS4 will destroy it, Again, if the rumors about it are real.

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