Michael Pachter, leading industry analyst for Wedbush Securities, predicted that the PS4 will continue to lead the market as long as it remains the cheaper option in the recent episode of Game Trailer’s. According to him, consumers care more about the price of the console than the features (probably considering they do pretty much the same things).
For now both Xbox One and PS4 have had their own victories. The PS4 sold a record breaking 2.1 million units within two weeks of its launch in North America and Europe. Although the PS4 still leads in overall sales worldwide, the Xbox One sales topped that of the PS4’s in December 2013.
Taking about Sony’s lead Pachter said, “They’ve won as long as they have a $100 price advantage. Microsoft will not turn that around. It’s not possible.” Back in December 2013 another analyst firm called DFC Intelligence also had said the same thingas Pachter and predicted that Sony’s PS4 would be the victor over Microsoft’s Xbox One in the end.
For now the two companies will continue to battle each other over time. The real victor, and whether Pachter was correct on his claims, can only be assessed in the future.