With the Xbox One receiving a ukewarm response at best during its announcement, we could probably figure this one out ourselves. In last week’s Pach Attack, video game analyst Michael Pachter made the bold prediction that the sales of Sony’s PlayStation 4 will surpass those of Microsoft’s Xbox One come their respective launches at the end of this year.
I guess the first couple of weeks 1.5 million [PS4] and Xbox One probably 1 million, so 2.5 million combined, which is a lot. That’s what I think you are going to see. – Michael Pachter
Moreover, Pachter believes that both consoles have sold out their allocated pre-order units, citing Sony's claim of selling over one million pre-orders, and Amazon's inability to supply an Xbox One before the 31st of December.
Sony’s has already announced the PS4 has a million pre-orders, so the answer for Sony is a million the first day. All the pre-orders are going to get filled. I just went on Amazon and you can’t pre-order an Xbox One for same-day launch – they guarantee it by Dec. 31, so they are sold out of their pre-order quantities.
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