Xbox One is Catching up Quickly to PlayStation 4, Says EA CFO

By   /   Nov 19, 2014


During UBS Global Technology Conference, EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the Xbox One is catching up quickly to PlayStation 4 in terms of sales.

He stated that yes, Sony has the lead at this moment but with different Xbox One bundles and price drops happening this holiday season, we can expect Microsoft’s new gen platform to catch up with PS4.

Clearly, Sony has jumped out to a lead with a great console and I think a great pricing strategy. But Microsoft is catching up quickly.

And pricing actions that are taking place, particularly within this Christmas season, driven by Microsoft around reductions plus a lot of bundled software, I think will continue to help pull the consumer into the new consoles.

As of now, Sony has shipped over 13.5 million PS4 units, whereas Microsoft has been lagging behind with shipping around 10 million units.

With games like Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection available on Xbox One, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if the platforms’ sales would see an increase, come holiday season.

PS4 on the other hand has quite promising early 2015 with exclusives like Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 coming to the new gen machine.

Only time will tell which console comes out on top, but this competition certainly works in the favor of consumers.

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