Pachter: PS4 will win, Xbox One second, Wii U “is toast”

Last Updated: November 13, 2013


Speaking at the London Games Conference, well-known video games weatherman analyst Michael Pachter has said he expects the Playstation 4 to win this generation’s console war and that the Wii U “is toast”.

Pachter thinks Sony will sell between 100 and 120 million PS4 units during its lifecycle and that Microsoft will sell between 90 and 110 million Xbox One units – numbers that are still very close to each other. Meanwhile Pachter believes the Wii U will turnover just 30 million units.

Key wins for the PS4 appear to be its price point ($100 cheaper than Xbox One) and that Sony is not forcing you to purchase the PS Eye camera (Pachter said that “gamers do not want Kinect”). That said, he thinks that the Xbox One’s TV features could prove popular provided there is sufficient adoption by/integration with third party TV services.

It’s not all bad news for Xbox One fans either, Pachter said that if Microsoft changed its pricing policy and made the Xbox One more affordable, then it and the PS4 could be “neck and neck”. Considering how far Microsoft has come since it first revealed the Xbox One, we tend to agree.