'PS4 To Outsell Xbox One 2:1' Say Analysts
Analysts predict Sony's PS4 has the upper hand on Microsoft's Xbox One.
Published on Nov 11, 2013
According to social media analysts Leadsift, the PS4 looks set to outsell the Xbox by a factor of 2:1.
This figure was reached by looking at tweets regarding the PS4 and Xbox One and picking out which console twitter users said they were going to buy.
Over the course of two weeks, 145,574 people tweeted about the Xbox One, while 253,182 tweeted about the PS4.
Of those tweeters, 7,601 people said that they intend to buy a PS4, while only 4,333 people said that they intend to purchase an Xbox One.
Also identified was the fact that the Xbox One had approximately twice as many negative mentions as the PS4.
Of course, all this talk won't necessarily translate to real world sales, but, interestingly, there have previously been suggestions that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by the same factor as suggested here.
With concerns recently emerging about the lower resolution of Xbox One games in comparison to their PS4 counterparts, Microsoft is not getting the press it needs to turn around negative perceptions about the Xbox One.
Time will tell whether Microsoft eventually manage to prove people wrong when it comes to actual sales of the Xbox One.