Poll: Which Console Will Sell Best This Holiday?

September 4, 2013 - Andrew Eisen

Are you ready for another round of console wars?  Boy howdy, I am!  So let's do the fanboy/armchair analyst thing and predict which console will sell the most units this holiday.

Let's see, Sony's Playstation 4 launches on Friday, Nov. 15 and Microsoft's Xbox One launches the following Friday on Nov. 22.  Will the extra week give Sony a leg up?  Both consoles are out before the all-important Black Friday.

How about games?  Xbox One exclusive Titanfall is being hyped up as the second coming of Halo but it won't be out until next year so what will we be playing?  Well, both Sony and Microsoft have an exclusive racing game, DriveClub and Forza Motorsport 5 respectively.

Sony has platformer Knack and first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Xbox One has button masher Ryse: Son of Rome and the zombie-tastic Dead Rising 3.

There are other games in the launch line ups but most are multiplatform.  Heck, a bunch of them can be played on the PS3 and 360 (Ex. Watch Dogs).

And what about Nintendo?  The Wii U has been out since late 2012 but lost almost all sales momentum after last Christmas.  Still, it will have a much larger library of exclusives such as New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombie U, LEGO City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World to name a few.  But, it's graphics display technology is a full generation behind Sony and Microsoft's new consoles.

Lastly, let's consider price.  Xbox One is the most expensive at $500 but comes with the Kinect.  Playstation 4 has the similar Playstation Eye but will retail without it for $400.  By the time November rolls around, the Wii U will sell for $300 with either Nintendo Land or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in the box.

So, which next-gen console will sell the most this holiday?  Say from Nov. 15 through the end of the year.  Vote in the poll and let us know!  Are you an opinionated gamer?  Then feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section or in an email to us at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.

EZK and I will discuss this most important topic and reveal the poll results on next week's podcast.  Look forward to it!

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: Which Console Will Sell Best This Holiday?

IMO I think the XBOX One will still sell more in the long run. But Microsoft would have been the easy winner had they not (again) had the worst marketing team on the planet pimping this console. I swear that every bad marketing idea is thought up in their internal meetings and worse is that most of them are executed on publicly. Sony really gained some ground by just watching Microsoft put their collective hooves in their mouths repeatedly. It was a train wreck. In the end though Sony still has a long way to go on player experience (chat, voip, messaging in-console) and Microsoft should be able to rely on XBOX Live for the long distance win.

Re: Poll: Which Console Will Sell Best This Holiday?

I'm sure both Xbox One and PS4 will be completely sold out for the rest of the year.  The Wii U probably won't do very well.  

PS4 and Xbox One will probably sell around the same, it just depends how fast they can make them.  Whoever can make them faster will sell them faster.  

Re: Poll: Which Console Will Sell Best This Holiday?

I tend to agree. Given that all things are equal and hypothetically the supply lines were infinite, I don't think there'd be a significant difference in the amount of early adopters. But I'd say each console has enough fans to buy everything they can build in such a short time frame from release to Christmas.

 
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