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Analyst: PS3 To Outsell Xbox 360 At Christmas Unless Microsoft Cut Price

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Posted on September 2, 2011 AT 12:00am

The Xbox 360 has been leading the way in terms of sales all year in the US however the recent price cut by Sony has allowed the PS3 to regain some ground, and industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that Microsoft will have to react if they wish to hold the number one spot this Christmas.

In an interview with IndustryGamers he mentioned that the console battle would be a close call this Christmas but predicted;

“If Microsoft does nothing, I think PS3 will outsell Xbox 360.”

“However, my friends at Microsoft are extremely proud, and they absolutely refuse to tolerate the possibility that the PS3 will outsell the Xbox 360. I think they have the ads printed for the Xbox 360 price cut, and will drop them on us the instant they see PS3 sales greater than 360 sales.”

“In the meantime,” he added, “I think we’ll see a reduction in the price of the Xbox 360/Kinect bundles, and Microsoft will use that to keep the PS3 at bay until they decide whether to match price for the console only.”

Who will come out on top this Christmas?

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).

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