Analysts have released their predictions for the September US sales period ahead of the official numbers from NPD. According to both Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich, all points indicate a superb showing for the Sony PS3.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has released his predictions for the September US sales period ahead of the official numbers from NPD. According to him, all points indicate a superb showing for the Sony PS3. Predictions from EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich also put the PS3 on top for September.
Pachter’s estimates put the PS3 at 410,000 units sold thanks in large part to the price cuts introduced by Sony in August. This places the console ahead of the Nintendo Wii’s estimated 390,000 units and the Microsoft Xbox 360’s 350,000 units.
He also added that the PS3 may continue to outsell its competitors through the rest of the year:
We think that the PS3 will outsell the Xbox 360 in September, and may continue to do so for the rest of the year. Microsoft has the ability to lower price yet again, but we anticipate the introduction of a more feature-packed Xbox 360 in early 2010 (likely with a 250Gb hard drive) at the same US$ 299 price point; we think that Microsoft will cut price only if it begins to lose significant market share to Sony.