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Analyst Predicts Lifetime Sales For PS4, Xbox One And Wii U

by Damian Seeto


Video game analyst, Michael Pachter, has predicted the lifetime sales for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U consoles.

GamesIndustry reported Pachter gave a speech at DICE Europe last week where he talked about how the 8th generation of consoles will perform.

According to Patcher, he feels the Wii U will sell 20 million consoles during its lifetime. This is down from the 100 million that the original Wii received.

As for the PS4 console, he predicts it would go on to sell between 120 to 130 million units. This is up from the PS3, although a little shy from the 155 million units the PS2 sold. It will be interesting to see if his prediction is wrong because the PS4 is selling at a faster rate than the PS2 right now.

Patcher also feels the Xbox One will do very well. He reckons that console will sell around 100 to 110 million consoles. Again, this estimate makes it higher than the lifetime unit sales for the Xbox 360 console.

Patcher also made a prediction that this is the last time we will see proper consoles. He feels the future of gaming will reside in the cloud.

Do you feel Mr Patcher’s predictions will turn out correct? What are you own predictions for the lifetime sales for the 8th generation consoles?

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