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Xbox One is regaining momentum following a bodged E3 showing, and will also benefit from having two to three times the amount of launch stock of the PS4, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian has told GamesIndustry.

"Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft's Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks," wrote Sebastian. "Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony's PS4."

Sebastian also predicts both consoles will face supply shortages at launch despite the $100 premium of the Xbox One.

Interestingly, Sebastian suggests that Microsoft may be making moves to add value to the Xbox One, with the analyst stating the firm is "working with channel partners to lessen the [price] gap" with the PS4.

Regarding the Wii U, Sebastian believes the "fate of the platform will likely rest on the popularity of Nintendo's holiday software line-up," and that a price cut is necessary.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

With both systems facing stock shortages, but more Xbox One units being made available at launch, this indicates the Xbox One may actually outsell the PS4 this holiday.

Source: GamesIndustry

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Comnsence

Of course they would say that. It is obvious that Microsoft would be making those claims knowingly that Sony has the upper hand. No matter how you look at it, Sony has a better system. Microsoft may have very good exclusives but they are time release ones. If Microsoft decides to remove the "Kinect" then I'll think about making them my second option. Don't need no one looking in my house to give me adds.
Posted 03:13 on 25 July 2013
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SaveMeJebus

A halfwit can figure out this is a pro-xbox article. Having a unit advantage at launch doesnt make the console any better. The 'analyst' is well aware of this. We all know his sins for trying to drive up the sales. Shame on you & you too, Microsoft. We're very much aware of all your sins. Including the ones at E3.
Posted 02:36 on 25 July 2013
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pblive

No surprise that there's renewed interest in Xbox One. On top of that, there are plenty of 360 owners who would buy one no matter what.

Whether Pre-orders become sales, though, will be interesting to see.
Posted 13:38 on 24 July 2013