This holiday season is going to be nuts like any other, but with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hitting the market in November, things are expected to be a lot more interesting for consumers in the entertainment department at retailers.
According to one department store chain in the UK, Head technology buyer Jonathan Marsh at John Lewis said that Microsoft has an advantage with the Xbox One and will outsell Sony’s PS4, regardless if it’s a more expensive system.
We are expecting more interest in the Xbox One. We are stocking both the PS4 and the Xbox One, but if we were to back one, we are thinking that Xbox One will appeal a bit more to our customers in terms of the experience it creates. If we had to edge one I would favor the Xbox One.
Like many others, Marsh believes the Xbox One has the edge because it has a better launch title lineup, and the online platform is a lot more appealing than the one on the PS4. In June, an analyst at Robert W. Baird also said that the Xbox One will outsell the PS4 by a 3:1 ratio at launch.
The Xbox One is scheduled for release on November 22, 2013.