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News: Analyst: PS4 Has Slight Sales Advantage Over Xbox One in North America

Analyst: PS4 Has Slight Sales Advantage Over Xbox One in North America

On top of the world

Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton may be spending his first full day back in the office hanging up the bunting, as reports suggest that the PlayStation 4 managed to close out 2013 in front of the Xbox One in North America – despite the platform holder launching in more territories than its closest...

News: Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One

Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One

Sony takes an early lead in North America

North America has proven a bit of a stronghold for Microsoft over the years. Back in September, Sony put an end to the Xbox 360’s incredible 32 month winning streak in the region – only to fall back behind in October. However, despite reports to the contrary coming out of Black Friday, it appears that...

News: PlayStation 4 May Well Be Make or Break for Struggling Sony

PlayStation 4 May Well Be Make or Break for Struggling Sony

Not playing around

We recently reported on Sony's less than successful second quarter financial results – a respectable ¥3.5 billion ($35 million) profit in the first quarter was followed by a dismal net loss of ¥19.3 billion ($197 million) in the second. The poor performance was attributed to a sluggish turn by the organisation's movie...

News: Another Analyst Reckons the PS4 Will Retail for Less Than $400

Another Analyst Reckons the PS4 Will Retail for Less Than $400

Cheap as chips

Michael Pachter isn’t the only industry analyst that believes that Sony has learned from the PlayStation 3’s disastrous price tag. In a note deployed to investors earlier today, Sterne Agee employee Arvind Bhatia said that the company will not repeat the same mistakes, and will subsequently launch the PlayStation 4 at a much more...

News: God of War: Ascension 'Significantly Underperformed' in March

God of War: Ascension 'Significantly Underperformed' in March

Analysts stick the knife in Kratos' origin story

God of War: Ascension was a very good game, but there’s no denying that it suffered from a spot of franchise fatigue. Despite implementing multiplayer and refining some gameplay mechanics, it still offered a somewhat safe experience, and it looks like the brunt of that is set to be reflected in the...

News: Analyst: PlayStation 4 Reveal Lacked Exclusives

Analyst: PlayStation 4 Reveal Lacked Exclusives

Pundit believes that the platform holder failed to bring the goods

The response to Sony’s big PlayStation 4 coming out party has been generally positive on this website, but industry analyst Eric Handler has suggested that the reception was more “mixed” in mainstream circles. Speaking with

News: Analyst: Sony Vita Sales Target Will Be a "Stretch"

Analyst: Sony Vita Sales Target Will Be a "Stretch"

Unless there's a price drop

During its investor’s conference last week, Sony announced that it intends to sell 16 million PSP and Vita units over the coming fiscal year (ending 31st March, 2013). Looking at current PSP sales trends, that means the company expects to sell around 10 million Vitas over the next 12 months. But RW Baird analyst Colin...

News: Michael Pachter Responds to Orbis Rumours

Michael Pachter Responds to Orbis Rumours

Warns against anti-used games

While we’re still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday’s PlayStation Orbis rumours, seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter has whipped out his crystal ball and provided some insight on the murmurs. Chatting with GamesIndustry, Pachter explained that it’s unlikely Sony will install anti-used game measures...

News: Analyst: Sony To Get PlayStation 4 Out Ahead Of Next XBOX

Analyst: Sony To Get PlayStation 4 Out Ahead Of Next XBOX

We told you it was starting

Only yesterday did we post a report claiming that a number of internal Sony studios had started work on the next generation of hardware, and now we've got PS4 stories popping out of our ears. The latest report comes courtesy of US analyst Colin Sebastian, who believes that neither Microsoft nor Sony will have new hardware ready before 2013. While that might be a stinger..

News: Analysts Don't Think PS3's New Price-Point Will Have An Impact On Vita

Analysts Don't Think PS3's New Price-Point Will Have An Impact On Vita

Last week Sony reduced the price of the PlayStation 3 to $249

The entry-model PlayStation Vita will also cost $249. This has driven some speculation that the two devices might cannibalize each other's sales, but industry analysts disagree. “I don’t believe the PlayStation 3 price drop will impact the perceived value of the $249 Vita,” EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich told IndustryGamers. “With the..