With the November 7th release of the highly anticipated Xbox One X, one of the questions would have to be, will the Xbox One X outsell the PS4 Pro? Now let’s take a look.
First, the specs of the Xbox One X is better than the specs of the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X has even been compared to having the same experience as a gaming PC. Though both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro have the 4K and HDR support, it’s more of the power that the Xbox One X has that can outshine the power the PS4 Pro has. There also has been some speculation on whether it is worth it to get a Xbox One X or just go out and buy a gaming PC for around the same price as the Xbox One X. But that is a different story for a different time.
Though the Xbox One X can out power the PS4 Pro, the only issue that can hurt the Xbox One X at its launch would have to be the $499 price. The PS4 Pro is $100 less at $399. Even without a price drop for the PS4 Pro, just by having it at $100 less than Xbox One X, most people would want to buy the cheaper item especially since the Xbox One X launch is around the holiday time. Even though Xbox One X will be able to have better visuals on a non 4K tv than the regular Xbox One, Microsoft would prefer people to have a 4K tv to make Xbox One X run the way they had envision it to run.
So buying a $500 gaming console plus a new 4K tv around the holidays could prove to be a deal breaker for a lot of gamers. Of course there will be the gamers, like me, who will trade in their old consoles and games at Gamestop to help offset the high price of Xbox One X and later on buy a 4K tv down the road, especially with Black Friday and the after holiday sales where the TVs would most likely be even cheaper.
Now, will Xbox One X have high sells in the first month or so after launch? I think it will have okay numbers but not nearly the numbers what Microsoft would probably like to see for the most powerful console. As time goes on, I think that the Xbox One X will outsell the PS4 Pro because after some time and people are actually seeing with their own eyes on how much different and powerful the Xbox One X is compared to the PS4, people will probably invest money into getting a Xbox One X. I also think that people would still keep their PS4s for exclusives and as their primary console if they are a Playstation person but by having a Xbox One X, people can experience the true 4K experience as well finally getting to play the Xbox One exclusives that they were not able to play on their Playstations.
The question of the Xbox One X outselling the PS4 can also be more of which console the person prefers. Plus Xbox One X is also being held as the console for serious gamers. Now that part I doubt. At the beginning, of course, I think that the serious gamers are going to be willing to invest money in getting the Xbox One X at launch but as time goes on and the price drops on it, I think more and more Xbox people and gamers, in general, are going to be looking to get the Xbox One X. So will Xbox One X outsell the PS4 Pro? Not at first but over time, I think that Xbox One X will outsell the PS4 Pro, that is till the PS5 is announced and the specs on that are better than the Xbox One X.
What do you guys think? Will Xbox One X outsell PS4 Pro in the long run or no?