The current console wars may be ongoing but we already know which console lost and perhaps the console that won as well. While the Wii U is the clear loser here, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are still fairly even in terms of sales. However, a recent forecast suggests that Sony will have a 40% lead over Microsoft by 2019 thus making the PlayStation 4 the winner.
The video game console wars will be won by Sony’s PlayStation 4, according to a recent forecast. The PS4 will sell about 40 percent more units than Microsoft’s Xbox One by 2019, while Nintendo’s Wii U will trail far behind. By 2019, the global active installed base for the PS4 will hit 80 million units, according to market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics. This will be 40 percent more than the 57 million units expected for the Xbox One. “Both consoles will be near the peak of their life cycle at that time, although there will be room for further modest growth,” according to David Mercer, vice president and principal analyst of digital consumer topics for Strategy Analytics.