For anyone who is looking to upgrade from their base Xbox and PS4 this holiday, there’s going to be a few good options.
For the hardcore gamers, the PC platforms with its top titles such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will look like a safe choice.
However, for those who don’t have the money to make that kind of project work, Sony PS4 Pro and Microsoft’s Xbox One X will also be available.
The Xbox One X release date is set for early November and will spark another holiday rivalry with PlayStation.
And while both will have their own collection of games to offer, it appears that Microsoft’s upgraded gaming machine may hold the advantage.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes the Xbox One X will sell 1 million this holiday season and will outsell the PS4 Pro.
“My estimate is 1 million global units at holiday,” he told Twitter followers. “Don’t ‘want’ it to fail, think that is the right number. 1 million is not a huge success.”
But while the number may not represent a huge success, Pachter thinks it will still outsell the PS4 Pro.
Asked if he thinks it will outsell the PS4 Pro, Pachter said: “The Pro, yes, the PS4, no.”
However, it might also be bad news for anybody who didn’t pre-order, because a retail source is said to have told Pachter that allocation for the Xbox One X was “very small”.
If true, this might make it hard to buy an Xbox One this holiday season.
Microsoft have announced that they will be releasing details on when the next stock will be arriving.
According to the tech giant, the news will be coming this month, meaning fans will be able to make their plans for the holiday season soon.
Microsoft have also revealed that the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition unveiled during Gamescom will no longer be available.
It was always supposed to be a little bonus for those grabbing the console early, with Project Scorpio consoles now off the table.
“Although our fans may no longer be able to pre-order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in their country, we know people are still anxious to get their hands on the world’s most powerful console,” a message from Microsoft explains.
“We will be announcing details of the next wave of Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders next month so stay tuned for more information.”
Microsoft could make the Xbox One even more like a PC in time for the release of the Xbox One X.
Xbox One will get mouse and keyboard support in the near future, according to Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra.
“Keyboard and mouse support is definitely coming,” he told Windows Central. “We have to be very smart in how we do that.
Ybarra revealed that Microsoft will give players and studios the choice when it comes to how to use the feature.
Developers will be able to decide whether or not to include it, while players can choose to play against users with mouse and keyboards, controllers, or both.
“We’ll leave it a lot up to developer choice. A lot of people tweet me and say ‘you can’t do this because of fairness,’ and we understand that. We run two platforms; the Xbox platform, and the Windows platform.
“And so, when we bring keyboard and mouse, we’ll coach developers and say look, you’ve got to think about your multiplayer pools, if you have a competitive game, people are probably going to want the choice to say I’ll play with other keyboard and mouse people or I’ll play only with controller people, or that I’ll play with any of those.”