Michael Pachter in the latest edition of Pachter Factor he talked about how Xbox One X pre-orders might not be that impressive after all.
In the past few weeks since the Xbox One X has gone on pre-order we have heard how it has become the fastest pre-ordered Xbox ever. However Pachter doesn’t buy into all that.
On his show he was asked a question about how he felt about Tokyo Games Show, Gamescom and PSX amongst others.
To which he responded with the recent Xbox One X pre -order announcement, and even went on to take shots at the website Windows Central, although later on he did apologize to its chief editor Jez Corden.
“On that topic, Xbox One X is ranked on Amazon in the pre-orders a year to date, last I looked number 66. I believe the NES Classic was at number 23. It sold 2.3 million units lifetime, and you know that the bulk of those units were sold last year, so this year maybe a million, so if Xbox One X is ranked 48th bellow that, it`s not even close to a million, and of course the Amazon allocation is probably five or ten thousand units, so don`t fall for the bullshit that comes out of Windows Central that tells you that this is the fastest pre-ordered console and Xbox history. They only have a couple. The original Xbox didn`t have big pre-orders. The Xbox 360, maybe, but honesty, who was pre-ordering consoles back then, so of course this is the most pre-ordered, because they are much more organized, and they`re marketing to an install base of 30-35 million Xbox Live Gold members, so of course they`re heavily pre-ordered.”
Pachter’s assessment is that the Xbox One X will sell somewhere around 1 Million units, which by all standards of imagination is a bit of a downer.
My estimate is 1 million global units at holiday. Don't "want" it to fail, think that is the right number. 1 million is not a huge success
— Michael Pachter (@michaelpachter) August 31, 2017
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