PS4 projected to win the holidays over Xbox One

It’s always hard to predict holiday sales ahead of the release of the products. Supplies, demand, bugs, buzz, sentiment – they all play into it. Early indications are that the PlayStation 4 will outpace the Xbox One. Then again, it’s only October.

Sony’s PlayStation 4’s lower price will help it to outsell Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One during the year-end holiday season, according to IDC.

Worldwide game console sales are also expected to be higher in 2013 than they were in 2012, bringing an end to a four-year slide, the market researcher predicted in a report released Wednesday. Total sales will, however, just marginally top the 33 million sold last year.

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