In its first-quarter earnings for the 2014 fiscal year released today, EA COO Peter Moore revealed that Sony and Microsoft were seeing high interest in their new consoles, with a majority of gamers actually being aware of the incoming systems.
According to Moore, Sony believes PS4 will be its biggest console launch to date, while Microsoft says Xbox One preorders have been trending higher than Xbox 360 when the latter launched back in 2005. This comes as Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted that demand for the console was “through the roof”.
Elsewhere, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes Xbox One could out-ship PlayStation 4 this fall. Speaking in to GI.biz, Sebastian said that Microsoft had gained back its momentum after its DRM reversal.
“Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft’s Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks,” Sebastian said. “Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony’s PS4.”
Both consoles will launch later this year.