EA has revealed that the software attach ratio (the number of games bought per console sold) for Xbox One is down compared to Xbox 360.
PS4, however, is tracking ahead of PS3.
I'm actually pretty bullish on what I'm seeing so far,” EA COO Peter Moore told investors last night, as reported by Seeking Alpha. Certainly, Sony has done well with the PS4 – when you compare it to the first two months of their launch on the PS3, they're up to 2.1 versus 1.9. Microsoft is a little down, the 2.6 attach on Xbox One versus Xbox 360.
This is US only, during that similar period for launch, but I think a lot of that has to do with the some of the bundling activity we saw on a global basis, but certainly here in the US. I think it's been a solid start for both and we're incredibly bullish it will continue in FY'15.”
Moore went on to predict a decent period of support for legacy consoles, too.
[We've] been through these transitions many times, and you continued to re-forecast as you see trends,” he added. Both Sony and Microsoft – and in particular Sony – have managed their PS2 to PS3 transition very well.
Having ran that Xbox business, as you know, I think Microsoft is committed to the Xbox 360 for a number of years. So I would anticipate seeing both Sony and Microsoft get behind their current-gen platforms at least for the next 2 years and bring us to a 10-year cycle as we saw in the previous cycle.”