Microsoft could win the first round of the next-gen battle through raw numbers, one analyst has claimed.
Colin Sebastian says that supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony's PS4". And with both machines quickly running out of pre-order units, this could hand Xbox One a key advantage in the pre-Christmas market battle.
"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," he added.
More interestingly, Baird believes that Microsoft could be looking to lower the Xbox One's 430 RRP before launch, stating that the platform holder is working with channel partners to lessen the gap" between its own price and PS4's 350 RRP.
Sebastian recently predicted that both machines would be in short supply come launch.