Analyst Firm: PS4, Xbox One Will Both Move 100 Million Units by 2020

February 11, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


We’re still a long ways away from 2020, but DFC Intelligence, a video game research and consulting firm, released a new report to GI.Biz today, saying that they believe both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will move 100 million units by 2020. This prediction factors in price cuts for both systems, though they think that price cuts will come “fairly slowly” and “there are likely to be more bundles versus just a straight price cut.”

When it comes to the PS4 vs. Xbox One, DFC believes that “price and strength in Europe give the PlayStation 4 a slight edge,” while the PS4 “could easily become lead platform for Western and Japanese developer/publishers.” Despite their favoring of the PS4, DFC still believes there’s “a great deal of room for positioning by both companies.”

Elsewhere in the report, DFC believes worldwide game revenue will be $77 billion in 2014 (it was $68 billion in 2013), with the industry reaching $96 billion by 2018 due to the core gamer “spending more than ever.” As well, they believe 2014 will be a big year for hardware, “so software sales growth will not be as strong,” but software sales will be greater come 2015 and on.

Knowing that only the Wii managed to cross 100 million units sold in the previous generation, do you think the PS4 and Xbox One can cross the century mark by 2020? Let us know in the comments below.