The unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro console earlier this month caused analysts to evaluate Sony’s high-end console, which features 4K support, providing a really great virtual reality experience for gamers, and how it will affect Microsoft’s product, some may say that Microsoft Has an Inferiority Complex now.
Microsoft was planning to introduce a mid-generation upgrade to the eighth generation Xbox One console, the upgrade is known as Xbox Scorpio. One of the said analysts is Michael Pachter, who had a few things to share regarding this issue.
Pachter is from Wedbush securities and shared to DailyStar his insights about the new powerful gaming platforms coming from the two giant companies. He says he was surprised that Sony will be introducing the PlayStation 4 Pro this year, he was also impressed with the price and features the console offered and by the way, Sony branded it. He had this to say:
“Pro is very smart branding, it’s clear we all understand that we all understand it’s a more expensive model. It’s a PS4 Pro. I get it. Someone asked me did I think there’s potential for confusion among consumers. Now I’d say absolutely not. If they called it PlayStation Neo, it’s like Wii-U, we didn’t know if that was a different console – it should have been called Wii-2.”
Pachter also had some insights for the Microsoft camp, and it was pointing to the possibility that Microsoft Has an Inferiority Complex since they are lagging behind their own homeland’s market.
“I don’t know if it matters to Microsoft if they’re in second place. I think it matters to them if they sell 20 million units fewer than they should. Somebody is going to win and somebody is going to lose. If the winner and loser were 100 million vs 90 million I don’t think anybody cares. But if its 100 million vs 50 million I think Microsoft cares, because they know if there are 150 million consoles sold, they should at least have made a valiant effort to capture half of that.
I think that’s the problem with being second and I think Microsoft has an inferiority complex right now that they’re so far behind. They’re behind in the US, which never happened before, they didn’t expect that at all.”
Pachter’s advice to Microsoft is to release their upcoming console earlier than the expected late 2017.
“We don’t know if [Project Scorpio] is a year. One would think they’re going to move that forward as fast as they can … accelerate Scorpio, I think that’s the only thing they can do.”