The analyst believes that the good reserve figures are due to the fact that, in reality, there are few units available.
Always controversial analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities has commented on his YouTube channel about the latest news about the booming demand for Xbox One X in its reservation program: it is the “fastest reserved console of the history of Xbox “, although according to the analyst this data has a trick.
“Xbox One X was staggered at Amazon’s number 66 bookstore the last time I looked,” says Pachter. “I think the NES Classic was at number 23. It sold a total of 2.3 million units in total, and you know that most of those units were sold last year, maybe a million this year, so yes Xbox One X is 48 places down, not even close to a million, and of course Amazon will have at least five or ten thousand units, so do not believe the cracks that come from Windows Central saying it is the best selling console of history. ” He adds that it is not difficult to exceed the reserves figures of the original Xbox or Xbox 360.
After this exercise of deduction, Pachter himself came to Twitter clarifying his position on the matter, apologizing for the comment on Windows Central and daring to estimate that Xbox One X will reach its first million units by the end of the year, further qualifying that his criticism was more directed to the conclusions that the users could take from the news.
My estimate is 1 million global units at holiday. Don’t “want” it to fail, think that is the right number. 1 million is not a huge success
— Michael Pachter (@michaelpachter) 2017. augusztus 31.