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Will the Xbox One outsell PS4 3-to-1?

Many gaming figures believe Microsoft's reversal on controversial Xbox One user restrictions may finally be paying off.

That’s the word according to Baird analyst Colin Sebastian, who claims supply chain checks show that Microsoft’s new system is gaining momentum.

According to an investors note from Sebastian, the Xbox One appears to have recovered from its early stumbles.

"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," it read.

'Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony's PS4."

Sebastian expects both systems to run into supply shortages at launch, adding that the $100 price gap between the Xbox One and PS4 won't matter as much in the launch window as the core audience of early adopters are less likely to balk at paying a premium for the system they want.

Even so, Microsoft is "working with channel partners to lessen the gap," Sebastian noted.

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