Bookies tip PS4 to be 2013 top seller over Xbox One

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dualshock-4-controller.pngHaving now been given a good idea of the specs and features of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One next-generation consoles, if you’re a gambling guy now may be the time to place your best as to which machine will take the gaming Christmas number one spot.

Bookmakers Paddy Power have been quick out of the blocks with their odds for the two consoles, letting chancers put their money on which of the two gaming systems will be the top seller in 2013.

And it’s looking a close-run race.

With the internet reacting fairly negatively to the launch of the Xbox One, it’s the PlayStation 4 that’s considered the most likely to sell in the run up to Christmas with odds of 4/11 while the Xbox One sits slightly behind at 15/8.

A cheeky spokesperson for Paddy Power said “With both consoles set to retail at roughly the same price it should be a case of one or the other for most gamers but there is the third option of a girlfriend.”

Interestingly, but unsurprisingly, the Wii U console doesn’t even figure in Paddy Power’s estimations, with Nintendo as of the beginning of May having only sold 390,000 of the machines.

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Gerald Lynch