IT’S ALL TO PLAY FOR IN THE CONSOLE WARS
PADDY POWER PRESS RELEASE
(21 February 2013) Following the much anticipated launch of the Playstation 4, Paddy Power are now taking bets on which console will come out on top in the sales stakes between the PS4 and the Xbox 720.
The bookie makes the Playstation their 8/13 favourites to outsell the Xbox 720 in 2013 with Microsoft’s effort available at 6/5 to sell more units than its rival.
Paddy Power are also taking bets on which of the consoles will have the most computational power. Here, the Japanese company are also believed to have the edge at 2/5 with the Xbox 720 considered a 7/4 shot to outgun the PS4 in terms of power.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said “The Playstation 4 has received plenty of well worn thumbs up from gamers but while Sony currently have the edge it’s still all to play for in the console wars!”
Meanwhile, Paddy Power have also opened the betting on who will be the first celebrity to wear Google Glass which was also launched yesterday making Ashton Kutcher the favourite at 3/1.
Highest Worldwide Sales in 2013
8/13 Playstation 4
6/5 Xbox 720
Greatest Computational Power (Flops/s)
2/5 Playstation 4
7/4 Xbox 720
Evens Google to partner with Warby Parker to design Glass frame
6/1 Google to open retail stores to sell its own products in 2013
12/1 Ashton Kutcher to wear Google Glass at the premier of Jobs
First Celebrity to wear Google Glass
3/1 Ashton Kutcher
6/1 Justin Timberlake
10/1 Jay Z
14/1 Kanye West
16/1 Seth Rogen
16/1 Victoria Beckham
20/1 Jennifer Aniston
20/1 Katy Perry
25/1 Barack Obama
25/1 Noel Gallagher
33/1 Vladimir Putin