Autumn 2013 will see the release of the next generation of games consoles.
Details of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 were released earlier this year and the latter was widely believed to hold the initial advantage.
Industry experts and gamers were both unimpressed with Microsoft for designing a console that would need a constant internet connection to play and the company has now removed this requirement in response to the backlash.
However, Colin Sebastian, an analyst at private equity firm Baird, believes the Xbox One may have regained some ground on its rival.
He told gaming news website SuperMassiveGames the tweaks to the console's policy have made a difference, but more important may be the fact Microsoft is believed to have a significant advantage in terms of the number of units they have ready to sell.
Mr Sebastian claimed this could work in the company's favour when it comes to Christmas trade.
Satellite broadband can help you make the most of the online gaming opportunities provided by both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Posted by Mark Wynn