Damn dude are you still going on about AA batteries? No one cares, except you, and other PS fanboys. Everybody has AA batteries lying around, and most people have rechargeable ones. Tons of things around the house use them. It's not like MS went with 9V batteries or something.
I'll take being able to swap out fresh batteries in 10 seconds over sitting with my wireless DS4 plugged in for an hour to recharge it because the crappy internal rechargeable battery only lasts 5-6 hours any day.
Back on topic...The PS3 fell on it's face at launch, and didn't really recover until 2009 with a price drop, and the slim version. The only people who can't see this is blind fanboys.
The XBone is doing the same, but can easily recover with a price drop, and game support. It's far too early in the generation to claim any kind of victory for the PS4. Sure it's the more powerful console, but the PS3 was considerably more powerful than the Wii. Yet the Wii kicked it's ass by having games that appealed to the broader mass of people.
Blind fanboy at its best. so because people some how have batteries is Ok to charge $25 dollars for crappy charge and play kit and not do what the others are doing put a freaking rechargeable battery that can be recharge by your own damn console a 4 duracell are like $10 dollars,man MS could have make one cheap for $3 and pack it in with a cable,instead they still went cheap battery but charge you $25 for it,is 2014 stop been an apologist for MS crap.
And the battery last more than 6 hours and what really hurting it is the light,in fact some people have disable the light by opening the controller and get 28 hours of battery life on a single charge...
The PS3 got a first price drop in 2007,and in places like Japan and mainland EU the PS3 outsold the xbox 360 even with a higher price,so is not quite the same for the xbox one to recover..
If they have batteries why do they need a $25 charge and play kit? Why is it that you assume that people who like the convenience of swapping out batteries in 10 seconds are somehow apologizing for MS? Like somehow in 2014 AA batteries are obsolete or something.
5-7 hours is about the norm, or are you saying mine, and my friend's DS4s are all defective? Actually why am I even arguing about this with you. Just do a Google search and there are tons of complaints about the short battery life on the DS4.
Yeah the first price drop was in 2007, but sales didn't really take off for the PS3 until after the 2009 price drop. The one spurred by Activision threatening to stop making games for the PS3 if the price wasn't dropped. Why did they threaten this? Because no one was buying the PS3, and Activision wasn't selling games on the console.
Why is it not quite the same for the XBone to recover? Do you really think that the PS4 is just outselling the XBone because of it's massive library of launch games...lol? We are 6 months into these two consoles lives. Trust me it wouldn't take much for the sales to tip the other way.
1. I have some AA batteries laying around, and I bought 2 play n charge kits for the X1. Depending on how much you play, AA batteries can get pretty expensive, and by the time you see how much you spent on AA batteries, you could've bought like 3-4 play n charge kits. By not including rechargeable batteries with the console (especially since it's the console that wear the highest price tag), that competing with other consoles that does offer it within the same class is ridiculous.
2. He's telling you the reasons why the DS4's battery life span is so short, in which he is correct. That's why Sony is giving us the option to control how bright you want the lightbar on the DS4 with the new update.
3. Depends on what country you're talking about. In the US, you're correct, but WW sales stat in 07 the ps3 outsold the 360.
4. I'm not saying that it's "impossible" for MS to turn this around, however, I think doing that will be just a bit more difficult than you may think. Remember that when the ps3 came out, it was in a "8 mill units sold" hole with the 360. When the X1 came out, it was in a "1 million unit sold" hole with the PS4. You see where I'm going with this?