Breaking News - PS4 Doubles Sales of the Xbox One
Tom and Justin discuss the PlayStation 4 doubling sales over Xbox One for the month of January.
I tried a PS4 yesterday in a shop. Played Fifa and Knack. Must say I was very tempted to buy one right there. But I didn't. Because honestly there still isn't that many games out and Amazon right now is technically out of stock and on there a PS4 is actually more expensive than the Xbox One. Which sucks.
It was so funny. Me and my friend were walking through the city centre talking about how we both like Xbox and on the way back from the store where we tried the PS4, we were talking about how awesome the PS4 was.
They are both great. The only reason I am even still considering PS4 right now is the price to be honest.
at this stage it's too early to predict the demise of ms console gaming branch, and i hope it will never come to it, competition is always good for the end user... if xbox 360 didn't do as good as it did, we would never see such an aggressive and open minded ps development...
sony has the upper hand at this stage of the "next" generation but these consoles have been released only three months ago and their lifespan will be at least five years...
It's really too bad that the Xbox One isn't selling as much as it could be, but Microsoft made some huge mistakes:
1.) Not understanding that hardcore gamers generally don't care about TV or Kinect and therefore are not willing to pay more for it.
2.) Not understanding that non-gamers won't pay 500$ for a set top box that plays Xbox games and has zero DVR functionality.
Its a real shame too because I personally believe the Xbone has LOADS of potential. Don't forget that Titanfall, Halo, Gears, Forza, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, etc. are ALL Microsoft exclusive, and the Kinect will most likely improve over time. I'm of the opinion that besides Naughty Dog exclusives Sony doesn't have a whole lot to offer. In my opinion, the PS4 is more powerful and costs less, which is entirely the reason WHY it is selling more, not because of games.
With the PS4 doing so well, Sony could very well snatch up some killer exclusives that make it worth buying for me. Until then, I'm just gonna play Counterstrike, Battlefield 4 and Path of Exile on my PC and chuckle to myself when people decide to bring up console specs as a main selling point. It really should not matter at all to you if you're a console gamer. It's about games. If you care about graphics and performance so much, get a PC. Until then, make sure you don't buy something based off of what everyone else on the internet says, but based off of what YOU want and the games that YOU like.
News aside what happened to the snappy presentation from the brits. This site is so US Centric now it is unreal.
I don't really want to get my news from two geeks who look like they have just been dragged from their beds.
How can we improve our market lead next generation and make more profit for our shareholders?
A: Build a good product that is popular with our customers, or.....
B: Milk our customers like the bitches they are.
You have made your choice Microsoft.
@DenaliStrat1020 Why do you think kinect will improve over time? It hasn't so far and MS has come up with zero new ideas how to make use of it even if it did work properly. Given the HW differences I think it's the PS that has promise and potential for the future, Xbone is coughing already.
@Kawasaki_750 Its a known fact that technology these days gets better as time goes on. Patches get rolled out, functionality gets added and improved. The new Kinect doesn't have the hardware limitations of it's predecessor and it's only a couple months old. Will it be nothing but a voice recognition camera? Who knows. PLEASE do not mistake me for an Xbox fanboy, if you want that go to System Wars. As far as promise and potential goes, that begins and ends with games. If you think it has to do with anything else you're missing the point.
@Kawasaki_750 @DenaliStrat1020 I agree, Sony has had an awesome start so far. In my mind, I try to think 5-10 years down the road when new tech comes out. When the PS3 and 360 came out, we didn't even have smartphones, Facebook wasn't as widespread, Netflix and Hulu weren't what they are today and HDTV was still new. The internet is still very much in it's infancy and we've only seen the very beginning. In that sense, I think that Microsoft was trying to think ahead with having all of your living room devices in one box and creating it with cloud computing in mind. THAT aspect actually appeals to me, but sadly it's not there yet. While ultimately it's about the games, the tech nerd inside of me is really excited to see if things like the cloud will actually improve gaming or become another forgotten buzzword. Only time will tell. If I mean anything by exciting potential, that's what I'm talking about if we exclude games from this discussion.
@DenaliStrat1020 @Kawasaki_750 Indeed, "Patches get rolled out, functionality gets added and improved" but if the press is to be believed the starting point of the PS system is stronger. I do agree that games is where it's at which is why I haven't bought either one yet. Nothing interest me so far.
That said I still don't see where the potential of the Xbone comes from. Especially when compared to the competition or current gen for that matter.