GS News - PS4 Gets A System Update; Xbox One Sales Figures Unveiled!

Microsoft finally update us on their console sales, the PS4 continues to get tune-ups, and the world of Bungie’s Destiny opens to Xbox users!

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ktseymour
ktseymour

Can you guys possibly stop posting so many videos?! I don't want to watch them all and some of us still like to read!


aksleo333
aksleo333

It's " Satya Nadella " not " Sata Nadella " (MS CEO)

Gitano
Gitano

Great show Jess.

killjoi
killjoi

Sooooo whatever happened to the feature in which if person A is playing a game, they can stream their game to person B who can take control to help person A get past a particularly difficult part?

erik_r_nelson
erik_r_nelson

As long as there is a large install base of both consoles (and so far, there looks like there will be) then it will make sense for most developers to make games for both. So, pick whichever console you like--you'll probably be happy. And if someone chooses a different console, what difference does it make? We're still basically playing all the same games.

automato
automato

I don't understand why console sales-numbers are so important to some of you. As long as Microsoft and Sony sell well we all should be happy. Because then we can be sure that the developers and publishers will support our consoles. And let's be honest. 95% of the games released come out for PS4 and Xbox One. So who cares which one of those you own? You don't play a console, you play the games. I own a PS4, because I wanted to play Infamous: Second Son and Resogun. There is no game on Xbox One and the WiiU that would make me buy those systems. If a new amazing Gears of War comes out, I'm gonna buy an Xbox One. If a great Metroid comes out for the WiiU, I'm gonna buy that system. I'm not a broker, I don't invest in companies, so why should I care if one console manufacturer sells more consoles than the other?

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

every time you talk about PS4 vs Xbox One sales you forget to mention that Xbox One launches in 26 new territories this fall, PS4 launched in all those already, so the numbers really don't compare

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

For the love of gawd Sony.. 
PLEASE GIVE US CHAT AUDIO THROUGH HDMI WHEN A HEADSET IS PLUGGED IN!!! I can't enjoy my surround sound at the sound levels I'd like because the speakers drown out the very low chat volume coming through mono headsets. I tried the stock headset and bought 2 other mono PS4 headset brands. the DS4 simply doesn't push enough volume. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I've just pre-ordered the PS4 Destiny bundle. I was going to go Xbox but in the end I realised it makes no difference at all and the exclusives so far are kind of crappy across the board. Then I actually managed to have a good feel of an Xbox controller in a store that actually had one for a change and there was something about it that made me second guess it. The bumpers mainly, and my brother got the same impression immediately. Also a bit too small for my liking.

In the end I'd be gambling exclusives that may or may not be that good anyway Halo 5 and Gears can go either way with similar ones on PS4, Bloodborne looks good but who knows, The Order looks like a 5 hour movie so far and I've never tried an Uncharted game before so who knows. 90% of all games are multiplatform and this gen I'm going to get them on PS4.

daltonbay
daltonbay

IMO, Destiny (at least the beta) is simply good. It's not great & I don't think that there is an outstanding facet to what I've experienced so far.

I do wish that Sony would hurry up & improve the feature list on PS4. I may be alone on this, but I loved putting a Boards of Canda cd into my ps3 & watching planet earth spinning round on my tv.

I wonder how XB1's MS have actually sold through to consumers?

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

1. Have to check out the blog website to check out suggestions. But yeah been wanting a real update for awhile now.


2. Destiny needs to work on it's social aspect DESPARATELY. otherwise it's a decent shooter. The idea of keeping the same char for a long time is really great but having the expansions be actual full games makes me question on it's ability to remain something people would want to play in the future. Maybe if the sequels were 40 to 30 dollars....


3. I just feel sorry for the Xbox players. I mean even the company CEOs want to dump the console and they have ALOT more money to spend than Sony. I guess greed wins over the playerbase. Grats Xbox players you backed up the wrong people well. *starts playing an Xbox's dirge*

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Hi Jess! Hi everyone! =D


The sales are really good, but behind it is a BIG mess. Layoffs. Kinect as a "separate" hardware. It is a big

PS4 updates are good, but the hardware is still my problem. Or maybe I am too used in PCs. =DDDDD

Destiny has potential. My comment: HMMMM.... I am still looking forward for it.


And ohhhhh Jess. Nice smile to lessen my kinda-pressured day, and a nice shirt you have there. I will still pursue my Jess Mcdonell Shirt Collection for your GS News Anchorship 1 Year Anniversary. YAY!


Still, GS Forum Community is the best EVER!!!!! =DDDDD

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I think that's a ways off, unfortunately, I am/was looking forward to that. Maybe once Playstation Now gets farther along we will see it, I believe they are going to use Gaikai for the "take over your friends game feature"

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@automato  Some people get more enjoyment out of their consoles' position in the market than actually playing on it. That's just the way it is. There are others who, for some reason I cannot fathom, also get more enjoyment out of a game knowing someone who owns a different console will not be able to play the exclusive game.


TL;DR There are some very sad people in gaming.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@CPTCUDDLES  And then there are the sick, twisted gamers who should seek psychological help.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

@UNCStriker88 Those countries will add about 26 more consoles being sold. Microsoft hardly exists in those countries.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I just got the gold headset, it works awesome

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Rushaoz  I just got a head set and was wondering how it was going to work. Thanks. now I know what to expect.

landisan
landisan

@Dannystaples14 the xone controller is clearly the superior one.  Don't know what issues you have with the bumpers but the controller is fine.  I have yet to have anyone who actually used one at my house complain.  In fact thats the first  thing they talk about is how bada$$ the controller is.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Dannystaples14  I feel the exact same way about the controllers. I love my 360 controller. I think they messed up the bumpers on the new controller. I'm sure I'll adapt, but it doesn't feel as natural as the 360. Will also say that the PS4 controller feels real good. I can easily  go between my PS4 and 360 and not miss a beat so to speak. They feel close enough alike when I'm playing games I don't notice differences.

pgl163
pgl163

Good thinking.If you played last Tomb Raider than you know what to expect from Uncharted.

strothers101
strothers101

@Kinguard73 So i'm judging by the conjecture you typed out in your third point you did not, in fact watch the whole news segment. This is a shame, not only are you making yourself look like a tool but you also missed out on some interesting information about how MS is renewing its focus on games...

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Kinguard73
Gonna correct your point 3. in another 3 steps, since you got it all wrong:

1. You are going to watch the video again

2. You are going to google "Xbox Entertainment Studios" to see how it has nothing to do with gaming (just videos and non.gaming services)

3. You are watching the video for the third time and get the part "they are going to focus in gaming" since you "desparately" need to train in "listening and understanding before commenting".

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@PeejayYeh Around 80% of those layoff are the employees of Nokia. Guess they wanted the IP and nothing else...

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@mjonk2pc @UNCStriker88 true story. the majority of asia favor sony over microsoft and the majority of europe also. That altogether = the majority of the world favors ps4. not trying to encourage hate from the xbots, just stating the facts. usa was the only country were xbox 360 had an upper hand on sony and ps3 even managed to overtake us sales when the gta v bundle came out. its clear as day that sony has got win written all over this gen of consoles.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@mjonk2pc Yes that's a full headset. Which I don't want. I'm referring to a mono headset.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@spartanx169x @Rushaoz It doesn't help that the boxed PS4 headset that everyone is using has the mic placed down by your chest so no one is as loud as they should be to begin with. Add in the low chat volume output on the DS4 and most of the time the phrase coming out of my mouth to team mates is "WHAT? I couldn't hear you man say that again?"

Xbox One headset > PS4 headset even though neither let you route chat audio through HDMI like the PS3 and 360 could. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@pgl163 Oh really are they that alike? I did play the new Tomb Raider and thought it was good but mainly because it was Tomb Raider and about Lara's struggles in her origin story. If it was some random dude I doubt I'd care.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@Rushaoz thats what the little clip is for. you clip it to the top of your shirt and it puts the mic closer to your mouth. of course nobody bothers with the clip though (i don't either). I can still hear everyone fine however. Maybe you all got your volume too loud?

pgl163
pgl163

I was talking about game mechanics dude,not about the plot.good for you that you care about girls and not about some random dudes:)

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

@xboxdynasty8 @Rushaoz I have 34 games on my ps4. 20 aren't indie titles. I hear the same thing about no games on PS4, I have plenty. preordered Destiny and have Last of Us coming next week.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

@xboxdynasty8 @Rushaoz Have you ever heard of Sevenizz? He is by far the worst X.bot ripping on PS4. It's not just PS4 guys doing it.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@Aaronp2k @Rushaoz The problem is that I have a Yamaha 5.1 setup with 4 Yamaha 3 way speakers and a center Yamaha speaker with 2 3 inch mid drivers and 2 tweeters.. it's very loud and I love out. Now i'm not trying to blare the volume because it will just come back though the mic and everyone will hear what I'm hearing, but th earpiece volume is SO low that I can't even hear the game itself well enough if I want to hear everyone else talking to me. 

It's extremely annoying. Just a little more volume would do the trick. I don't have this issue when using the 360 mic on my Xbox or PC. Just the PS4 >:-(

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@pgl163 No yeah I know but Tomb Raider was like you are climbing a wall and then a quick time event kicks in and you do some gymnastics to avoid a massive piece of debris falling towards you and stuff. Or you wade across a river to be swept down it and having to shot gun your way through the barriers. 

Which considering that as the game progressed you see Lara get the crap slowly but surely kicked out of her that fits in with her origin story. If the same sorts of stuff were happening in another game for no real reason and they were just happening for the hell of it I'd be kind of sceptical. 

Like if they use too many of those features in the next Tomb Raider it will probably feel artificial and the same as the first one. They really need to do less of the hanging from ropes upside down in a cave and more of the Tomb Raiding. Shooting mountain lions and puzzle solving.

I normally use female characters when I have a choice. Not sure why. I'm also not bothered about what sex the character is as long as their character and story is good. Which for Lara Croft it is very good.

pgl163
pgl163

Well,Uncharted is like Indiana Jones with some plot twists and very cool action scenes,maybe not so personal for character like Tomb Raider,but in third game you play as teenager and watch how he became I treasure hunter,so my point is they are pretty identical,both great games to spend time with.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

He isn't the only one. There are quite a few. More on disqus comments than on here though. It's fun to argue though. I always enjoy it. I don't come on here and just say X. Bone sucks or crap like that.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@pgl163 couldn't put it better than that. uncharted is defo the indiana jones of the modern gaming world.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@pgl163 I love them but but Uncharted man. It's classic to me. for me the main difference is the feel of the story. Drake is very sarcastic and hilarious at times. I love his character and to me is probably the most memorable of the last gen. 

Tomb Raider? It's awesome. But being an old school TR fan I didn't enjoy it as much because i was expecting more old school elements like more elaborate puzzles and exploring. If you've never played Tomb Raider before and don't compare it to the old games, you'll find it amazing. It's literally Uncharted with a female protagonist and a more dramatic story.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

@Rushaoz I like that in Tomb Raider I can go back and explore areas with upgraded gadgets and weapons. Kinda cool. Uncharted is definitely my favorite series though.