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JoGam  +   417d ago | Well said
I don't think Playstation / Sony will struggle with the XONE at all. Actually, I honestly think both systems will do fine.
theBAWSE  +   417d ago | Interesting
This site has been spreading rubbish since yesterday... There either very butthurt or ms has shares in them ad wise
Skarlett   417d ago | Spam
a_bro  +   417d ago | Well said
"Sony's going to be thinking 'what shall we do for the next ten years?'"

umm, the same thing they've been doing for the last 7 years and will do so with the remaining 3 years of the PS3's 10 year plan, coming out with more games...you know, the reason why you buy a console to begin with...
Why o why  +   416d ago | Well said
'Plastation 4 will struggle against xbox one' ......in pissing off its fanbase

Sorted...
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thechosenone  +   416d ago
After seeing the huge..HUGE backlash the Xbone has gotten just over the past two days tells me that it's Xbone will be the one that languishes next-gen. And I'm starting to truly believe that MS won't make it out next-gen in one piece. I think Nintendo will have a resurgence and the Steam Box will pick up MS' slack.
b163o1  +   416d ago
OH! I've totally forgotten about the steambox. I think the strambox will be better then the X1, mainly cause they'll offer the same game, minus exclusives, for a cheaper price, don't have to pay to play, wouldn't have to overpay for DLC, it goes on and on. I really think that M$ is almost where they've always wanted to be, integrated in the living room. PS4 is about and will be about the games...
andibandit  +   416d ago
Struggle in the tv department perhaps
sikbeta  +   416d ago
There is no comparison
PS4 = just games, some social features, online, kind of the same as 7th Gen

XO = games + social features + online + tv + dvr + OS + apps + cloud + more

PS4 = PlayStation Gamers

XO = broad appeal: Gamers + COD players + NFL fans + TV users + Social junkies and more people...
garos82  +   416d ago
Come on bless them.the x box faithful have literally nothing to show from the reveal in terms of gaming, especially on a site such as n4g
So they got to spread stupid articles such as these in order to keep the system relevant in terms of gaming.

As far as I'm concerned, from what I've seen as a gamer from the reveal the, xbox1 has nothing to interest me.it will have to take an impressive showing at e3 to win me over but somehow I don't see that happening.
Brutallyhonest  +   416d ago
As a gamer who has favored MS products in gaming for the past decade+ over ALL others. I will say without a doubt, as long as the consoles are similar in price at launch, Sony will strongly outsell the X1 worldwide BUT MS "might" hold on to North America since their X1 appears to be tailor made for this region and they have a big user base here.

I am not liking the X1 even a little bit. It appears MS made compromises to the X1 hardware to make it a more efficient multimedia hub. Gaming is no longer their primary focus and I'm a gamer.

If I want to social network, watch sports and movies? I have tablets, smart phones, smart TV's (2 of which that have motion controls which I never use. Tried them once or twice but don't use them now), broadcast receiver that has apps and a gaming PC hooked up to my triple panels in my gaming room.

I can watch sports, surf the web, game and text or social network all at the same time now. I don't need to purchase an entertainment hub when I already have the best of all worlds.

I need a new gaming console that's primary focus is giving me the best games possible not an all in ONE device when I, like most, already have it all.
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Elit3Nick  +   416d ago
Lol I'm likely getting the Xbox one and even I see this article as nothing more than for getting hits. XD
shoddy  +   416d ago
N4G really heat after May 21.
I had fun reading comments.
jrbeerman11  +   416d ago | Well said
Based on reveals,

ps4 will have more games and be more dev friendly and indy friendly,

xbox1 will use cutting edge tech to replace the input button on my tv remote.
pixelsword  +   416d ago | Funny
The PS4 will struggle...

...to keep their stock supplied in stores.

X1 to the next 1.
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RedDevils  +   416d ago
This article will make xbox fanboy feel so much better lol
insomnium2  +   416d ago
@brutal

You have it all? I doubt it. You don't have all the fees that come with XB1's online. XB1 comes riddled with all kinds of fees and restrictions that make all other consoles feel decades old.

Also you can't TELL your devices to start up and stuff. You have to push buttons and that's sooooo last last gen and ancient history. What is this like 2009?
seanpitt23  +   416d ago
Well I will be buying shares in Sony thats how confident iam in Microsoft lol
CommonSense  +   416d ago
I am in the minority on this site because I prefer my 360 over my ps3. in fact, i almost never play my playstation. but, after that xbox reveal, i can safely say that if i get a system at launch, it will be a ps4.

the problem i have, however, is that i love gaming online, and i absolutely cannot stand the sony community. it is teaming with rabid fanboys that completely ruin the gaming experience. N4G is a prime example of this. Just look at these ridiculous comments. immature hypocrites.

perhaps i'll just continue to favor PC.
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confuddddddddled  +   415d ago
@Sikbeta

If you are going to do a comparison, then don't just pick and choose what to say about each console just to make one look better. It's a waste of time.

From each reveal so far PS4 is focused on games and Xbox One is focused on TV. That's how I feel after both reveals.
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inveni0  +   415d ago
"PlayStation 4 Will Struggle Against Xbox One"

No it won't.
Bobby Kotex  +   415d ago
Or they're a bunch of click whores. Anyone who clicked on that article fell for it.
Cam977  +   415d ago
They're so butt hurt that their butt ceases to exist. Yes, they are that butt hurt.
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ThanatosDMC  +   415d ago
Check out this rabbid xbox fanboys sucking on kinects gonads. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It's ridiculous that they would rather have TV and that failure kinect than actual games.
bintarok  +   417d ago
The PS4 should be fine because it has the core gamers market. The XO should also be fine too (if the price is right) because it's targeting the non-core market. Each market still attracts millions, depending on geo location.

No doubt the PS4 will be the fastest next gen console in terms of raw power (more CUs + GDDR5), but price, latency, and power wattage can also be higher. The XO is just better in thermal/performance balance. Hopefully next gen games will tell us which one has better real world performance.
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SynGamer  +   417d ago
Until we have the full details on the hardware for each system, it *appears* the PS4 has a slight performance edge. That said, MS's reveal yesterday completely turned me off. It felt like a "hey, don't forget about me" show, very disappointing. Considering how bad the reveal went yesterday, Sony is in a good position to capitalize at E3. They just need to make sure they show and say the right things.
nthstew  +   415d ago
Xbox one may succeed in Metropolitan areas in USA not ouside that because of high bandwidth for online requirement and paying for used games.
outside USA most of the countries will Don't care about american sports, Netflix and other media stuffs other than playing video games on a console.
eliasg  +   415d ago
I am an XBOX fan but i wished every one here would have been as constructive commentator as yours mate.
dboyc310  +   417d ago
It has shown that Microsoft can't compete against Google and apple which clearly show the direction they're going with. Sony isn't it's main competitor anymore which clearly gives them the upper hand as THE gaming console.
4>1 simple math ;)
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DonFreezer  +   416d ago
Which areas of the Xbox One will you be focusing on at your E3 presentation?

4:24

Major Nelson (Larry Hryb):
Games. Games. GAMES :)

Care to explain this comment by Major Nelson ps drones.I have watched almost all the Microsoft E3 presentations from 2008 and after and they never said anything like this before.So expecting Microsoft to blow our minds with the number of exclusives.
kenshiro100  +   416d ago
DonFreezer
Just like they did last E3?

Oh...wait.
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DarkZane  +   415d ago
Too bad Sony will also focus on games, rendering the M$ focus on games completely irrelevant.
linkenski  +   416d ago
Fuck, i disagreed with you because of your first sentence. I can't take it back :(
Conan-O-Brady  +   416d ago
I gave him an agree to make up for your disagree, I also gave you a bubble up for being so honest....lol
linkenski  +   414d ago
Bubble up to you for being helpful mate :B
Psn800  +   416d ago
Why is he shouting his mouth off after that dreadful display .
TAURUS-555  +   415d ago
lets have a laugh at the xbox tv content...haha.

outside the usa no one gives a shit about that content besides no one will be able to watch it.
showtimefolks  +   416d ago
Lol yes it will believe that ps4 fanboys lol hahahhah

Now to real world news ps4 will do quite well and will outsell Xbox one from day one. Xbox360's one year ahead start and one and half year ahead start in Europe couldn't crop an over priced hard to develop for ps3. So what makes anyone think a developer friendly and a system WIYJ most likely good launch lineup and a decent price point will make Sony or ps4 struggle?

We the gamers are a lot of things but stupid isn't one of those, if ms is Dunn enough to think they could pull a quick on on us than they will see when they struggle.

Sony has done nothing but show ps4 In a great way and have really opened up their system to indie developers so I think Xbox fanbase or fanboys are in for a rude awakening

I fully expect ps4 to outsell Xbox one and wiiu from day one and never let go of the lead it will build over time

Now all this assumption is because I don't believe Sony will be stupid enough to follow MS in always online or used game blockage
Ju  +   416d ago
I disagree with you, because the internet trend is pointing into one direction. And while this is all just hype it'll carry some truth. I'd rather say in the worst case PS4 will launch 2:1 - or maybe even 4 : 1. LOL. And that is already a pessimistic view of some reacions which rather go 75:25 if you want to believe some stories.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   416d ago
I also think both will be fine down the road... Yes, MS didn't started very well, but neither did the Sony with the PS3 reveal, remember how the price was wrong, too much focus on centralizing entertainment and at release the alien architecture was tough on developers. Everywhere it was doom articles (exactly like the last two days for MS)). But they made it to turn things around by making the right decisions after that.

"A generation last years, not days" is a lesson Sony learned and may be now teaching. I'm sure MS will realign their plans as the costumer demands/pays for, in fact both companies will, the day one plan usually gets ajusted down the road as they add new technology, new stuff go trendy and the whole gaming industry evolve.

Now the whole backlash out of always online and game licencing is a problem that may put Xbox One at more risk, but not necessarily a deal breaker. I mean, it's obviously much more a presure from publishers than it's a desire from MS (or Sony if they show any similar restriction) and the only reason they are trying this now is obviously because those publsihers had been shoving us with incomplete/broken games, DLC crap, online passes, season/elite agreements and what not for the last 7+ years and we had been eating that. People voted with their wallets and they said "rape me". So if we can take any indication, yes people will be mad and, to some extent it will hurt sales, but more than enough people will probably be willing to swell their complains and buy the games anyway, provided they are good/popular enough. Also, if people do otherwise and simply don't buy into that anymore, then chances are they'll just change it down the road (let's hope this is the case).

Games wise, I don't think we ("hardcore" gamers for the lack of better term) have a lot to be concerned. Obviously both consoles are designed much similarly, so multiplatforms shouldn't be a problem as developers won't have a bad time to either get enough power (really easy to scale) or coding for each architecture (both are PC like). First party we know Sony had it right so far and MS made a good move to acquire more studios and put 'em to actually develop new games for its machine, now it's a question of not focusing so much on Kinect and keep those guys working (which, again, only depends on where the money is going).

I do think Sony have the upper hand here, they may enjoy some earlier success that may grant 'em a more confortable position thorughout the generation, but I don't think (or want) they'll pull a PS2 and transform a lead into complete domination unless MS really mess it up (which I hope they don't, it's much better for us if those companies feel each other breathing down their necks).
delicia  +   416d ago
sikbeta is just delusional.
Sony is not new in this market, they've been doing this for almost 20 years, I'm preety sure they'll do fine this gen. PS4 is shaping up to be a great console.
kenshiro100  +   416d ago
Wooow, so Microsoft screws up their unveiling of XBox One and now these articles are trying to downplay the PS4?

Lmfao.
ape007  +   415d ago
yeah the event was a let down, sony looked 10 times better but we still haven't seen the full picture, it's an all out war and im loving each bit of it
b_one  +   415d ago
@a_bro games are games, but PS3 is also a kind of TVBox.
mcstorm  +   415d ago
@JoGam I agree with you. I have said for a long time I expected the WiiU, Xbox One and the PS4 to all sell well come the end of the gen. Im looking forward to seeing what games they are going to offer us as I will own all 3 just like have I have done since the NES and Master System days.
DeadlyFire  +   415d ago
XB1 will likely be the one struggling. Nintendo tried a similar approach with WiiU. XB1 is just an HD glaze over what Nintendo is doing.

Sony is doing the same thing as well as having a diverse and open environment for all type of game developers. DirectX no problem, No big publisher then no problem, and so on.

XB1 and PS4 both will utilize the cloud to assist in many apps in the future that might slow down one day on the hardware.
TAURUS-555  +   415d ago
hahaha cmon we ll know xbox1 cant compete with PS4.
Gardenia  +   415d ago
I'm not worried about the games that will come out for the PS4. With Developers like Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream and others there will be more than enough good games to come.

Xbox on the other hand have to come up with some serious good exclusives if it still wants to be called a game console
GT67  +   415d ago
both system do well???? i hardly think so unless MS pull a miracle out of there ass in 5 days before E3 its not happening. if anyone STRUGGLING is MS so-call console. "the all-in-one" machine . not console as in gaming console that was toooo damn good to be true. but all in one disaster no one want machine.
bassmaneric  +   415d ago
How can they struggle against a company banking on the average joe to buy their machine to use for tv? Everyone already has a cable box or directv, etc. I can surf the web on my cable box, watch and record tv, watch movies on demand. I don't understand their point. Also, doesn't ps3 and xbox360 do all of the the same shit as well? prettier new package is all. If they focus on tv and web, they will not sell many units at all. Gamers buy game consoles. Television watchers buy TV's and pay for cable
Kaneda  +   415d ago
If I am a developer, would I make game for a system focus on game or tv and game?

Easy to decide which system will likely to have more support and effort from game developer...
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avengers1978  +   415d ago
It is very likely that all the features of the PS4 have not been revieled... With there new camera and there console I really didn't see anything Xbox one showed that they could not do on PS4.... So I see the PS4 doing everything xb1 showed, but there focus is on gamers and developers...
Sony also said that there machine will function with absolutely no Internet connection, MS on the other hand has said you will need an Internet connection... At least to check in online once every 24 hours.
Both may have some sort of block on used games... This maybe the way of the world, but really that just puts Nintendo and Wii U in good shape to out sell both x1 and PS4.

As of right now XBOX 1 is in trouble, it's been all negative since there reveal, and PS4 is looking like the choice for most people
Prcko  +   415d ago
won't struggle
smashcrashbash  +   417d ago
We shall see.Over confidence is a business's worst enemy.That is why only we do that and they don't.
Lucreto  +   417d ago
One thing the article forgot is that the TV stuff in the first 20 to 30 minutes of conference won't work outside of the US.

Europe won't get of the TV stuff at launch as confirmed by Microsoft. If could take 6 months to a year before they get content.

They want you to watch the digital TV you're paying for, through the Xbox you spent hundred of euro on, so they get more ad revenue from their subscription-paying userbase.
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sway_z  +   416d ago
The Brits care only for Football, Cricket, Tennis and Rugby...all of which are in partnership with Sky...or free on regular TV. The Entertainment aspect of Xbox One will FAIL in Europe.

Clearly MS have no strategy outside of U.S.
Autodidactdystopia   416d ago | Bad language | show
Autodidactdystopia  +   416d ago
Was it the UK TV license comment?

My apologies haha
ChipdiddyChip  +   416d ago
No, it definitely wont. I watch sky on my xbox 360 regularly, its so convenient.

@Autodidactdystopia The TV license is for BBC since they dont show ads on their channels, still stupid though.
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garos82  +   416d ago
@autodictactdystopia

I agree fully with your statement
AceofStaves  +   416d ago
That's an important flaw in MS' 'all-in-one box' strategy, and one that certainly should be stressed by media outside the U.S. Simply put, the TV aspects of X1 are immaterial outside of the States. Heck, I live in Canada, on the same bloody continent, and our content licensing laws prevent us from having anything near the same amount of content found on the U.S. version of Netflix on Netflix.ca.

MS can emphasize the TV content all they want. I won't pay more for a console that offers me less.

Edit: The disagrees are hilarious. Disagree all you like. It doesn't change the truth.
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BattleTorn  +   416d ago
I have my fingers crossed that Canada will be the first to get support.

I know Telus already has the 360 supported for being an Optik TV box..

I couldn't really care though. I don't watch TV, at all. Only online.
I wouldn't have cable at all if it wasn't for the fact that Ive negotiated my ISP bill (with Optik internet and TV) to below what having high speed internet alone would be.. ;)
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T2  +   415d ago
yeah I'm in canada too (obvious lol) and none of the sht you think would work within North America works at all, Netflix is a great example, so I have no faith that Rogers, Shaw, or Telus will convert the Xbone to any type of cable box, especially Shaw who has a huge monopoly here in BC.
In other words, why the hell would I buy a Xbone to sit there and pay monthly for it too? Same as my 360 just sits there now, no new games that are anyway worth money.
On top of that, Ps3 being bluetooth, I will still be able to use my headsets, keyboard, mouse, etc... on ps4. Xbox? as usual they want you to buy all your sht over again... not a chance.

Edit - yes lol at your disagrees you clearly stated facts, its only the worst fanboys that just disagree with anything you say that they don't like.
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ceballos77mx  +   416d ago
Tell me about it the cable where I live in Mexico sux
nypifisel  +   416d ago
Not only that. Live TV is seriously outdated in Europe. The future is streaming content on demand. So why the hell did Microsoft focus so much on a dying medium? PS4 can do EVERYTHING the Xbox can, except the Live Tv interaction.. Which if not already dead at least is dying... I believe this whole thing is a serious misdirected focus on Microsoft part and begs the question whether this high-tech modern company really goes with the times or simply decided ten years ago to dominate your living room and kept going with it, failed to see it lost it relevance :S
s45gr32  +   416d ago
What do you mean live tv is outdated in Europe?

Here in the states is a battle between cable/satellite television vs Netflix, Vudú, Hulu plus, etc. Sadly when it comes to sports you need satellite/cable television.
nypifisel  +   415d ago
@s45gr32

Tv cable boxes are being replaced by internet streaming services. In Sweden for example every singe channel has its own streaming service, I never look at live television.
T2  +   415d ago
@s45gr32 - that's true in canada as well, but you would be surprised how many sports are streamed live on the net if you look these days... sometimes a small fee is attached but it's cents compared to your cable bill.
Thepharaoh  +   417d ago
It wil lstruggle not to cry at the insult.I mean come on microsoft Sony Showed some pretty awesome stuff with their reveil and you didn't even show any of your real exclusives.Give the ps4 some challenge
DivineAssault  +   417d ago
Its very possible that Wii U outsells the Xbone
OlgerO  +   416d ago
LOl that might be going a bit to far.
forum67  +   416d ago
Skeleton , He-man is coming after your precious trolls.
DivineAssault  +   415d ago
U with the trolls lol.. If the truth kills you so bad that u call it trolling, go somewhere else for you weak opinions.. Look at the worlds reactions man.. Everyone is pissed at MS, wii u has surges in sales, & PS4 has been getting praised since its showing..
Shadowolf  +   416d ago
@ DivineAssault

If Nintendo can get their act together and bring some seriously attractive titles to the Wii U this holiday season with an attractive price drop it is not far fetched that the Wii U could seriously put up a fight against the Xbox One for living room dominance. I still believe Xbox One would get the lionshare of the two but you just never know. With expectations that the PS4 will dominate out of the gate, a competitively priced Wii U with loads of exclusives and attractive multiplatforn titles could be a problem for Microsoft.
s45gr32  +   416d ago
Well as far as marketing hype and strong journalism (hopefully journalists wake up and actually do their jobs this upcoming generation) support. You have Microsoft xbox one selling like hot cakes hey it worked for the 360 ( RROD, error E74, disc tray jamming, disc read error, pay to play online, run to the store and buy an xbox gold card due to your friend/relative lacked a 360 plus the game did not offer offline multiplayer, kinect an eye toy, $60.00 for DVD 9 games, pay for free dlc like lfd 2, etc)
DARK WITNESS  +   415d ago
I am sure I read somewhere that the WiiU was already seeing an increase in sales since the xbone reveal.
Alos88  +   416d ago
Alternate title: Click here, please!
Edit:Seriously? You're defending this crappy article? Why?
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ame22  +   416d ago
Any iphone affectionate would obviously see the one appeal and say that.
Alos88  +   416d ago
Anyone that already owns an iPhone would look at Xbox One and think "been there, done that."
PigPen  +   416d ago
That's very unlikely, the fanboys made their voice heard. But they both might by going head to head.
Jek_Porkins  +   416d ago
Sony did the only thing they could at their reveal, minimize the possibility of negatives and focus on the positives, and they did that very well.

When Sony came out and said "We're for gamer's, we are all about games.", it was very smart, because that is the key audience that will buy that console right away.

What Microsoft did was get the boring stuff out of the way, they ticked off some key gamer's, but they're obviously hoping a killer launch lineup and good exclusives will lure them back, but what I do know is that local news, and outlets like CNN and even my local paper had nothing but positive things to say about the new Xbox and how it was changing the face of the living room.

So if those key gamer's jump in on the Xbox One, and these other types of people get into it as well, I could see it being very successful, but you almost get the sense that Microsoft doesn't look at Sony as competition anymore, in the past maybe they'd respond to some of the more immature comments Sony has made, but they seemed pretty set on course.

If they address the used game fee, and come out with a price point $50-$100 cheaper than the PS4, they'll do well. I don't see any one console being the Lord Of The Rings, but it'll be interesting to see what happens, I believe the Xbox One could struggle at first, if they don't struggle at first it'll be fine, because it'll mean the key gamer group bought one anyway.
sway_z  +   416d ago
IT'S OFFICIAL....YOU'RE AN INTERN @MS

...how could two human beings have created someone with such a low level of intelligence.

#backtothelab
memots  +   416d ago
Maybe he was one of those fake hand clapping guy at the conference.
Tultras  +   416d ago
Xbox... Lord of the rings?

That was so intentional.
Qrphe  +   416d ago
I don't see the X1 being cheaper than the PS4 at all specially when it's around the same specs of the PS4 and it comes with Kinect. That would also include the development done on the device plus all the new TV content they're working on that subscription fees may or may not cover. Unless of course Microsoft is willing to take on the costs (which I guess would be the true matter of opinion at hand).
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denawayne  +   416d ago
I agree with what you are saying. If MS can show a bunch of games at E3, then guess what? That's all that gamers will remember come launch. I'm glad they got all the fluff out of the way at the hardware reveal. Which is exactly what it was, a hardware reveal. It showed what the system can do including playing games. I actually watched the reveal and thought "cool, that's what it can do? Now show me the games." Would I have preferred to see the games then? Yes, but I'm also not 4 years old so I can wait patiently for E3.
Unicron  +   416d ago
It was more of a box reveal. They didn't mention anything indepth about the specs.

"What Microsoft did was get the boring stuff out of the way," - you mean they got all the anti-consumer BS out of the way. Next gen looks to be a nightmare with regards to consumer rights.
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BattleTorn  +   416d ago
You are so absolutely right.

People here just don't see, and neglect all ACTUAL news sources. The buss around the Xbox One, outside of gaming journalism, was very positive.

I hate to say it people, but gamers are now just a minority in the entertainment business. Also, hardcore gamers are never very impressed by conferences anyways, (we withhold their allegence towards actual games!)
So, if MS has killer games at E3, that's all they'll need to draw the hardcore gamers, the minority that they are.

Sony addressing the hardcore in the conference was simply a desperate move to get the hardcore-minority to start defending them.

While MS is simply diversifyng and appealing to the entire entertainment industry. (a overall smarter business approach)

MS knows full well that addressing hardcore gamers as the main audience only addresses a minority of the market. A indecisive minority that will come running back if they show enough killer launch games.

Sorry, we're only part of the audience now, gamers.

That said, if MS doesn't show enough *killer* (non-kinect) games at E3 - jump ship!!!

Sincerely, *just a* hardcore gamer.
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Unicron  +   416d ago
Was addressing developers also a "desperate move" by Sony?

As gamers, we're only "part of the audience" if we choose to be. It's clear Sony and MS have different goals in mind.
ceballos77mx  +   416d ago
Its a shame really, considering who put you're beloved Xbox brand where it is now, us the gamers who M$ is always giving the shaft.
DARK WITNESS  +   415d ago
ya, it's true and they also gave the Wii the same kind of buzz and it started off great but look where it has got Nintendo now...

it's all good and well the media playing up the xbox. it's even better that they don't mention all the really detailed issues with it like Always online, no used games market (or at least not the cheap used games market we use to have).

When the casuals rush out to buy it and then start having problems because their internet is not stable, lets see how fast they will try and trade in those consoles.

When mum and dad realize that they can't buy a half priced used game or lend any games to Timmies little cousin without letting him have access to the full account, how quickly do you think the the xbone will become a dust magnet, just like the wii.
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ceballos77mx  +   416d ago
CNN? who is owned by time Warner a cable TV company and an American company, is CNN now considered an experts on video games?
Oh_Yeah  +   416d ago
I can't wait to see these so called 15 exclusives...lol. Why did they even throw that out there if they didn't even elaborate on it a bit more by saying x amount of core, x amount of kinect/indie/ x amount of timed? Or at least show some snippets...I'd be surprised if they have more than 2 actual core exclusives THAT ARNT GENERIC SHOOTERS OR RACERS.
garos82  +   416d ago
Look I'm not gonna disagree and I admire your optimism, but no rational gamer will go out there and buy the new xbox day one as things stand(pun intended).please note "rational gamer" was used as a term instead of "rational tv enthusiast"

Having said that I'm still interested in what they will show at e3
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Hicken  +   416d ago
Your descent into madness is painful to watch... er, read.

Whatever.

It's just a shame there's no option to bubble you down for being delusional.

But, on the off chance that you're NOT losing your damned mind, I'm instead bubbling down your comments for trolling. Cuz that's the only logical reasoning behind such comments.
T2  +   415d ago
bubble up to hicken for pointing out the obvious, there is no logical reason why jek has any bubbles... boring stuff out of the way? at their big, giant, exciting, make you wait for months and months reveal?
LOL - I stated months ago that ps4 reveal was spot on, some games, some hardware, some features, some stuff saved for e3... If you think MS put all that sad sht together just to blow you away at e3, you are going to be sadly mistaken. I stated months ago that ps4, as of now, was ahead of the game and would fly off the shelves and that MS needed a big reveal to make up some ground. They haven't done that at all.
On top of that Sony stated e3 was all about games too, so if they come out even at e3 sony will still be miles ahead.
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marcolinhoo  +   416d ago
What boring stuff?!
The problem is Ms believes and is excited 'bout
those features. The boring stuff are the core of the XBO. To add to that it seems some people are happy about that as well.

Sure we can wait for E3 (it's been 3 years we're waiting for a good E3 by MS if i'm not mistaken) and see. But even if there's a gigantic and super exticing launch lineup, eventually the xbox will reveal itself as the media center it is.
The strategy should be clear to everyone by now.

And IF KEY gamers jump in on the Xbox One as you said, then they're not so much key gamer. More some tech and social media fanatic. Or MS fanatic.

As of now, i see NO reasons to be hyped for the Xbox One AS A GAMING CONSOLE. There are too much things we didn't ask for and too little of what we ask for.
So in this regard, no wonder the media (in the US) and the casual gamer and some average joe will praise it. Just not as a CONSOLE.

At least that's how i see things now.
solidjun5  +   415d ago
I'm starting to think you wrote this article.
Smh
TheGamingArt  +   416d ago
After the internet's reaction to the Xbox One's announcement, this is obvious a flame bait article.
solidworm  +   416d ago
Struggle to hide its glee maybe.
ipe  +   416d ago
Lmao.

No more 300 euros advantage, year, year and a half market adv.for xbox.
Sony isnt artogant anymore, building studios, creating ips all the time, frindly to indies,easy to develop platform, by all rumors also buying ,codeveloping third party exclusives, dlc stuff, new marketing team, second hand games work, free mp, optional ps+.

Only battle might happen in usa, in europe,asia, rest of world ps4 has won.

See u in few years.
jukins  +   416d ago
lets not pretend the xbox 1 wont do well on name alone at least initially, same goes for sony. I think its entirely possible they both could struggle like the wii u.

Gamers are starting to show franchise fatigue and not to many publishers are taking "big" risks. It could come down to the indie scene which seems to be cranking out sleeper after sleeper.
himdeel  +   416d ago
But CoD, and Ass Creed says hi! Publishers aren't taking any risk at all. Almost every major franchises is being pushed to fit into one of three boxes, two are "action and FPS". Anything outside of those to square boxes is sports or smashed to fit into one of the other two boxes. People are sheep buying the same thing over and over and over again.

However I do agree with you that downloadable Indies are where innovation will be found. But I'd also qualify that by saying I think SONY will have more of these titles with the PS4. AND this is ONLY going but what I'm reading about the Indies gizzing all over the PS4.
SnotyTheRocket  +   416d ago
Why put Assassin's Creed in there with CoD? AC is on a whole 'nother level of just awesome.
panbit86  +   416d ago
HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA LMFAO Good one sir! This is the funniest "article" title i've read all day! LOL Thanx for a good laugh! ;)
VitaOwner  +   416d ago
LMAO! The person who titled this article messed up and wrote "Playstation 4" where "Xbox One" should have been.
1lawrence  +   416d ago
who wrote this torrence davis
franko  +   416d ago
Xbox (D)one
tubers  +   416d ago
Xbox (N)one
Xbox (G)one

*all in good fun
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ColeMacGrath  +   416d ago
Xbox Yawn is better.
Grandmaster-B  +   416d ago
..could struggle because of trashy journalism and braindead people in general.

Like those which said a 600$ console is too much but buying a 700$ smartphone every second year.
josephayal  +   416d ago
another funny article
horndog  +   416d ago
Yup.! Sony is going down. Having to sell everything from headquarters to studios and factories just to keep afloat. MS's machine will be beast. Games and more. Sonys ps4 is going the way of their phones, tvs and all other electronics that have failed so bad and still are.
IG-88  +   416d ago
Yeah because MS phones and tablets have been doing so well and Windows 8 is the bee's knees!
kenshiro100  +   416d ago
Go back to bizarro world delusional one.
IG-88  +   416d ago
So Xbox One will do better then PS4 because it will nickle and dime their customers more?
that is what i got from this.
InTheLab  +   416d ago
Playstation has been a multimedia machine since it's birth and the author and analyst clearly no experience with PSN,PSN+, SEN, or SoE. Sony has all of those things and all are accessible for free aside from Plus.

So the PS4 is not a one buy console. It also has a marketplace which makes money. It has music services which makes it money. It also has multiple movie services that makes them money.

I don't understand this article at all.

....and they made it sound like being mostly a game machine is bad. Who buys console day 1? Damn sure isn't grandma...
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Monkeysmarts  +   416d ago
Very doubtful.

PS4 and SteamBox for me. Probably a Wii U at some point, as well. Xbox One can fall off a cliff for all I care now. In fact...

Xbox... jump off a cliff.
golding89  +   416d ago
If it was Sony PS4 that can up with all the multimedia stuff that the Xbox one is able to do, ALL Sony fan boys would be praising the move...the fact that is it from Microsoft, they bashing it...smh..what a bunch of jerks.

Microsoft position themselves to success from both entertainment and video games. Sony will soon realize that the world is not all about extreme hardcore gaming.

I would rather pay for a console that can do so much more than just hardcore gaming.

Everything that the Xbox one can do is very much impressive. haters going to hate and bash it. Sony fans of course.
Monkeysmarts  +   416d ago
Fanboys will be fanboys. A whole lot of Xbox 360 gamers hate the Xbox One right now too though.

Xbox 360 won the US market by appealing to gamers first and foremost. MS has now abandoned that policy to appeal to folks who could buy the system and never play one game on it. MS is still gonna get that Live money and kickbacks from their corporate partnerships, so they won't lose a dime on those people. Gamers are no longer their important market to convince and capture, so they can sell millions to non gamers and I'll be just fine with other systems giving me superior gaming experiences.
joeorc  +   416d ago
@golding89
"If it was Sony PS4 that can up with all the multimedia stuff that the Xbox one is able to do, ALL Sony fan boys would be praising the move...the fact that is it from Microsoft, they bashing it...smh..what a bunch of jerks."

why, yes just like the same fanbase lambasted and dragged through the broken glass, that was said what you claim about the playstation 3 to the people defending Sony's choice to make a all in one entertainment center for the living room.

but now its OK right?

when the PS3 was first set for released, many of those very same people now defending Microsoft's choice in doing this very same thing that lambasted the people who purchased the PS3.

Not so fun being on the tail end of this, is it.
Now imagine this for year''s straight in a row not just 2 days worth but over 3 years of lambasted remarks about your console of choice?

you could see after all of this time how they may be a little bit looking at this in an objective manner its not so nice now is it?
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golding89  +   416d ago
That's good to hear.. Let's see how much Sony will sell by focusing on "JUST" the hardcore gamers only..

Hardcore gamers are not the only type of gamers and audience out there..

casual, entertainment matters by a large margin in today's world. Don't get me wrong I own both system but gotta applaud microsoft for trying to squash "just hardcore games sales" strategy.

they Choosing a broader audience. There is nothing wrong with having a system that can do all of that the xbox one does.

If I am paying 500 for a system, it BETTER be able to do all that Xbox one does...not just hardcore gaming.
waltercross  +   416d ago
@ golding89

Actually, I don't wanna talk and have a relationship with my console. Sorry your offended by other people's comments, But I know what I want and It's not that.
Monkeysmarts  +   416d ago
@golding89
You know what, you say that as if any of those features are the reason you might buy an Xbox One. I'm not a fanboy and I can appreciate the reasoning of appealing to non-gamers, but the fact of the matter is for folks like us we are GAMERS. These are "video game consoles" up until this point. Xbox One is not for gamers and anyone trying to tell me it is is a goddamn liar.

I'll bite and "wait for E3" yet again, but I'm not expecting anything Earth-shattering. Unless they announce that games aren't required installs, games can be played across any Xbox One systems, and they have some kind of plans for cloud gaming beyond handling processing then I as an objective GAMER am done with Microsoft. PS4 seems like a complete gamers console and I don't see how the hell anyone can disagree with that.
Revolver_X_  +   416d ago
@golding89

Last I checked the PS3 focuses on games and they have sold more consoles then the 360. This whole broader audience will drive more sales is desperate fanboy dribble. Did the Kinect increase sales? They couldn't coerce the casual Nintendo crowd, so now its TV? No one will be standing in line for Xbox1 to have extra NFL camera angles. Gamers drive the sales. Why else does PS3 lead in hardware sales? Quit being delusional. This used game banning rumors, required Kinect, and required internet connections every 24 hours should piss EVERY gamer off. Quit blindly defending a Fking suit. Ppl like you, Jek Porkins, and MikeMyers are sad loyalists, and are the reason companies like EA gets away with the shit they pull. I'll say it again, why were 99% of the journalists at the reveal, game journalists? Yea, they really plan on marketing their Xbox1 to a wider audience. Its the American way. Why change consumers, when you can "change" the consumers. I already see delusional comments about how living rooms "Need" an Xbox1.
kenshiro100  +   416d ago
Microsoft is only focusing on the multimedia part. Sony focuses on games AND multimedia stuff. Please get your head out of the sand and wake up, thanks.
golding89  +   415d ago
@waltercross, @Monkeysmarts ,@Revolver_X,@shadowgeist00 .. lol I love how all you guys ganging up together.. I love you sony fanboys..lol
solidjun5  +   415d ago
And they love you back, xbox fanboy.
DARK WITNESS  +   415d ago
As an xbox 360 fan, I really can't believe some of the crap I am reading..

Does nobody remember the days when we laughed at the ps3 for being more of a media device then a games machine ?

Sony has had the best balance of hardcore games/ core games and media functions right from the start of the ps3. MS has jumped from one extreme to the other and it's the manner in which they have done this that is really getting everyone's backs up!

Remember when we use to laugh about xbox gamers enjoying games while poor sony droids are stuck with movies, internet browser, but no games? Are we really this short sighted!

"I would rather pay for a console that can do so much more than just hardcore gaming. " Let me just ask.. Did you buy a ps3 at launch, because what you have just said is exactly what sony provided with the ps3 at the start of last gen and many of us threw shit at them for it!

it's a good job sony still has their eye on the hardcore games, can you imagine what MS would be giving us if sony was not in the game as competition?

Sony provided a great multimedia device at the start of the current generation and it sold like dogpoo ! It was not until they re-focused their marketing and games on the core/hardcore gamers that they made a turn around and look where they are now.

MS is making the same mistake, but worse and you want to defend them for it???

The thought alone makes my skin crawl !!
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ghostgaming  +   416d ago
I do believe both consoles will do well in time, However, I do believe the PS4 will do better this holiday season. Early console adopters tend to be core gamers, not the casual or mild gamer. With that in mind, I do believe the PS4 does offer more for the core crowd. I know for me, PS4 is the only system I will get this holiday season, we will see next year on the XB1.
Rusty515  +   416d ago
But frat boys are gonna be all over the x1 just because it says xbox on it...Don't underestimate Microsoft's retarded community. They'll buy it no matter what.
laoboy_Smoke  +   416d ago
Said no one ever... lol
Clarence  +   416d ago | Well said
@golding89
You my friend are a hater.
Sony has only showed part of what the PS4 can do.

http://www.psu.com/a018713/

Why would sony fans hate. The PS3 was the first complete entertainment console. M$ is playing catch up.

When the PS3 was release and right out the box you could
upgrade the harddrive, wifi, Internet surfing, hdmi ports
How about the media, M$, and the Xbox fan dogging Sony for bluray.
The PS3 was the complete entertainment console from the start. The PS4 will continue that.

Sony already realize that the world is not just about gaming which is why the PS3 was made.
M$ said bluray was going to be a failure. M$ just copies everyone else.
Apple
Samsung
Google
Sony

Samsung already has a TV with gesture control.
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joeorc  +   416d ago
@Clarence
100% agreement, We are not Being hater, well at least some are not, what you brought up was a very important point, its a point i am glad Microsoft is doing to expand its system to do, im glad Microsoft is getting Blu-Ray play back. Im also Glad that a Web browser was added to the xbox360. Now the XboxOne the many features they added is really a good thing to expand into.
Theangrybogan  +   416d ago
I sorta agree with the article, the ps4 will struggle to price gouge the consumer after the initial point of sale, but I also think that's exactly why people will buy the ps4 instead on the xboxOne
GraveLord  +   416d ago
Microsofts vision for the Xbone is clearly very out of touch with consumers.

1. Gamers are the ones who will buy this within the first year. If you don't reach out to them, they won't buy it.
2. No one wants to interrupt their TV watching. If they do, they have a smartphone for that.
3. There is no market for this type of "All In One" device especially considering it really isn't All in one. It does not replace your cable or DVR box. It's all just PR speak with a hidden agenda of selling you Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
hkgamer  +   416d ago
Microsoft vision for XBone is out of touch with gamers but definitely not with its marketed consumers. It's taking a giant risk but it wants to take over the Home entertainment market.

1. Gamers and tech geeks will buy this within the first years.
2. The fact is that they can use their tablet to interupt their TV to watch something automatically.
3. It is kinda all in one.

OK... not saying that I think it is any good. but i think it may work.
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