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How will Microsoft respond to the PlayStation 4?

Sony set the bar high with the PlayStation 4. How will Microsoft respond to that?

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Crazyglues1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

There going to do the only thing they can do...

Show their hand - And I wish them the best because SONY came out hard, no to mention PS4 is a Monster...

So they got there work cut out for them, but don't write of Microsoft just yet, because they could surprise us, if the specs that got leaked are true...

Then they are in trouble because at least on paper that looked like a much weaker system then PS4

-But who knows they could have leaked that to throw SONY off, I guess we will see, -but I won't count Microsoft out because I know they won't just lay down and let SONY have the GAMING Industry....

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blackbeld1244d ago

Hahaha.

That was funny!

Can't wait to take a shit and my friends no. LOL

WarThunder1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

That video was so funny!

MS response will be Kinect 2.0
MS said: Kinect is our next gen!

http://www.destructoid.com/...

Lol @ Ballmer http://www.youtube.com/watc...

@black911 Look at the disagree! Lmao! MS fangirls in damage control.

Skips1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

^^^

Wow, Microsoft's CEO actually said that.

Ballmer: "Kinect is the Xbox 360's 'next generation"

Seems like SuperDae's leaks of the NextBox needing Kinect to function is looking more and more legit.

RuleofOne343 1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

l almost agreed with you but what gets me is that everyone keeps forgetting that MS is a software maker , so even if the so called rumours specs are true can you imagine what software they could've or have written, created to up the ante. JMT

Saigon1244d ago

I kind of agree with that, but guess what...you need the proper hardware to execute the software...

greenpowerz1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

When did MSFT reveal the 720? how do you know on paper it's the weaker console? Sony doesn't even have a console troll LOL.

LMAO PS4 had rumors and fanboys said they were just rumors and Sony did announce different specs from the rumors of PS4 but MSFT is stuck with the rumors PS3 fanboys choose LMAO

PS4 spec rumors before the PS4 reveal...
Basically the same except the RAM was changed from 4 gig to 8 gigs
http://www.vgleaks.com/worl...

8 core CPU in the 720
“The Durango CPU is structured as two modules. A module contains four x64 cores, each running a single thread at 1.6 GHz. Each core contains a 32 KB instruction cache (I-cache) and a 32 KB data cache (D-cache), and the 4 cores in each module share a 2 MB level 2 (L2) cache. In total, the modules "

VGleaks was almost dead on...This same sight has 720 specs too. 720 CPU http://www.vgleaks.com/dura... This seems to be the most accurate site for rumors so far and only the 720 CPU has been shown so how in the heck do you know the 720 is much weaker?

Can't wait to find out the rest of the 720's specs PS3 fanboys will be on meltdown.

Hail PS3! Praise the lord...

What kind of nut runs around using a PS3 flag in ever comment. Dam dude consoles are just toys LMAO Get a life

awesomeperson1244d ago

"Dam dude consoles are just toys LMAO Get a life"

Oh, the irony.

I am interested to see Microsoft's specs for the next XBOX, it will be interesting to see what they showcase.

zebramocha1244d ago

@green even though they have similar CPU,from various threads I've seen,the ps4 has a stronger gpu,the ram is faster and its overall design is less complicated than the rumored xbox 720.

jmac531244d ago

@zebramocha These rumors are based off of leaks from a year ago. I am sure the specs have changed since then. The PS4 rumors leaked much closer to when the system was unveiled.

dcbronco1244d ago

Actually it doesn't sound any more complicated. It seems that it has some built-in components that will make it faster than it seems on paper. Plus there have been three different spec leaks on the 720. The one from MS last Summer, the one from Super and the split design. The reality is we don't know what it will have and we don't know what the extra parts will do. We don't even know what the PS4 parts will do. They only announce what the GPU was capable of.

Saigon1244d ago

Maybe you should be using the edge reported leeks or even kotaku. They seem to be spot on with everything so far.

http://www.edge-online.com/...

DoesUs1244d ago

My god you must live a sheltered life. You do realise VGLeaks has detailed breakdowns of everything yes? Including the GPU in both? The GPU in the PS4 is stronger by quite a margin. The memory in the PS4 is vastly superior to what MS has chosen. The only similarities lie in the CPU which are basically awash. Both are AMD Jaguar based, the same specs you are posting. This is now common knowledge regardless of if MS has unveiled or not. Nothing is changing. The egg on you face is going to be quite something. It's interesting you keep posting VGLeaks yet clearly you have not delved deeper into the site. You claim people should get a life, have you seen your post history since the PS4 announcement? Good grief.

DoesUs1244d ago

My god you must live a sheltered life. You do realise VGLeaks has detailed breakdowns of everything yes? Including the GPU in both? The GPU in the PS4 is stronger by quite a margin. The memory in the PS4 is vastly superior to what MS has chosen. The only similarities lie in the CPU which are basically awash. Both are AMD Jaguar based, the same specs you are posting. This is now common knowledge regardless of if MS has unveiled or not. Nothing is changing. The egg on you face is going to be quite something. It's interesting you keep posting VGLeaks yet clearly you have not delved deeper into the site.

BlueTemplar1244d ago

@DoesUs Amen to that brother

Hellsvacancy1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

Didnt MS send the FBI loose on the guy who leaked the "supposed" specs for the 720 a while back?

Its probably safe to say that those specs are probably real then, Sony didnt do the same did they, because the official specs were not released

kenshiro1001243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

Just stop it green. Seriously. You tell people get a life when you're acting like the biggest fanboy on the site.

Like I said, if Microsoft let's their fanbase down, its curtains for them.

Evil-snuggles1243d ago

Showtime: PS4 rumoured at 1.84TF, Xbox 720 at 1.23TF

Here we go. VG247 has been told that PlayStation 4 has a 50% raw power advantage over Xbox 720, based on information out of CES.

If true, these numbers mean PlayStation 4 will have a 50% raw, computational power advantage over Xbox 720.

If latest rumours regarding next generation hardware are to be believed, the next PlayStation is to be significantly more powerful that the next Xbox.

Developer sources, speaking after meetings at CES, have told VG247 that the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, will have a run-capability of 1.84 teraflops. Conversely, the next Xbox, codenamed Durango, will be able to achieve 1.23 teraflops.

If true, these numbers mean PlayStation 4 will have a 50% raw, computational power advantage over Xbox 720.

While PS4 will have greater grunt that 720, however, the Microsoft machine has significantly more RAM at 8Gb, we’ve been told. Our source said that 3Gb is reserved for the OS, apps and security, leaving 4-5Gb for games.

Orbis will have 4Gb of RAM, said our source, of which 1Gb will be reserved for for OS, security and apps, leaving some 3Gb for games.

Both machines will supposedly have have the ability to read 100Gb Blu-ray discs.

Durango is apparently based on the Radeon HD 8770 GPU.

PlayStation 4 has been previously rumoured to be built on AMD’s A10 APU.

It was recently claimed that the two machines are to be announced in late March. It’s widely assumed that both consoles will launch in November this year.

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akaakaaka1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

how?

with this..

http://gifs.gifbin.com/0120...

the PS4 has no chance.. kinect seem so fun!

http://img5.joyreactor.com/...

I will like to play that! And I don't mean the game XD

Gildarts1244d ago

The 720 leaked specs is not THAT much weaker. Teraflops have little to do with how the games will look.

AlphaJunk1243d ago

True - Sony claims the PS3 is supposed to be a 2 teraflop machine which puts its on par or slightly above their PS4 and supposedly twice the power of the 360. haha the PS3 has such overhyped specs.

punisher991243d ago

"The PS3 did not outsell the 360.
Microsoft released their official SOLD numbers while Sony gave SHIPPED numbers to make it seem like they won."

Here is the article that states "PS3 outsells 360 worldwide in total sales" NOT SHIPPED. SALES.

http://watchusplaygames.com...

LOGICWINS1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

I already know I'm getting a PS4, but wouldn't it be funny to see the reactions of N4Gers if it was revealed that the 720 was actually more powerful on paper than the PS4 lol.

Cupid_Viper_31244d ago

yeah, it would be similar to the reaction I get when I look at your bubble count.

Outside_ofthe_Box1244d ago

It'd be funny to see your reaction to it as well or rather your response to other people's reactions that is lol.

Silly gameAr1244d ago

lol yeah! That would be hilarious Logic! Bubble up!

bigrob1231243d ago

I would imagine it would go like this:

"graphics aren't everything its all about game play!"

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1243d ago

Is the surprise at Logics bubble count because he's an xbox fan, and has lot's of bubbles? Yes, that is crazy. Everyone knows that Xbox fans bubbles look like mine!

Silly gameAr1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

No miDnight

It's the fact that he never has anything positive to say, and goes at other commenters like a rabid dog is why I'm confused. Something just doesn't feel right with the amount of bubbles he has. Anyone else would be bubbled down.

neoMAXMLC1241d ago

@miDnIghtEr20C_SfF

Actually, only douchebag trolls have bubbles like yours.

LOGIC may piss a lot of people off, but he ain't a douchebag. EVILDEAD360 is one of the biggest pro 360 users here and he has a very good amount of bubbles as well. Not to mention that many PS3 fanboys here have quickly lost all of their bubbles due to their douchebaggery.

Your pathetic attempt at constantly trying to convince everyone that this is a PS3 fanboy run site falls flat on its face with examples like these.

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AngelicIceDiamond1244d ago

True, you can't count out MS yet. But I dunno if the media and gamers can take MS silence any long. Some sites are already claiming victory as well as Sony fans. While the majority of the media are still waiting on MS.

I've already speculated enough like 8x already. I can't say anymore, I dunno what MS will bring to the table, we gotta wait.

Knight_Crawler1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

". But I dunno if the media and gamers can take MS silence any long."

You ever heard of the most important gaming even each year called E3? Every things has its time and place and MS not rushing to show something just shows that they are confident going into next gen - the funny thing is that if MS did announce something as soon as Sony announced the PS4, Sony fanboys would be screaming that MS is scared.

"Some sites are already claiming victory as well as Sony fans"

This sounds awfully familiar when the PS3 was announced with the CELL and Blu Rey, sites and Sony fans were saying that the 360 will be the next Dream Cast - if this gen has thought us anything is that gamers do not care about which console is the most powerful but which console can provide fun and entertainment.

Like someone below mentioned MS has its loyal fans already that will be buying a 720 and those who buy a PS4 will some time down the line get a 720 and vice versa.

MRMagoo1231244d ago

@knight

" if this gen has thought us anything is that gamers do not care about which console is the most powerful but which console can provide fun and entertainment." And that is why the ps3 sold more in less time right ?

slampunk1244d ago

@MRMagoo123

"And that is why the ps3 sold more in less time right ?"

This comment is true but look back a generation....sales of PS2 about 150 million and original XBox about 20-25!!!

You saying Sony won this generation is just hilarious as they lost around 50% of it's market share to MS and Nintendo?

If you worked for Sony would management be saying....Well done everyone we sold more than MS but it only took 6 yrs to catch up and we've sold half as many consoles as in the previous gen and given them equal share in the market we used to dominate?? I don't think so....

To sony credit the PS4 announcement seems to be on the right path.....

BlueTemplar1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

@SlamPunk The 150 million figure is lifetime sales for the PS2 which has been around for about 12-13 years now. The ps3 has sold around 70-80 million units in 6 years then that to me puts it right on track to hit a similar figure.

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showtimefolks1244d ago

Very easy show people you mean business and show a lot of content and talk as little about kinect 2 as possible

But knowing MS we will see a lot of crappy kinect games like their last 2-3 E3 conferences

Crackdown 3
Alan wake 2
Some new IP
A proper Journey

Also make playing games online for free. But maybe save this for E3.

If Sony is making basic own services like playing games and downloading stuff for free than ms has to do that along with the fact pan will also offer cross game chat

If people are willing to pay more power to them but why pay for a service when another console is offering that service for free

Old McGroin1244d ago

"Then they are in trouble because at least on paper that looked like a much weaker system then PS4"

@ Crazyglues

Wow, you've actually seen the official Xbox 720 specs?! Please share! Or are you referring to rumoured specs? In which case please explain how you can compare officially announced specs to rumoured (or not announced) specs?

Crazyglues1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

@ Old McGroin

You didn't read what I wrote did you???

Let me guess you just hit the Disagree and attacked my Bubbles and went into fanboy Rage mode..(Old McGroin I am a grown man so it's hard for me to act like a little kid).

This is why I don't even bother making a comments back, it never makes sense because most people don't even read what I said in the first place..

Let me use Caps to help you with what you missed, I said, " IF THE SPECS THAT GOT LEAKED ARE TRUE..."

Then they are in trouble because at least on paper that looked like a much weaker system then PS4...

YOU KNOW HOW YOU MISSED IT- Its the line right before the one you quoted..(don't believe me, scroll back up and actually read the whole thing)

R.I.F (Reading is fundamental) If you go back and read the whole thing I think it's clear I already answered your question of "are you referring to rumored specs?"

I'm not a fanboy Old McGroin which seems to be what you are implying, as I stated in my comment I won't count Microsoft out... I'm excited to see what they do.

Evil-snuggles1243d ago

Showtime: PS4 rumoured at 1.84TF, Xbox 720 at 1.23TF

Here we go. VG247 has been told that PlayStation 4 has a 50% raw power advantage over Xbox 720, based on information out of CES.

If true, these numbers mean PlayStation 4 will have a 50% raw, computational power advantage over Xbox 720.

If latest rumours regarding next generation hardware are to be believed, the next PlayStation is to be significantly more powerful that the next Xbox.

Developer sources, speaking after meetings at CES, have told VG247 that the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, will have a run-capability of 1.84 teraflops. Conversely, the next Xbox, codenamed Durango, will be able to achieve 1.23 teraflops.

If true, these numbers mean PlayStation 4 will have a 50% raw, computational power advantage over Xbox 720.

While PS4 will have greater grunt that 720, however, the Microsoft machine has significantly more RAM at 8Gb, we’ve been told. Our source said that 3Gb is reserved for the OS, apps and security, leaving 4-5Gb for games.

Orbis will have 4Gb of RAM, said our source, of which 1Gb will be reserved for for OS, security and apps, leaving some 3Gb for games.

Both machines will supposedly have have the ability to read 100Gb Blu-ray discs.

Durango is apparently based on the Radeon HD 8770 GPU.

PlayStation 4 has been previously rumoured to be built on AMD’s A10 APU.

It was recently claimed that the two machines are to be announced in late March. It’s widely assumed that both consoles will launch in November this year.ok

ALLWRONG1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

If you ever needed an example of bias on N4G, bookmark this page.

Microsoft will respond by releasing a competing console. Unlike Sony, MS will most likely show an actual console.

DigitalRaptor1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

And as we all know, the design of the exterior case is the most important aspect of next gen. Forget the games, the specs and the features. Nope, it's the case. I can see it now...

"Microsoft outclasses the PS4 conference by showing the 720 in all its sleek sexy glory".

"PS4 no-show means PS4 will have no games?"

E3 (you know the gaming exhibition?) is where Sony will show the box and people will "ooh" and "ah" and then....? People will focus their attention on the games and features. I forgot gamers play games for a second there, damn the stupidity is catching.

amiga-man1243d ago

So allwrong you would prefer to see the box rather than the specs?

WOW

FlunkinMonkey1243d ago

Dear me, what an idiotic comment..

Yea, because i would much rather see a weak unveiling of a system, but at least i saw the console!! :S

Would you rather a console with beast specs, but unfortunately looks like a dildo, or substantially downgraded specs but looked awesome??

ALLWRONG1243d ago

Sony had nothing to show because they had nothing to show. It means they were rushing to get out before MS and motivated by fear.

amiga-man1243d ago

You must have been watching a different conference than me allwrong I saw plenty,

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Kingscorpion19811244d ago

I just can't see Microsoft doing well next generation because they don't have enough exclusives. They can't rely on Bungie or epic games this time.

Gildarts1243d ago

Why are people so misinformed? You only need to look at their Wikipedia page to see that they have plenty Of exclusives being worked on.

kenshiro1001243d ago

Wikipedia isn't a reliable source.

DonFreezer1243d ago

"Then they are in trouble because at least on paper that looked like a much weaker system then PS4"
Well it would be more accurate if you said "Then they are in trouble because at least on paper that looked like a much weaker system then the Xbox(speaking of ps2 ofcourse)"

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

I Really Really hope they respond with kinect. That way I can play ps4 and have something to laugh about. This maybe good time for a gamer like me..

SDIII1243d ago

Microsoft already stated that their next game system will focus on entertainment. NOT the hardcore gamer. Nothing is official, but I don't believe they can compete with the ps4. Heck the 360 struggled to keep up with the ps3 (red rings, dvd format with games with multiple discs *please insert disc 2*). Also notice how MS has been mighty quiet. I don't think they expected the ps4 to bring it like it did and now they are surely scrambling trying to put together a powerful yet cost friendly system. Originally Sony said they would wait for MS to make the first move, and then they turned around and switched it up. Now to me it sounds like they got word to just release first because MS wasn't on their level, not that hard to get an inside source. I honestly think MS is scared, but we will see.

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GalacticEmpire1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

The PS4 has certainly set a high standard as far as ease of development and gamer focus go.

Nobody seems to have any idea how MS will answer the social features, the high standard of graphics, exclusive new IPs and general specs of PS4. In my opinion, selling it as a cable box just won't cut it, especially outside of the US.

pandaboy1244d ago

If Microsoft go the casual route then they will wipe the floor with Sony and Nintendo, at least in the US market. Nintendo lost the casuals with the wiiu, Microsoft are going to win them over with their cable services and kinect 2. All they need on top of this is the next CoD and Halo then it's game over Sony.

danthegardner1244d ago

Do you think the wii wiped the floor with the ps3 and 360?

slapedurmomsace1244d ago

Sale wise the wii did wipe the floor with the ps3 and 360. If ether catch up now its a hollow victory as nintendo has moved on.

OmniSlashPT1244d ago

slapedurmomsace@

PS3: close to 80 million
Xbox 360: close to 80 million
Wii: just reached 100 million

PS2: 155 million
Xbox: 24 million
Gamecube: 21 million

now that was wiping the floor hardcore mode! The Wii has been dead for over 3 years now, and the Wii U looks like a reanimated corpse.

N0S3LFESTEEM1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

It'll take more than another Halo and COD (which is multiplat so I don't see the leverage). With the kinect being rumored to be mandatory all I can do is wait for the day when something prompts me to "FLAIL TO RELOAD" XD. Fuck Kinect. Just to be unbiased... fuck the Move as well.

SDF Repellent1244d ago

Hmm, Microsoft will show the X720 system?? Is this the response the author of this article is looking for? Com on now, it is like saying how will Apple response when Samsung unveil the Galaxy S4 in a couple of week. How these articles constantly gets approved is beyond me.

Gamer-401244d ago

Agreed.
You are intelligent gamer.

MysticStrummer1244d ago

lol Was this a joke response?

"Com on now, it is like saying how will Apple response when Samsung unveil the Galaxy S4 in a couple of week."

"You are intelligent gamer."

Caveman gamers bonding in the modern world. There's a TV series there somewhere...

MRMagoo1231244d ago

@mystic

I know right its like a mini series of dumb and dumber. SDF is one of the biggest trolls on the site along with that greenpower retard.

TheOneEyedHound1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

If it's BC and they win the advertising war, I expect the Nextbox to be the best selling console in North America, no matter what Sony shows.

I know to many xbox gamers(My sister included),that just buy the console because Kinect or their friends have it.

My friend told me the xbox 360 is better than the ps3, simply because more people play CoD on it.

It's sad, but it's true. Advertising means a lot, they see the kardashians playing dance central and they think it's fun.

punisher991244d ago

Who cares if its the best selling console in north america when the Sony console outsells it worldwide?? Microsoft paid for more advertising then Sony did. But it took microsoft 7 years to sell 77 million 360s, whereas it only took Sony 6 years to sell that amount. And your friend makes no sense, because cod may have sold better on 360. But Assassin's Creed sold better on PS3.

TheOneEyedHound1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

I get that, that's why I said North america.

Sony needs to win on every region.

Those sells don't mean nothing, Microsoft made a much bigger profit than Sony this gen.

Sony had the most expensive hardware,which with every console sold they didn't make as much money as the xbox with every console sold(because the xbox was cheaper to make) Now don't forget about Xbox live ,they made ,let see majority of gamers paid 60$ a year for 7years ,with multiple xbox live accounts, you make the math.

Don't forget about kinect( has made more than 8 billion dollars, I believe), and the 2 months sony was offline(PSN HACK) and if i'm correct they lost 171-172 million dollars(1.71 billion dollors).

So the Xbox 360 beat the Sony Playstation 3 this gen, easily.

Coming from a Sony fan.

punisher991244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

"Don't forget about kinect, and the 2 months sony was offline(PSN HACK) which if i'm correct they lost 171-172 million dollars.

So the Xbox 360 beat the Sony Playstation 3 this gen, easily.

Coming from a Sony fan."

None of us know how much microsoft or Sony profited this gen. If you want to talk about profits, lets not forget about PS2 sales as well as PSP sales this gen. Money is always important. But Sony outsold microsoft this gen and thats most important thing. They sold more consoles in a shorter amount of time vs. microsoft. Whats gonna happen now that the PS4 and the next xbox is coming out at virtually the same time?

Gildarts1243d ago

The PS3 did not outsell the 360.
Microsoft released their official SOLD numbers while Sony gave SHIPPED numbers to make it seem like they won.
Now according to wiki MS sold 76 million consoles of February while Sony sold 70 million as of november with an estimate of 77 million for januari. Now think about that for a minute, The PS3 could not have reached that estimate since it kept getting outsold by the 360. And it would be impossible to sell 7 million consoles in 3 months.
If you want to sell 7 million consoles in 3 months you would have to sell 2.3 million consoles in these 3 months. Which is impossible even in the holiday season.
Now the PS3 has been out for 7 years they could sell even 1 million consoles each month since launch (which is less then half of that 2.3 million). They would have 84 million consoles sold. Which is way off.

kenshiro1001243d ago

Gildarts, are you kidding me? Microsoft uses shipped numbers too. Shipped still counts as sold.