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Submitted by Rearden 548d ago | opinion piece

How will Microsoft respond to the PlayStation 4?

Sony set the bar high with the PlayStation 4. How will Microsoft respond to that? (Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

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Crazyglues  +   548d 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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black911  +   548d ago | Funny
We saw this yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
blackbeld  +   548d ago
Hahaha.

That was funny!

Can't wait to take a shit and my friends no. LOL
WarThunder  +   548d 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.
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Skips  +   548d 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.
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RuleofOne343  +   548d 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
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Saigon  +   547d ago
I kind of agree with that, but guess what...you need the proper hardware to execute the software...
greenpowerz  +   548d 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
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awesomeperson  +   548d 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.
zebramocha  +   548d 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.
jmac53  +   548d 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.
dcbronco  +   548d 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.
Saigon  +   547d 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/...
DoesUs  +   547d 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.
DoesUs  +   547d 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.
BlueTemplar  +   547d ago
@DoesUs Amen to that brother
Hellsvacancy  +   547d 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
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kenshiro100  +   547d 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.
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Evil-snuggles  +   547d 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.
akaakaaka  +   548d 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
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Gildarts  +   548d ago
The 720 leaked specs is not THAT much weaker. Teraflops have little to do with how the games will look.
AlphaTauri  +   547d 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.
punisher99  +   547d ago
@Gildarts:
"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...
LOGICWINS  +   548d 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.
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   548d ago
yeah, it would be similar to the reaction I get when I look at your bubble count.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   548d 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 gameAr  +   547d ago
lol yeah! That would be hilarious Logic! Bubble up!
bigrob123  +   547d ago
I would imagine it would go like this:

"graphics aren't everything its all about game play!"
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   547d 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 gameAr  +   546d 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.
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neoMAXMLC  +   545d 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.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   548d 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_Crawler  +   548d 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.
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MRMagoo123  +   547d 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 ?
slampunk  +   547d 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.....
BlueTemplar  +   547d 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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showtimefolks  +   548d 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 McGroin  +   548d 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?
Crazyglues  +   547d 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.
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Evil-snuggles  +   547d 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
scofios  +   548d ago
With justin Bieber.
ALLWRONG  +   548d 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.
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DigitalRaptor  +   547d 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.
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amiga-man  +   547d ago
So allwrong you would prefer to see the box rather than the specs?

WOW
FlunkinMonkey  +   547d 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??
ALLWRONG  +   547d 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-man  +   546d ago
You must have been watching a different conference than me allwrong I saw plenty,
Kingscorpion81  +   547d 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.
Gildarts  +   547d 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.
kenshiro100  +   547d ago
Wikipedia isn't a reliable source.
DonFreezer  +   547d 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)"
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..
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SDIII  +   547d 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.
GalacticEmpire  +   548d 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.
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pandaboy  +   548d 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.
danthegardner  +   548d ago
Do you think the wii wiped the floor with the ps3 and 360?
slapedurmomsace  +   548d 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.
OmniSlashPT  +   548d 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.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   548d 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.
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SDF Repellent  +   548d 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-40  +   548d ago
Agreed.
You are intelligent gamer.
MysticStrummer  +   548d 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...
MRMagoo123  +   547d 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.
TheOneEyedHound  +   548d 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.
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punisher99  +   548d ago
@TheOneEyedHound:
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.
TheOneEyedHound  +   548d 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.
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punisher99  +   548d 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?
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Gildarts  +   547d 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.
kenshiro100  +   547d ago
Gildarts, are you kidding me? Microsoft uses shipped numbers too. Shipped still counts as sold.
SDIII  +   547d ago
@Gildarts, shipped units are SOLD to retailers, you clearly are lacking knowledge on the subject so have a seat and be quiet like a good little boy. And your numbers are off PS3 has caught up and don't forget the 1 YEAR head start the 360 got, its safe to say ps3 won in the end. 360 is just inferior no matter how you feel. It has box sets, *please insert disc 2* you bump the console and your game disc is scratched the eff up and gets an error, I have knocked my ps3 off a 4 foot dresser and the game inside didnt even freeze or stop being playable! MS just makes inferior machines. Lets face it ps4 will wear the crown.
urwifeminder  +   548d ago
They will show the console i will buy.
azazel665  +   548d ago
Sony did not set the bar high. They showed games running on PC during the PS4 announcement conference. That is a horrible sign. They didn't even show the console. That is a horrible sign. Everybody laughed at the DualShock 4. That is a horrible sign.
punisher99  +   548d ago
@azazel665:
"Everybody laughed at the DualShock 4"

Just like everbody is laughing at the amount of bubbles you have.
awesomeperson  +   548d ago
Most were running on PS4 hardware. They most likely have not finalised the PS4's asthetics, but why would you need to when it hasn't gone into production yet? It would only be a "horrible sign" if we did not see it by/at E3. And we will. I don't know why people would laugh at the DS4, Sony improved upon it based upon feedback, albeit adding a touchpad and move light.
Bumpmapping  +   548d ago
360 keeps pumping out the same old ip's That is a horrible sign.Everybody laughed at Live users paying 60$ a year while Sony,Nintendo,PC offer similar and better services for free.That is a horrible sign.Kinect 2.0 no one cares about.That is a horrible sign.

On topic Microsoft need new ip's they need to offer a similar service like PS+ to justify the cost of Live.They should focus more on the core gamers mostly to keep up with PS4 and not Kinect 2.0..
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hawkeyejonjon  +   547d ago
@azazel665 Watch Dogs was the only game that was shown on pc. Everything else was on PS4. Who laughed at the DS4 Controller? I heard applause for it. Who cares that they didn't show the console. I didn't mind Nintendo doing it because showing the console means absolutely nothing. Do you stare at the console while you play? no? that is what i thought.

MS registered a xboxevent domain after Sony announced the PS4. That is a horrible sign
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younglj01  +   548d ago
Games, free XBL, new Ips, and more games....
younglj01  +   548d ago
So too whomever disagree if MS do those 4 simple things you would still disagree I just don't understand this site sometimes...
Gamer-40  +   548d ago
I really hope, MS respond cool core AAA games, not the Kinect 2.
TheOneEyedHound  +   548d ago
Do you think a game like shadow of the colossus sells systems to casual gamers?

What do little kids want to do? play CoD with his/hers friends.

The Xbox is more online friendly and more casual.

the 360 is just like a party that goes on all night, the Ps3 is calm/darker, you feel like you are on your old laptop.

Coming from a guy that loves the ps3 more than the 360, I know what sells systems,phones,cars to people and the PS4 is headed on the right direction, they just need to advertised it good.
Gamer-40  +   548d ago
"..What do little kids want to do? play CoD with his/hers friends.."

"..loves the ps3 more than the 360.."

Agreed. All logical.
+Bubble.
fsfsxii  +   547d ago
Hm...something fishy here..
HappyWithOneBubble  +   548d ago
This is MS response to the PS4

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kingmushroom  +   548d ago
LOL wtf ......thats a authentic pic of the xbox fanboy reaction during the sony conference.

cause PS4 fans jizzed all over the monitor
Grimhammer00  +   548d ago
NA.....yeah. Because NA is all that.
solidboss07  +   548d ago
If the rumoured specs are correct, very likely, then Nextbox will do well IMO. Just as I prefere Sony, then many prefere XBox. I just hope Microsoft scrap the shit ideas so as not to alienate people. Going buy the specs and likely periferals to be included I think Nextbox being a bit cheaper than PS4 would be fair. 2 good machines, the development community happy with easy platform development, and general parity between consoles with multi-plats.
Then, with a little time, PS4 owners should see what the exra cost of our consoles got us, a more powerfull machine. If both consoles were equal I would still go for Playstation as it is Sony's exclusive games that I know and like. I generally prefere them to multi-plats. But as PS4 is more powerfull, that is just the icing on the cake. We know from experience that Playstation developers us all system resources to their full with lots of pride and hardwork.
Microsoft should forget casuals and look after their core/real gamers. Two sucessfull hardcore machines will be better for everyone. But rumours suggest Microsoft might fuck it up by accelerating the trends the 360 is already heading on. And if they dont have a 1 year headstart this time, and developers only showing them the love, well...??
Please Don't do it XBot overlords. Be cool!!
supraking951  +   548d ago
when 720 is ready to be revealed, Sony will release more info on the system and games stealing the spotlight from MS. One of the reasons why revealing first has its advantages. Sony can release new info any moment and rain on 720's parade xD
lovegames718  +   548d ago
Green powers....

The epitome of troll/Microsoft lacky that adores everything they do including the garbage kinect and the focus Xbox 720 will have on it. I bet when they rushed Xbox 36o with one year warranty and knowingly knew they would screw hundreds of thousands if not millions of consumers with faulty hardware you were rooting for them too, right?

Listen stfu and stop being a troll. Also stop pming telling me Xbox is better than ps3 because crappy buggy sky rim runs better on Xbox Lol First party games show a systems power and the consensus is amongst gamers and professionals ps3 first party games are a step above in that respect. Awards for uncharted, killzone, etc cc reinforce that.

I hope micro. Does good and doesn't focus on kinect trash but your point about rumored specs is invalid. Yes they are rumors and anything could happen but the ps4 rumours on gaf were pretty spot on so what makes you think the Xbox aren't? It all points to a focus on kinect, weaker GPU and Sony having their better ram. Stop being in denial even if Xbox changes specs which ius unlikely this late in the game as many in the know how have mentioned the focus on kinect isn't a promising one
jakmckratos  +   548d ago
Um show the Xbox 360-2??(the name Square Enix prob told MS to give to their console)

It's not like the PS4 will be "winning" this purported next-gen race easily. Xbox is biding their time and they can afford to honestly. People already chose their next-gen choice during the last generation. 360 owners will more than likely go for the Durango..PS3 owners for the PS4. And people who just legitimately love video games, and find even if they prefer one brand can still purchase the other if they actually have decent games will end up getting both over time. And unless it's revolutionary like being able to watch Netflix or something as awesome as that I STRONGLY doubt the next gen war will be decided on who's the better entertainment system since they're both fairly equal..I don't give a crap about 1 vs 100 or ESPN and cross game chat is ovverrated..I have a cell phone for a reason. I will be sold on the games and Sony has already came hard(giggity) and they haven't even shown off what Media Molecule, Santa Monica, and Naughty Dog's next gen products are. Microsoft knows any more Gears would be milking...Im guessing Halo 5 is in Order and HOPEFULLY a decent Fable game..perhaps the fabled Fable MMO?? We'll see. Bring good games.
Clarence  +   548d ago
Probably the next version of kinect.
Dms2012  +   548d ago
Can you at least TRY to be original?
level 360  +   548d ago
After reading the article and many other pessimistic articles on the next XBox, I sort of think probably a lot of people inside Microsoft has as well and at this moment or since these articles have come-up those representatives told it to the higher ups and have now deliberately been on **silent-mode..

Most likely Microsoft are in talks with a host of developers to hurry up some *to be confirmed AAA games and non-gaming features that will be shown next month.
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tubers  +   548d ago
If MS goes for a slightly weaker, more gimped software features but has an edgier pricing, I can still see it trumping the PS4 sales for a long while after launch of both systems.

Cost of entry is very important.

It's still my speculation ofc.
KontryBoy706  +   548d ago
I honestly don't think Microsoft is going to fool gamers this time around. Gamers fell for that (XBL fees, lack of 1st party IPs for over 3-4 years, increasing focus on Kinect instead of actual games, etc.) this whole gen but now most people want games which MS doen't have and isn't focused on. They are unfortunately focused on kinect and their "features" in XBL making it more of a cable box type service than a gaming service. Meanwhile Sony still seems hellbent on "the gamer" and now they are treating the PS4 like they did during the PS2's time. People are more excited than ever to stick with Sony or move Back to Sony. Microsoft better come out swinging for the fences
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MysticStrummer  +   548d ago
"I honestly don't think Microsoft is going to fool gamers this time around."

All they need to do is fool the US, which sadly isn't all that tough.
KontryBoy706  +   548d ago
True. Just look at the disagrees I got. Nuff said
Evil-snuggles  +   547d ago
I own ps3 and xbox 360 my third xbox two red ring me i bought the first Xbox seriously doubt im going to buy a xbox 720 im sick of Microscam u buy new game $68 after taxes and m$ wants to charge you to play it online $60 a year and those Microscam pointon they make buy more that you need psn is free to play online psn if a dlc is $10 you pay $10 psn does not bait and switch like Microscam m$ are money hungry whores
StreetsofRage  +   548d ago
I think my answer is best suited for this question compared to the clowns above me...

I don't know??? :p
StrawberryDiesel420  +   548d ago
With another COD no doubt. I enjoy COD for the record but they need to create some new IP if they want me to buy their next console.
kingmushroom  +   548d ago
kinect, halo, kinect, halo, kinect Gears KINECT !
ACEMANWISE  +   548d ago
They will release a console for 600.00.
They will ask gamers to get a 2nd job.
They will tell everyone it is really a PC.
They will scream "Geeeeaaars of waaar!!!"
They will hire more celebrities.
They will secure more exclusive dlc by throwing more money at it.
They will follow another console by speaking French.
They will properly spell Connect.
They will skip the 720 and release the XBox 1080P
They will offer a Titanium service with exclusive access to their plan to take over the world.
They will offer free mosquito vaccines for those that refuse it (Silver members only!
They will admit Kinect is really retinal scanning technology imported from their security division.
They will continue to deny that Sony's HDMI port "Is not needed".
They will redesign the Xbox Live name to "Lie Box XV"...like they did their menus.
They will offer Japan Xboxes with a Japanese language setting to increase sales this time around.
They will allow paying customers to disable the RROD option after their renewel is complete.
jocomat9  +   548d ago
i lost it at the gears line LMAO!
Evil-snuggles  +   547d ago
Dam that was funny but you left out dlc are 1500 Microscam points but m$ only sale 2500 Microscam points
ACEMANWISE  +   547d ago
lol.

Or you could say Microsoft is holding a 1 for 2 sale. Buy one for 59.99 and get two for twice the price.
Genuine-User  +   548d ago
One thing is for sure, Microsofts next home console will either be less or equally as powerful as the Playstation 4.
Reason behind this is very simple, microsoft cannot afford to sell their system at a higher price than their competition. Sony on the other hand can and most probably will.
jmac53  +   548d ago
Haha! This is my favorite deluded fanboy argument of the day! You should probably get your info from Forbes or even CNN instead of N4G considering that Sony is in a dire financial situation more so than Microsoft.
Genuine-User  +   548d ago
I wasn't speaking on their financial circumstances. When I said Microsoft cannot afford to sell at a higher cost, I was not being literal. Figure of speech?
I just believe Microsoft will stand a better chance against Playstation if they release their next console at a lower price point. I'm a fan of good games, be it on Playstation, Xbox, PC or Nintendo.
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deanobi  +   547d ago
Fanboy FAIL
TBONEJF  +   548d ago
EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVES and more boring KIDS KINECT games.
dangerousjo44  +   548d ago
lol since when do ppl really know what they want like anyone knew the wii would blow xbox360.ps3 away in sells like it did. i think its only smart for ps4 and next xbox to keep their motion ideas and push motion gaming to the next level.also i think the move and kinect well push hard core games 10 times further then anybody would ever think
MultiConsoleGamer  +   548d ago
They don't have to because this isn't a two man race.

Stop living in the past.
MysticStrummer  +   548d ago
What? They have to respond regardless of how many competitors there are. O.o
dangerousjo44  +   548d ago
10 yrs from now x720 90million units sold and ps4 90million sold and wiiu 50million sold
Shacojin  +   547d ago
No the Illumiroom shit will help them get to 179 million sales in 5 years!
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