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Submitted by Jsynn7 558d ago | article

Lack of Xbox 720 updates is Sony’s advantage

It’s fair to say that Sony’s PS4 is receiving plenty of attention while many gamers are still unsure about the upcoming Xbox 720. Some suggest both systems will share similarities, but the always-online rumours revolving around Microsoft’s new console have had a negative reaction and the lack of any further news means many gamers are being turned off by the lack of positives in relation to 720 details. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

whoyouwit04  +   559d ago
Seriously, whats the deal that everyone keep putting out all these anti 720 articles, It's like they think if they release enough of them it will force Microsoft to talk, however, Microsoft isn't going to talk until they're good and ready #DEAL WITH IT.

Its funny, the first sentence in this article is: "It’s fair to say that Sony’s PS4 is receiving plenty of attention while many gamers are still unsure about the upcoming Xbox 720", but lately all the attention as been on 720.
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Godmars290  +   559d ago
And at the same time if anyone expects them to pull off some major coop when they do finally say something, their past two E3s which were largely Kinect events would suggest problems in satisfying game related concerns.

To repeat: they're likely going to focus on selling the new system to the general market.
whoyouwit04  +   558d ago
Are you really comparing a launch event of a brand new console... to a E3 event that is for showing new features and games of a existing console? What the hell.

we already know they are bringing core titles to the table. Hell Black Tusk is making four core titles alone, and they're all brand new ips. They also just renewed the Killer Instinct trade mark. So what makes you think they wont focus on games?

http://www.xbox360achieveme...

http://www.digitaltrends.co...
edonus  +   558d ago
Everyone is the general market. That elitist attitude is what making the core gaming community lose value. They some how think they are better than more people or that their concerns out weigh everyone elses.
Skips  +   558d ago
@whoyouwit04

Well, considering even Microsoft said THEMSELVES, "Xbox is NOT A GAMES CONSOLE, Xbox is a family entertainment center." etc. etc.

http://www.worldtvpc.com/bl...

What Godmars290 is saying isn't so far fetched. Expect them to focus on what THEY'VE BEEN FOCUSING ON for the past E3's. Why in the world would they change their strategy now when they've found something they do better at? Casual games, Kinect, Apps and whatnot.

When you even have devs saying Microsoft isn't going to be heading in the same direction as Sony in terms of strategy next gen...

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

Blacklight Dev: "I think Sony is really in to win this one," "I'm good friends with a lot of guys at Microsoft, I'm under their NDA flag, and Microsoft definitely has a different outlook than Sony does." etc. etc.

And Sony's outlook being: "PS4 is a gaming console at heart" "We're all about the gamers" etc. etc.

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

It's just some serious in denial at this point. lol
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Godmars290  +   558d ago
They treated - everyone including them said so anyway - Kinect as a launch or a relaunch of the console. So yes, its fair to assume that XBox3 will receive treatment which addresses the general consumer more than gamers.
NukaCola  +   558d ago
At the end of the day who cares how many negative Xbox articles there are. N4G is a place for us core nerd s to cone together and joke, discuss, troll, bitch and argue about games because we are the core gamers. MS gives a rat's ass about this site and our opinions. Some fat 56yo marketing executive surveyed 2000 moms a year ago and upon their opinions did MS base the future if their company on. MS only cares about numbers not gamers.
MaxXAttaxX  +   558d ago
This article has been written at least 15 times.
It's getting a little annoying.
ichimaru  +   558d ago
Glad you can see they future! Wait...you're not god. huh, I'll take that bubble off your hands
TAURUS-555  +   558d ago
MS isnt ready cuz they know PS4 is too powerful so they wait and wait and wait...
xPhearR3dx  +   559d ago
Actually it's not. The 720 is generator a lot of attention. While 99% of it is bad for consumers, it could be exactly what MS needs. If they come out and disprove all of these rumors, they're going to be a HUGE hit and Sony will need to step their game up to go beyond what MS shows off. However, this is their only chance. It's a hit or miss. If they confirm all these rumors are true, the 720 is going to crumble and they'll get what the deserve. Which is not my money.

They've proven everyone right the past two E3's by focusing on Kinect. Third time is a charm so to say. They need to go strong and go hard, or go home.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   558d ago
A man doesn't believe denying rumors will create hype. They need to put themselves above PS4 since it revealed first. Sony already said they won't do these things. MS can't just come out and say "We're not blocking used games and you can play offline!" and expect some sort of applause. Mention these throughout the conference, but don't expect some great lovefest if you say the rumors aren't true. Big games and unique features (don't show too much Kinect please and don't try to act like Skype will be a big thing because I can do that on every other device already). It'll be difficult to not look like a "me too" kind of event if they don't do those things though. Tough spot.
Cocozero  +   558d ago
More fear based articles from the Sony camp, The same thing happend to the Wii and we all know what happened there...
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Intentions  +   558d ago
Sigh, the gaming media never ceases to amazes me.
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Software_Lover  +   558d ago
OH look!!!! A blog/article about something that hasn't been opinionated/blogged about the past two months.

HOW REFRESHING!!!! /S
strotee  +   558d ago
Now you can appreciate how Sony fans felt with PS3 getting negative article after negative article after.... sucks doesn't it?
Software_Lover  +   558d ago
................ Why do you guys keep saying that? I'm a PS fan, I have every playstation, but being childish is being childish.

By that logic, Blacks should enslave white Americans because, you know, they did it to them. Am I right? Or they could just take the moral high ground and live their lives.

And these articles do not bother me emotionally, like most of you, they bother me mentally, because everytime I see one, I start to think and wonder................ are humans really this stupid and naive? Then I start to think again about the National Enquirer and I get depressed. I get depressed because yes, yes we are stupid.
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strotee  +   558d ago
I love your slave comparison, classy. No, I was just alluding to the fact that the media loves to have one or two topics and keep beating it like a dead horse.

In their defense, there's not much to talk about regarding the next gen MS console since MS is as quiet as a mouse in church. Do you think the media will just stay quiet and not say anything? Come on, you know better. Just don't come off as surprised when they have a 'negative' article about MS.
ichimaru  +   558d ago
" sucks doesn't it?"

lol what are you 12. You celebrate a deteriorating Gaming site, because its "payback" for hurt feelings when sony got trolled. That's serisously concernin. It doesn't matter what gaming camp is taking heat MS, Sony or Nintendo recycling the same trash and belittling other's for their console of choice is beyond retarded.
N4g needs to get back on track
StrongMan  +   558d ago
The /s tag use to be cool, but now it's just lame and shows how butthurt you are.
Software_Lover  +   558d ago
That is the best you have? I expected more. But you can use your alt to come back better next time.
Sarobi  +   558d ago
If you think things are bad now, just wait until the systems are out.
PS4isKing_82  +   558d ago
We're almost getting a Xbox related article every hour talking about the 720 and everything. And it hasn't even been announce yet lol just imagine what this place is gonna be like when Microsoft actually does reveal it.

Scary.
sway_z  +   558d ago
It don't matter when/what MS release or what it costs...N. America will still lap it up because of MS marketing strategies and some undying sense of patriotism.

It does not make you any less American to buy a foreign product Uncle Sammies :)
Jaqen_Hghar  +   558d ago
A man buys Japanese hardware because 50% of it doesn't break at launch! A man really doesn't care he goes with whoever has the best games and free online. That eliminates xbox already and a man is pretty sure he'll get WiiU down the road when the fun local MP games come out. A man will buy PS4 at launch because he loves KZ and Infamous and is interested in Knack and the superior version of Watch Dogs (superior to current gen not saying anything about Nextbox).
ps3_pwns  +   558d ago
japanese steel is the best steel. hatori hanzo sword with that ps4. im getting the ps4 instead of the boring nextbox thats gonna be targeting the justin bieber fans, mountain dew koolaide sipin, american idol/ mtv/ realty tv/ kim kardashian show watching chumps. the fake people who are ignorant on every level and think life is about doing the dumbest stuff possible like wifen/husbanding some irresponsible maury povich/ jerry springer show wanna be contestants. having no jobs and no money but think they gonna be a rap star. when really life is about doing whats right and paying it forward and showing respect for all those who died trying to give u a future fighting hitler.

you want your children and children children to have to be online to play games when me and you and many others could play offline if we wanted to for generations upon generations. im really dissapointed if theres any nintendo fans trying to back MS. just dont make any sense
ichimaru  +   558d ago
I'm going to go ahead and guess that you are not American. if so even worse, becuase any form of patriotism here won't be found in products. we have no exports to boast off. cars are japanese or german, food is copied from other cultures and our consoles are manufactured in china while tech support is outsorced to inda. Thats not a stereotpye I spike twice the gen with an indan for support on my 360. Nice try though, you know, the "americans are sheepish patriots" thing
urwifeminder  +   558d ago
Well there certainly aint a lack of these articles i dont mind them,it just keeps the console fresh in my mind go ms woo.
alb1899  +   558d ago
Even the bad articles keeps XbOx in the mouth of gamers.......that's not a bad thing, that just make more expectation about the Microsoft announcement.........is a boomerang.......wait and see.
strotee  +   558d ago
So if "bad articles keep <brand> in the mouth of gamers" then the PS3 should have sold 200 million by now, no?
Sarobi  +   558d ago
The Wii U would be an utter success.
alb1899  +   558d ago
In this case is different because the next Xbox is not out yet so all this rumors just bring expectation to the table.......don't you see it.....it is very clear for me.
EffectO  +   558d ago
Same thing happened with Kinect.Internet was all up in arms about Kinect so the damn thing was everywhere.Replace Kinect with 720 and...720 this,720 that,720 is shit,blah blah blah

Chance not to see 720 on internet gaming forums/websites is literally zero these days.
Xbox720N4G
sway_z  +   558d ago
Microsoft have consistently let down the Xbox brand.

MS killed off Xbox in it's prime for the initially unreliable 360 successor. This with no regard for the Xbox loyal.

MS pimp out the same IP's year in year out. They charge to play online and for simple content like Youtube/Catch Up TV. All completely free on other consoles & devices.

MS have confirmed MultiMedia is a huge focus for Next Xbox, so I suspect MS will charge for all that content which can be accessed free elsewhere again next gen.

MS cap external HDD's and Memory options to 2GB (which is low) so that you have to upgrade to their expensive HDD.

MS neglect the core gamer to focus on casual experiences, and if you want Next XBox, MS are going to force upon you Kinect 2.0 which is an obvious factor into the final price of the console itself. So MS are literally making you purchase Kinect 2.0 whether you like it or not!

Without knowing the prices for either console yet, it is widely reported the Xbox will be more expensive of the two and less powerful.

I have both Xbox 360 & PS3, and Sony certainly are not perfect either, but you cannot argue with their games catalogue.

I am genuinely asking the question...why do we still defend and support Microsoft?
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Belking  +   558d ago
"Microsoft have consistently let down the Xbox brand.

MS killed off Xbox in it's prime for the initially unreliable 360 successor. This with no regard for the Xbox loyal.

MS pimp out the same IP's year in year out. They charge to play online and for simple content like Youtube/Catch Up TV. All completely free on other consoles & devices.

MS have confirmed MultiMedia is a huge focus for Next Xbox, so I suspect MS will charge for all that content which can be accessed free elsewhere again next gen.

MS cap external HDD's and Memory options to 2GB (which is low) so that you have to upgrade to their expensive HDD.

MS neglect the core gamer to focus on casual experiences, and if you want Next XBox, MS are going to force upon you Kinect 2.0 which is an obvious factor into the final price of the console itself. So MS are literally making you purchase Kinect 2.0 whether you like it or not! "

After all that and you still bought a xbox360....Sounds like you are the one with the issue, not MS.
ichimaru  +   558d ago
do you sing any other songs.

"why do we still defend and support Microsoft?"
the gaming community is not your personal army. we each enjoy respective games and favor respective consoles. please open your mind, I think we are losing you
greenpowerz  +   558d ago
I
Feel sorry for ps4. Ps4 hype killed by a unanounced console. It's no wonder we are hearing new rumors of Sony doing yet another reveal before their 3rd reveal at E3. Maybe they finally have a prototype console built and shown this time or at some point ;)

EDIT

I agree with frigid

Superdae said the 720 games run and look better because of devs having a handle on 720 hardware being on it longer and has said it was better designed. Sony changed the specs when devs were making games on PS4 on much older specs.

A lack of updates from MSFT and Sony didn't help Wii U one bit.
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MRMagoo123  +   558d ago
theres a TRollllll in the dungeon!

you are so full of it its not even funny anymore.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   558d ago
Sony has no advantage at all. First off MS dev kits were out a full year before Sony meaning Devs houses were working on games using Durango kits. MS has much better developement tools for dev to use and work with than Sony. sony has a nassive task to do because they have to write new dev tools for the Orbis GPu. This is why Sony dont have an advantage and it will be at lrast two years for devs have full dev tools at there disposal.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   558d ago
Lets just party like its 1999!! http://i.minus.com/iba4xUBV...
Lvl_up_gamer  +   558d ago
LMFAO

Another doom and gloom article about a console that has yet to even be confirmed exists.

Journalism has reached a new low.

LMFAO that these Sony fanboys think that the more they bad mouth a system that has yet to even be announced, that they will somehow force MS to make an early reveal.

I don't know which is more pathetic, the said no name journalist that write this trash or the Sony fanboys that actually support it.
DivineAssault  +   558d ago
Even if it isnt always online, doesnt mean i want it yet.. I need to see exciting exclusive games before MS gets any of my money
josephayal  +   558d ago
omg this is terrible for MS
BlackSharinganX  +   558d ago
it does have some kind of advantage, for xbox 720 to trump the hype of ps4 they need to go beyond, if not they will fall flat on their asses.

so microsoft start looking for some new IP's we dont want the same game every freaking year over and over again.
strigoi814  +   558d ago
Silence means yes for leaked info for the nextbox..and fans of MS are just getiing crazy and some are mad
ichimaru  +   558d ago
"Silence means yes " yeah......no
RuleofOne343  +   558d ago
Me personally I can wait till they say something , besides with them not wasting time. saying anything gives them ample time to do what needs to be done.

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