Submitted by Chaostar 892d ago | opinion piece

Xbox 720: 10 Reasons It’ll Win Console War Over PS4

Whatculture: With the news that Microsoft is going to unveil the Xbox 720 on May 21st, discussion over which company – Microsoft, Sony or even Nintendo – is going to win the console war has started to run rampant. We’ve already suggested why we think it’s possible that the PS4 could win the fight for next-gen supremacy, but given that we’ve yet to see anything from Microsoft yet, it seems a tad unfair to call the fight before the behemoths have all squared off. In just a few short weeks, we’ll have all the answers, when Microsoft lifts the curtain on their latest games console.

Still, it’s fun to play Devil’s Advocate and speculate on just why they’re going to blow Sony out of the water. Here are 10 reasons why Micoroft are destined to win the console war… (PS4, Xbox One)

MonkeyNinja  +   892d ago
"10. Their Main Competitor Has Failed (WiiU)"

Really? Nintendo is their main competitor? I coulda swore it was Sony...
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Godmars290  +   892d ago
Two generations Sony was clearly leading, so yeah, this gen has had no clear "winner" just console makers struggling to make a profit.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   892d ago
I recently haven't been seeing eye to eye with @Mars but he is right.

I also believe Sony and MS will struggle to make a profit going on next gen.

Its clear signs that Sony and MS will be pretty even in specs and quality in first party games. With Sony releasing "right away" rather than later it should really even things up for Sony going on next gen.

Both of MS and Sony's first party and third party stables are locked in ready.

And the fanboys will be too...
Get ready for a new generation of trolling amongst gamers.

As far as the article goes, it fails in many ways.
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jerethdagryphon  +   891d ago
easier to develop for.... there the same damn chips and unified ram pool is just as easy to use as split so... yea thats a fanboy comment
GuruStarr78  +   892d ago
And, The number #1 reason the article states is Kinect 2.0?!

Muerte2494  +   892d ago
breaking apart all
10 reasons:

10:Wii U floudering (It just means the number one spot is up for grabs

9:Microsoft's track record (Microsoft though this gen and the previous has been outsold by Sony)

8: Cheaper (now prices have been anounced)

7: Superior Online (This is debatable I have a LIVE sub and I can honestly say there is no difference. There aren't even dedicated servers in most of their exlcusives)

6: Good things come to those who wait (same thing can be said about any system)

5: Blu-ray (Ps4 will offer this too or you can just purchase a ps3?)

4: Exclusive content (You're joking right? Sony losing exclusive to Microsoft? Doubtful)

3: More comfortable controller (this is only for shooters. Fighting game player actually prefer DualShock because of the D-pad/ personal preference)

2:Easy to develop (Both system are using APUs)

1: Kinect (it had it's moment but ultimately because a "dust collecting" peripheral)
Jaqen_Hghar  +   892d ago
A man doesn't have to say anything but look at that ^ comment
Godmars290  +   892d ago
Would think that #9 applied towards hardware reliability. That if that they cheap out with the BR or have another certain "issues", especially early and widespread one, they aren't going to be coming back from it. Not when they're putting themselves out under "convenience".
Gimmemorebubblez  +   892d ago
For those of you who don't like slides.
10- WiiU floundering
9-Microsofts Track record
7-Superior Online
6-Good things come to those who wait
4-Exclusive content (Timed exclusivity etc.)
3- More comfortable controller
2-Ease to develop
JoGam  +   892d ago
Ummmm the main thing that should be on the freaking list and considered for why the Xbox 720 will win the console war over the PS4, is GAMES. WHY IS THAT NOT ON THE LIST? Never mind, PS4 is getting my money anyway.

For the record, whoever wrote this opinion piece please know, "GAMES" is to be considered if we are talking about a "GAMING CONSOLE". Everything else is just secondary.
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spongeboob  +   892d ago
Apparently games don't matter to the guy or guys who came up with this hugely debatable list.

This list looks like it was written by Micheal Pachter and Nolan Bushnell or 2 over the hill guys who have no business talking about the games industry.
patterson  +   892d ago
This looks more like a list of why the PS4 will be better than the 720. Especially the Kinect part lol.
Max-Zorin  +   892d ago
The neutrals and the gamers that don't berate you(like 50% of this site) for having a different preference already won the war.
Hicken  +   892d ago
How is a competition between two sides won by someone who takes neither side?

In any case, this list is complete and utter crap. None of the reasons make any sense; half of them aren't even confirmed.

I'm amazed the usual suspects aren't in here supporting it.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   892d ago
A man couldn't read after 360 "left PS3 in the dust" ages ago apparently. An author goes on to say how it managed to catch 360 last year in the next sentence. Need a man say more?
Axonometri  +   892d ago
How the hell can we have a list for a new device winning a generation and its unveiling event still a month away?
Jaqen_Hghar  +   892d ago
Article used flame bait
It's highly effective!
Max-Zorin  +   892d ago
*Pokemon Ref* N4G in unable to battle! The winner is the author!
M-M  +   892d ago
Just a few more weeks before these pointless articles are gone.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   892d ago
enjoy them while they last because when we get full details then it'll be

"your RAM is worse so we're more powerful!"

"No look at the (technical term I don't understand) we're more powerful cause our GPU can produce 1 trillion and 1 colors and yours can only do 1 trillion!"

"multiplats will have an extra pixel on our system!"
MAULxx  +   891d ago
Hey you didn't do your "A man says" thing.

It always cracks me up.
supremacy  +   892d ago
BitbyDeath  +   892d ago
3rd times a charm
joab777  +   892d ago
I have a bold prediction. MS will hav a spectacular showing just like PS. Both will have amazing E3's. It will be split at launch between fans. Eventually, beginning with hardcore gamers and trickling down, b/c of pricepoint many will own both. In 5 yrs, they will be about equal. Sound familiar? Is it on purpose? There's room for two and many arguments can be made that competition is great for the industry and sales.
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puamdefokejpn  +   892d ago
Sanja svinja kukurz ,..

(pigs dream the corn)

which is kinda - what a bs and wishful thinking, that is not based in reality whatsoever,..
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MAULxx  +   891d ago
IDK what MS is up to with always online or with new games.

I'm gonna wait & see what they got but like many others, I'm leaning toward getting a PS4 as of now.

I got a feeling that MS isn't the one trick pony everyones making them out to be. I think you might see a few tricks. Don't know if you'll see them on the 21st or E3 though.

If they don't bring the games then it'll make my decision much easier.
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SpinalRemains138  +   891d ago

Microsoft has sold the least amount of consoles each generation thus far. Can we please wait until Microsoft passes one of its competitors before we coronate their yet to be announced console?
Z501  +   891d ago
I will say, i like the inclusion of blu-ray on this list. Other then that, meh. I also noticed no mention of 'always on', continued 360 support (where are this years games MS?) or RROD <--- I'll NEVER purchase a MS console at launch.

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