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Submitted by Sandmano 1011d ago | opinion piece

Xbox 720 vs PS4: Launch Title Rumors Give Sony An Early Edge In Console Wars

The Xbox 720 vs. PS4 debate rages on as we approach Microsoft's May 21 reveal date. Remember Sony's PS4 event back in February? It was cute, right? Lots of nervous devs talking about launch titles and, while we didn't actually get to SEE the PS4, we learned it was a real thing and that Sony wants to launch it during the 2013 holiday season. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

FrigidDARKNESS  +   1011d ago
Neither company has an edge because some these titles will get pushed back and won't make the launch . The article is ridiculous based off rumours.
Arai  +   1011d ago
Use some logic if you're trying to make a point.
It's common sense that Sony owns most studios amongst the 3.

Which equals games....exclusive games.
I can't speak for the rest but I like variety and games.

That's not to say that the Xbox 720 will suck, far from it.
As history has proven, the Xbox 360 did very well and had it's fair share of games.

But it's the PS3 that has more variety and games and that trend won't be stopping with the PS4.
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jimbobwahey  +   1011d ago | Well said
Perhaps you should also use some logic and realize that until Microsoft announces what the launch lineup for the next Xbox will be, it is impossible to know who will have the superior library of games available when the next console generation starts.
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Why o why  +   1011d ago
*looks back at past 3 years* with Arai but ms do like to start quickly and tend have tricks up their sleeves, but if I were a betting man, id say sony but NOT by any type of landslide
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Septic  +   1011d ago
"No logical thinking core gamer thinks microsoft xbox 720 will have more exclusive titles than ps4. "

Well look at the PS3 launch and compare it with the Xbox 360 launch. The latter one put the PS3 to shame. There is no reason why the same can't happen again.

[Disclaimer] I personally believe that Sony will have the better lineup but that's just based on conjecture and guess work on my part. I won't however, make statements completely dismissing any possibilities. Why? Because THAT's what a "logical thinking core gamer" should be doing.
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Karpetburnz  +   1011d ago

Microsoft only has a few first party studios that actually make proper games, they have a bunch of studios that make XBL avatar clothes, apps, and basically stuff thats not related to games.

Sony has a lot of first party studios and some of them even have 2 teams so they can develop more games, Sony confirmed that all of them are currently making games for PS4.

Whatever exclusives Microsoft will have for the next Xbox, only a few will be first party.
Septic  +   1011d ago

Remember; quality over quantity. Even if Sony has more first party games, it's the comparative quality of the titles that will determine the 'winner'.

MS had most genres covered this gen, or at least the 'main ones'. Thereal fear amongst gamers is that we might not see a balance in terms of variety of games that MS shows; too much casual stuff or too many 'core' FPS' etc.

Sony have pretty much covered most bases at this early stage so the burden is on MS to step up to the plate and match/exceed what Sony have shown. This is where variety and quality come in.

We know very little about the nextbox so I think it's very premature to jump to conclusions yet. Maybe the main rumours end up being true, you never know but I think it's silly to state beyond a shadow of a doubt that MS will do worse than the competition.

You are free in what you think but prisoner to what you say.
RuleofOne343  +   1011d ago
Variety is great, people will scream they want diversity but ultimately they will get what is know ,familiar & what they trust to deliver a great experience even after their initial tantrum of wanting a change. Not say all are like that but enough are and those are the one that send the message that this game is fine so developer continue to milk,extended,expand these franchise.
Until the industry itself does something about it variety is just garnish on favored dish.
Why o why  +   1011d ago
LOL @ Septic Disclaimer.

DOMination-  +   1010d ago
Your logic is perfect except for the fact that MS owns 8 more first party studios than Sony.
andibandit  +   1011d ago
I stopped reading this article at the word "Rumors"
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1011d ago
What proof do you have that PS4 games will be pushed back? They are already working on it since laucnhing their latest games. When uncharted 3 was released they already started last of us and its coming this june. On the other hand, an article here states that MS is having trouble with their first party games and thus will opt to buy 3rd party games but I know its just a rumor. But I don't see sony will be delaying its games.
GraveLord   1011d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(1)
noctis_lumia  +   1011d ago
killzone SF
drivr club
kwack are CONFIRMED launch titles by developers
Veneno  +   1010d ago
If I can afford PS4 at launch I will get it, but I will definitely buy one for Drive Club. Evolution just makes incredibly fun driving games.
S2Killinit  +   1011d ago
well the article DID say that "rumors indicate SONY edge". In this case the rumors are probably true if the past generation was an indication of course.
Sandmano  +   1011d ago
We have to see MS's reveal if all they have is COD early DLC then that's not enough
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1011d ago
unfortunately that will be enough for many
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1011d ago
@Sandmano Just like how Ubisoft is partnering with Sony to get 60min of exclusive gameplay. And will probably do the same with ACIV.

I don't care if Watchdogs is a Ip that's brand new or resurrected from the dead what Sony is doing isn't any better than what MS is doing.

Lets just completely ignore what Sony's doing or try and spin what Sony's doing into a positive but continue to rag on MS for the exact same thing.
McScroggz  +   1011d ago
You completely missed his point. He was saying if Call of Duty timed exclusive DLC is all Microsoft shows off on May 21st then it's not good enough. Ubisoft is giving some exclusive DLC to Sony, but at the PS4 reveal several games were shown off. A big difference.

Granted, there is no way Microsoft only shows off Call of Duty on the 21st.
Mikefizzled  +   1011d ago
So this is a article based on rumors of a console thats not been unveiled and had almost every rumor going for and against it ever since the PS4 reveal. Its a bit too far fetched to be called journalism to me.
kneon  +   1011d ago
I don't see the problem, it does say rumors right in the title. If they claimed these were facts rather than rumors then that would be different story.
fermcr  +   1011d ago
Seriously !!!

Let the next Xbox be presented with it's launch titles... then you can write a article.
Jaqen_Hghar   1011d ago | Trolling | show
sly-Famous  +   1011d ago
There wont be a console war for one reason......, BluRay. The next xbox will have bluray.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1011d ago
You forgot the games. You know the incentive why you choose a console over another.
waltercross  +   1011d ago
@ sly-Famous

If the Next xbox has Blu-Ray then Sony will make money off of every XBOX Sold because Sony Partially owns that format.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1011d ago
More fanboy wishful thinking.
stage88  +   1011d ago
The rumoured line up for the 720 looks poor in my eyes. I believe Sony will release the big guns at E3
Karpetburnz  +   1011d ago
I want Uncharted 4 so bad
shivvy24  +   1011d ago
i think we may see UC4 , naughty dogs uncharted team has been quiet for over years now
monkeyfox  +   1011d ago
A war? theres gonna be a war? really?!
Chicago8506  +   1011d ago
This is my honest opinion:
360 disappointed me from the start, with the RROD issue! I went through atleast 3 xbox's b4 I was comfortable, then the 4th died.
Do the math, that's alot of consoles to buy in 1 generation, clearly anyone can c the frustration.
Paying to play online? Netflix? Video chat? Demos? Ect....
It's ridiculous!

I accept MS's venture into gaming consoles, purchased atleast 4 360's, but there's no way m falling for that garbage again.
Especially if talks r true about this " always online" mess, and past experiences with the 360 console.

M looking forward to the battle of next gen., but if MS plans to approach it with unjustifiable means as they've done with 360, then there's clearly no comparing the 2!
PS4 wins!

Game on.
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R_aVe_N  +   1011d ago
It is not really a debate until both systems tell what games are going to be releasing in the "Launch Window" So far they will both have Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs, and COD. What it really boils down to in the End is what Exclusive games they are both Bringing in that "Launch Window" So far we really know nothing at all. People will have to wait till most likely E3 to find out anything at all. As of right now I am more Excited for the PS4 games such as Killzone: Shadowfall and the new Infamous. I really hope both company bring the thunder.
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Rhythmattic  +   1011d ago
All this crystal ball crap *(under the guise of rumour) is getting beyond ridiculous...

Im a Sony Fan, yes, but all this negative push towards MS is getting way boring...

MS have the capability to preview on the 21st and then at E3 expose a console that could be possibly a "Game Changer" .. (Pun intended)

At some point post E3 , either supporter of Sony or MS may be eating crow...
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1011d ago
I dug up an article earlier from 2010 about Sony Santa Monica. (I cant find it now, I think it was VG247)

The article talks about 2 projects in pre-production. One was having a short pre-production under a new team (probably God of War:Ascension) while the other was having a very long pre-production and was SSM's biggest most important project to date.
I know this is kinda off-topic but if someone can find a link to the article it would be appreciated. It might give us some insight on to how long SSM has been working on their new IP.

On the topic of the article I think both console will have their own uniquely strong launch-lineups.
Jek_Porkins  +   1011d ago
Nice to see that rumors are giving Sony the edge, but so far we don't know of a single first party game from Microsoft, so let's wait and see what they have to offer before trying to give the edge to someone.

All we do know is that we'll get the first look at the brand new COD engine and game at Microsoft's reveal. I wouldn't look for the big games to be shown until E3 however, as MS will want to keep some surprises for sure. If it turns out the Respawn Entertainment game is Xbox exclusive, that is a megaton people will be talking about for a long time.

Should be nice to see some actual facts instead of rumors though.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   1011d ago
And the scrolls have foretold
Of black boxes in the cold (aka this Fall)
That when gamers wage war come unfurled!
PS4, bane of Microsoft, ancient console unbound,
With an awesomeness to swallow the marketplace.
Supermax  +   1011d ago
Howdy can someone list the Sony games that will be our day one for me thanks,first party and third party.only ones I can think of is killzone and infamous,witness I'm not even sure is a launch title knack as well and a racing game,and I'm not sure but what was the metacritic reviews on the last killzone and infamous.wont be hard for ms to match that.
Wikkid666  +   1011d ago
Great! now there is fictitious console war going on.
LoveOfTheGame  +   1011d ago
There has always been one depending on which word is described as fictitious.
iNathan  +   1011d ago
What a Load of BS
Nobody knoes anything about launch tittles lol

Reminds me of Ps Vita all over again, ohhh it will have a much stronger launch than 3DS...

yeah right its was dead in water while 3DS is climbing fast to sell 40/45m this year.
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KillrateOmega  +   1011d ago
I keep seeing guys posting comments like:
"These are just rumors. We should wait until they make an official reveal until we say anything. You're all ridiculous for participating in this."

Yeah. Sure. We should just stop all rumor-related discussions. N4G should stop coming out with rumor articles and wait until officially confirmed info comes our way. Period. I'm sure that won't have any negative effect upon the site's level of user activity and article flow.... /s

Honestly, if you don't like the rumors, then why would you even post comments on these articles? Just ignore them. These rumors breed discussion and debate. While it may be vulnerable to fanboy infection, such discussion is not necessarily a bad thing. It breeds activity.


On topic:
Yes, at the moment, the PS4 is looking like it will have the stronger launching line-up of games.

I expect that that this won't change, considering Sony's superior number of first-party studios. It's just a logical conclusion, and until new information arises, I see no fault in it.
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LogicStomper  +   1011d ago
"Honestly, if you don't like the rumors, then why would you even post comments on these articles?"

Because people don't think logically when posting. Their bias clouds their thinking and someones gotta show where they're wrong.
humbleopinion  +   1011d ago
At first I thought this is just a dumb article by a dumb writer who is actually comparing lineups for two consoles, one of which is not even announced and has no confirmed games.
But then I entered the article and realized that it's just a link-farm spam scheme: every second sentence is a link to another article, trying not only to click bait but also to increase search engine rankings using verbal diarrhea that is just a coverup for all the internal links. These kinds of "articles" should not be approved in N4G.
mercyme   1011d ago | Spam
givemeshelter  +   1011d ago
Another article based 100% off rumors....
headblackman  +   1011d ago
Sony will never have a real edge in gaming ever again. I don't care how many studios they have or exclusive titles that have. sony has a very bad habit of over saturating the market with a bunch of exclusive titles that aren't that good and never really sale that well. Microsoft may not have a lot of first party developers but the ones that they do have, produce quality games that sale really well. this is not an opinion. its a known fact. check the scores and the sales numbers by every Sony exclusive and every Microsoft exclusive. then just to make it even more interesting, have a look at the sales comparisons for both consoles with the top third party game sales. so say what you want but even if you Sony fans won't give the Xbox its well deserved credit, the numbers will always do what you are just too stubborn to do :-)
LogicStomper  +   1011d ago
"sony has a very bad habit of over saturating the market with a bunch of exclusive titles that aren't that good "

That's completely opinionated so you can't really make an argument with that. Also, having variety can be a good thing, as long as there is a balance. You don't want too many exclusives otherwise not all of them will sell well. You also don't want too little exclusives, otherwise you don't have much choice.
waltercross  +   1011d ago
@ headblackman

Sony also has It's fair share of good Exclusives, You pick out the Good ones from the not so good ones, Having Choices is a good thing.
headblackman  +   1010d ago
like I said in the first msg, check the scorings of these games for both consoles and the sales numbers. this is how the facts that I gave are validated. and if variety is what you wanna stand on, exclusive titles aren't even necessary for that. third party games do that on the regular. then when you add in the exclusives it just sweetens the pot just that much more. so again I repeat (the numbers don't lie. scoring as well as sales)
ALLWRONG  +   1010d ago
Straws, and the grasping of them.
SDF Repellent  +   1010d ago
Over the past 2 years I have brought only 2 Sony excluives in UC4 and GOW Ascension. Exclusives like warhawk, twisted metal, LBP kart, and Killzone 3, I have no interest in. Another Killzone and infamous ain't going to cut it. On note, Microsoft usually announce games close to release date so E 3 willbe that day unlike Sony announcing games that won't be released for 2-3 years..cough..cough.. GT5 and Last guardian.
sdplisken  +   1010d ago
PS4 is gonna curbstomp the kinectbox 2.0

xbox has nothing but timed exclusives and casual dance shovelware

cant wait to play destiny on ps4, nothing like microsoft's ex-best developer putting games on superior sony hardware
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