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5 Reasons The Next-Gen Xbox Will Dominate Console Market

GI: "Lets be honest, Xbox 360 was a big success and we don’t see any reason why the next Xbox won’t make it big. Well, I’ve personally compiled these 5 reasons that give Microsoft’s next-gen console an edge over its competition."

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ShugaCane1172d ago

"Kinect is a must-have device for casual gamers who want to have a great time with their loved-ones"

Ooooh, that's so sweeeeeeet :3

/s

Muerte24941172d ago OffTopicShowReplies(9)
Aceman181172d ago

Can someone post the 5 reasons why don't want to give waste of a site the click. plus yawn.

SilentNegotiator1172d ago

#1: There's no such thing as a "console makret"

lol

irepbtown1172d ago

The Next Xbox could possibly dominate the Makret...

Just not the Market.

Bobby Kotex1172d ago

If N4G had a better way to filter out these crap "articles" this would actually be a decent site.

Wagz221171d ago

Lol yes the console we know nothing about will totally dominate next gen braaa! Ridiculous, who approved this crap?

iJihaD1171d ago

Some one should write an article: "5 reasons why should n4g doesn't accept 5 reasons articles".

-__-"

loulou1171d ago

ijihad

the only problem is that n4g loves top 5s. that is why there are so many of them.

just wait until the obligatory top 5 reason why the ps4 will dominate that will come later. then see the lovefest in the comments section

SolidStoner1171d ago

do you people still want to know something about x box... dont waste your time.. dont click on these articles so they dont go to hot news and I just cant ignore this and not comment this stupidity I just sayd!

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lilbrat231172d ago

Those reasons seem to me as the 5 reasons why it WONT dominate next gen. I want to see what MS brings to the table on May 21st before assuming anything.

3-4-51172d ago

It may be the best selling.....but it won't dominate gaming like I hoped it would.

You can only spread yourself so thin and I think they are doing that will all the options they are trying to pack into one box.

The more their is, the more that could go wrong and since it's all connected it could effect everything.

What if another RRoD type of incident happens?

They would then have to deal with more complaining because they have more customers, thus creating more negative around it because more people have been effected.

Yetter1172d ago

Hard to say. MSFT is a pretty hugh company with a lot of resources so it is hard to say how 'thin' they are 'spreading' themselves.

jeffgoldwin1171d ago

What if another yrod occurs? Its not sony or ms actually even makes 1 part in their consoles. They are just promoters and contractors for all the parts to 3rd world countries to mass produce them on the cheap.

InMyOpinion1171d ago

@3-4-5 - Do you seriously think they would even risk repeating something like RROD? Can you imagine the backlash that would generate? The more likely scenario is that the next Xbox will be extremely durable from the get-go.

Bigpappy1172d ago

You guys keep trying to downplay Kinect, but it will be the secret sauce this holiday season.

ijust2good1172d ago ImmatureShowReplies(1)
MYSTERIO3601172d ago

''An Xbox with a $199 price tag on 2 years subscription of Xbox Live could definitely boost the sales''. How about a..... i dont know a FREE online gaming system.... you know with not having to pay for something you should already have for free. Now that would boost the sales

GamerzElite1172d ago

@malokevi
North American Sales Figures:
X360: 42.83million
PS4: 26.44million

This figure showing XBox was failure outside North America.
Rest of World:
X360: 35 Millions
PS3 : 51 Millions...

8831172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

I had no idea the PS4 had already sold so well ;-).

Go ahead, edit it and make me look dumb.

GamerzElite1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

@malokevi
North American Sales Figures:
X360: 42.83million
PS4: 26.44million

PS4 Mentioned by malokevi, so i copy pasted his comment
use common sense

PS3n3601171d ago

if you add those figures together you get 77.83 million xbox and 77.44 million ps3. I don't understand how it fails and wins at the same time.

InUrFoxHole1171d ago

Use common sense, says the guy arguing sales numbers.

loulou1171d ago

gamerzelite

going by your logic, then we must say that the ps3 was a failure in north america yes?

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andrewsqual1172d ago

And like with the WiiU the casual market won't be fooled again by another Kinect.

edonus1172d ago SpamShow
jeffgoldwin1171d ago

Or the psmove. We want controllers damn it.

iNFAMOUZ11171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

#karmicdemon at least it didnt flop like the move hahaha

xbox has always been more hardcore than sony, and will continue to dominate into next gen, get used to it

ShugaCane1171d ago

I'm happy for you then, you'll have so much fun with your harcore Kinect 2.0 games.

grimmweisse1171d ago

Name me a kinect game that was a hardcore game, AND was successful. If kinect can mess up a really hardcore game like steel battalion then you can keep your "so called" hardcore games!

Maybe your idea of fun for video games must be waving your arms around and jumping like a moron. So hardcore!

UnHoly_One1171d ago

I love when all the PS fanboys on here get all defensive about US sales figures.

Let me ask you this, just out of curiosity. (Those of you that live in the good ole USA, anyway.)

My question is, what difference does it make to you if the Playstation sells 20 or 30 million consoles in Japan? Seriously, what does that mean, exactly? It benefits you how? I get that you want your company to do well and make lots of money, hell, I do too. I like playstation games just as much as the next guy.

But I'm going to be honest here, I couldn't give two shits how much any console sells outside of the US. It doesn't affect me at all. I care how much it sells HERE. How much a company focuses their attention on ME, not somebody across the ocean.

I care how many people are going to be online in MY AREA, so I don't have a shit connection playing multiplayer. I care about how much shelf space the stores in my home town dedicate to the more popular console. I don't give a damn if you can't find an Xbox at the local GameStop in Tokyo. I'm never going to be there anyway.

I could go on and on, but I'm sure I already have about 40 disagrees from people that haven't even read this far.

Anyway, my point is, the Xbox brand is just more popular in the states. Whether it will stay that way is anybody's guess, but if I had to bet on it, I'd guess the chances are pretty good.

If you think the CoD crowd that plays online shooters and nothing else is going to jump ship to switch to the console with a crap online service and a terrible controller, I think you're going to be in for quite a surprise.

awesomeperson1171d ago

"switch to the console with a crap online service and a terrible controller"

I read your whole comment, but that little aside generally ruined the rest of it.

How can you judge the online service, or the controller, when presumably you haven't used either for the PS4? I do get your possibly referring to the mentality of the "CoD crowd" but still.

I was very happy with PSN this gen, my updates were slow however PS+ made up for that, and did more for me than any other service has.

IRetrouk1171d ago

I agree with everything you said bar the very last bit, psn is fine and plays online games exactly like the 360, there is no real diffrence other than party chat, unless you have ps+, i use both all the time, the experiance is the same.

Flatbattery1171d ago

Bit of a rant, but had a good point. Then made the whole thing irrelevant with the last paragraph.

UnHoly_One1171d ago

Perhaps that last line was a bit much, and you're correct, I haven't used the controller or the online service for PS4, I'm just assuming it will be largely the same.

But honestly, in my opinion, when it comes to online multiplayer, Xbox Live dominates PSN in terms of connection quality and features. There is a reason millions of people are willing to pay for it.

And it's also just my opinion, but the Dualshock stick layout is awful. Even PS fanboys will usually say that the 360 controller works better for shooters. Which just so happens to be the most popular genre among US gamers.

I'm not trying to start an argument here, I only have one more bubble to defend myself with, anyway. lol

Sorry if I offended anyone with the bluntness of my previous comment.

LoveOfTheGame1171d ago

Good follow up point. I agree that Xbox Live is better than PSN. Not that it blows it out of the water, it's just whether you would pay for a somewhat better experience or not pay for a decent experience that gets the job done.

As for the controller, it is still opinion but most will agree with the Xbox controller being better for shooters. Still if you have had Playstation since the first one, it would be easy for you to be used to the Dualshock design.

UnHoly_One1171d ago

I am used to using a Dualshock.

I just VERY much prefer the left stick in the "upper" position.

Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people would have encountered the left stick in the Xbox-style "upper" position before we ever held a Dualshock that had it out to the right.

The N64 controller for example. Obviously that is a weird controller design, but based on how your left hand held the controller while using the Analog stick, the Stick would be "up" from your thumb, like it is on an Xbox controller, not to the right like it is on a Dualshock.

But that's neither here not there, it's all down to personal preference, and like you said, it's not SO different that you can't learn to adapt.

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Lone_Man1171d ago

not every person have have big living rooms...

RyuCloudStrife1171d ago

yeah it'll dominate the Makret alright LMAO!!

Tito081171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

@ "GrownUpGamer"- "-PS One vs Nintendo (JUST TWO consoles and PS won a lot of fanboys like you)"

So why do you have to exclude the Sega Saturn then?. Also there was Dreamcast during the PS2 era. Just because Sega stopped making consoles doesn't mean they shouldn't included, & I'm still a Sega fan, always liked Sega & Sony more than Nintendo. "PS won a lot of fanboys like you" yeah no wonder PS1 sold over 100m, don't you think?

"-PS two vs Nintendo vs Xbox(Xbox THE ROOKIE late to the fight. PS brand won more fanboys even though the xbox was superior)" Just FYI, the PS1 was a rookie console as well, & they managed to beat both Nintendo & Sega, the Xbox was a superior console, no doubt about it, but Sony played their cards right with the PS2 with their games lineup, & popularized the DVD format.

"-PS3 vs Nintendo vs Xbox360 (xbox second console with 77.2 million vs 80.4 million)" So was PS second console with over 150m units, plus PS3 released $200 more expensive, a year late, hard to develop for (with the 360 releasing nearly 4 years after the original Xbox which is too soon to market), & still managed to outsell & surpass the 360 within a year difference, there's nothing to be noticed about.

& don't let me get started with the PS3 fanboys thing, as if there isn't a worst Nintendo, Xbox, PC fanboys. Each company has their own share of fanboys. One thing for sure, is not that those other people hate PS fanboys, they hate the PS brand, that have always being the case whether you like it or not, that's why they talk crap about Sony & their consoles. As a PS fan, I won't deny Sony made their own share of mistakes & some things that clearly they shouldn't have done, but you can't pretend as if Microsoft & Nintendo has their own share of missteps. I know the last sentence Muerte put in his first comment is a bit arrogant, but let's be honest, 3 successful home consoles, 1 successful handheld, so yes, being a Playstation is a very good reason Sony hasn't met the failure column just yet. It remains to be seen what are Sony's plans with the PSV & PS4, time will tell definitely, it all depends on how each company plays their cards, but as of right now, Nintendo isn't doing that great ATM, but the tables can turn, still room for them to improve.

showtimefolks1171d ago

I just got one questions for all the bad rap we playstation gamers get how come I see so many core gamers defending kinect 2 as if kinect 1 actually brought us something good to bran with?

It's just amazing how xbox360 was doing just fine and the message was we are the system for gamers to seeing wii succeed and selling well and it became a family system

But whatever next Xbox coming out the same time as ps4 won't have the same advantage that xbox30 had so now it will be great competition and end result meaning we will get better content and better support

See how I made a comment without calling anyone fanboys or an,RS maybe some of y'all should learn something

Gamer Muzz1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

@Muerte2494
You're posting Shipped PS3 numbers, not sold.
And yes, that is combined with recent PS2 sales figures.
Whats the purpose of that?
"One word PLAYSTATION"?
The question of whether the PS3 has actually outsold the 360 is very debatable.
In November of 2012 SCE announced that they sold 70 million units and they just announced that in FY 2012 they SHIPPED 16.5 million.
Nut nowhere have we seen sales figures. I'm still waiting and I reserve judgment until rock solid figures are released.

Also, what good is a higher number of sales figures when the console has lost more than any console this gen? By 2009 the PS3 lost over 4.7 billion While the 360 Lost less out of the gate and has been profitable since FY 07-08.
The 360 has also dominated the PS3 in the largest market in the world (America) out selling Sony by about 15 million consoles. Thats going to hurt Sony when the next gen gets going.
As for the Wii, well it was profitable since day one turning Nintendo a net revenue of 8 billion in it's very first year.
Sony has lost this gen man. The only thing they may potentially have when all is said and done,is a higher number of sold units on websites and blogs that fanboys use to say it's the best console ever. But, even that will still only secure them 2nd place to Nintendo.

Also,
"Microsoft thought casual was the way to go and it didn't work out for them"?
So what about "Move"? Did it work for Sony?
Kinect sales hit 24 million last February.
You may want to check the figures, but I believe that's about 10 million more than the Move sold. Although it's hard to tell because Sony will only release the number of units shipped and not sales to consumers.

In the end, The PlayStation brand is great and I won't say that the PS4 can't be #1 next gen. (More power to Sony if that's the case.)
When it's all said and done, You'll do well to find a bigger PS1, PS2 fan than me. But facts are facts, Sony hasn't cleaned up this gen as they did the two prior.
They have a hard road coming this gen. You Sony fanboys can thank god that the MS brand doesn't sell in Japan because so far, that's what has really helped give the PS3 a real shot at 2nd place this gen
If numbers matter more than anything (as they seem to) for you guys, then hope like crazy that MS never gains a foothold in Japan and Europe. Because if they do that AND maintain their popularity in the States, it could spell real trouble for you.

As for me. I have them all and will again next gen. I just want to play games.

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dilawer1172d ago

The Next Xbox will definitely kick PS4 and Wii U butt!

DonFreezer1172d ago

Wii U not so much since it's not directly competing with it.But just for the sake of ps drones on here it will crush PS4 no matter what.

kayoss1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

uh.... It cant even crush the PS3 or xbox360. Hell, it can barely outsell the PS vita What makes you think it will do better for the next gen. Currently the Wii U are lacking 3rd party support. Once the PS4 and 720 comes out what makes you think that 3rd party support will spend the extra money, time, and resource to down scale a PS4 and 720 game to port on the Wii U?

Honestly I wouldnt be surprised if nintendo released another console in the next 2-3 years to compete with the PS4 and 720. Because as it stands, spec wise it may be very hard to port games to the Wii U.

famoussasjohn1172d ago

But the Wii-U is next gen..right?

JeepGamer1172d ago

Sure it will.

Just like this gen where you can either say the 360 barely finished ahead of the PS3 in spite of a year head start or actually finished behind the PS3 in spite of a year head start.

And this doesn't even include the fact that Sony botched the PS3 launch, giving 360 another advantage.

spongeboob1172d ago

I had a feeling you where a diehard Xbox fantard after reading your article, then you come in here and write this nonsense and my assumption was justified. Get back under your bridge troll.

princejb1341172d ago

Maybe
I will buy a next box if
1) online is free
2) give me new ips that does not include halo, gears, forza and fable

LogicStomper1172d ago

Well let us hope they do both then!

Yetter1172d ago

What if PSN is not free but Xbox does deliver new IP's?

FITgamer1171d ago

And my dad can beat up your dad so :p

Chaostar1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

This comment negates any shred of credibility both you and your site may have had. You've revealed yourself as nothing more than another raging fanboy looking for hits.

I recommend everyone here on N4G to rate down the site and this users comment, which is obviously trolling for more heat on his opinion piece/flamebait. This is the only way to prevent the abuse of the system for hits by these talentless console warmongers.

Lone_Man1171d ago

u should use your totem...

Jonoc331171d ago

Dilawer why are you a gaming journalist if you are a biased fanboy?
Credibility lost.

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hennessey861172d ago

What the new Xbox can even do and even then no one can predict the future so lets leave these discussions until about 2018............

NYC_Gamer1172d ago

Its going to be close between PS4 and 720 market share wise

Muerte24941172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Microsoft has the market share they had now was because they rushed to market with a faulty product. People denying RROD having something to do with Microsoft's numbers are should know something. RROD weren't covered under warranty until July 2007. Xbox360 launched November 25 2005. So for a nearly 2 years, RROD wasn't covered. Gamers have no alternative until November 16, 2006. If you console had RROD you had to trade it in towards the purchase of a new one.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007...

OT: People have other choices from the start now. Sony hardware has proven to be more reliable than Microsoft's. Sony also has alot of exclusives. Microsoft is going to have to blow me away May 21st if they want to keep my business. COD exclusive DLC and paying for Xbox LIVE will not convince me. They need to upgrade XBOX LIVE SILVER to include Hulu/Netflix access and online play. Show me compelling new IPs. Sony has EU and JPN, so Microsoft needs America to stand a chance.

malokevi1172d ago

My original Xbox360 purred like a kitten.

Granted, I now have a 120gb black slimmer seXbox.

RuleofOne343 1172d ago

How about if we just don't like the PS brand period no matter what they offer.

kayoss1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Xbox 360 and Ps3 should sound like a PC with the fan on and a Disc spinning.If it purr like a kitten then you probably should check it out. You might have a kitten in there.

ALLWRONG1172d ago

RROD was pretty bad but so was getting your network hacked for a month.

:)

malokevi1172d ago

That, or I've been cramming disks into my cat...

Muerte24941172d ago

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech...
'High-profile' Microsoft employees victims of Xbox Live hacks"

you should give that a read. Also none of my information was compromised and I recieved a full year of PS+. Don't know what exactly you were trying to accomplish by saying that. I have an XBOX LIVE GOLD account too.

Mustang300C20121172d ago

Yeah email accounts were hacked not the service. Your not pointing anything new out. live has never been hacked.

fsfsxii1171d ago

@witwicky

Funny thing is most of you were playing the PS2 back in the day.

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