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Will Playstation Reclaim Dominance in the Next Generation?

Ismail writes on Unigamesity: "After Sony’s reveal in February there have been nothing but rumors about the next Xbox. Microsoft has allowed Playstation to dominate the mind-share of gamers for months. If Sony has taught us anything, having the top spot the last go-round does not guarantee you will be dominant the next time. Sony is in a good place to reclaim the top spot. Lets talk about some of the reasons why."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

We should know more the 21st and At E3 we will know who seems to be doing the best:)

jaosobno1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

We don't have to wait for the 21st. Playstation will reclaim dominance.

PS3 launched 1 year after X360 with an outrageous launch price and still managed to beat X360 in total sales.

What do you think will happen when PS4 launches simultaneously with X720 at a much more affordable price point this time around?

Sony will slaughter Microsoft in total sales. The situation in USA remains to be seen.

And before people start calling me Sony fanboy, you should be aware that currently I own no console whatsoever. I've sold both my X360 and PS3 (including all games) and currently I'm waiting for the next gen.

SDF Repellent1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

You are wrong, PS2 sold over 140 millions units compared to the 25-30 million unit sold of the original Xbox, so MS has made progress big time with their second effort. Yes, the PS3 was released a year late but out side of Japan, in which we already know MS ain't going to have any success regardless of what they do, the Xbox is the #1 selling console for almost 30 straight months in America, a position in which the original xbox never sniffed at and also gaining momentum in EU like taking over the UK as the best selling HD console this gen, which is traditionally Sony dominant.

Round 3 is about to start so it can be anyone's ballgame. I am hoping both will be neck and neck because competition is good for us all.

Edit below:

Did it ever cross your mind that maybe, just maybe, one of the Main reason for MS gaining sales this generation has to deal with the fact that they have gain all major third party support and the 4 most popular series this generation, GTA, COD, Halo, and Gears of War are all on Xbox?

And lets not forget, no matter what Sony does, MS will still out-advertise them and buy more exclusives and contents because they have the $$$ to do so. I also wouldn't be surprise if MS decides to undercut Sony again because they can afford to do so.
One last ace in the hole for MS is BC. The next box will most like include BC with the X360 and if you are a current Xbox 360 owners, what incentive is there to dump all your X360 games and switch over to the PS4 when they can carry over their X360 games with achievements, gamerscores intact while knowing that 99% of all third party games will be on both systems.

jaosobno1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

No one is denying Microsoft's progress made with X360, but the truth of the matter is that it's not Microsoft's amazing X360 strategy that brought about that success but instead Sony's idiotic behaviour around PS3's launch.

Sky high arrogance, $599 price, lack of communication with developers, bizzare marketing campaigns, etc. did wonders to destroy the image Sony built with PS2.

This time around, Microsoft is facing a different Sony. They are making an affordable console (they said so themselves), system is exceedingly easy to develop for and at the same time very powerful, communication with developers has completely changed as is better than ever, there is no trace of arrogance this time around and their marketing campaign (at least judging by recent PS3 commercials) is better than ever.

This isn't 2006. This is 2013. and the game has changed.

jaosobno1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

@SDF:

X720 will probably feature no BC. You are obviously unaware that X360 has a PowerPC CPU and that X720 will sport x86-64 CPU. Emulating PPC on x86 would be a pain in the ass (it's quite possible but due to specific X360 architecture, (eDRAM with its 256 GB/s bandwidth comes to mind) it's also quite complicated - if it was easy, there would be a fully working X360 emulator for PC), unless of course Microsoft plans to include X360 SoC in X720 which will effectively raise console price for at least $70-100.

And you seem to suggest that Microsoft has infinite budget for X720. Each department has a predetermined budget and considering investors were quite unhappy with Microsoft's entertainment division performance, they won't just frantically throw money at X720.

Sure, Microsoft has money but to suggest that their paid DLC and a few other 3rd party exclusives (and even fewer "all platform exclusives" concerning that most of them end up on PC) surpass in quality Sony's 1st party offering is laughable. Also, 2 out of 4 games you listed there are not exclusives but merely featured time exclusive DLC (for COD that period is a mere 1 month).

No amount of COD or Halo will be enough to bring victory to Microsoft. Besides, how long until COD bubble bursts? It's only a matter of time and betting house on such a small number of franchises might prove to be a gigantic mistake.

Skips1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

@SDF

http://n4g.com/news/1252030...

Microsoft has NONE of those advantages going into this gen.

DLC that'll appear on different consoles later on ain't gonna help them buddy, if that's all they really have to offer...

"the 4 most popular series this generation, GTA, COD, Halo, and Gears of War are all on Xbox?"

Pretty damn sure GTA and COD are on PS too. lol

MikeMyers1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

"This time around, Microsoft is facing a different Sony. They are making an affordable console (they said so themselves), system is exceedingly easy to develop for and at the same time very powerful, communication with developers has completely changed as is better than ever, there is no trace of arrogance this time around and their marketing campaign (at least judging by recent PS3 commercials) is better than ever.

This isn't 2006. This is 2013. and the game has changed."

This is all still speculation. We don't know if the PS4 will be affordable. We also don't know how much the new Xbox will be. We don't know how easy the new Xbox will be to develop for either. You say Microsoft is facing a different Sony yet we haven't heard what Sony is facing with Microsoft. Seems to me you're giving Sony the benefit of the doubt while giving Microsoft none. What else is new here. I'm sure many have already picked a winner for E3 before seeing one second of it.

Way too many biased members here to actually have any reasonable discussion. It's almost like talking about religion, some are just so entrenched into their way of thinking that no matter what they will never change their views. What you'll see here during the Microsoft event is the same people who speak negatively about them now doing the same thing about the upcoming event no matter what they show and no matter what transpires at E3.

People are just setting themselves up for disappointment. Nobody took Nintendo serious after the Gamecube, look at what happened. Nobody expected much from the Xbox either since Sony was such a dominant player back then.

What I do expect is another generation of both Microsoft and Sony going toe to toe while the forums once again chooses its side and argues why their system is so much better. Wasting time trying to convince the other side they made the better purchase instead of just enjoying the system they got.

PigPen1713d ago

There is nothing you said is a fact, it's more like a opinion.

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PigPen1713d ago

I totally agree, it will be premature to say this soon. And ultimately we will decide what will be the dominant console with are dollars.

TheLyonKing1713d ago

Who knows all we can make are educated guesses or in some cases mindless fan boy cries.

I think judging by the sales this year and the continual flow of games I reckon Sony will outsell the next xbox espically since they are realesing roughly the same time but I have no idea what the next xbox will do. It might have a killer app or a ton of amazing game line ups.

I will place a more accurate assumption after E3 but I can't wait to pick up my ps4 when it comes out plus the share button on that controller is such a clever idea. Roll on the 21st so I can see what MS has planned.

Godmars2901713d ago

What constitutes dominance at this point?

Zodiac1713d ago

Sales. It's business, so sales determines it. It is a safer bet going with sales because if it was left up to the consumer to decide, then we would just have a fanboy war.

It is always easier to stick with sales because there is no refuting it.

Godmars2901713d ago

Unless its the Wii. Or the PS3 only in the US. Or the Xbox world-wide.

The PS1 and PS2 clearly dominated because of clear leads with their competition, but then they also had a wide selection of titles and game genres.

Gamer-401713d ago

Man....so boring..."Why Sony Will Win E3 2012" "Sony will win next-gen"...always this site....so boring..

Wait new Xbox may 21 and E3 show.

Sony or MS or Nintendo will win next-gen? Nobody knows yet, nobody!

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