The Wedbush analyst does think Microsoft "can fully level the playing field with Sony" leading into this holiday, however
That's when I'll consider one, and take a look at their exclusives. Third party games will be housed on my PC and PS4, the Xbox One will need a good exclusive lineup to make me THINK about it. And even then I don't want to pay $60 a year for online and $50 for ps4..
I don't know about how their lineup may change but I do know one thing: "We are confident that with six months of focused messaging, Microsoft can fully level the playing field with Sony, and we expect the Xbox One to sell as many units as the PS4." That's six months of viral marketing spam for users to sift through. What has me shaking my head is that MS don't seem to be able to understand that more forceful marketing is only going to hurt them at the moment. People are sick of the shills and dishonesty MS are employing. If MS have anything of substance they need to show it now. Some things that could help alleviate the tension may include - Games running on actual Xbones would be good. BS PR spin on why incompatible hardware (that was massively more powerful than what they'll sell) has provided fuel to the flames that are killing enthusiasm. Address peoples concerns about privacy. Telling people (via fanboys and shills) they're stupid when you've been caught mining skype calls does nothing to ease their mind. In fact it make MS look worse, as there is proof of their actions while they actively deny everything. Hell, there are loads more (cloud computing being lied about, advertising becoming even more invasive, failure rates, etc) that hang over the system. Their only chance as far as I can see is coming clean and showing users how their system differs from others. After buying a 360 at MS's last console launch I can tell you I will not be doing that again. In a few years when I'm sure they've got the design down I may though. Edit: I had to add an "s" and an "m" (no, not like that).
"We are confident that with six months of focused messaging, Microsoft can fully level the playing field with Sony". God bless! It sounds as if we're going to see a a sh*t load of XB1 commercials.
XB1 after price drop = $450 PS4 after Price drop = $350 They would have to drop $150 to match a $50 price drop by Sony. They dug this whole.
i was going to pick one up anyways but i can wait for them to lower the price.ps4 is day 1
This guy talks so much out of his ass i cant believe him anymore...
Yes but if I get myself a day one edition I get a years free Live subscription with it so whatever console price cut they make I'd end up paying it back with the Live costs. I'm not waiting, day 1 for me!
"Pachter" is all I need to see and know this is BS. No way in hell will we see a price drop in a year. It took over 2 years for a price drop to happen to the 360.
And Even if it does drop, I don't see more then $50 drop, Tops!
Does he EVER just shut up? He has soooooo much to say about gaming that its to a point where enough is enough.
They need to lower it NOW! Nearly £100 more expensive and less powerful ? Kinect or not this needs to be lowered, its whats stopping me from getting one.
I really was going to purchase the XBone but once I heard the price I cancelled my pre order and pre ordered a PS4. There is games I like more on the XBone but that £429 price point is too much of a sting for me to take. I'll do without my FORZA 5 fix and the great looking Plants vs Zombies GW and put up with drive club and NFS Rivals as I can get both and a PS4 for the price of a XBone alone. £429 was expensive when the PS3 launched and the world was not in recession but in this economic climate its just too far over that £350 to justify a purchase.
That kinect adds at least £80 id say. MS need to drop the price its far too expensive compared to the PS4 which is a more powerful machine. But to be honest I don't think they will drop the price.
Then Sony will counter it with their price cut!
I highly doubt Sony would go lower than $399 for some time. Sony as a company needs to be profitable. They can't do that by taking a bigger hit on hardware.
I bought my PS3 six months after release for $499. Thats a $100 price drop. I'm sure PS4 will have at least $50 price drop within the year.
Sony can't afford a price cut, it's only the gaming division keeping their ship afloat... £350 is a amazing price for what you get anyway... Even if the xbox one was cheaper PS4 would sell fine IMO.
no shit sherlock
Definitely Xbox One Day One!!!!
Here we go. Patcher is now sounding off since he actually got something right for once.
Wow. They're really playing catch-up to Sony, aren't they?
Not really. In the turn around, they dropped the few positives they had going for the system. The Family plan & the no disc gaming. Plus, they still have the mandatory Kinect and the $100 higher price tag.
True enough. The Family Plan concerning game usage and sharing actually sounded pretty enticing. Buy 1 game for 10 people? Damn. And the no-disc gaming, while not a particularly major advantage, would still have been nice for keeping the noise in check.
They dropped the few positives and replaced them with consumer friendly positives. Freedoms>restrictions. They did whats best for mostly everyone. I'd prefer the ability to do whatever I want with the disc as well as not having restrictions (I'm going into the military soon and these new policies are a lot more friendlier for me than the previous policies.) I wasn't even considering the Xbox One with the new policies and just sticking with the PS4, but now they've opened my mind up to getting both.
i dont want to spend an extra 100$ on a webcam nothanx
I'll wait for MS to actually release their promised exclusive games before buying a XB1.I bought a 360 partly because Xbox fanboys on N4G convinced me how many exclusives were on the way.My Xbox experience started off great with Mass Effect and Alan Wake.Don't think I turned on my Xbox360 ever again.Sold it a month ago to make room for the next Gen.
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