Submitted by MariaHelFutura 836d ago | opinion piece

Five Ways Sony Can Maintain its PlayStation 4 Dominance Over Microsoft's Xbox One

Microsoft stunned the world last week when it announced that it would no longer require Xbox One users to connect to the Internet every single day to play their games. At the same time, Microsoft also eliminated the anti-used game measures that would make it difficult for consumers to share or sell their software.

See how PlayStation 4 can maintain its edge over Xbox One. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

2pacalypsenow  +   836d ago
Keep doing what they are doing
BadboyCivic  +   836d ago
Its dominance?

How can someone make a statement like that is beyond me. How about we wait till they go on sale.
Sony has MS beat in the PR department and on spec sheet.
punisher99  +   836d ago
"How can someone make a statement like that is beyond me. How about we wait till they go on sale. "

Because the PS4 is beating the xbox 1 in sales in basically every country, including the xbox1's home turf the U.S. Thats how.
creatchee  +   836d ago

Neither the Xbox One nor the the PS4 have sold one unit yet. They are tied at zero. Preorders matter, but still...
dendenmooshi  +   836d ago
can't underestimate Microsoft's marketing
ASBO-5  +   836d ago
They both have indeed sold very many units, they just havent been delivered yet. If I go to amazon and plunk down $400 for my new ps4, I have purchased a ps4.
Elem187  +   835d ago
Sony is also clobbering Microsoft on price.

$100 cheaper and 50% faster? I declare Sony the winner between that fight.

But both companies lose in my personal opinion. One thing they are both charging for online multiplayer. i refuse to go that route. ill pick up Nintendo' console before i buy a system with paid multiplayer.

Also selling a performance console that can't even keep pace with a midrange PC? The $400 price tag of the ps4(1.8 teraflops) is $100 higher than a Radeon 7970 (4.0 teraflops).

Performance of the ps4 is good enough you say? I don't recall Sony showing off a single exclusive at 60fps, seems like they should of put a beefier GPU in the ps4. 30fps is terribad,we just came off a gen with 90% of games that struggle to hold 25 fps, no way in hades I will buy into another generation with that kind of lousy performance. (Surprisingly enough the Wii U showed mostly games in 60fps.., and here I thought it was on par with the ps360, yet its exclusives completely dominate everything we had on ps360, not bad for a box a fraction of the performance of the ps4)

Being a smart consumer keeps me from being brand loyal. Between free online play and gaming in 60fps(it completely changes gameplay, it should be the standard) both M$ and $ony lose me as a customer. PC/Wii U this gen for me (I did ps3/Wii last gen).
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georgeenoob  +   836d ago


The only thing ps4 has over One is the price, so far MS wins every other aspect. I would also say ps4 is more powerful, but ONE has the power of the cloud, making it more powerful than PS4 overall.
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HammadTheBeast  +   836d ago
Looks much better. Power of the cloud has been basically nothing yet, even the Respawn dev admitted all they've been able to do so far is make some cheap dedicated servers.

Kinect isn't always watching/listening.

PS4 is more powerful.

Exclusives (objective I know)

And MS have proven themselves to be arrogant ****.

Removable hard drive.

USB compatible with everything.

No mandatory games installs (that 500 GB on One will fill up quick)

PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen.

Bluetooth, and allows use of previous Gen Headsets.

Shall I go on?
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MysticStrummer  +   836d ago
The power of the cloud...

I_am_Batman  +   836d ago
It's interessting to see how Microsoft's cloud propaganda works. We have nothing but the promise from MS that the cloud processing will turn the X1 to a "super X1". Though theoretically possible there are some things you seem to forget/ignore:

1. Cloud processing does require a permanent internet connection.
2. There'll be a much higher latency in comparison to local processing.
3. Sony has the ability to do the exact same thing.
onyoursistersback  +   836d ago
troll comment...
2 weeks ago......there where NO XboxOne supporters....

KwietStorm  +   836d ago
Can you even explain what the power of the cloud means? That whole line is starting to sound like Apple's Retina display.
creatchee  +   836d ago

"Kinect isn't always watching/listening."

Yes, that is correct. I didn't think you'd lead off with a positive point about The One.

"PS4 is more powerful."

On paper, yes. But not enough at face value to make a huge difference. Also, the Microsoft chipset is proprietary and might have some enhancements and methods of running efficiently that we don't know about yet.

"Exclusives (objective I know)"

Extremely subjective.

"And MS have proven themselves to be arrogant ****."

What does that have to do with the quality of their product?

"Removable hard drive."

Plenty of external storage options on The One that aren't required to be first-party.

"USB compatible with everything."

What does that even mean?

"No mandatory games installs (that 500 GB on One will fill up quick)"

Installs help games load and run quickly and efficiently. And can you not delete games to make room?

"PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen."

I agree that PS+ is a great value, but LIVE Gold is no slouch.

"Bluetooth, and allows use of previous Gen Headsets."

The new One headset has way better sound quality that has been called better than telephone quality. An upgrade that requires ditching the past.

"Shall I go on?"

Yes, because you have yet to prove your point, whatever that may be.
SniperControl  +   836d ago

I have been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, I will tell you right now, that no country in the world has the infrastructure in place to do what MS are stating they can do with the X1, nor will there be an capable infrastructure for another 10 years or so.
What you also fail to comprehend is that the PS4 has 50 - 60% more graphics power than the X1, by your logic, the cloud will boost the x1's graphics output to greatly surpass that of the PS4's?
You are even posting links to articles (in other news items) that say only basic calculations such as AI can be done serverside due to bandwidth issues. Your are posting links to Hyper VM articles that have nothing to do with increasing graphics power, Hyper VM is a virtual client tasked with running programmes in a detached enviroment from the main OS.
You just dont understand the tech involved in this, you take the word of a MS PR rep as gospal. I heard the one that the X1 can be up 3 times more powerful with the cloud, that would put it level par with Nvidia's new £1000 card Titan card. Lol I dont think so.
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C-Thunder  +   836d ago
Bullet points aside, why do you really like the One so much?

I see people throw around specs and numbers of exclusives.... But they always sound more like justification of a certain choice instead of "this is why I like this product"

For example, I bought a PS3 first last gen because I really liked the Ratchet games and based on the previous gen they had gained my trust to provide a large variety of quality games. So, I'm picking up a PS4 because I still feel like I can trust them to provide a bunch of quality games, throw in all the cool freebies they toss around with PS+ and its a no brainier to me.

I'm not going to knock the One, but I'm interested in your preference based solely on the One without making PS4 comparisons.
reko  +   836d ago
listen to georgeenoob because he
works for MS.. LOL
HammadTheBeast  +   836d ago

Sorry on a tablet and auto correct is OP.
karl  +   836d ago
i cant take this guys seriously..

maybe he was just trying to be funny
grimmweisse  +   836d ago
Please show me evidence regarding this powerful cloud?.......thought so!
I will be waiting eagerly!
2pacalypsenow  +   836d ago
Price + Games (from Sony 1st party studios that rape anything Xbox studios makes) + Hardware + PS+Ps4 Cloud (since you brought up "the Cloud")
first1NFANTRY  +   836d ago
your delusion is unfathomable. you need to get banned for the sake of gamers.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   836d ago
georgeenoob.... wow MASSIVE FACEPALM
BallsEye  +   835d ago

"PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen. "

errn WHat??

Yes please go on and explain how exactly psn+ demolishes xbox live next gen.
Elem187  +   835d ago
The xBone is 50% slower and $100 more expensive. Gamers would be nuts to purchase the M$ console over the ps4
Elem187  +   835d ago
The whole power of the cloud propaganda is starting to sound alot like the "cell" processor of last gen or how about "8gb of DDR5(sic) OMFG.... wait what is DDR5(sic) I just know it sounds totally cool. "
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SpinalRemains138  +   835d ago
Oh right the cloud.

I forgot. It has electrolytes.
nunley33  +   835d ago
Its interesting to see xbox fans do a 180 on the game installs situation now that they have to deal with mandatory installs with xb1. Many xbox fans would harp on the ps3 for its sometimes partial installs and now they're getting full mandatory ones, alot worse but somehow good now since its for xbox lol.
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wastedcells  +   836d ago
More game reveals at gamescon and TGS!
Themba76  +   836d ago
like kaz sitting there laughing at M$.
GameBanger  +   835d ago
PS4 dominance?!
It has less games right now
Its online structure isn't as established as LIVE
Oh it's $100 cheaper since it doesn't have a Kinect like feature...Yay! (not)
bullymangLer  +   836d ago
5 ways it doesn't matter.
Relientk77  +   836d ago
Keep bringing us a good variety of games and exclusives
gamertk421  +   836d ago
Too late. Just left GameStop and all they were talking about was XB1.
HammadTheBeast  +   836d ago
Too bad they're all talk. PS4 has twice the pre-orders at Gamespot despite it being in US where Xbox has a massive hold.


1. Proof?

2. I'd be happy to direct you to Amazon pre-orders as well.
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kennyg3739  +   836d ago
probably because they had twice the allotment as the Xbox One. Xbox One preorders were sold out at gamestop
Lunarassassin  +   835d ago
Have a look at this link,if you want to see the favoured console.
Blastoise  +   836d ago
Sony may as well just throw in the towel then, right?

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gamertk421  +   836d ago
psyxon  +   836d ago
logic fail.
MysticStrummer  +   836d ago
"Just left GameStop and all they were talking about was XB1."

My local GameStop has been a 360 pusher all this generation, but now they're talking up the PS4.

My anecdote cancels out your anecdote. Now what?

How about a poll...?

Protagonist  +   836d ago
That poll is really well done with the gamepads shifting live according to the votes.

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C-Thunder  +   836d ago
Everything else aside, I think a lot of people's problems with the 360 combined with the $100 price difference is going to leave this gen one sided.

We had a lot of 360 only people at our GameStop and, so far, they've all bailed and preordered a PS4. It's anecdotal for sure, but has anyone heard a single person who was PS3 only this gen picking up the One? I haven't, not even in comments online.

Sony's spent 7 years making it clear where the games are at and it's paying off early this gen.
GameBanger  +   835d ago
PS4 dominates the online chatter because PS3 owners can't wait for something new and their systems are basically collecting dust. They have more website time to add fuel to the fan boy flame machine.
iceman06  +   835d ago
@GameBanger...really...dust? So, The Last Of US being ranked #1 in most territories is nothing right? What was the last full exclusive release for 360?
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stage88  +   836d ago
Do they really need any more ways?
HammadTheBeast  +   836d ago
1. Humiliate them at Gamescom. MS blew its load at E3 after an abysmal reveal, and I want to taste MS fanboy tears on this website just cause of the BS they spread, and how they quote MS PR.
psyxon  +   836d ago
when you think about it, microsoft's reveal was completely pointless seeing as how their whole "180" thing changed most of the highlight features they revealed.
Narutone66  +   836d ago
The ones supporting the XB1 here are corporate shills/reputation managers hired by MS.
kewlkat007  +   836d ago
Has 1 Next-gen console been sold yet?
jcnba28  +   836d ago
Yes over 3 million have been sold.
C-Thunder  +   836d ago
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Belking  +   836d ago
What dominance?
psyxon  +   836d ago
dat denial.
jcnba28  +   836d ago
No seriously what dominance?
psyxon  +   836d ago





http://www.gamestop.com/bro... (sort by best selling)



Let me know if that's not enough, i'll get some more.

PS4 is outselling X1 pretty much everywhere I check. And not only is it outselling, but it's in every top 10 best selling, and not only is it in top 10, but in certain places, it has multiple editions in the top 10. Can you really deny that the PS4 is, whether you like it or not, dominating the X1?
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C-Thunder  +   836d ago
Pesky numbers.
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MysticStrummer  +   836d ago
The dominance that forced MS to change their business plan for the One.

That would be the dominance being referred to here.

Hope that answer helps you.

Somehow I know it won't, so here are some bonus numbers for you.

Belking  +   836d ago
That's not dominance my friend. That's typical internet gossip. Consoles are still months away from release. Now you wanna talk dominance look at what 3ds is doing in the portable console, or samsung is doing in the tv market. That is dominance.
psyxon  +   836d ago
@belking did you not see my reply above? can you really say that's not dominance?
Narutone66  +   836d ago
@influxity, Belking has what we usually called selective blindness. Just another corporate shill, nothing to see here.
MysticStrummer  +   836d ago
I see.

MS changed the business plan they announced and talked about from the reveal, through E3, and slightly after... because of internet gossip.

MS is in bigger trouble than I thought.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   836d ago
According to Belking, yup. He definitely appears to know what he is talking about for sure.
KwietStorm  +   836d ago
GusBricker  +   836d ago
Does this guy know who MS is and how much damn money they have?

Apparently not.
SoapShoes  +   836d ago
That's really helping out their tablets and windows 8, right? Yeah you can't buy an inferior product to dominance.
GusBricker  +   836d ago
Did you read the article? It was basically all about securing exclusives and thus...
MysticStrummer  +   836d ago
So far that money has earned them two 3rd place finishes and allowed them to build one console, the original XBox, that was technically superior to it's competition.
CGI-Quality  +   836d ago
Did their money keep them ahead of the PS3? If the answer is no (and the PS4 is launching without ANY of its predecessor's issues), then what will their $ do for them against the upcoming PlayStation?
Jaqen_Hghar  +   836d ago
Microsoft yes. Xbox division no. They won't just do better by virtue of their overall corporation being richer. A man doesn't see how fanboys think that just because MS has money that they want to sink it all away buying Xbox exclusives. If they spend a billion dollars buying exclusives for a year of exclusivity then they're going to have a tough time making that money back.
TheOneEyedHound  +   836d ago
Stay classy and keep bring em games.
Akuma2K  +   836d ago
"Microsoft stunned the world by removing drm and no 24hr check in etc.." ???

Give me break, MS didn't do jack sh*t because this is nothing but continued damage control and they're doing all they can to keep it going because once the console launch frenzy begins it's all over concerning sales numbers. If the pre-order numbers are any indication of what we've seen so far from multiple store outlets (gamestop, best buy, walmart, amazon etc..) there's no way possible the Xbox1 will keep up with the PS4 at launch.
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Akuma2K  +   836d ago
Exactly, and also.....

1. Games
2. Games
3. Games
4. Games
5. Games
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Sarobi  +   836d ago
Well after playing The Last of Us, I won't question PlayStation's exclusive quality. They just need to keep going the direction they are going now.
headblackman  +   836d ago
dominance? a preorder doesn't garuntee dominance. a preorder can be switched at any given time. the preorder that a person has placed isn't always guaranteed to be received on launch. this will allow the PlayStation 4 preorder waiters a chance to see for themselves and experience the best of Xbox one. then they can and more than likely will change the preoder that they didn't get on release date. nothings guaranteed, no matter how much a person may wanna believe it. even when you get that ps4 in your hand,compared to the Xbox one and the constraint in your face you'll be hearing because of all of the fun the xbnox one adoptors will be having will be more than enough to make you wanna get one. most peoples ps3 sits and collects dust when they have both systems. I don't see it being any different this time around :-)
Sarobi  +   836d ago
Well if we go by the last three years - PS3 fans have been having a blast with their system and major critically acclaimed exclusives while the 360 guys are either watching netflix and or playing Halo and COD because it's the only real variety Microsoft ever promotes.
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headblackman  +   835d ago
let's be real here, the last of us was the last exclusive that people really cared about and the exclusive aren't what are selling systems and or what's keeping people playing. its the 3rd party games and their dlc.go go and look at the sales comparisons for all games sold and played on both systs online network respectively (not jusdt exclusives). look at games as a whole. and the sad part is, even with Microsoft taking focus off first party titles to inelegantly focus on delivering some good and strong first party titles for the next generation, Microsoft is still the leading seller when it comes to video game sales. please don't take my word for that. look it up. I know the answer to that, but just for your games education for today, I highly recommend you look it up. :-)
Sarobi  +   835d ago
I strongly believe you are just rambling now.
Realplaya  +   836d ago
Can two objects that aren't out yet dominate each other?
SEAN1617  +   836d ago
I am sorry but Microsoft loves creating monopolies, and making average people pay higher prices when they form them. I Say keep away, and to Xbox Fan really what makes you like a company that nearly "raped" the gaming community, with DRM and all the digital checks? I understand that XBOXLive was and is a great service, but a company that drive competition into the ground, was aiming to charge you higher prices, while almost removing your basic rights of ownership, what makes you support them? Just asking.
ProudGamer  +   836d ago
Cross game chat?
mochachino  +   836d ago
Price is huge.

Make sure the OS is fast and smooth, online social communication vast and accessible and keep releasing some of the best original IPs in the industry like Last of Us , Heavy Rain, and Uncharted.

Sony is becoming Nintendo with it's exclusives
horndog  +   836d ago
What "dominance" do you speak off? The pre-order dominance? The ones that arent in peoples home yet for either side?? If thats the dominance you speak off then sony doesnt have "dominance" to begin with. As a matter of fact sony hasnt had "dominance" since its ps2 days. Yes.....those were the "dominant" days.

What it does have is promise of a better launch than the ps3 but I doubt we will ever say again "sony is dominant" not as long as the x1 is around. Its just taken a lot of the market away grom sony's "dominant" days im afraid.
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Chevalier  +   835d ago
I love that people are defending microsoft by saying nothing has been sold like preorders don't make a difference? That is insane, my store as of the weekend had 165 PS4 preorders and we had only 22 xbox one preorders, microsoft would be insane to be okay with that, why do you think xbox one changed their tune so quickly? We only have a total of 30 units available for xbox one in my EB games and we've only sold 22. We are sold out of day one PS4 and in the couple days I didn't work we sold 30 more regardless of the wait, more than all our xbox one preorders since our preorders opened. Our launch for PS4 is going to be absolutely huge! We will have more than likely a midnight launch while xbox one we'll have stock left over for sure, they keep on increasing our units, but, preorders are not keeping pace at all.
horndog  +   835d ago
So what? Your reason for sony dominating is because your store has had more pre-orders of ps4 units then x1?? Ok........if you say so. So we can say x1 is dominating in other areas like amazon because its #1 under video games best sellers?
Chevalier  +   834d ago
Every amazon website around the world has ps4 ranked higher, ps4 is ranked 2nd on top selling for videogames overall on amazon.com. Also currently in Canada the overall numbers are NOT in favour of xbox one (I'm not going to give you our company numbers, but you can be assured when I say it is still 3 to 1 overall). All our store allocations are extremely low for xbox one. My store is the biggest in the city and we ONLY have 30 xbox ones allocated, and we've only sold 25 of them. Across the company the allocations for ps4 are 4x that of xbox one. Simply put yeah my store is only one store so I can see what your saying, but, as a whole all our stores are still selling more ps4 based on our company numbers across our country.
SpinalRemains138  +   835d ago
Its not dominating right now, it is outright slaughtering the Xbox One in the media, word of mouth, and most importantly every single place one can pre order.

I do not understand the argument of "Theyre not on sale yet"

The pre orders are sold out. For all intents they are on sale, because when they hit shelves, there will be none on the shelves. Where did they go I wonder?

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