Submitted by MariaHelFutura 703d 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  +   703d ago
Keep doing what they are doing
BadboyCivic  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d ago

Neither the Xbox One nor the the PS4 have sold one unit yet. They are tied at zero. Preorders matter, but still...
dendenmooshi  +   703d ago
can't underestimate Microsoft's marketing
ASBO-5  +   703d 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  +   702d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
The power of the cloud...

I_am_Batman  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
troll comment...
2 weeks ago......there where NO XboxOne supporters....

KwietStorm  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
listen to georgeenoob because he
works for MS.. LOL
HammadTheBeast  +   703d ago

Sorry on a tablet and auto correct is OP.
karl  +   703d ago
i cant take this guys seriously..

maybe he was just trying to be funny
grimmweisse  +   703d ago
Please show me evidence regarding this powerful cloud?.......thought so!
I will be waiting eagerly!
2pacalypsenow  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
your delusion is unfathomable. you need to get banned for the sake of gamers.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   702d ago
georgeenoob.... wow MASSIVE FACEPALM
BallsEye  +   702d 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  +   702d ago
The xBone is 50% slower and $100 more expensive. Gamers would be nuts to purchase the M$ console over the ps4
Elem187  +   702d 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  +   702d ago
Oh right the cloud.

I forgot. It has electrolytes.
nunley33  +   702d 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  +   703d ago
More game reveals at gamescon and TGS!
Themba76  +   703d ago
like kaz sitting there laughing at M$.
GameBanger  +   702d 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  +   703d ago
5 ways it doesn't matter.
Relientk77  +   703d ago
Keep bringing us a good variety of games and exclusives
gamertk421  +   703d ago
Too late. Just left GameStop and all they were talking about was XB1.
HammadTheBeast  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
probably because they had twice the allotment as the Xbox One. Xbox One preorders were sold out at gamestop
Lunarassassin  +   702d ago
Have a look at this link,if you want to see the favoured console.
Blastoise  +   703d ago
Sony may as well just throw in the towel then, right?

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psyxon  +   703d ago
logic fail.
MysticStrummer  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
That poll is really well done with the gamepads shifting live according to the votes.

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C-Thunder  +   703d 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  +   702d 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  +   702d 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  +   703d ago
Do they really need any more ways?
HammadTheBeast  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   702d ago
The ones supporting the XB1 here are corporate shills/reputation managers hired by MS.
kewlkat007  +   703d ago
Has 1 Next-gen console been sold yet?
jcnba28  +   703d ago
Yes over 3 million have been sold.
C-Thunder  +   703d ago
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Belking  +   703d ago
What dominance?
psyxon  +   703d ago
dat denial.
jcnba28  +   703d ago
No seriously what dominance?
psyxon  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
Pesky numbers.
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MysticStrummer  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
@belking did you not see my reply above? can you really say that's not dominance?
Narutone66  +   702d ago
@influxity, Belking has what we usually called selective blindness. Just another corporate shill, nothing to see here.
MysticStrummer  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
According to Belking, yup. He definitely appears to know what he is talking about for sure.
KwietStorm  +   703d ago
GusBricker  +   703d ago
Does this guy know who MS is and how much damn money they have?

Apparently not.
SoapShoes  +   703d ago
That's really helping out their tablets and windows 8, right? Yeah you can't buy an inferior product to dominance.
GusBricker  +   703d ago
Did you read the article? It was basically all about securing exclusives and thus...
MysticStrummer  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
Stay classy and keep bring em games.
Akuma2K  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
Exactly, and also.....

1. Games
2. Games
3. Games
4. Games
5. Games
edonus  +   703d ago
I feel that MS has a big advantage because the console should demo way better than the Ps4.

I have said many times before that when people actually get to see and feel the ONE in action sony wont be able to compete.

What will the Ps4 show to the crowds to counter when the kids run up to Kinect Sports Rivals and it scans them into the game and lets them play?

What will the Ps4 show to the crowds to counter when when people are using the voice commands to control the smart TV functions of the ONE

What will the Ps4 show to the crowds to counter when the ONE multitasks a live TV feed along with their game playing. And then takes a Skype call.

The ONE is a dominant product. I know you Sony boy will disagree but really what will they show in a side by side demo and please dont say games. The games will look the same level of quality especially at this point.
Themba76  +   703d ago
I have said this and I will say it again Kinect is a useless gimmik that panders to casuals who should stick to there cell phones or ipads.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   702d ago
Sony calls the Wii a toy for four years then steals the whole idea and... fails. The least powerful video game console always wins it generation. Good luck next time guys! Wii U wins by default.
Sarobi  +   703d ago
Well heres one for you:

What will Xbox One do when the non-informed consumer walks into walmart and they see two boxes that play games and one is 399 and one is 499... yeah..
edonus  +   702d ago
Instant fail you answered a question with a question.

And to respond to your question, a consumer wont be that uninformed commercials will give them an idea of what they will be getting. And they could always read the box see what comes with it and thats for Walmarts that dont have kiosks or demo stations set up.

The consumer you are talking will have to know nothing at all and then read nothing at all except the price.... if they do that the WiiU trumps both.
Sarobi  +   702d ago
You'll see. When you realize that a hundred dollars extra means a lot in this world, you'll be trying to come up with excuses as to why PS4 is the primary choice between the two.
Themba76  +   701d ago
the parent will buy the x1 because their child want's to play cod with their friends on xbox and thats all they hear cod and xbox. cod is more mainstream than coke and mcdonalds. (sarcasm).
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   703d ago
the casuals have seen TV, Skype, and Kinect before. Nothing to impress them there. Casuals see pricetags above all.
Sarobi  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   703d 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  +   702d 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  +   702d ago
I strongly believe you are just rambling now.
Realplaya  +   703d ago
Can two objects that aren't out yet dominate each other?
SEAN1617  +   703d 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  +   703d ago
Cross game chat?
mochachino  +   703d 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  +   702d 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  +   702d 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  +   702d 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  +   701d 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  +   702d 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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