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How Microsoft can edge ahead of Sony with Xbox One

After a bad start, here are some possibilities Microsoft could present to give the Xbox One an edge over the PS4 when they release later this year.

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WorldGamer1503d ago

As much as I enjoy speculating about the gaming industry, reality dictates that we have to wait and see.

We still have 2 major gaming shows left this year and tons of other factors to consider going into this next gamin cycle.

I am a PS4 day one buyer, already having 2 pre-ordered, but I fully expect that the X1 will hang in there. That being said, I think that Sony definitely has the edge in product value, as well as public sentiment and barring some huge mistake, I don't see that changing.

The only thing that is certain is that we have some interesting months ahead of us. Should be interesting to watch, no matter what you plan on purchasing at the end of the day.

EVILDEAD3601503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Post reversal Microsoft is still in a great position to take NPD this holiday. But, they still have their work cut out for them even to say that.

As for the UK and beyond, MS needs to treat the rest of the conferences like E3 and go all-out and they can end up being very competitive when it's all said and done. But even then it would be extremely hard to gain ground in a significant way until post launch in Europe.

It's early though, the major marketing campaigns have not even begun

Evil

MysticStrummer1503d ago

One ads in theaters. The marketing has begun.

gaffyh1503d ago

@Mysticstrummer - 1 ad isn't going to cut it. :D

Seriously though, MS ads tend to be quite good, so will be interesting to see if ad money can bring them out of the hole they've dug for themselves.

SmokingMonkey1503d ago

Loving season 5,

Also PS4 day 1, and for the xbone it just needs games to succeed, not apps.

Kinect games won't do either, we need to be able to see The Last of Us caliber games on the horizon from M$'s 1st party.

dedicatedtogamers1503d ago

Something that people are forgetting is that Xbox One is having (rumored) supply issues, so for the first 6 months both systems might be "sold out", but if Sony is manufacturing three times the number of consoles, guess which one is going to have higher sales numbers?

That said, the Xbox One Day One edition still isn't sold out yet (despite the lower supply) yet PS4 Day One sold out weeks ago. Most retailers report a 3:1 ration for pre-orders in favor of the PS4.

Sitdown1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Ps4 day ones sold out a weeks ago where?

Manic20141503d ago

Xbox one in the uk is almost sold out everywhere and PS4 is nearly there. The PS4 only sold out the end of last week and xbox one has limited stock but still has their work cut out.

avengers19781503d ago

MS won't be cheaper, and won't have that year to year and a half lead on store shelfs, so really they can't edge out playstation. Seeing as they didn't beat them with those things.
PS3 beat 360 and PS4 will beat XB1

pete0071503d ago

PS3 only catch up cause msft Turned a bit casual With no hardcore games for the last 2 years.

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avengers19781503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

@iron-spider I'm willing to give it till the end of the console life cycle, and I'm sure that what I said today will hold true.
And btw I started gaming way back in the early 80's on an Atari been at it for 30 years...
Totally off topic anyone else think drowning pools song "one finger and a fist" is about Atari 2600

greenlantern28141503d ago

dont forget that ps2 crushed xbox as well. they should name their next console the xbox bronze.
@pete007 yeah turning on their fan base did hurt them.
@iron_spider will you be willing to admit that xb1 isnt that good at the end of this gen when it is still in 3rd. my guess no you and all the other xbox fans will just by like its only in 3rd because of all you sony fanboys.

Cuzzo631503d ago

@ ironspider
Well lets jus ponder if they released the same year. How would the numbers look 4 years ago. M$ always threw out how they are the best seller year after year. I will give them that.... But only in the U.S. Worldwide they were getting slaughtered year after year. Its called math.1+1 =2 not 4. Every chance they got they were bragging on how they are outselling ps3 but mysteriously their behind in sales. How about we take away the rrod fiasco. Xbox360 sales initially are lower than that. Most of you guys repurchased the system again.
So please lets leave the sales part out for now on. You guys have nothing to hold you're argument anymore.
Ps3 sold more worldwide than xbox360 point blank. Its cool to be a fanboy. Everybody on n4g is a fanboy of something Wether its sports, cars, music, or actors. But being a mindless fanboy is another.

DonFreezer1502d ago

And ps3 fanboys were more delusional like the PS4 ones will be.

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Sitdown1503d ago

I am waiting to see the impact the TV features and Kinect 2 have.....if any at all. Could it be the niche that draws people? I do still think that Microsoft forgot the main reason for success last generation........cheapest entry price to pay the yearly 3rd party games.

WeAreLegion1503d ago

Very true.

I don't think TV will be very big. Most gamers don't subscribe to cable unless they live with their parents. We have Netflix, Hulu, and various other ways to watch our shows now. Even DVD/Blu-ray. It's cheaper than cable. Torrenting is pretty popular, too, I hear. ;)

The Wii U already has TV features. It's not a bad app, actually. I like talking to other people on the Miiverse about my favorite shows. That being said, I rarely do it. It's just a waste of time to turn on the Wii U when I can simply turn on the cable box.

WeAreLegion1503d ago

Well said, WorldGamer! Bubbles, too.

With Sony and Microsoft at each others' throats, we reap the benefits! I'm getting a PS4, too, by the way. It's just incredible that no matter which system you choose, you'll have tons of games to play on launch day. Quality games!

THEDON82z11503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

I know how M$ can edge out Sony...Get the [email protected] out the gaming industry and focus on windows!!

redwin1503d ago

We have gotten so many good things from MS: hardrives, online multiplayer games, Indy markets, and now we are going to download the games instead of going to the store for it. And yes Indy games are the first DRM games. And now the cloud. If its up to Sony, we will be playing single plaiting game. And yes, before you say it the PC had it, but MS brought it to the console. We need them both: Sony and MS.

redwin1503d ago

MS is not known for giving free stuff but if they give 2 free yeas of Xbox live with the purchase of every console to upset the price, I think people will react positive to the news. Sony already gives away some goodies.

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ZBlacktt1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

I think it's pretty clear that the gamers have spoken. If it was just one story about how well the PS4 is doing. Then it would be a different story. But it's not, it's everywhere, every poll, selling out here and there, etc.

xReDeMpTiOnx1503d ago

They have to prove that they have huge blockbuster exclusives that will SPAN the lifetime of the console not be good and have only 3 series that are huge hits. They need to prove they have games not just quality but quantity

Nintendo and Sony for the past 2 generations have done the exact opposite of Microsoft and proved over and over they have exclusives that are diverse and last the console span.

FrigidDARKNESS1503d ago

For overall entertainmrnt value and a butt load of features the x1 has the ps4 beat except in price. Consumers that are buying on price only will favor the ps4. When it comes down to the better looking games and graphics the x1 wins that category. The final gpu for the x1 will support dx3d and dx 11.2 with GCN2.0

Smoovekid1503d ago

Where do you get your false information from?

avengers19781503d ago

He makes it up.
@fridge you do know that Sony has lots of apps and entertainment features also, the big difference is they don't stick them behind a pay wall, for instance you don't need PSPlus to use your Netflix account

darx1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

To be fair the XB1 does appear to out do the PS4 in features but spec wise not so sure and obviously price.

And lets assume those features work the way they were demonstrated at the press conference.

FrigidDARKNESS1503d ago

Simple, Google xbox one dx 11.2 and xbox one GCN 2.0

Parapraxis1503d ago

"UPDATE: This article initially stated that DirectX 11.2 is an "exclusive to Xbox One & Windows 8.1". However, it has since been brought to our attention that the technology may also be available on other next-gen consoles."
http://www.videogamer.com/n...

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Cuzzo631503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

@Frigid
Only you and your order believes this bull. You guys are starting to sound like an occult.

Lol I don't know why I even bother. This guys is obviously crazy.

FrigidDARKNESS1503d ago

Lmao at you so much denial for knowing the truth.

Godmars2901503d ago

Really wish we were talking about games, diversity in genre and play types, rather than specs.

Grown Folks Talk1503d ago

Don't bring that silly stuff in here. Talking about games on a video game site? Blasphemy!