Submitted by MariaHelFutura 280d ago | article

Did Microsoft Lose The War Of Attention At E3? Think Again

The Xbox brand had five times more exclusive coverage than Sony’s PlayStation 4. Of 2,788 publishing sources, 50 percent mentioned Microsoft exclusively while 10 percent mentioned Sony exclusively. About 41 percent mentioned both Sony and Microsoft together. (E3, Industry, PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

Bowzabub  +   281d ago
No, they lost the war of attrition.
dedicatedtogamers  +   281d ago
So what this site is saying is that the XBox brand has more dedicated news sites in Western media.

No surprise there.
4Sh0w  +   280d ago
Yet they are sold out at Amazon, the Gamestops,and Bestbuys in my area have ran out of preorder allocations. The internet will talk and n4g will of course hate on X1 but its not stopping it from selling, what will you guys say months after launch when people actually are enjoying their console?
gamertk421  +   280d ago
They'll be saying something, because those weak PS4 launch titles will give them plenty of message board time.
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Mounce  +   279d ago
"Based on an analysis of 60 days of Internet conversations and six million sources of data from April 27 to June 27, Microsoft dominated."

Yea of COURSE they fucking dominated being talked about, because their e3 and and press conference sucked so much ass, and was so controversial that everyone talked about how CRAPPY it was.

Folks, this is an illogical and statistically flawed article. It's using statistics and numbers gained by simply how much, and how many times the name, X1, Xbox One, anything was talked about it, even if you were talking trash or calling it GARBAGE it would recognize that you used the words that were tagged for its collective-analysis. Meaning, Googling "Xbox One DRM" - It pooled it. "Xbox One sucks" - You're counted as a point towards a viable customer.

No and just NO. Microsoft is not leading in popularity or publicity as if ALL publicity is good publicity...

Rating this website down for this article :/ It rates 'POPULARITY' or OPINION or 'FAVOR' of which console by how much a console is talked about, but NOT PRAISE, not compliments, not happiness, not desire to buy it. Just simply, Talking about it. The outcry of their conference, them pulling a 180, they dominated the news because people were bashing, trashtalking and making fun of it and these fuckwits are using such searches, topics and comments as a means of saying: "Oh hey look! So many are talking about the console! Totally means that more people know and love Xbox One!"
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medman  +   280d ago
These people who only know Xbox don't know gaming. It is obvious from their uninformed comments. You have to feel sorry for them. As the owner of a 360 and a PS3, there has been no contest between the two platforms over the past 3 years. Sony clearly has the better first party titles. That is just the way it is. To rant and rail against it is like denying the sun is a burning ball of plasma gas and we instead get our light and heat from the moon. It's nonsense. And for anyone who is impartial, and is looking at the PS4 vs. the Xbox One, PS4 is kicking ass while Microsoft can't even get their messaging straight. The PS4 won me over before the console was even announced. Why? Their first party developers are the best in the industry and have created most of the best games of this generation. That will only continue. The fact that the PS4 is a more technically capable unit is a bonus that I wasn't even anticipating, to be honest. I thought Microsoft would outspend Sony to ensure they had the more powerful console, but that didn't happen. Now, Xbox only gamers are scrambling trying to justify why they are going to purchase that box at 499. There really is no justification, as the 'TV' and Kinect features are a novelty that are already done better by proprietary apps for tablets/laptops/smartphones/ and smart tv's. As usual, I will probably buy both. I was not going to purchase the Xbone with their ridiculous restrictions, but once the price comes down, I will probably buy one assuming they have some exclusives I want to play (at this juncture I haven't seen one game that I really need to play). But at launch, the PS4 has earned my dollars, and it's not even close.
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greenlantern2814  +   280d ago
And a lot of that press was bad but they say any press is good press. And both systems launch consoles are sold out who knows how many that really is. But I am sure both companies are more interested in what happens the first year, the entire life cycle. And @sh0w what will you be saying in a few months when the Xbox1 is getting out sold by the ps4.
GribbleGrunger  +   281d ago
Xbox fans need to start putting some of that coverage on this site then.
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HammadTheBeast  +   280d ago
They're too ashamed by all "dat negativity".

Then they delude themselves and say it's all "Sony fanbois up to trouble".
CrimsonStar  +   280d ago
Lol its comments like that ,that stop xbox fans from having a voice . Its also ironic how you state that their negative when you say something so naïve , rash , and inconsiderate .
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FanboyCrusher  +   280d ago
These are all the top rated comments from the petition to bring back the DRM to the Xbox. It's safe to say that Sony fanboys are trying to drown out opinions, not all, but they're definitely doing it. The negativity now is all from the fanboys, nothing more. Have a read to what the PlayStation fanboys have been typing, while actively signing the petition to bring back DRM.

"I love restrictions. I want always online DRM. I want the game rental business to become obsolete. I don't want to let my friends borrow games, because fuck them. All I care about is my god damn new age console that'll blow everything else out of the water! Fuck the PS4 and fuck those Sony guys for catering to fans who care about their gaming experience. Fuck PC, that shit is stupid. Steam? Fuck that shit. They never have sales or anything. It's not as affordable as buying my games from the XBL marketplace. I love Microsoft and their business practices will be the best forever. Fuck yes. <3 Xbox."

"It's so important so that the Xbox one is shittier again"

"Please sign this petition. Support retards!"

"I want the PS4 to get a sales boost!...just in case this works out."

This negativity towards anyone who's purchasing a Microsoft console has pretty much alienated them from the internet. The negativity isn't from fans, it isn't from media, it's from fanboys. And the faster you cut the crap, the faster this generation can get to being normal.
HammadTheBeast  +   280d ago
To be honest, those are hilarious. Also, it's a console war, obviously there will be differing opinions, I'm loving this and I'm loving being able to add fuel to the fire. Console fan boy wars aren't just magically going to end, if Xbox One people stop playing the victim card it'll be better for everyone.
Urusernamesucks  +   280d ago
Not enough xbox fans in this site to make a difference. And even if we tried we would get lynched.
PigPen  +   280d ago
That's very true indeed. Sony fanboys rule every site there is, unless that site is dedicated to one console. Sony fanboys come out like roaches, and they stick together too. There is a good crowd of fanboys that will defend Nintendo. I don't know where the Microsoft fanboys are at.
HammadTheBeast  +   280d ago
Well, few years back it was the opposite, with Sony screwing up.

There's a reason for the amount of Sony fans, it's because their doing something right.
DonFreezer  +   280d ago
And they should cut the freaking crap about Xbox owning N4G in the 2006-2009 ear.That's the biggest bullshit ever.i have seen articles having maybe 30 agress more for the Xbox 360 when I am seeing now articles with more than 250 agress for the ps3 so pleas eshut your mouth delusional ps sheep.
CrimsonStar  +   280d ago
They are probably afraid to because they know their article would be littered with trolls , hate , and fan boys , it's a general waste of time . I really like this site. I like comment system ,news updates , but the incredible amount of biasness from PS fan boys is unbearable at some times .Especially when its on an article for Xbox.

An example
I enjoy reading all these article and the Sony articles are a good read , but when I open a Xbox article its nothing but a flame war provoked by Sony trolls posting hatful comment for no reason .Im no ps fan or xbox fan , i'm a gamer . And I wish both consoles the best.
fermcr  +   280d ago
N4G is infested with Sony fanboys. Even the moderators in N4G are Sony fanboys.
HammadTheBeast  +   280d ago
Keep telling yourself that.
FateoftheGame  +   281d ago
Getting more attention isn't necessarily a good thing. You don't want to be recognized as "anti-consumer" or "anti-gamer" by a lot of people.
iamnsuperman  +   281d ago
Of course they did. They did some negative, controversial stuff that a lot of people didn't like.

"Any press is good press" doesn't work in this situation. It works for D list celebrities and tv shows. Not products
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FanboyCrusher  +   280d ago
Microsoft had a great E3 in terms of software.
CrimsonStar  +   280d ago
lol your comment stated a good opinion and you got 10 disagrees why??? PlayStation and Microsoft did good at E3 especially Microsoft , considering they haven't had a good E3 in ages .
Gimmemorebubblez  +   280d ago
So true.
FanboyCrusher  +   280d ago
They haven't had a good E3 since 2007, my expectations were pretty damn low, and they blew them out of the water. I was beyond impressed by the fact pulled that out of their ass. The DRM was still around but they got rid of that now too, so it's a definite purchase for me. Day one both consoles.
Enemy  +   280d ago
Attention means nothing when it's only impacting consumers negatively. Yeah, they got attention, and no one cares.
MysticStrummer  +   280d ago
Sorry but this is a deeply flawed premise. Many more articles may have been written about MS, but if they were about negative reactions to their product and/or policies they can't be said to have won anything. I'm sure Hitler was winning the "war of attention" for awhile compared to other world leaders in his time.
FateoftheGame  +   280d ago
Haha, I almost made the Hitler comparison in my original post, but I didn't want anyone to hit me with Godwin's law.
MysticStrummer  +   280d ago
I almost didn't say it because I figured someone would claim I was equating MS to Hitler, which I'm not.

It's just a silly article that doesn't take enough information into account.

"No press is bad press" isn't always true. Games and movies can be sunk by word of mouth and bad previews or reviews.

EDIT - The more I think about it, the more I laugh at the idea of a "War of Attention". It sounds so childish. Makes me think of two infants, one sweet and quiet, and the other screaming and acting out for attention. The loud one wins the "war of attention" but who would say the quiet one isn't the better behaved of the two and think "I wish my baby was like that"?
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SilentNegotiator  +   280d ago
You still compared Microsoft to Hitler, even if indirectly.

Godwin's Law activated. :)

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

"comparison" not "equate"
MysticStrummer  +   280d ago
@Silent - lol Yeah I can't deny it, though I'd actually never heard of Godwin's Law until now. Pretty funny. I'd guess it's true because Hitler and the nazis are such a well known extreme to compare with other things.

I just envisioned some MS fan telling me I was an idiot for thinking MS was as bad as the Nazi Party, even though that wasn't what I was saying at all.
SilentNegotiator  +   280d ago
I understand what you mean. WW2 was one of the biggest, most world wide events in the world's recent history, so we still tend to gravitate towards the idea even today to make comparisons.
FateoftheGame  +   280d ago
Exactly right on the historical analysis. Plus, can we think of another person who has received as much attention as Hitler? Godwin's law itself draws attention to him!
XisThatKid  +   280d ago
Yea goin on the fact that alot of the publicity was negative it makes alot of sense everyone post E3 was talkin about "the failure of MS and Xbox as a brand" "what are they thinking?" it was a massive topic. I don't disbelieve this at all. Any publicity is good publicity I guess.
Belking  +   280d ago
MS has their best E-3 yet. They showed great games and that's what it's all about. Metal gear, Titan Fall, killer Instinct, Forza 5, Quantum Break, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Crimson Dragon, Sunset overdrive, and Project Spark were all good.

The one
karl  +   280d ago
even if it is a success...

what do we care? we are gamers and the xbox its suppose to be a game console..

whatever audience is appealing to its not just gamers anymore and its not a huge margin.. there is no way to tell how many xones will be bought by us or casual ppl

and im sorry for xbox fanboys cuz if this black box actually succeeds.. then they will separate themself from gaming even more..

the only hope xboxfans have of MS focusing on games is if the system fails with its new approach.
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gamertk421  +   280d ago
Disagree to agree.
Hicken  +   280d ago
Yes, companies LOVE to have their products slammed in the media, cuz at least people are talking about it. They'll all know how crappy the thing is, so they won't buy it.

But everybody will know about it. That's gotta count for something, right?

_abinh  +   280d ago
No body gives a shit about Xbox one
Whitey2k  +   280d ago
Who wants an x1 let ms shit on xbox fanboys cos they take it but moi ps4 all the way!!
greenlantern2814  +   280d ago
Yup a lot of sony fans on here and every other website really means there are a lot of sony fans.
And clearly it's sony fans to blame for ms short comings
We made the system 100$ more.
We put in the mandatory Kinect.
We screwed up ms messaging about the Xbox1
We made ms stop supporting the 360 already.
Be proud it seems us sheep have a lot of control over ms.
Xbox fanboys take shots at ps fanboys for being fanboys. Sorry we don't like ms sorry your the minority but just because there isn't as many of you doesn't mean you guys aren't as bad as us.
Worse really
We attack your system and company you attack us personally.
And use comments that are
Sheep, gaystation, sonyfagboys, BS 4, and brickstation ( which I find funny seeing how the 360 had the highest failure rate in console history). But you guys act like your the mature, level headed, and intelligent people
Give me a break
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gamertk421  +   280d ago
Go on...
Peanuts110  +   278d ago
It's all pretty mute. Until you get the console and games in hand to actually critique the game play for ourselves this is all speculation. All the games M$ showed only one or two games that interested me. PS had more interesting original games than the cookie cutter game design MS had. Ryse was real boring to me. The same combat strikes over and over again. It was like looking at a 360 game for an example. They had limited game movement.
Watch Dogs had more than standard movement. More imagination. Can't wait to get my hands on that game.
I can't wait to see the poll of how many Xbox fans sell their console for a PS4.
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