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PlayStation 4 Marketed Better: This is why it will outsell Xbox One

At Obstructed Views we all have seen plenty of these arguments going back and forth all around the internet over the last couple of months. Well, it’s time OV stuck our hands into the ring to give our opinion as to which console will reign supreme. Who is the Highlander of the Nex-Gen Wars? Simply put, PlayStation, (Let me say OV has nothing against Xbox One and will probably have one myself) and here is why.

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Kingthrash3601524d ago

that plus the price plus the specs plus the indie love plus the gamer focus plus the ps+........imo

Stuart57561524d ago

According to Video Game Chartz ps3 has outsold 360,

http://www.vgchartz.com/

even with the years head start and huge price difference. Imagine whats going to happen next gen!

B-radical1524d ago

The 360 did do well though considering it followed the original xbox which didn't do to well

Bennibop1524d ago

Lets not forget that also includes replacement 360's for RROD, so potentially the gap than that! I know I have 8 360s since the launch.

abzdine1524d ago

Despite the initial price, the struggle and the long waiting time, PS3 won because it was simply the best console.
Now PS4 is more dev and gamer friendly, cheaper and probably coming out before.

nukeitall1524d ago

I think Sony got a good headstart, because of MS screw up.

However, what Sony brought to the table removing the terrible MS messaging, and it is clear very modest feature set, a defunct game streaming service and all the money on pushing pixels.

It is PS3.5.

The strength of the PS4 is they didn't f'up the message!

They might win, but it's not going to change gaming. You will be pushing buttons, and looking at more photorealistic games if the PS4 wins.

Sony's win if it does, is not due to some innovation, it is due to MS self inflicted f'up and essentially copying the Xbox 360 mantra.

Ironically, in the words of Ken Kutaragi:

"The Xbox 360 is more of an Xbox 1.5 than a next generation console."

Looks like the tables has turned. Xbox One might become the next PS3, and PS4 might become the next Xbox 360!

Funantic11524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

@stuart5756 actually the 360 outsold the PS3 but barely. The PS3 shipped more than the 360

http://m.gamespot.com/news/...

Plus in the beginning of the PS3's launch Sony combined both the PS2's and PS3's sales. Sony never separated the two making the PS3 sales seem like more.

http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...

Sony is known for not letting the public know certain things like how many PS+ subscribers they have, how many servers they have, or how bad they were struggling financially 4 out of the last 5 years. If anybody can find how many PS+ subscribers or servers they have leave me a link please.

http://www.gamepolitics.com...

Funantic11524d ago

Stuart left me a kind private message that made me humble my fanboyism down. He made his argument in a polite way and I couldn't even argue with him. Ultimately the PS and Xbox competition benefits all of us players. Whatever you choose have fun.

mewhy321524d ago

Well IMO the marketing is surely a factor. I mean the Don really screwed up the marketing for the xbox brand and sent micro$oft scrambling for a solution. On the flipside Sony went with the consumer friendly approach and crushed micro$oft at E3. Now micro$oft is trying to convence consumers that it's ok to charge 100.00 more for a less powerful machine that includes a spy camera and that they should be forgiven for trying to screw over their customers with that DRM policy. No thanks!!! I'll stick with Sony, which didn't try to screw me. I'll pay 100.00 less for a much more powerful machine, no spy camera included, and I'll also pay 10.00 less for PSN+ over live. PS4 all the way.

gaffyh1524d ago

@nuke - So what you're saying is, PS4 is PS3.5, but Xbox One isn't Xbox 540? PS4 is more powerful, cheaper, smaller, better designed, more free online services.

PS4 is waaay ahead of the Xbone in terms of power, and the reason why the PS3 was a success is because it's Sony. They are known for supporting games systems for much much longer than MS, and if MS was in the same position as Sony was this generation, I guarantee we would not have got half of the games and half of the quality that Sony put out. That's why they succeeded, unlike MS who have basically given up on the 360 in the past 4 years apart from Halo, which is not enough.

nukeitall1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

@gaffyh:

"@nuke - So what you're saying is, PS4 is PS3.5, but Xbox One isn't Xbox 540? PS4 is more powerful, cheaper, smaller, better designed, more free online services."

In your blindness to defend your favorite console brand, you completely missed my point.

The PS4 is just an extension of what the PS3 is. It barely has any new features, and is just a better pixel pusher with a few ease of use features thrown in.

The new "amazing" things is a refinement of it's predecessor. All of those things have been explored to death.

Compare that to the Wii, that completely redefined the way we game. That was a true next generation console when it was released and it didn't rely on humongous pixel count.

Xbox One is trying the same thing, redefining the way we game and watch TV. Think hybrid games and movie.

The Xbox One is also attempting to give us a way to much more naturally interact with games with Kinect.

I hate to go 5-years from now and we are still limited to 4 buttons, 2 triggers, 2 bumpers, two analogs and a digital pad.

Remember, games evolved from over a decade using keyboard and mouse, until consoles evolved the controller to accomodate those same games. Now we are evolving camera based technology to accomodate controller based games.

For instance, certain types of games are just inherently more fun to play with motion such as dance games, sports games (like boxing) and the like. That is just what we know, but what about the things we haven't discovered yet.

"PS4 is waaay ahead of the Xbone in terms of power, and the reason why the PS3 was a success is because it's Sony. "

Power hasn't been a deciding factor for ages. If it was, the PC would have a won that war a long time ago and consoles would seize to exist.

"They are known for supporting games systems for much much longer than MS, and if MS was in the same position as Sony was this generation, I guarantee we would not have got half of the games and half of the quality that Sony put out. That's why they succeeded, unlike MS who have basically given up on the 360 in the past 4 years apart from Halo, which is not enough."

MS traditionally isn't a content creator, but a content facilitator.

Prior to the Xbox 360, Sony was arrogant and never supported their own developers. In fact, they viewed witholding technical information would give them a competitive advantage.

"Cerny said it was exciting to work on the new hardware but scary because it was hard to figure out how to make the most basic tasks work. For Sony’s first-party team of internal game developers, the early insight was a huge advantage. Thinking only about their own interests, the Sony dev teams thought about how they would have a “tremendous lead over third parties” who would not learn about how to program the machine until much later. They didn’t understand at this time that this would become the console’s main weakness.
"

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013...

So there is a different approach to that support.

That said, it isn't all roses on Sony's game support. Remember PSP Go or what about the almost defunct PS Vita?

Sony like MS, goes where the profit is. No profit, they will both cut their losses.

Once you start worshipping and idealizing what that company does, you become a blind fangirl.

@Funantic1:

Maybe we can all learn a little if you share that PM. :D

James-GAMES1524d ago

Thats why i do believe PS4 will win next gen in terms of sales. Now I don't see the PS4 dominating market like the PS2 did but I could see the ps4 selling over 100 million units.

gaffyh1524d ago

@nuke - You look like the blind fan girl to many many people on this site. The Xbox 1.5 comment made by Kutaragi was in direct relation to the power boost from the previous gen. So power does matter in this instance.

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Geezus1524d ago

yeah in the end i still think the ps4 will be #1 worlwide unless they choke or sony goes bankrupt or something because sony has had a stronghold on the worldwide console market since the ps2 but i do believe the Xbox will sell nicely at #2 this time while the wii u barring a ridicoulous price drop will be #3 and sell poorly

Maldread1524d ago

nukeitall, do you honestly believe the nonsense you`ve written??

PS4 has better RAM and GPU. Is a lot easier to develop for than the PS3. Has a lot better indie support. And is 100 dollars CHEAPER.

How is that less of a console that Xbox One? How can a better machine with better first party developers and indie support lead to worse games and less new game experiences? Better hardware makes it possible to make new and better types of games you know ;)

What revolutionary games did Kinect bring to the table? None. What mindblowing new games is coming out with Kinect 2? Ryse which was going to be an all Kinect-title but is now what? A QTA-game the ability to shout or throw a spear at the enemy?? http://www.crytek.com/games...

WOW. Truely revolutionary stuff indeed. Microsoft hasn`t shown anything game-wise which makes Kinect 2 a must have. The only thing mindblowing about it, is that they`re charging 100 dollars extra of a machine with less power and a camera they havn`t even shown how it will help games become better.

If you prefer Xbox One exclusives then i can understand you`re more excited about the console. But saying PS4 is just a PS3,5 makes Xbox One seem like 359 steps back indeed ;)

DigitalRaptor1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

I know, an absolute smack of drivel. It's the biggest load of inconsistent, irrelevant nonsense I think I've read on this site.

And he ACTUALLY believes this:

"It barely has any new features, and is just a better pixel pusher with a few ease of use features thrown in. "

And actually sees this as an original idea, let alone a good one: "Xbox One is trying the same thing, redefining the way we game and watch TV. Think hybrid games and movie."

Let's leave the mental case to his broad entertainment machine.

Maldread1524d ago

DigitalRaptor yeah i`ve got to say what he wrote makes no sense to me either.

"Compare that to the Wii, that completely redefined the way we game. That was a true next generation console when it was released and it didn't rely on humongous pixel count".

Ohh dear. Guess he didn`t notice up that Wii is just an enhanced Eye Toy with controllers ;)

devwan1524d ago

Not really sure how the title matches the content of the article. Maybe they mean "presented better"?

Can't disagree with the end result though.

MysticStrummer1524d ago

Yeah I think PS4 will undoubtedly outsell the One worldwide, but unless Sony's marketing has gotten drastically better it won't be because of marketing.

nix1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

initial "leaks" about Xbox started the downfall of Xbox... then it became true. shit hit the ceiling... then they retracted. by then many had shifted.

Sony came in between all this and said - hey... we're not supporting DRM. they were hailed as hero.

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anyways... even on the previous gen (PS3/360) if both had come out during the same time, PS would have outsold xbox... it already has. this gen both are releasing around the same time frame.

ramtah1524d ago

and yet no one can beat ps2 :P but yeah ps4 all the way

k2d1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Not buying into kinect. Not buying a NSA peephole. Not buying a lesser console.

worldwidegaming1524d ago

The real reason indeed.
Microsoft has more ad money so this is moot. Do not want someone putting my face in a database etc, hell no, say no to data mining!

Sitdown1524d ago

Thank you for taking the risk to post this valuable information on a device just as capable of being a peephole...... you are a saint. In your great wisdom, do you find any particular brand of tin foil to work better?

thrust1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Do you hide when walking around?

Do you have a cam on your phone,ipad, tablet, pc?

You guessed it same thing matey.

DigitalRaptor1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

The "government spy camera" is out of our hands on a ridiculous scale.

However, those camera features aren't required for the phone, ipad, tablet pc to function. If the camera on those breaks, you can still use those devices. You can take it into your own hands to disable the camera, and even break it if that sort of thing bothers you.

If you unplug your Kinect or it breaks, you cannot use your Xbox One. So you are forced to have it on at all times if you want to use your machine. How ridiculous is that?

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@ Sitdown

Unfortunately, in this situation, no tin foil hat is required. The whole anti-trust/Skype/Prism thing just shows that Microsoft doesn't care in the slightest - and they'll do it again, without a doubt.

Not only this, but part of the reason Kinect is a requirement and "always-listening" is so that they can personalise your ads based on this listening in, and try to make ads a "part of the experience".

Look no further: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

What a horrible company, who would support this?

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