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Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Push Square: "There will have been one of two reactions to Microsoft’s sizeable Xbox One delay within Sony’s colossal European headquarters today: cheers or mopped brows. At almost every turn, the North American company has been playing into the PlayStation maker’s hands, and this latest setback is just another example of that. It’s certainly not the end of the world for the Redmond-based firm, but it’s not exactly sunshine and rainbows either."

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NatureOfLogic1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Playstation dominance once again? I'm really looking forward to unboxing my PS4 day one.

Majin-vegeta1046d ago

And sniffing that freshness of new opened stuff.

Don't judge me :P.

blitz06231046d ago

Well it's not like Europe was won by Microsoft this gen. They only made things worse over there.

black0o1046d ago

MS is on defense next-gen sony has it eyes sit on NA MS strongest/biggest market and so far MS loosing market share -according to the per-orders-

so i think MS did a smart move here, they dont hve the same chance they had last gen with x360 so there's no need to fight in loosing battles over territories which PlaytStation brand is everything , MS must get NA by any mean necessary

Evilsnuggle1046d ago

BLACKOO this is the same theory I have . MicroSCAM are putting all their eggs in one basket. M$ are losing ground and now are digging in at their fort North America. All the 180s are do to microSCAM pre orders are not where they expected them to be . PS4 is all sold out even game bundles AND m$ still have plenty of xbones available for pre-order microSCAM is in full panic mode. They are retreating to their stronghold North America they know if they lose too much market share in North America they are in big trouble.

abzdine1046d ago

X1 preorders aren't that high and people are gonna change their x1 preorders if it happens that Sony makes a ground breaking announcement like they did at e3 where this time they'll say that for Sony there is no distinction between gamers and everyone should be allowed to have a PS4 day one.. In other words, worldwide release as soon as October.

Gman01731045d ago SpamShow
AfterThought1045d ago

Its weird but I love the smell of cardboard and wood. I always love the smell of places like Lowes or Homedepot.

lol.

blackmanone1045d ago

Gman sure is trying to be N4G's next Georgenoob...

AsimLeonheart1045d ago

Looks like the Xbone delay rumor on gamereactor turned out to be true. And just a few hours ago xbox fans were saying how it was only a stupid rumour and that MS would never do such a thing. :-) Says a lot about the accuracy of people's intuitions.

Gman01731045d ago SpamShow
morganfell1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

This merely cements my belief in my original posts from earlier this year. I do not believe Microsoft had any intention of launching this year...anywhere. Not only did Sony's February announcement catch MS unawares as regards hardware specifications but more importantly I think they were totally unprepared by Sony's plans to launch worldwide this year.

Everything about the Xone seems cobbled together in an emergency meeting. Their original plans for the unit as regards DRM were ill-conceived and hardly thought through and their hardware is grossly underpowered. All of their back peddling speaks of the sorts of matters which would have been resolved in advance given a proper development time. Everything connected with the Redmond outing smells rushed as if it were decided overnight. Now the lack of proper testing over time has cost them chip yields and the inability to meet shipment is the result of unplanned console deployment rather than customer demand.

These cancelations will cause Sony to greatly increase their US marketing in order to hit MS at home. Great news for us but quite grim for the Done.

Rimeskeem1045d ago

I agree nothing like the smell of a new console

Skips1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

http://media.tumblr.com/879... <--MS

Yield problems is pretty much confirmed. lol

So many problems with this console. They definitely WERE NOT ready when Sony announced PS4. lol They aren't even having a livestream for Gamescom! XD Guess they really did blow most of their load at E3 and don't have much else to show. lol

...... Anyways, 13 regions??? The number 13 isn't unlucky at all. lol

Consoldtobots1045d ago

I give credit to the posters who early on in this current gen called it when they said it would take Sony two console releases to finish off MS.

f7897901045d ago

That new tech smell....

Ahhhhhh.......

extermin8or1045d ago

God I love that new stuff smell :P particularly game instruction manuals :p (might be the binding glue LOL) weird but it smells pretty satisfying :P

badz1491045d ago

@Majin-vegeta

dat smell...yeah, love it too!

@skips

13 countries, not region!

nirwanda1045d ago

The delay tells me one of two things either they are getting lower yields because of some last minute overclocking or they want to bombard the xbone with as many units as possible in the most important territories.

Kurt Russell1045d ago

I'm not going to judge you Majin-Vega... I have to smell all the new things I buy too :D

vigilante_man1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

@Morganfell:- I 100% agree with you.

It would seem like MS were never going for 2013 launch after all. After PS4 feb reveal it was ultra quiet from MS.

All these reversals could of been done in the development stage and in private but they have had to rush their schedule. Why? Because PS3 is doing so well everywhere else apart from the US and the PS4 seems likely to steam ahead.

The strong line up of developers and great franchise games have helped Sony get back the lead that the 360 had from a years head start.

MS do NOT believe their product could catch up if PS4 had a year head start. Good point, Morganfell!

Kryptix1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

I'm guessing Microsoft is doing this to release the console earlier by only producing consoles to the countries with the highest demand while also really hurting popularity in the others. The less units they produce, the quicker it will be for them to ship them all out. Then they can keep supplying till other countries get to receive it. If they release it earlier, will this hurt the PS4? No, to Microsoft this is already a lost battle. If the Xbox One gets a week or 2 earlier release day, it's not going to make a difference compared to having a 1 year advantage. Sony has been prepared way before the Xbox One, the PS4 is not a rushed console. And who knows, maybe Sony will surprise us all and release it in October with all the demand they have received. This article confirms Microsoft are in panic mode and unprepared. High chance the Xbox One was still a prototype when they first showed it and still is now.

zippycup1045d ago

actually every time i buy blank DVDs i always smell them don't now why

BABY-JEDI1045d ago

It's all about China now guys. Whoever sell the most there will win the console war!

user55757081045d ago

the funny thing is here that sony didn't really change a whole lot this gen.

Microsoft just seems to like inflicting self harm

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user74029311046d ago

ps2 says ''ill be back'' ps3 gets the chip from skynet, ps4 walks in.

JunioRS1011046d ago

So in other words... PS4 is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

danny8181045d ago

That made me laugh!
+Bubble

Ron_Danger1045d ago

Hey Microsoft... Remember when I told you I'd kill you last?? I lied!

Different movie of course, but still classic Arnold!

pixelsword1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

Run!

GOOOOO!

GET TO DA PS!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Skips1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

So Microsoft being dead in Europe is pretty much confirmed at this point. lol

Their only stronghold there is the UK and even there, they are getting curb-stomped in pre orders... lol

vlonjati77vlonjati1045d ago

Yep ,time to watch T2 for the millionth time :)

jcnba281045d ago

You fanboys are hilarious! LOL

negative1045d ago

Fanboys are out in full force today. Summer camp cancelled?????

Akuma2K1045d ago

Good laugh with that one....bubble for you. :)

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fermcr1046d ago

I wasn't going to buy not the X1 nor the PS4 at launch... so if the consoles are released a bit later in my country, no difference for me.

thechosenone1046d ago

Well that's good for you I guess but it sucks for anyone else that wanted one on the first day.

dc11046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

@ferm
You came here to post this?....

fermcr111046d ago SpamShow
Mike134nl1046d ago

Haven't placed a pre-order for either console either seems like a good strategy.

Microsoft realy sucks at marketing they should have kept their cards closed on which countries the xb1 would launch first.

Not sure if I should believe them but if they haven't already made the xb1 compatible with European television providers boxes it probably is not a bad move, in order to prevent maybe even more negative publicity.

Syntax-Error1045d ago

They get a FREE GAME with the purchase of a console in those delayed regions so why is that a bad thing. Sony didnt give a free game with a year of delays for PS3

BootyBandit1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

fermcr - fermcr11

What's more ironic is you getting busted answering with an alternative account.

"fermcr11
@dc1
"You came here to post this?.... "

... and you came here to post that!

How Ironic!"

How many accounts does one need? A better question is why would you want more than one? Anyway, you would at least think you would be more original and have different user names and not just add numbers next to an existing one.

fermcr1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

@BootyBandit

I have 5478 N4G accounts...oops, created a new one, it's 5479 N4G accounts now.. SOOOO WHAT!!!... what are going to do now?
Call a wambulance !

Kryptix1045d ago

@fermcr

You have 5479 split personalities and so far, that one is the stupidest one.

BootyBandit1045d ago InappropriateShow
BootyBandit1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

nevermind

Anything further said could be considered child abuse. Seeing that one of your 5479 accounts was banned was sufficient enough. For now.

If N4G would tighten their belt more often people like me, gamers that actually have something to contribute, would add value to sites like this instead of just lurking in the shadows as to not combat the ignorance. Since the battle of ignorance can only be won by ignoring it.

Oh well, back to the shadows.
Enjoy fermcr

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G20WLY1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

It's certainly looking that way at the moment...And in the next week or so, we'll know more about what some of the bigger Sony studios are up to. :)

Sony are bound to use this as an opportunity to gain an even stronger grip of Europe - or at least aim to.

Interesting times....

showtimefolks1046d ago

if i was running sony i would do my absolute best to launch PS4 world wide, especially in those countries where xbox one won't Launch till 2014

PlayStation brand is already so strong in Europe and the news from MS will do nothing more than to make it even stronger

come to think of it has MS kept any of their word or features they announced at E3, they been back tracking ever since

many who will want a next gen console will buy the 1st available one in their respective countries, so a world wide launch could really have huge incentive for sony

Consoldtobots1045d ago

if I were Sony I would push for an October launch, that would be the knockout blow.

blackpanther251045d ago

I have a friend in best buy who told me they are getting ps4 shipments at the end of this month. Don't know how true it is tho.

ZHZ901046d ago

Can't wait for PS4 to be announced and get a release date worldwide!(Including in my country and countries that I vist usually)

Can't Gamescom come soon?

GREATNESS AWAITS!

4me21046d ago

what's your country, if I may ask?

ZHZ901046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

I am from Egypt and I also vist and buy games in KSA and UAE alot.
EDIT1: (I know it'll be realsed in USA and EU first then Japan and Asia countries still just hoping a release date for either KSA or UAE as well)
EDIT2: Why the disagree? What did I do?

4me21046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

PS4 is region free so you get one in US (Amazon) , probably cheaper than in other countries.
Also you can find anything you want in UAE, I heard.

I got disagrees too for asking a question! Funny. I guess I may not ask!!!!

sAVAge_bEaST1046d ago

yes unboxing, something special about doing it yourself., I'm glad it wasn't whored out like a cheap youtube vid.

xxLuckyStrike1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

dear Redempteur

You bet your ass they did another 180 and got rid of Kinect along with of all the dumbasses who had no clue. Just how far they strayed from a successful Xbox 360 Business model still has heads scratching. The Xbox 360 earned billions I imagine. Anyway, at least MS got the shit RIGHT. MS will look like geniuses once the XB1 is officially cheaper than the PS4.

*Now who's smiling

*Brace yourselves Sony fanboys!!! THAT KINECT-LESS XB1 SKUis IMMINENT!!! Probably the last 180 they'll need just before xmas $349 or less as it is rumored the weaker console and cheaper get folks back on

Deadpoolio1046d ago

Once again? You know it took 6 years for PS3 to knock the 360 in to 3rd place right?

Ray1861046d ago

Despite a huge launch price difference, and a 1 year head-start. It's not how you start it's how you finish.

Gman01731045d ago SpamShow
Baka-akaB1045d ago

even accounting shipping difference , it's still an initially uber expansive console that everyone ragged upon , at first , with "no games" , that turned things around and completely caught up

Syntax-Error1045d ago

RAY it had a year headstart because PS3 was delayed for a year. Now you want to say something about MS because they have a delay in 8 regions? GTFOH! They are even giving those regions a FREE GAME because of it. What did you get from SONY on their delay? NOT A GODDAMN THING

kneon1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

@Gman0173

You're really grasping at straws there. All manufacturers reports shipped numbers because when they ship they are sold as far as they are concerned.

But also retailers don't order more stock when what they have isn't selling. Retailers today don't carry extra stock, it costs them too much money. So that means the the shipped numbers are the sold numbers after a few weeks.

@Syntax-Error
The PS3 shipped later than the Xbox 360 because they had to wait for the bluray and HDMI 1.3 specs to be completed. By waiting they were able to ship with more advanced tech. And still they caught up and passed 360 sales despite the 12-24 months sales lead the 360 had over the PS3. The Xbox One isn't going to gain any technological advantage by shipping late, it will just be late.

Boody-Bandit1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

Gman

Business 101

SHIPPED = SOLD

Companies don't do business through consignment. Companies manufacture a product. They than set an MSRP for said product. They than sell their products below that MSRP to vendors. Vendors pay said company for their shipment of units for said product. Vendor (Best Buy, GameStop, Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc) sells product for a profit at or around MSRP.

What ever Sony, MS, Nintendo, etc.. ship. They got bank for already. In house consumer numbers can never truly be known and is a moot talking point. We then start getting into how many 360 are actually still working because of hardware issues, etc... Who cares? Sony, MS and Nintendo got their bank the minute the vendor paid them for the shipment of their products. That is ALL the companies care about.

So shipped vs sold doesn't really matter.
Does it?

Rhythmattic1045d ago

Gman0173

And how many repeat 360 purchases were there due to RROD?
I know at least 3 people that bought B/U 360's..

Boody-Bandit1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

Rhythmattic

If I told you how many 360's I purchase you would probably think I was full of it. Currently I own 6 and have 5 in my house.

To be honest, as per my name sake, I don't know a 360 gamer that hasn't purchased no less than 2 360's. I have one friend that purchased 1 more than me and quite a few that have purchased more than 3.

MasterCornholio1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

@Syntax-Error

"What did you get from SONY on their delay? NOT A GODDAMN THING"

Sony did give us something and you know what it was? A reliable console at launch.

Sorry but Microsoft rushing the 360 to beat the PS3 caused the first generation of 360s to suffer massive hardware failures.

Heres proof in case you dont believe me.

http://www.ign.com/articles...

"Here are their findings:

Console failure rate

Xbox 360 – 54.2%
Playstation 3 – 10.6%
Wii – 6.8%"

More proof.

http://gamepolitics.com/200...

"There is a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff we can't know here. But, based on the numbers, a failure rate between 29% and 43% would not be unreasonable. So maybe those 33% reports aren't so far off the mark, after all."

Anyways its nice that Microsoft is giving away a free game to make up for the delay but the last time they gave away something (XBOX Live Outage) the game was a terrible game called undertow.

http://www.joystiq.com/2008...

"Major Nelson just pinged us to let us know that Undertow has been pegged as the game that will be offered for free as an apology for the recent troubles on Xbox Live."

OT: Anyways i always believed that Microsoft was caught off guard by the PS4s unveiling and all their 180s and these delays prove most of my theory's right. I just dont understand how a firm can screw up a product launch so badly. In my opinion Microsoft should just delay the system by a year and make it a lot better.

sync901045d ago

It would of been a hell of alot sooner if it wasn't for RROD.

xxLuckyStrike1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

POOR Sony fanboys calling victory already 3 months prior to launch on a 6-7 year console cycle. No doubt MS GOTS A PLAN. Inevitable Sony will get undecut by MS sooner than later

*A Kinect-less Xbox One SKU will close any possible lead Sony might have .

*If MS is getting their ass kicked that badly in preorders you can bet your lil Sony fanboy asses MS has a cheaper SKU on deck which explains the Kinect reversal . MARK MY WORDS $349

Kleptic1045d ago

syntax-error...save it...

Sony didn't 'delay' the PS3...it was announced in 2005 with no price and no date, with a bunch of pre-rendered trailers...

Ms reacted by running a public hardware beta beginning in late 2005...the price they payed for rushing to beat Sony out the gate was over $1 billion JUST in warranty changes...let alone losses on every console sold at the time...

just stating, there was never a 'delay'...obviously Sony would've preferred to hit the market sooner...but its not like they announced a release window...then missed it...which is what MS is currently in the middle of for specific territories...