The world according to Microsoft and Sony

GamesAsylum: "With Microsoft’s announcement yesterday, we finally know when and where Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will launch this November. So let’s have a look at the world according to Microsoft and Sony"

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friedricr1561d ago

so the white is the wiiu?

UltimateMaster1561d ago

No, if it were, it'd be white all over since the other 2 consoles aren't launched.
They are untouched countries.
This map just shows the distribution of consoles at launch.
The Green being Xbox One and The Blue And Green Being PS4.
It's the 13 countries VS 32 Countries coverage.

negative1561d ago

Yea if you release essentially the same console but this time with upgraded graphics then sure you can release all across the world in 32 countries.

Change things up a bit and add killer camera/voice commands/new features and things will take time.

I for one am getting both but the excitement lies purely with the X1.

Wintersun6161561d ago

"the same console but this time with upgraded graphics"

Not sure if trolling or... Nope, definitely trolling.

xHeavYx1561d ago

They forgot to add the pic of the nuclear submarine

ShinMaster1561d ago

All of the territories in Green should also be Blue, since Sony is releasing the PS4 in pretty much all those territories as well.

friedricr1561d ago

i was just jking...........


@Shin Master

Sony is releasing in every market MS will be on top of other markets, you can't use Sony's color (blue) primarily or it would be impossible to represent where MS is releasing (all green would be covered).

I agree that if they want to represent Sony as blue and MS as Green, the best they could do is use some pattern (checker, stripes, etc) in both green and blue in countries where both companies are releasing, but considering there's no territory where MS is the only one releasing that's not really necessary either if you state that green means both (which they do on the article).

UltimateMaster1560d ago

Who the hell disagrees?

GamersRulz1560d ago

are you telling me that PS4 won't launch in US,Canada,Australia..etc?

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AngelicIceDiamond1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

No, Sony and MS haven't launched plans in those areas yet.

"Let’s have a look at that on a map. Xbox One is launching in the countries coloured green; PlayStation 4 is launching in all of those, plus the blue countries:"

Thanks I didn't know that, I was so confused. I couldn't figure out which colors represented what console.

Mystogan1561d ago

It really isn't that big of a difference when you look at it on a map. Russia makes it look like a huge difference.

JAT23041561d ago

Ok, then take Russia out of it.

Xbox = 13 countries
PS$ = 31 countries

PS4 is still launching in twice as many as MS.

Regis1561d ago

But only half the population of Russia lives near the west side otherwise due to how cold it is there people don't get a lot of electricity let alone be able to buy the console.

ShinMaster1561d ago

It is a huge difference.

All the areas in Green are also areas where the PS4 is launching.

clearelite1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

This map is not an accurate representation of reality in that sense, hence the large portions of mostly uninhabited land(here in NA as well), other inconsistencies, etc....

Also, because of what ShinMaster said. ^

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colonel1791561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

I hope Sony can manage a successful launch in all 32 countries. One thing is to say it will launch, another entirely is there is going to be availability after the first shipment. However, I am impressed that the PS4 is even smaller in size that the PS3 Slim (2009), and I don't think they are making hard-to-get-components this time, like it was when the PS3 came out with the Cell chip and Blue Ray Drive. That makes me believe that they have locked down the production process and they are able to do them fast, and therefore have more in time. Also, if that is the case, they might have started production way earlier than anticipated and have them stored until they can ship them to retailers' warehouses, which should be about now.

WorldGamer1561d ago

It does matter, but some folks on N4G and generally in the gaming media tend to look at the US as the "end all, be all".

Having your product available in more countries ensures the potential for more sales. For a company, that is nothing but good news. GREAT news for Sony, giving them a strong head start in Worldwide sales.

NatureOfLogic1561d ago

PS4 will dominate the competition. Availability, price, superior hardware, more games and features. What's not to like? And you don't have to support MS future of screwing gaming and taking away your rights as a consumer.

AngelicIceDiamond1561d ago

Do you have a poster of Kaz Hirai and Mark Cerny plastered all over your room? And Greatness awaits bed sheets?

Good for you, simply buy the console you like and get on with your life already.

torchic1561d ago

you're a prominent Xbox fanboy/girl so I wouldn't speak if I were you.

AngelicIceDiamond1561d ago


Care to explain how?

Lol you can't so move along.

I want both but first console is X1. OMG hes a Xbox fanboy!!

Unlike nature I don't list features that are supposedly better then the other (other than price) in a insecure fanboyatic fashion to make myself feel better about his choice.

I'm buying one because I simply like what MS is offering.

"OMG he likes Xbox he must be a fanboy!!" Its ok because we're going with PS4, so that makes us none fanboy and none bias but not him because he likes Xbox."

Is the mentality here.

AceBlazer131561d ago

Why don't you preach that to the xbots that do nothing but praise the all mighty Microsoft and offer their money in bucket loads to appease to them.

jessupj1560d ago

You think that just because you're getting a PS4 later that automatically means you're not a fanboy?


You are constantly defending MS in every single negative X1 article I come to. I have never seen you acknowledge a single legitimate criticism against MS or accept a single positive fact of the PS4 or Sony.

That makes you a fanboy. You can deny it all you want, but unless you start giving credit where credit is due that is what you are.

And while I'm at it, please stop complaining about all the "Sony fanboys" giving legitimate criticism. It's getting really old. How bout actually having a logical, rational counter point instead of just playing the victim.

AngelicIceDiamond1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

@Blazer Thanks for proving my point

@Jess "You are constantly defending MS in every single negative X1 article I come to."

And there's the common the misconception about me. Yeah I do I defend the most attacked console on this site and expose the hypocrisy's all the time.

The negative articles are all the same and usually get copied and pasted "Xbox had DRM it was doomed." is an example yeah we get it how many times will that get submitted?

I rarely have to defend PlayStation because for whatever reason when its get attacked god forbid there's 5 to 6 or more doing what you guys are doing to me.

"I have never seen you acknowledge a single legitimate criticism against MS."

I yelled at MS when they were forcing DRM on people.

I yelled at MS when they revealed the console as a TV changer and not a game console.

"or accept a single positive fact of the PS4 or Sony."

Very, very untrue

I get the fanboy misconception allot. Yeah you will find me defending Xbox. The arguments aren't very balanced here so that's why I do what I do.

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ZBlacktt1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Look at the history here:

PS1: Second best selling console of all time

PS2: The best selling console of all time

PS3: Passed the XBox 360 in sells without a worldwide launch. With a full year later launch date as well.

PS4: A $100 less, more powerful, strong internal first parties and strong 3rd party support from the start. With a massive worldwide launch and the most pre-orders for a console in company history.

All signs point to domination.

Regis1561d ago

But history tells people not to look at sales but the overall experience of how people like the console.

ZBlacktt1561d ago

Well, I guess they really like the Playstations then right? I mean they've come out on top every single time vs MS.

Hicken1560d ago

History says the overall experience tends to result in overall sales.

Folks were very satisfied with PlayStation products in the past, so they sold extremely well. Not just for a brief period of time, but throughout the generation. The PS4 looks to continue that trend, especially if Sony follows its own history.

Regis1561d ago

You got me there bro I agree with you "Not Sarcasm"

ZBlacktt1561d ago

lol, sorry bro.... I guess I'm so used to N4G people, lol.... :(

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