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Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 136 – Sony is the underdog according to Shuhei Yoshida

Paul from DJ Podcasts writes "Welcome gamers to the Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 136. This week in the news, Sony’s very own Shuhei Yoshida praises Microsoft and states that “Sony is the Underdog in the USA” in what many have described as something they’d never expect Sony to say. Also, Microsofts new streaming service to be called Rio, plus we talk about Rockstar’s poor launch of GTAV’s online multiplayer and much more". (Grand Theft Auto V, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

stuna1  +   734d ago
Yes they are in the US at least, considering all the market shares they lost to the competition this gen, but I believe this coming generation will be a totally different story. And with the moves they have been making, they once again will become "The King of the Hill!" People can quote me on that!
Feocart  +   734d ago
For any of you non-Americans, I'll let you in on some consumer habits of Americans like myself.

When it comes to gaming consoles(much like other commodities, such as food), we like inexpensive products. There's a reason why the most expensive console on the market in its respective gen failed miserably in the States.

It is going to be very interesting seeing how the Xbox One is going to perform this generation. Brand strength isn't as strong if price isn't reflective of it, as we saw with the PS3 in gen 7.
WeAreLegion  +   734d ago
Unless it has an apple on it.
Games_R_Us  +   734d ago
Thats an interesting perspective and one I didn't really consider. To us Aussies, we all think you Americans have it all, the most choice, the best stores, the earliest games, tv shows and movies, and most of all the cheapest prices. And, all of that is true, however you also have the highest unemployement rate, worst health system and many people struggle with disposable income so it makes sense with the GFC and strain on peoples incomes, that price (allbeit $50) is still something that can make all the difference and I guess sometimes we just dont see that side of the coin.
meatysausage  +   734d ago
For hardcore gamers, I cant see that 100$ Being too much of an issue if they really like the xbox brand. But what will be an issue is the casuals and those looking for a console that arnt necessarily huge gamers. They might like the xbox brand because of a few games like halo etc but that 100$ would be quite a big deal for them, especially what they would perceive as being almost identical products. That saving could mean an extra game or controller or camera as well as a PS4.
Im getting both consoles but its not hard too see what a price difference like that could mean for the non hardcore
kratos_TheGoat  +   734d ago
underdog in united state but worldwide hell no. xbox 1 is selling like hotcake since the 180 turn, this gen should be fun
wheresmymonkey  +   734d ago
No way, Nintendo are the underdog, they're already on the backheel an the other two aren't even out yet.
Games_R_Us  +   734d ago
Thats actually very true. But on the flip side, I dont even compare the Wii U to the PS4/XB1/360/PS3 because well IMO the Wii U just is in a different league. A league of first party titles over and over and a model that works for them despite displeasing the hardcore. The loyal fans lap it up (I too am one) but I gave up trying to make Nintendo become a PS3/360 because that ultimately isn't their strategy at all, they have a different focus entirely.

MS and Sony are eachothers enemy, friend, nemises etc, as long as the two companies battle it out, you folks including me, all benefit.

So Cheers, to competition!
wheresmymonkey  +   733d ago
I totally agree mate, the entire ethos behind nintendo's machines is completely different and something it seems a lot of people cant get their heads around.

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