Release dates for the Sony (SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft (MSFT) Xbox One are only about a month away, and things aren’t looking so good for the next-gen MSFT product.
Flop? I seriously doubt it. It may not do as well as the PS4 sales at launch or overall, but I think to say sales will flop is a bit of hyperbole to say the least. Remember, competition is good people. according to the article: The biggest hurdles for the X1 are higher price, less power, and a week delayed launch. not sure if these factors will make the X1 "flop" b/c the PS3 certainly didn't flop w/ a higher price point, but the PS3 was powerful and had a great lineup of games by the middle of it's life cycle. If MS can pull off great games that will help them for sure. Not sure what can be done if anything at all about the power difference w/ the PS4 though. One thing is for sure, it is going to be a very exciting time for gamers.
People love to exaggerate. "Journalist" more so
"Will Microsoft Xbox One Sales Flop This Christmas?" I doubt it. I really doubt it. In the US, I think PS4 and xbone will be either neck to neck or PS4 slightly outselling it. The reason I say this is because the US unfortunately is a xbox sronghold. Although I think this is going to change this gen. Hopefully PS4 will dominate this gen.
This is the normal attitude of many tech journalists these days. If you aren't #1 in your industry you're labeled a "failure". Even though in many industries you could be down in the lower end of the top 10 and still be making a profit. And profit is what matters.
lol look at the person who posted this gem .. mariahelfutura enough said
No way it's gonna flop. Way too many CoD fanboys.
In short....NO. I won't be buying one though. $500 a bit much for the kid right now.
It's selling much more than it's last gen, both of them, so I highly doubt it will flop.
"according to the article: The biggest hurdles for the X1 are higher price, less power, and a week delayed launch." Make no mistake the price and the power are huge hurdles anyway you see it
how is power a hurdle? Who is going to Walmart asking, "which console is more powerful"? Answer: no one. Clearly, just look at the Wii and Wii U and the 3Ds in terms of "power" As far as sales go, power has nothing to do with it for the majority of consumers. Only the small percentage of fanboys and tech enthusiast.
Blaze# mom goes to walmart or GameStop . She don't know what Game console to buy . she Ask a sale person what should I buy for my son . The sale person will say PS4 is more powerful and cost $100 less.
If this truly about power why are you even looking at consoles? Get a PC. This article is garbage. MS has all their units sold out and they are going to be in trouble? The only thing that will hurt MS is if they don't have the retail pipeline stocked.
its about the games and the power to deliver them. and yeah PS4 sort of has both in the bag
Nothing has to be done.The Xbox one was 120% more powerful than the ps2 but still lost by miles.People don't buy specs. Most shops won't even mention the teraflops and rops and the things that the sony camp nitpick.
To all of those saying "most people don't even ask about power" or "moms don't go to wallmart asking what's more powerful for little Timmy" The times they have changed people, little Timmy now has access to Internet and can operate a tablet with ease, he knows about you tube too. Little Timmy will make sure mom buys him the most powerful console of the 3 available, also mom will be more than happy to do so when she compares prices. It's foolish to think the average consumer will just blindly purchase the xbone without asking questions, as if their money didn't matter, THE TIMES, THEY HAVE CHANGED- Bob Dylan
Pre-orders up until Christmas will sell out for both consoles. If it's going to flop it'll be early next year, especially if they don't reduce the price and drop Kinect from the box.
Kinect doesn't have to be plugged in for xbox1 too work now.
yeah, but you still must buy it.
FunAndGun beat me to it :) If they want to sell more consoles they should drop Kinect. It's like the always online "lalalala I'm not listening" all over again, MS should listen to what people want before it's too late.
Ummmmm actually YES it does IF a game has ANY Kinect functionality they already confirmed that YES you will have to have it connected then....And unless your extremely naive that just means MS will specifically place Kinect functionality into EVERY game, meaning it will actually most likely have to be connected 24/7
Go to gamestop.com and look at the xbox 1 they tell you everything that you need to know before you buy it.
They are NOT going to drop the Kinect, jesus get over it....They built the damn system around it instead of the other way around.....
Whether you think they will or not is irrelevant, my point is that they SHOULD. That is if they want to sell more consoles.
Is Kobe Bryant the worst NBA player of all time No way!!!
Wut?? ... in other news , xbone wont flop because many people love to get both or really want the xbone games ... Ps4 may outsell it, but flop ? No
I doubt it very much but what it wont do is top ps4 in any country!
Sales won`t flop for either of them this Christmas and both will be sold out in most places. PS4 will probably outsell the Xbone this year because Sony had more prep time and will have produced more consoles.
Not because there is more demand huh? If they would have produced an endless amount of the same console ps4 would have outsold Xbone 3 to 1 easily as Ps4 was sold out in most places within days, while Xbone it took weeks to sell out of Xbone in most places. The demand for ps4 is higher than Xbone. You say they are both sold out and then say Ps4 will "probably" outsell Xbone this year solely bcus Sony had more prep time and they have more units. You have been following the news, either which way Ps4 would have outsold Xbone no matter if they had the same alottment.
I pre ordered a PS4 and can`t wait for the 29th and currently no plans on getting an Xbone in the near future. :) I know that the PS4 is in high demand, but at the end of the day to outsell the Xbone this year they need to manufacture more consoles than what MS can make because both will be sold out. If you make the same amount of consoles for both neither will outsell the other one because both will be sold out. If you sell 2 million PS4 and 2 million Xbones neither outsold the other :)
More like "Will Xbox One make it to Christman?"
Dammit who fed the troll
Christman? You mean Jesus? Will Xbox One make it to Jesus? Only if it believes.... Testify!!!!
"Christman! Fighter of the Satanman...champion of the...(cross) CROSS!" "You're a master of karate (and friendship) for everyone!" "Christman AHHHHHHH!"
The console will post solid sales but it won't top PS4 numbers
As a person getting a X-1, that sounds about right. PS4 will do splendidly. X1 will sell out also.
I agree my above comment was just a joke. Im sure X1 will have its good sales but like you guys say it won't top PS4 at least not this year but as for in the coming years who knows.
Sure, try and save face now that everybody is calling you on your bulls**t. No dice kid.
Maria's back and within an hour, she's already posted 2 "IS THE XBOX DOOMED" stories. Heh, new record. As to the Xbox One flopping, nah. It'll do decently, and then hopefully next spring, MS will do a Kinectless SKU and sell it for $400 and start pushing TitanFall bundles. Regardless though, people are going to pick up the console and enjoy it in large numbers. That really isn't a point that can be argued.
Yeah, I hate Manchester United, but do not post stuff about them... that would mean I have no life! On another note, welcome back Maria, I am sure someone out there missed you...
Depends on where the sales are next spring. If they do well against the PS4 they won`t make a Kinect less version. If they do badly it`s likely that they will, but even than they might want to undercut the PS4 by 20-30 bucks. I would like a Kinect less version because than I would by an Xbone.
Their both sold out but beyond that I take Microsoft's marketing budget over Sony's any day
Sony doesn`t need to spend that much money on marketing. They need to hit the US and UK hard with marketing because MS had the lead there, they can go easier with marketing in the other countries while MS has a lot more countries they need to hit hard with marketing. Also smart marketing is the key, Sony spent a lot of money on marketing the PS3 and launch and their marketing was horribly bad. Once they started with their new campaigns like the Kevin Buttler ad`s their marketing was a lot better and most likely a lot cheaper than what they spent before.
How does Sony not need to spend alot in marketing. Marketing is what will drive the sales longterm.
Because Playstation sells always well in mainland Europe and in Asia so they need to spend less money in those markets compared to MS who will want to get more sales there. Sony will focus their marketing on the US and UK. They won`t need to spend as much on the other markets compared to MS.
This is True but mainland Asia really doesn't matter anymore its a different market then what is going on here. Xbox is pretty well established in the UK and other territories and they have the push in america always. They have the cod deal, the bf4 deal and the NFL deal already with more stuff like that coming. M$ marketing budget would buy out all of Sony. It just isn't that easy
No it won't.
I think XBO is going to do better then many expect. It's shaping up better and better as we get closer to launch. You gotta be hit really hard with the fanboy hammer if the videos and information MS is sharing regarding the XBO is not impressing.
well maybe flop according to MS projected sales, but either way its going to sell, its a new item
It won't fail. I'm getting the PS4, but you have to admit at least that. The sales numbers will be in favour of the PS4, but the XBO is not gonna flop like a fish.
No. Flame bait article. -_-
Seriously...why is this article about XB1...it could just as easily be about PS4....being that both systems are actually selling out of all their pre-orders everywhere. How does stuff like this get approved?
I have no idea. It's ridiculous. It does nothing but make this "fanboy war" worse.
Xbone is not sold out ever were there are still xbone for sale . GameStop is still taking pre orders for xbone .PS4 has been sold out since E3.
God, I hope so. For two reasons: 1. I just don't like to see people wasting money. 2. I don't like to see a company be rewarded for trying to kill the industry with those anti-consumer policies.
So...just because someone preferes Xbox games, or the Xbox controller, or XBL versus PSN, or want Kinect, that means they will waste their money by paying more for the xbox? Nice logic...
No, it means I'd hate for people to lose out on that money when the system is no longer supported by MS because they realized they released a shortsighted console and have to release another way sooner than they anticipated. Especially when it's $100 more expensive for a 50% less powerful machine.
Yes, just like MS dropped support for the Xbox 360 after only a couple years, right? Wait, what? They didn't????? You sony supporters say some funny stuff. The PS2 was a good deal weaker than the original xbox, yet it dominated its generation, same goes for the weaker ps1 beating the n64. The xbox is more expensive because it comes with the motion sensing camera included. Some people are happy about that. Enough trolling, please.
In a perfect world, yes. But spite, pride and Dead Rising 3 will ensure an at least modest launch.
Come now. Even if you don't like the Xbox One, you can't deny that it will sell well.
No, not a chance.
no way, X1 and ps4 will do great.
I think it's safe to say at this point that the XB1 will get outsold by the PS4 this holiday season, but this is only the beginning. I don't think the XB1 will flop at all but some may look at being outsold by the PS4 as such.
I know they have my money and Nov 22nd can't get here fast enough.
Wasn't there a very very similar article just a few topics down? Talking about will the $100 price difference is going to hurt Microsoft? This is another doom & gloom opinion piece. Go figure. For every one positive X1 article you will see 2 or 3 negative "opinion" articles.
I don't think they'll flop. I just don't think the numbers will be as high as MS thinks they will be.
If flopping means millions sold, then yes, It will fop big time.
no, they will sell out. After Christmas may be another story.