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Submitted by gametangents 261d ago | opinion piece

3 Reasons Why Early Sales Data for Xbox One and PS4 Won’t Predict Success

Game Tangents commentary discusses 3 reasons why the initial sales data for new video game consoles aren't accurate at predicting future success. (Xbox One, PS4) (Industry, PS4, Xbox One)

Savantcore  +   261d ago
Seems like websites are going to extreme lengths to offer their "critical insight" into the next gen. There's just nothing to talk about so we get these vapid, ridiculously obvious posts.
DEEBO  +   261d ago
It doesn't matter because sony is leading the pack. lol
Gamer666  +   261d ago
It doesn't matter because Sony and MS will not be able to ship enough consoles to meet demand.

It is going to be all about who can produce consoles more for the first 3 months.
OrangePowerz  +   261d ago
DC as example unfortunately suffered from not being able to compete with the amount of games the competition got for their console. Something the Wii U is struggling with as well. The PS4 and Xbone will be the go to consoles for Publishers and Developers to release all of their future games on. There won`t be any bigger game not coming to those two consoles unlike what we see with the Wii U, where this year games like Tomb Raider, Bioshock and GTA 5 have been absent from. Nintendo would be completely lost without their 1st party games that roll out relatively slow due to the smaller amount of teams they have. Sony and MS have a far healthier mix of 1st party games and 3rd party games.

If those two consoles would fail (not going to happen) many Publishers and developers would close because they need. The Wii U is a different case because the majority didn`t need Nintendo for a very long time now as it`s been ages since 3rd parties did well on their consoles and that`s not where their audience is and PC only sales wouldn`t cut it in most cases.
n4rc  +   261d ago
Didn't the Wii u sell out at launch? Then struggled to sell every unit after that..

Nobody can predict the future.. Although I think demand is pretty healthy for x1 and ps4.. Once price cuts start happening, sales will take off further...

Most dony buy day 1.. Im 31 and this will be the first time ive ever done it.. Same goes for a few friends... I think thr 7-8 year wait will actually make more people jump on thr day 1 bandwagon then in previous generations
ghostrider32  +   261d ago
Like it matter. According to N4G and NeoGAF, you're a idiot if you don't get a Playstation only.
Gamer666  +   261d ago
If I relied on N4G and NeoGAF for my consumer choices I would be an idiot.
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ghostrider32  +   261d ago
Trust me I don't let neither website dictate what I should buy. It's just funny how they try to dictate what makes you a real gamer.
DEEBO  +   261d ago
I love my games and systems but i'm not going to be a sucker and waste my money on console that's not better then the other.

MS will do a price drop by next E3 then i will pick one up.
but lets not act like this is a ps3 with a bluray player inside it.

Kinect is not worth 100 dollars more then a ps4 even with MS snap app.
The best feature to me is a vita,ps4 combo.
MS has nothing to really match sony in that department and smartglass is not the answer.
I will have all the systems but i can wait on the x1 and plus i'm not getting burn again with bad hardware(RROD)

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