Xbox One launch doesn't need Titanfall - "we're going to sell every piece of hardware we can build"

"Sure, it would have had an impact at launch, but I think it's coming at a perfect time for us," argues Spencer. [OXM]

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dirigiblebill1841d ago

Xbox One has an exclusive launch racer, PS4 has an exclusive launch shooter. Dead heat?

xPhearR3dx1841d ago

Uhhh Xbone has Ryse, Forza, and Dead Rising as 3 big exclusives. PS4 only has Killzone. I guess you could add Knack, but that's like adding Kinect Sports for Xbox.

Xbone has the upper hand with launch titles, but I'm confident by early 2014, PS4 will have a better library which is why I have a PS4 pre-ordered.

Lalanana1841d ago

Lol.. No doubt xbox one has stronger launch line up but like you said I am sure sony will have some games next year.

It all comes down to preference for both systems and the games you want to play.

dirigiblebill1841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

I like Sony's first party slate, but I think making assumptions about the quality of unannounced PS4 titles is a bit risky. I mean, the PS2's back catalogue was pretty awesome, wasn't it? So why did the PS3 experience such a protracted good game drought earlier in its life?

PS - The same reasoning can apply to MS and Xbox, obvs.

BLAKHOODe1841d ago

I'm actually looking forward to quite a few Xbox exclusives - Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Quantum Break, Kinect Sports Rivals and Titan Fall, which is part of the reason I'm getting the Xbox One. But the PS4 will no doubt be my primary gaming console.

svoulis1841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

PS4 will have 50+ titles by the end of march.

Xbox One will have 26 by then.

So go ahead say what you will, but Sony is spreading out their exclusives is all.

Same for me BlakHoode,

I plan on getting Xbox One around Titanfall Launch.


If anyone is gonna disagree, please enlighten me how I could possibly be wrong with providing links.

Thanks <3

Computersaysno1841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

Have to wait and see if these games are actually any good. Launch titles often bomb, many seem good before you play them in all the previews but in practice so few launch titles are ever any good when the machine finally hits.

People will buy these console based on their gaming performance over the next 5 years not in the first month.

Xbox One looks like it has a better launch lineup I agree on that. Sony feel like they have the better future of their console for games.

Not least because this early we are seeing these massive differences in the multi format titles. This is bad news and worrying for the future of Xbox One and Good news and good PR for the future of PS4.

xPhearR3dx1841d ago


Here's the thing. I owned a 360 since launch, bought a PS3 a few years in, sold it, bought it again, sold it, bought it again. Why? I only liked their exclusives and I already invested so much time in Xbox to start over on PS3. However, Sony has a fantastic track record these past few years, whereas Microsoft doesn't.

Microsoft is going to start off strong with exclusives (as they did with 360) then slowly have less and less over time. Where the PS4 is going to have little at launch, but a much bigger and more impressive batch of exclusives later on.

Why do what I did last gen, invest everything into Xbone, when I'll end up with a PS4 at the end of the day? I gave MS MANY chances, I won't be giving them another. This time around, everything is going into PS4 and when/if I see fit, I'll get an Xbone for the exclusives.

dirigiblebill1841d ago


"Microsoft is going to start off strong with exclusives (as they did with 360) then slowly have less and less over time. Where the PS4 is going to have little at launch, but a much bigger and more impressive batch of exclusives later on."

I can see where you're coming from... but doesn't this sort of make it more sensible to get an Xbox One now, a PS4 later? :p

sobotz1841d ago

Remove all un-announced unknown games + indies that coming to PC/Vita/PS3 also + all PCs free-to-play games and there you have it... KNACK

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obliterator1841d ago


I am a sony fan but I don't know why people are disagreeing with you.
I agree with you there. X1 currently has stronger lineup but ps4 will soon surpass it.

sonarus1841d ago

better launch lineup? In my opinion both exclusive launch lineups are weak. The only exclusive i am getting on PS4 is KZ shadow fall. Xbox one which i won't be getting day one the only game i would get for it is presently forza. Ryse gameplay looks boring and Dead rising lost its allure for me after dead rising 2. The best games for next gen are more than likely multiplatform. I am really looking forward to Battlefield 4, MGS5 and a bunch of other games. Both launch lineups are weak though but i guess from a broader perspective ms may have the better exclusive

r1sh121841d ago

XBone has a stronger line up - no doubt.
But PS4 has 1080p.

Im not even a fanboy, Ive got a 360 and PS3 - but Microsoft are making it harder for me to justify giving them my money.

Sony are making a better argument for it.
Its a shame, if MS didnt F up earlier this year, might have been a different story

xPhearR3dx1841d ago


No because I don't want to invest a lot of time and money into a system I won't be using down the road. Plus, I own a Gaming PC. MS is known for having their "exclusives" on PC as well. With a PS4 and PC, it's win-win for me.

pompombrum1841d ago

To be honest, Sony has the superior hardware and it's showing on multiplatform games. To me, that's far superior to the launch titles. In five years time, what's going to be more noticeable, the hardware or the titles the consoles launched with?

Fingers crossed it's just because the X1 is harder to develop for and once devs get a better grips with it, it will match the ps4 on multiplatforms.

osprey191841d ago

Down the line the best games will be multiplatform, so it wont matter which console u choose.

Ju1841d ago

How does the XO have a stronger lineup? The only real next gen is Ryse, KI you can say is nice, but then there is Knack on the PS. Forza and DR3 are 360 ports with shiny new skins but not next gen games. All MPs run better on the PS, and where are the indie titles for the XO? I strongly disagree the XO has the better launch line up. - if you want to race, get NFS. PS4 has a racing title.

serratos271841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

Why do you have so many disagrees? Blaming the fanboys. I agree with you, the PS4 is going to see better games come early 2014 seeing how Watch Dogs won't be available at launch and was pushed back. Killzone is the only launch game I'm "personally" interested in.

nukeitall1841d ago

I think MS has a pretty smart plan and intentionally released Titanfall in March.

Think about it, every console from now until holidays is sold out and allocated. There is no need to be concerned about pushing consoles until early next year. Bam, Project Sparc and Titanfalls drops!

After that, there are Quantum Break and so on. It seems the line-up is pretty strong!

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-Foxtrot1841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

If it doesn't need it then why did they fork out a ton of money to make it an exclusive...for a "lifetime" apparently

PunisherRevenge1841d ago

@foxtrot....they said they didn need it at launch. They never said they don't need it because they do. Judging by all the comments on this site I didn't realise how many Sony fans wanted this game especially since most of them said it sucks.

Infamous2981841d ago

@Lalanana I spy with my little eyes a stealth troll

Philoctetes1841d ago

Not sure if they planned it this way, but Microsoft is doing it right by "saving" Titanfall until spring, when it doesn't have to go head-to-head against COD and BF.

If I were Sony, I would have flip-flopped infamous and Killzone. I know development schedules drive some of these release dates, but KZ at launch doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Stick891841d ago

Totally agree with the first part of your post, the second part however...

I don't know, I'd argue that Killzone was the right choice. Sony had to come out swinging with a game that they knew would look stunning and that everyone would be looking to play with their friends. CoD (while huge) wasn't really known for being the "best" on Sonys platforms and is starting to lose some steam in it's old age. This was their opportunity to go all in and show off just how great their first party studio games are before another generation of gamers gets stuck in the same old CoD rut.

josephayal1841d ago

Xbox One would sell like hot cakes

kingxtreme811841d ago

They're right. Titanfall isn't necessary at launch. They will sell out of their stock of Xbox One through the holidays as it is, so Titanfall wouldn't help; can't sell more hardware than is available.

Titanfall launching in March, however, will help a lot. Post launch, when inventory is readily available, Titanfall will help sell those units.

strickers1841d ago

So launch day will tide you over until March? :-)
PS4 has a steady stream.

kingxtreme811841d ago

PS4? Who brought that up? By the way I'm buying both at launch so I don't think your question/comment really applies to me.

As for the launch lineup of XBO "tiding me over", I never said anything of the sort. I said the system will sell out at launch.

There's enough hardcore gamers out there that demand will likely be higher than supply until/through the holidays, so Titanfall being released wouldn't matter because the system isn't likely to be highly stocked for the holidays any way.

By releasing Titanfall in March when the XBO will be readily available to all, it will help keep interest in XBO high and thus ensure that sales continue to be high.

boeso1841d ago

la la la la laa money la lal la la laaaa profit. Whats a 'gamer' again?

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