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Microsoft: Xbox One Will Start Ahead and Stay Ahead

In that strangely childlike way that marketing people sometimes fall into when they sniff a bonus from the management, Craig began by bigging up his product over the PS4 with, "It's the most hardware we've ever produced. It's the most we've ever pre-sold. We're preselling a little over 2-to-1 from what we did with Xbox 360. The momentum on launch has been really good", before he went full-on. (Craig Flannagan, Xbox One)

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staticdash22   313d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(21)
GribbleGrunger  +   313d ago
This is what he actually said:

"Xbox One is going to start ahead, in terms of the experience we can deliver,"

The headline is wrong here, and so is MS for that matter.
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Mikelarry  +   313d ago
good one, i must admit i have fallen prey to one of these click bait articles and gaming journalist twisting out what was originally said to generate clicks for their site its a damn shame that they have to go this route
raWfodog  +   313d ago
But he also goes on to say...

"And because we're built for the future, we're going to stay ahead."

...so the headline was right. It was just simply paraphrasing what was actually said.
GribbleGrunger  +   313d ago
He's still talking in terms of 'experience'. It's very telling that he isn't actually talking about hardware sales, especially when you consider all through this gen MS having been using American numbers to convince people they're still ahead in WW sales.
MELMAN26  +   313d ago
@gribbleGrunger

Yeah its a shame that "journalist" have to do this.

I have a question for you, and don't take this the wrong way, it's a genuine question.

How is MS wrong in their statement? I know that an experience can be subjective, but what do you think that the PS4 offers that makes it a better experience than the xb1, to us as core gamers AND your average individual?
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cell989  +   313d ago
For the core: amazing first party exclusives that will benefit from the full power of the PS4. Speaking of, it's more powerful therefor can achieve more. Almost All multiplats so far are superior on PS4. Less fees to pay to enjoy what you already pay for. PS3 has been enjoying dedicated servers for a long time, I don't see why the PS4 won't, specially now that they will charge for online play. You can share all your digital content with any 2 ps4s and remote play is very enticing for the hardcore gamer.

For the non hardcore: $100 less than the competition, Jimmy's mom will certainly see that as an advantage. Less hurdles to enjoy the device for multimedia purposes, plug and play netflix available, none of that "subscribe with xbox live to enjoy all aspects of xbox network". Even brand recognition comes into play, PS3 was able to catch up to xbox even with a year late start and a more expensive price. Camera with voice recognition? PS4 has that too.
GribbleGrunger  +   313d ago
My main issue is with the headline misrepresenting what MS said, but I agree with your statement that everything is subjective. At the moment I see fans and the press taking it for granted that the X1 has the 'overall' better package (be it weaker for gaming) but I think that's a misconception born out of both company's initial marketing.

As we move forward people will begin to realise that Sony offer just as much in terms of none gaming 'experiences'. The only differentiating factor will be how well each company deliver that experience.

I think MS have made a mistake counting on cable box connectivity when the world is slowly moving towards Internet TV. It was a strategy created entirely for the American market and relied a lot on policies that MS have now had to drop.

I wouldn't be so quick to consider the Kinect 2 the deciding factor either. Sony have been very careful in avoiding any meaningful dialogue concerning the PS Camera. I think we've got some eye opening news ahead for Sony's camera, which will surprise a lot of people, and no doubt draw comments of 'copy cat' from those people who still wish to forget Sony's console camera legacy.
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MELMAN26  +   313d ago
@cell989

Almost none of what you said has to do with the overall experience an individual will have while using these systems in thier homes.

Examples of what I think the xb1 brings to the table are its snap features/extreme multitasking, the ability to switch inputs and change tv channels withouth a remote, notifications when your game is ready, snappy UI, rumble feed back in the triggers, dedicated servers for all games, the IR blaster which enables you to your entire home theatre to be connected to it and controlled with your voice (xbox on/off), it's robust variety in next gen exclusives, the convienience of a code scanner, the intergration of your games tv shows (think Ryse and it's small tv show) etc....IMO these are things that make the xb1 an overall better EXPERIENCE.

We know these systems play video games, but what else am I getting for my hard earned cash?
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bornsinner  +   313d ago
@GribbleGrunger hates ms but uses windows ...
ExDexteraDomini  +   313d ago
In terms of the experience they can offer, yeah. I certainly think the X1 offers up a newer and more immersive experience than the PS4, seeing as the PS4 doesn't really throw anything new into the mix and just refines the same old ways of doing things, and if that's what you wanted and that't the way you like it, it's perfectly fine.
xHeavYx  +   313d ago
Care to explain what the "newer" experiences are? I don't see anything that hasn't been done before.

@Septic
So, the fact that the console comes with Kinect is what you consider a "newer experience"? Wow
Voice and gesture controls are not something new, maybe you read my question wrong? I didn't ask for something that has been done many times in the past
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beepbopadoobop  +   313d ago
Now you can watch TV on your TV while being watched! What more could you ask for =P
Septic  +   313d ago
The Kinect integration is something that hasn't been done. It comes with the console and is doing a myriad of different things. The whole emphasis on voice/gesture controls, right out of the box will be very interesting.

I wouldn't say its more 'immersive' but its certainly going further than the PS4, which whilst technically impressive, has a more conservative approach. I'm not saying the latter is a bad thing by the way.

But to be honest, it really differentiates the X1 from the PS4. Its doing something different and that's good. Will it pull it off though? That's the magic question.
Volkama  +   313d ago
In emphasising Kinect and their cloud I think it's fair to say MS have been more bold than Sony, but of course whether that's good or bad can be a matter of opinion.

I don't think the launch games are a great demonstration of those features, but then I don't think the PS4 launch games are a great demonstration of anything either...

Contrary to emotional responses here, both consoles have time so maybe we can discuss the merits of each approach in a couple of years.
ExDexteraDomini  +   313d ago
Saying, "Voice and gesture controls are not something new", really shows you're missing the difference in what is going on and what's been done before. If every dev knows that Kinect will be featured w/the console, the likelihood that they'll integrate it into their games is much higher. Even if you ignore this (important) factor, you've still got Kinect 2.0's increased ability in motion tracking and voice recognition.

Although DICE didn't do a whole lot in kinect integration with BF4 on the X1, they still did do something, and the fact that they even tried at all means to me that many 3rd party devs will even take advantage of the sensor. I would recommend looking further than just motion detection seeing as the sensor can do so much more. I've got a feeling devs can come up with some pretty creative ways to use the new functions in their games in the future.

I like the PS4, don't get me wrong, it's just not the experience I'm looking for.
mcstorm  +   313d ago
I agree with you ExDexteraDomini for me the xbox one delvers more out of the box than the PS4 at the moment.

I remember someone posting on here asking the question apart from recording what dose the PS4 offer software side that the PS3 dose not and no one could come back with an answer. Im not saying the PS4 is a bad console ect as it looks like it will have some great games but it dose not offer anything more than the 3 at the moment so it is just a upgrade to the PS3 again not a bad thing but that is what it is where the One offers a lot more than the 360 offered out of the box.

For me I am not buying the console on power or software I pre order the one before the PS4 because I wanted Forza and KI more than any game on the PS4 at this moment in time but for me the back end the WiiU has me more excited for the games it has than the One and PS4.

People should just buy the console they want for the games or fetchers they want than what people on here say they should get.
Volkama  +   313d ago
Remote play. Remote play and sharing seem to be the "new" for Sony, and an online experience more akin to what the 360 provided.

I agree that the One offers better features, but I wouldn't downplay "better visuals" as insignificant, the PS4 is well worth the upgrade for Sony fans.
mcstorm  +   313d ago
Volkama Remote play was on the PS3 so its not new but I agree the PS4 is worth the upgrade but I feel sony have played it safe with the PS4 because of the issues they had with the PS3 at the start which is not a bad thing. Like ive said before people should buy the console they want as all 3 new consoles offer something different and have must own games.
Sevir  +   313d ago
Mmm, there are voice and gesture based navigations available on the PS4, and at it's bare minimum probably functions better than the original Kinect, however, the Kinect 2 boast stronger specs, but voice navigation is present out of the box with the PS4 and you don't need a camera to do it...

The Voice navigation was present on the Xbox 360 and it wasn't anything revolutionary... It's more or less an upgrade here on the One.
GoodnessGreatness  +   313d ago
are you high or something? There's no such thing as new experience on the Xbox One. It's a slightly powerful 360, with TV functionality. Oh wow so new
Trekster_Gamer  +   313d ago
You troll.. If you would remove those Sony colored glasses you could tell the xb1 brings much more and so very much more than the dribble you spew forth.

Sony trolls like you must be very scared to come to every Xbox One forum and spread your lies about Xbox One.

The Xbox One caters to all
Hard core gamers, casual gamers and people that aren't really gamers that might want a new and exciting media experience in the living room but mainly gamers!

The PS4 is a PS3 2.0

Trolls...Sonybots disagree and reply below
pete007  +   313d ago
first, id be ashamed having such tag , psvita. only two were sold, yours and hirai´s.
second, xbox one, as product of microsoft will no doubt have much more features than playstation, the problem is that everything is payed here, so go get the poor box- we get the rich box, it has allways been like that, even when sony released a 600 dollar box they never turned the tables, they continued to be the poor man console, primitive xmb, primitive online gaming.
so much noise when ps2 fans cried out "who needs online gaming anyway???"
MasterCornholio  +   313d ago
But isn't the PS4 launching before the Xbox One?

I don't understand him.

Nexus 7 2013
ANIALATOR136  +   313d ago
not in UK
AJ Hartley  +   313d ago
:( gotta wait till 29th shall be worth it though.
MasterCornholio  +   313d ago
Hey!

I live in Europe as well but its still true that the PS4 is coming out before the Xbox One.

Nexus 7 2013
jmaine_ph  +   313d ago
XBOX GO HOME!
Drekken  +   313d ago
You're drunk!
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Niv  +   313d ago
It's impossible to start ahead since ps4 is first on sale lmao
DirtyPimp  +   313d ago
NO
obliteratorx1  +   313d ago
Keep dreaming MS.
MegaRay  +   313d ago
Hahahaha. Thanks for the laugh micro
Hakoom  +   313d ago
IN US only..
worldwide ps4 will dominate
Destrania  +   313d ago
Probably not even in the US this time.
Sitdown  +   313d ago
Article is trying too hard make something out of nothing.... nothing wrong with a prediction that a console will last at least 10 years. Nothing wrong with talking about how the experience will change over the years.
BillytheBarbarian  +   313d ago
Xbox one will do well during launch but once the smoke clears, dust settles and people realize how cumbersome it is, it will die. It will need something more than halo to save it too.

No back compatibility, huge 40 gig plus mandatory installs, and just complete lack of direction, has kept me clinging to current Gen hardware.
nope111  +   313d ago
Says Microsoft.

Talk is talk, let the consumer decide.
Wikkid666  +   313d ago
I would love to see the full interview not some crap article that pulled a couple quotes.

I bet anything it really has nothing to do with Sony at all... and everything to do with comparing the One launch to the 360.
FITgamer  +   313d ago
WTF did i just read?
Hellsvacancy  +   313d ago
Bullsh!t, it goes hand in hand with MS

They can talk the talk but can't, you know, walk
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christocolus  +   313d ago
dr3, ki, ryse for me day one...cant wait to see the games coming down the line...ms has already done a stellar job with the launch titles..as long as they keep investing more and more in their new studios, new ips and signing deals with 3rd and 2nd party devs ill be very good...and yes halo5......good job guys
Hellsvacancy  +   313d ago
"as long as they keep investing more and more in their new studios"

Like this gen?
christocolus  +   313d ago
lol.....you guys dont give up do you?
Ron_Danger  +   313d ago
@chris

Well one company has proven to continue to support their consoles with a steady stream of exclusives year after year, even after a newer generation is launched.

The other company supports their console with a handful of exclusives each year with the number decreasing year after year and once they release a newer generation of console, they stop supporting it almost immediately forcing thier fans to either upgrade, or just play thier old games.
christocolus  +   313d ago
@ron doger

i know ms messed up in that aspect this gen..but dude it wont be like that this time . just counting the new studios or unannounced titles and rumors of partnerships with third parties or even the amount of money ms is investing this time and you will realise they are in to fight and win this time...
Visiblemarc  +   313d ago
Was that guy snorting something before that interview?

Anyway, "at least a decade?" Yikes.... Slow down there buddy. Why not lock down the next five years for a start? Hell even then 360 has, as near as makes no difference, zero support 8 years in.
SlyFamous02  +   313d ago
I doubt that.
boeso  +   313d ago
Dat damage control.
Godmars290  +   313d ago
Dat foot in mouth disease.
boeso  +   313d ago
I don't..please explain.
Godmars290  +   313d ago
MS puts their foot in their mouth with one thing, then they put in again with another.

Guess that makes it foot-n-foot in mouth disease.
boeso  +   313d ago
haha yeah, true. I just wish they wouldn't shove that disease ridden foot into consumers mouths if you know what I mean!
n4gamingm  +   313d ago
man fanboys don't do their research microsoft has invested heavily on cloud computing which want be relevant for a couple years and the 4k rated hdmi cable. Dont try to downplay cloud computing do your research its used a lot today and many tech sites agree that xbox cloud isn't going to really get up and running tell a couple years.
Ron_Danger  +   313d ago
So then why buy the console at launch?

One of its main selling points is The Cloud and as of right now, it's just marketing BS.

So in a few years, once the cloud has been established, it would be smarter to buy an XBox One. Especially since by that point there will probably be a price cut.
ziggurcat  +   313d ago
if most games are only native 720p now, there's no way in hell they're going to get 4K...
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strigoi814  +   313d ago
oh M$ you really make me laugh
josephayal  +   313d ago
Nothing can stop Xbox one, Nothing
LeCreuset  +   313d ago
The momentum from their fall does seem pretty irreversible at this point.
SegaGamer  +   313d ago
"Oh we are so much better than you" oh shut up, jeez, it's like listening to children arguing.
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jay2  +   313d ago
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO
xavierbigdaddy1972  +   313d ago
Yeah, i see the someone smoking a lot of buttcrack lately, ps4
Is going to kill yeah
KingDadXVI  +   313d ago
I don't see anything that is wrong with this guys statements. They all fall directly inline with MS plans for unifying the different media streams (i.e. gaming, television, and I don't just mean controlling the TV but integrating video media like the Ryse episodes that are coming out with the games, communications like Skype, and the internet). The are also bringing more and more of their entertainment under the xbox umbrella by using things like integration with smart glass. On top of that you will have more and more options available to you as developers begin using the Kinect more. Then you get the cloud compute which is second to none.

People who don't like these options don't have to buy the console. I for one am looking forward to these experiences and am willing to put up with issues like the steeper learning curve that comes with coding for the more complex architecture in the Xbox One SOC.
LeCreuset  +   313d ago
Wow. But god forbid Sony mention that their version of a multiplat runs at 1080p. That would be arrogant, uncalled for, and unprofessional. SMH.
GraveLord  +   313d ago
Delusional.

720p is not the future.
felidae  +   313d ago
i'm pretty sure it will be like it has been this generation ... some people will play only on ps4, some people will only play on xb1 and some people will play both of them.

can't wait till Nov 22nd
JohnS1313  +   313d ago
Why wait until the 22nd? The PS4 is out next week.
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