Xbox chief of staff says sales performance for new consoles is a positive overall for the business.
Exactly... I wish both systems a great run as it turns out the competition will benefit us all.
exactly. It just benefits "some" - more - if one, is selling, more - for some, reason.
Are they actually selling well though? They are selling fast but couldnt considering that consoles reached 80 mil a piece last gen is 2/3 mil anything to shout about? To me it just indicates that people were hungry for next gen after a 7 year cycle, and that people are more aware of preordering and online shopping than previous generations. MS said that the 360 had double the preorders of the 360 but that doesnt mean that there will be 160 million Xbox One's out there in ten years, especially considering that both consoles are selling similarly, this doesnt look like a generation of domination, it's going to be relaitively close. Selling 2/3 million is great but what if it's just us hardcore getting on board early. What if there's 20 million casual people that arent going to be interested over the course of the next 5 years. They always say this is a marathon not a sprint.
@slime Come on dude, you know the answer to that. You trying to start something? Both PS4 and Xbox One are selling well! Just one better than other is all. Im happy they both doing good. The PS4 was great console now messing with Xbox One another great console IMO.. Steambox next? Only time will tell..
@Hazardman I wasnt bashing MS, Sony, consoles, or PC. Just saying we live in a world now with the internet. I was just throwing the idea out there that these strong early sales could be an indication of the changes in the market these consoles are selling to, not the potential lifetime sales of these consoles. I wasn't saying that they will sell more or less, just a thought.
Agree, more buyers means more developers can focus their resources on next-gen sooner with less risk. It's a win win situation for everyone.
After some of Microsoft's decisions earlier this year they are perceived to be pro casual TV user and anti-gamer. So this is PR spin to get back on the side of gamers .
Every system is going the way of all in one now, Microsoft just advertises all of its functions more. They are in no way abandoning gamers. Yeah Microsoft had some years where there were droughts but so did Sony. The first 2 years of ps3 didnt have much to offer, neither did 2012.
What would be good for the industry is seeing a couple refreshing IPs every year That dream is why im not going on the next gen train
I can count at least 4 new IPs that are exclusive to X1 that have been already announced.
I thought new ip was release next year,silly me for thinking that.
Ryse and knack are fresh. Make of that what you will.
Neither is as bad as reviewers put them out to be. They could use some work but the basis is there for each one to become a long term IP.
Much respect for the X1 & PS4. Got both and enjoying them very much.
Exactly what all the sensible people say.
Kiss kiss. I no what ms would be saying if they was selling 2 to one over ps4. All the best to em really.
I think Jack Tretton Sony Boss had it right. People thought mobile gaming was the death of consoles, but in actuality mobile is bringing more people to console gaming. Mobile has become a bridge to lure more casuals to consoles, because people that normally didn't play video games or thought it was silly now find themselves gaming on their phones or ipads. Their getting a taste of how great gaming is but mobile is only an appetizer. When you think about it gaming is kind of like a drug addiction. People start off with the smaller drugs ( mobile ) and get hooked, and after a while desire something stronger ( console ) I think that's what we're seeing.
Definitly good news..i lol'd where Aron G said it took the 360 and ps3 5months to hit the 2mil mark.now they both did in less than 3weeks.publishers will definitly be pleased by this news.
Wrong. We have never seen a better library of games as when one console dominate the others. Snes, PS1 and PS2 all dominated the gaming market at their hights and games were much better than the, lets say PS3/360 era.
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