Gamespot "We talk with PlayStation marketing executive John Koller about competition with Xbox, early feedback for PlayStation Now, and how much longer Sony will support the PlayStation 3."
good to know Sony is not resting on its laurel, one thing i do find funny with this console war palava is that alot of so called " developers" are saying the xbox one will catch up to the ps4 ps4 as they spend more time with it" should that not be the same with the ps4 as the more time they spend with it the more they can get out of it... food for thought
At the moment the MS folks are scrambling while Sony is letting the system sell itself on it's own merits. And it hasn't even launched in Japan yet!
If this is MSFT scrambling, I hope they scramble this entire generation. Edit: Since this is a Sony article, I will say impressive sales so far, keep up the good work. The better the ps4, the better the gaming industry.
@truefan That's great that MS is struggling a bit, hopefully this will spur them to make some great games. Hopefully we get more first party exclusives, and less moneyhats.
Both the PS4 and the X1 are selling impressively and Nintendo with handhelds, I like the fact console sales are great. I prefer gaming on consoles than on PC's personally, so I am glad the industry is strong!
I know the PS4 is the people's choice but its unavailability of supply is what is hurting it as people who have money to buy next gen console PS4 but have no patience to wait are being pulled by M$ one by one. I hope Sony resolves this supply shortage sooner rather than later coz M$ is taking advantage. With inFamous Second Son must come a good serving of PS4 supply to match.
I seriously doubt people are buying Xbones cause they can't get a hold of PlayStation 4's...
I know a few people who have actually went to buy a ps4, couldn't find and bought a Xbox one. And now that tax season has begun Sony needs to up their supply to match the demand of many that will get a tax return and possibly be looking to move I to the next gen.
It's amazing how well PS4 is doing and how Sony is not letting the early success get to their head. This is going to be an amazing generation for gamers worldwide. The competition, the games, the power of these consoles-- I just can't wait.
Mike.. Its the same with ps3 etc.. More to learn with x1 I assume.. Ps4 being simpler would lead me to believe there is less hidden performance.. Just assumption tho
Who is scrambling exactly? I just see both systems selling great and the ps4 doing the better of the two.
Uve forgotten which site ur on.
I think Microsoft themselves disagree with you on the selling well part. All of their recent actions make that pretty clear.
What have they been doing to to make you think they aren't selling well?
It's selling better than the cheaper Xbox 360 that had no competition. How can people turn that into a negative?
Ya what recent actions?
Xbox is selling well for sure, but you are always measured against the market leader. As well as last gen PS3 always sold quicker from the start but all we heard was how much market share they had lost as if customers were something the big 3 could just transfer from one console to another like a save file. Near 3 months since launch, PS4 is still pretty hard to get, Xbone was never hard to get, PS4 has taken marketshare from the only two regions Xbone sold a lot. Yes Xboxe is selling well compared to previous gens, but it that context you can see why it is seen to be in a weaker position, and the gap is only going to grow, not shrink. I expect a 2 million lead after the Japanese launch in a couple weeks and 4 to 5 million lead by the end of the first year.
I look at it like this, they both can not sell the exact same numbers, one is going to sell better, ps4 is the one selling better. The real winner is the company selling their product at a profit, selling at a loss is the real loss in my eyes. Im just saying there both doing great and somy is doing exceptional
Thats a fair point. They are here to make money after all. But I think both are making a small amount of profit at the moment, probably pretty similar, and in the early days its about getting a foothold on the market to set the tone for the next 7 years. It took ages for Sony to overcome the 1 year lead 360 had. That, more than price, hard to develop hardware or pushing a new format probably hurt them more than any other factor that they were always perceived as being behind even though they were actually selling quicker. The winner will be the one who can get a good lead and can keep it. Like I said, if PS4 is 4 million in front after a year, it send a message to gamers and devs that this is the console to have. Anyway, just food for thought. I agree with you, both are doing well, just one a bit better.
i don't see microsoft surpassing Sony this Gen in sales unless something major happens remember Microsoft launched in 13 of their biggest markets first... even tho Sony is already in 53 countries.. what I'm saying is even when Microsoft catches up in releasing it in 53 markets i only see a sales boost off 600k Max... the Countries Microsoft has yet to launch in Wont Raise their Numbers of console sold pass Sony. Microsoft is destined for 2nd Place this Gen
Last gen microsoft had a lead until quite late in the generation and then started to back off with less exclusives etc, with Sony taking the early lead in sales, hopefully microsoft will have to continue to invest in new excusives and more importantly new ip's to keep the gap as small as possible.
Boring article, just starts hate wars
And they success
Amen Sony, don't get cocky now. You're doing great with your humble attitude.
Microsoft are a far better company when they play catchup, they bring the better games, and the better features. They got lazy at end of last gen.
Agreed. MS is always better when they're on the back foot, trying to prove something. We're already seeing it with Phil Spencer and the focus on games, so I'm confident with Sony's momentum, MS Studios will continue to push content out onto the Xbone.
I'm not able to buy a next gen console currently due to financial difficulties, but looking forward to a fully functional console with a large library of games to play when I eventually do get one.
you this is sad but true. ms got cocky last gen with the 360 and started not releasing games towards the end of its lifespan but the xbox one is looking to turn that around finally.
Mmmm, The momentum just keep on steam rolling all competitors! Well done Sony. I love this thinking!
PS4 has Low Stock to No Stock in every BestBuy and Gamestop store in NYC (i live there) Xbox One has Available Now Stock in every BestBuy and Gamestop retail store in NYC Sources: Gamestop.com and Bestbuy.com
PS4 is available in all shops in Europe. My friend told me tonight there lots of PS4 here where i live.
Ghosts are all over my country. My fiend told me that tonight theres a lot of ghots here where i live. People telling random things on the net without proofs or even a location to see if is true are so reliable...
there are alot of PS4 available in Bestbuy where I live. Source bestbuy.com
Where do you live? Where i live there is a lot of dragons flying in the sky.
Glad to hear that Sony has that vision. I can't say Microsoft doesn't but all I have seen on the Xbox 360 and XB1 is alot of ads. Go Sony!
Humble as ever. Unlike their competition.
I just want to say how much I love you guys. N4G is one of the most civilized gaming community I know. Way fewer idiots than IGN. At least most of you respect all ways of gaming.
nice one, sarcasm
I'm an x box fan as some of you know. I was telling my friend tonight get an x box 1, as he's thinking of getting one. It will be better for him. He's married, with kids, but he's set on a PS4. He's more of a casual gamer than i. The reason i seemed to get from him is its 100 cheaper and the PS4 you get two controllers and a game for 400 and something i think he said. I beginning to realise price is really hurting Microsoft more than anything else.
I think you're right. Lately every time best buy, gamestop, amazon get new stock, it usually sells out in a day or two. And xbox ones are staying plentifully in stock. That really applies to me actually, I've been dying to get an xbox one lately for awhile now after playing a demo of forza 5 at my local mall but the $499 plus tax plus a game and that's close to $700 in one lump sum. Not to mention xbl subscription. It's just too much right now.
An Xbox with tax and Forza would be $600..but I guess you're right, 700 is kind of close to 600...
@ambientflier it is when you add in an xbl sub, extra controller, play and charge kit etc. With ps4, you pay $400 plus tax, that's $440. Pay an extra $10 for a month of ps plus and you get like 4 free games to play. So that's roughly $300 I'm saving by buying a ps4 for now.
Ok...so why do you need a second controller on the Xbox One, but not on the PS4, and why do you need a play and charge kit? And why are you fine with paying $10 a month for PS plus, but not fine with spending $5 a month on XBL and have to buy a year subscription instead? PS4 = 400 + tax = 440 + controller = $500 + PS+ = 560 + game = $620. That's what, $80 less than same configuration for X1? You're trying to make your point by buying everything you can with the xbox and buying nothing extra with the ps4.. What if you happen to want the PS Eye, like many people? Add another $60, so that's $680, and only 20 bucks less than X1, since the xbox includes kinect. And who the hell is buying a ps4 and paying for ps+ but NOT buying any games, and instead relying on free ps+ games because they're now broke? Anyone? lol...no. Everyone wants NEW next-gen games like Killzone and those aren't given away for free. The point of this is, when you add all the similar features, both systems cost fairly the same.
They know that the console generation is a marathon not a sprint. They should exactly why with the PS3, working really hard to overcome a near disastrous start. This gen having the early lead in both sales and good publicity have been easier to manage for Sony. However like John Kollar said they know they have a lot of work to do to maintain that good vibe they have gained with the PS4. I expect many great things for PS4 owners, it's gonna be a fun ride.
I sure hope Sony plans to improve the PS4. I could care less about talk. My players met list is still blank.
Japan.. is only 11 days away..
This is cool and all but announce some exclusives that we all know you for Sony. You guys have the most ips and have the best exclusives. It seems like everyday MS is announcing a new game. We got InFamous Second Son, Drive club,MLB 14 The Show, The Order 1886, and Uncharted. That's impressive for now. But hopefully you guys have more TRIPLE A exclusives to announce.
It will be MS that spits out the all the exclusives this time around. Sony can't afford it and I think that's why they're heavily promoting indie games this gen. Disagree all you want but when the games start coming people who don't yet own an X1 will buy one. A lot of people hated on the PS3 at the beginning of last gen but as soon as the games started coming people put their hate aside and rushed out to buy one despite the $200 difference. You all know it! It's all down to the games and who invests the most money to have all those games.
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