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Microsoft Deny Xbox Losing The Game

Xbox denies losing the game, after new figures show PS4 was most sold console in OZ.

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Kingthrash360957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

lol man o man bro.
what next they gunna say the same about the US.
the guy at MS are sneaky...i smelled a sneaky comment when they said "gamers in australia SPENT MORE MONEY on xbox" they didnt say sold the most units. the x1 is 50 more plus battery packs they make you buy i'm sure they sold more accessorys...smh these guys kill me with the twist of words...like "sold faster this week" or "720 just as good as 1080" or "xbox1 is the most powerful"...i really can go on. this is such a sneaky practice.

TomShoe957d ago

They're selling well, the PS4 is selling better.

Not much else to say.

Kingthrash360957d ago

truth...they both are doing well..and thats good for gaming. but...that deception kills me. some blind fanboys still comment saying things like "in 2015 xbox will be more powerful than the ps4"...smh

SITH956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

I don't care what they do. I don't get a dime of it, and nor do you.

Eonjay956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

I thought Microsoft and Nintendo and Sony get retail sales figures from NPD. If Microsoft is disputing NPD, what does that even mean. How would they know what retailers are doing if they don't receive reports from NPD. For the last 7 years Microsoft has always quoted NPD sales figures. I'm confused.

Damn it; I had hoped it wouldn't come to this:
Listen up everyone - If you purchased an Xbox One please raise your hand.

Jury956d ago

Yes ps4 is selling better but it would be a whole lot better if there were more available

Eeeew ms pr

Jughead3416956d ago

Microsoft is losing. Can't spin it any other way. But, this generation is supposed to last 10 years right? We're barely over 3 months in. How did the 360 do compared to PS3 early on? How did it end? I think PS3 was either tied or in the lead right? But that was due to Sony exclusive titles like Uncharted, God of War, Little Big Planet, etc. If Sony can produce exclusives like last gen, which I'm sure they will, then they should dominate this gen.

Pogmathoin956d ago

some blind fanboys still comment saying things like "in 2015 xbox will be more powerful than the ps4"...smh

Kingthrash, back that up please. PS4 is obviously and will remain more powerful, so please, enlighten me. Either that or you simply are that blind fanboy...

BitbyDeath956d ago

Wii U is selling about the same amount as Xbox back when it released so all 3 should be considered as selling well.

But yes PS4 is selling better.

Giul_Xainx956d ago

This sounds like the statement that any company would give in order to sell their brand.... to the highest bidder.

Edsword956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

It doesn't matter how fast the XB1 sells if Sony still ends up with 60 percent or better of market share. MS depends on third parties for exclusives and the bigger the gap in market share the less MS will be able to get third party exclusives. This is good for gamers, but it only makes the PS4 that much more attractive.

mewhy32956d ago

Oh the xbone isn't going to fail by a long shot. The PS4, however, is trumping it in every market.

morganfell956d ago

"Microsoft is losing. Can't spin it any other way. But, this generation is supposed to last 10 years right? We're barely over 3 months in. How did the 360 do compared to PS3 early on? How did it end?"

Apples to oranges.

The PS3 launched a year after the 360 in the US and Japan and a year and a half later in the EU. Naturally it would seem tobe behind.

The PS3 was more difficult for which to develop with an architecture vastly differnt from the 360 and from anything the industry had seen.

Sony possessed a far superior number of studios and development houses.

The PS3 was the machine that packed the next gen disc format.

The PS3 was outselling the 360 from the day it launched. The X1 started out behind by mere weeks but the gap is widening rather than closing.

The PS3 used industry standard items such as the HDD and the charging cable.

Both machines were initially aimed at core gamers.

The list can go on for some time. While initially it may seem as if one can draw a correlation between the two situations the connection that exists is at best tenuous and hardly exists in the same light.

frostypants956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

@Sith: "I don't care what they do. I don't get a dime of it, and nor do you."

You should care. Hardware sales help determine which platform devs will focus on if they only have the resources for one. Also, the further back one falls behind the other, the more expensive paid exclusivity becomes for that system (and the cheaper it becomes for the winning system).

assdan956d ago

The xbox one sold a lot better than the wiiU for the first month or so, but I'm honestly thinking it's sales might not be as high as I originally thought. In january, the xbox one wasn't tracking that much better than the wiiu's january. And it's looking like it might be the same in February. Now I'm not going to say that it's another wiiU for at least 2 or 3 more months of sales, especially considering that a crap ton of games are coming out in the next month and a half, but it can't be seen as impossible.

ikkokucrisis956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

Say what you will, but it's pretty amazing how on a site like VGChartz (which I always felt was funded by M$) we see the PS4 selling almost THREE TIMES as much as X1 in the first week of Feb.
150k (PS4) to 50k (X1).

The cumulative amount of consoles sales side shows the PS4 has almost doubled the X1.
5.2M (PS4) to 3.4M (X1).

There was no year head start between the two consoles, and already there is a wide margin between how much each has sold.

UltimateMaster956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

What do you expect from a company that charges you Xbox Gold Live service which is supposed to be an online on things like game DVR that uses your Xbox One internal recording device to do so?
It's not a cloud-based save, it's saved on your HDD.

Withdreday955d ago

They're denying it so I guess we know it's true.

They'd seriously be better off just keeping their mouths shut on this one. It does them no good.

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djplonker956d ago

@Sith not true more money for sony would logically mean more exclusives and better/more ps plus games!

BX81956d ago

Good devs make better games not money.

DragonKnight956d ago

@BX81: Good devs with more money make even better games.

G20WLY956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

^BX81, Great devs often make both.

Insomnia_84956d ago

The good old Microsoft's arrogance. Ugh! Disgusting.

fenome956d ago

Notice how he keeps saying they sold more 'accessories' when he's talking about everything? I wonder if they count Kinect as an 'accessory' even though it's part of the package? They might even count Duracells too, knowing them. Ha!

sinspirit956d ago

@fenome

Wasn't there a big story about them considering the power brick an accessory? So, Microsoft didn't want customers sending the power brick to them in the return box for the console,they had to spend their own money to ship the power brick, even though the power brick could have been the issue, and much of the time people found out that it was the issue.

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showtimefolks956d ago

so just because they deny it doesn't change the fact its happening lol

osu22duke956d ago

both consoles have been out for about 3 months and have seen a total of 1 holiday season backed up by poor launch games. I'd be an idiot to say the ps4 isn't selling better and isn't more powerful but i don't think anyone is really "losing" at this point. MS needs to drop kinect support and get to the $400 price point if they want any chance of matching the ps4 in sales. this next year will definitely set the stage for years to come

GT67956d ago

@ osu22duke

E3 2014 will definitely set the stage rest of the year for consoles. SONY will seriously kick our wallets in overdrive with excitement.

bryam1982956d ago

lol i though he was referring to the kingdom of OZ

micbrc956d ago

For humanities sake i hope your joking.

Docknoss956d ago

MS must be eating all of y'alls children, with the animosity y'all have.

Sayburr956d ago

I think what they are tying to spin is that XBO owners are buying more software than PS4 owners, even though PS4 is kicking their butts.

I didn't see "oz" charts, but according to Global charts the PS4 is selling 2.2 games per unit, whereas the XBO is selling 2.6 games per unit.

Units - PS4 = 5046859, XBO = 3386476, a 32% variance in PS4 favor.
Games - PS4 = 10859657, XBO = 8722982, Adjusted on a per unit basis, the XBO is selling 16% more games.

I don't think VG Chartz includes digital downloads in their numbers, so there might be some skewing in the data.

Still, M$ is using the numbers to their advantage...

3-4-5956d ago

Both will sell fine.

PS4 in the end, will sell better most likely. They seem to be doing MORE right.

If Microsoft listens to the gamers/fans a bit more, they will be fine.

The problem is, they are a company run by egomaniacs who want to make ALL the decisions.

They are making MONEY decisions, not gaming decisions.

They aren't doomed unless they doom themselves, there is a market for the xbox out there and it's a healthy one.

Gamer1982956d ago

LOL at MS blaming lack of consoles being available as why there not selling as many as Sony though.. I can buy an Xbox One tomorrow from anywhere that sells them. PS4 I will struggle. It took me 3 weeks to get mine and I got it last saturday after constantly refreshing argos website at midnight..

kenshiro100955d ago

Not sure what Microsoft was expecting. They snoozed on Sony so now they're getting their butts kicked.

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lifeisgamesok956d ago

The X1 sales should increase this holiday season with the big exclusives and next month

Titanfall

djplonker956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

Same goes for ps4!

P.s titanfall isnt an exclusive ;)

(Assuming the good exclusive is titanfall cause the only other xbone exclusive with a release date is kinect sports...)

aragon956d ago

titanfall esclusive to microsofts platforms = pc = windows = ms = xbox 360 = xbox one = ms

k2d956d ago

@aragon: Exclusive - Not in any meaningful way, seen as many already have gaming pc's that can handle titanfall, and - MS don't make any money from PC sales.

GameSpawn956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

Mass Effect says hi. :)

Exclusive is just a word that goes away with poor sales and time when a 3rd party developer/publisher is involved.

Money can buy exclusivity yes, BUT money can also buy its way back to multi-platform/non-exclusivity . Contracts are just pieces of paper that can be changed or invalidated with enough of another piece of paper, money.

EVERYONE and EVERYTHING has a price. It's only a matter of what it is worth to those willing to pay.

Also, remember EA is involved. Look at their history before placing faith in them keeping any matter of exclusivity.

DragonKnight956d ago

@aragon: PC is not a Microsoft exclusive domain. Xbox fanboys need to get that out of their head. Titanfall is currently an Xbox console exclusive, that's undeniable, but MS doesn't own PC.

Titanfall Omega, coming to PS4 this fall. Hopefully not, but it's a distinct possibility.

Retard956d ago

PC and XBOX huh? I didn't realize they were the same! :O

WilDRangeRrfc956d ago

I have PS4 but it annoys me when people say TF isn't exclusive to X1,ok it is exclusive to MS platforms so we won't get to play it til number two so stop bitching
acting like you dont care and just take it on the chin X1 has a great game so what!!!

kenshiro100955d ago

Microsoft fans need to stop using games that are also on the PC as exclusives.

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Saito956d ago

Is Titanfall the only word implanted in your brain? Like other XDF, they say day and night Titanfall Titanfall Titanfall Titanfall Titanfall..

TheTowelBoy956d ago

Seriously, it's all the rage apparently. Lol it's almost like 70% of articles, anywhere, gaming wise. Starting to annoy me.

MrSwankSinatra956d ago

id love to know what big exclusives are coming out holiday season since you obvious can see into the future because last time i checked there are no exclusives announced for the holidays.

doolin_dalton956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

You guys can pretend that Halo and Gears of War aren't coming simply because they don't yet have release dates, but we all know they're on the way.

Halo & Gears are the top two proven system selling exclusive franchises. That's why so many PS supporters are high fiving each other now over PS4's early sales. Enjoy it well you can because the biggest system selling franchises have not yet arrived, and it will be a much different story when they do.

T2956d ago

Noone is pretending gears and halo aren't coming but when? You think ms can just continue to be outsold 2:1 until halo magically arrives? and then all of a sudden everything will be great?

Cyanide85956d ago

@doolin I'm sorry but GoW, Halo? Come on you can't possibly think that thoose games can even compare to what Naughty Dog and SSM are working on? I mean SSM at least are from what I hear working on a new IP.

MS studios are just pushing out the same franchises over and over just like COD.

I see zero innovation from any exclusive game coming to the X1 at the moment, they are just like "hmm... games for our new console, wait I know GoW, Dead Rising and Halo! Heureka!"

And over at respawn they are making CoD with mechs, I'm sorry but personally I cannot for the life of me find anything interesting about that game.

MysticStrummer956d ago

"You guys can pretend that Halo and Gears of War aren't coming simply because they don't yet have release dates, but we all know they're on the way."

No need to pretend when you really don't give a damn, but release dates do kinda matter a little when talking about a year's lineups.

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Whiskeyjacked87956d ago

Desperation pours out of your sentences. Stop.

frostypants956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

The problem for MS is most One purchasers are 360 owners. For the 360 owners who don't yet have a One, why would they spend $500 on a system to play a game they can already get on the 360, without losing any of the gameplay and only a small graphical reduction?

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Tedakin956d ago

Here's the thing. I saw a story on Yahoo yesterday that was seriously titled "Xbox One is a Total Failure." The smear campaign is out of control and it's not true. The PS4, yes, is crushing the Xbox in sales at the moment, but that doesn't mean the Xbox isn't selling well in its own right. As a stand alone product it's been very successful for MS, it's doubled the sales of the 360 in the same time frame. There's an illusion of failure because it happened to come out at the same time as the biggest video game console launch EVER.

djplonker956d ago

It is a failure because the ps4 is the direct competition and they are dominating after all the smug crap the microsoft execs said since e3 and all the denail about power and cost its not hard to see why it is failing!

KwietStorm956d ago

Failure would imply that they lost, gave in, it's over, done. Both of them are still infants. I love my PS4, but this almost inherent desire to see another platform crash and burn is nothing but poison in the gaming community.

pupa956d ago

Payback is a bugger, remember the time after the PS3 came out?

Live with it!

Eonjay956d ago

LOL at that title! No seriously I laughed out loud. Yes people are really jumping to conclusions really fast. This is worse than the time the emperor broke the bad news to Anakin.

MrSwankSinatra956d ago

kinda similar to the smear campaign of the PS3 when it launched, funny how karma works.

Pixel_Enemy956d ago

Yeah roles have completely reversed.

PS3 had nothing but bad press for the first half of it's life. Sony couldn't do anything to convince MS fans that PS3 was worth their time.

Multiplats were better on Xbox and the fanboys loved shoving it in Sony fans faces.

XBL was the place for indies.

Sony was the more expensive console.

Xbox fans loved to play the sales game in every argument online.

It really is funny how this gen is unfolding.

GetRealOne956d ago

@pixel_enemy this is totally my experience as well. I talked the last years to other gamers and they prefer the Xbox. It's ok to each his own. They said PlayStation has the better games, but they prefer the Xbox, because the multiplattformtitles are better on Xbox and this is what matters, also Xbox live was better and many prefer the controller. All this arguments are totally understandable. Now the PlayStation has a equal in my opinion better controller, better multiplattforms and the online service improved a lot and is equal or better. The Xbox has at release higher rated AAA titles. So it is a 180 switch to last generation. And guess what they are talking the complete opposite. How ridiculous is that? It's like a very very very very bad movie. And I thought what stupid fanboys with no brains, and that is nice said.... They don't think they are only followers/fanboys.

frostypants956d ago (Edited 956d ago )

From a business analyst's perspective, the One *is* a total failure. You think MS shareholders like what they're seeing? Do you believe that MS is not regretting their decisions behind closed doors? Rapidly losing relative market share to your biggest competitor is a big deal.

They wanted the One to become everyone's living room media center...they wanted non-gamers and casuals to jump all over it. They haven't. It is selling almost exclusively to gamers, and its relative problems as a gaming system are reflected in the results.

Debate games and system preference all you want, people. But from any objective business standpoint, Microsoft seriously f*cked this up hard after all the ground they gained with the 360.

DC777955d ago

Then stop putting the same games dumbed down on the 360. Killing themselves is more like it.

Activision and EA are laughing all the way to the bank with 4+ consoles to sell the same rehashed shit to now. They probably all went out and got "We Love 'Next Gen'" tattoos together.
Meanwhile the rest are screwed producing hardware which no company worth it's salt wants any part of anymore.

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