Gameondaily discusses the latest NPD figures suggesting that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One in the USA by almost 2-to-1 and discusses whether the Xbox One can fight back. It also GTA 5 DLC and whether its too late for GTA online.
PS4 is starting to sell more in the US alone than Xone sells in the entire world. MS needs to make live more like Plus or offer some other value proposition.
Live has nothing to do with it. PS4 is the media darling this gen and it is cheaper. Price is the main factor. These doom articles are worse than the ps3 articles though. The Xbox will survive.
"PS4 beats the Xbox One in its home turf" This was only the case with 360. PS consoles have always trounced the competition even in NA. I just call this "things go back to normal".
It's not about surviving...you really think a multi-billion corp like Microsoft wants a device to 'just survive' they wanted it to DOMINATE. Xbox One was/is the culmination of a generational plan set forth by the original Xbox, (almost) perfected by Xbox 360 and now passed unto the Xbone. After 13 years, it SHOULD have been the number one console in the US. Being firmly in second place in it's home turf is not what I call a success.
@MightyX So, since the ps3 didn't "dominate" in NA they should've just dropped the entire gaming division right? I mean they "dominated" with the ps1 and the ps2 only to be trounced by the 360 (in N.A.). Home turf or not. devices, corporations, etc, have their ups and downs. This is the nature of business. They will go on. @abzdine Exactly.
"Price is the main factor. " And the games and fhs superior hardware. Those three combined gives someone plenty of reasons to choose a PS4 over an Xbox One which is what's happening right now. :)
-Actually this generation can be last for xbox or playstation (unlikely for playstation at this point), because neither of companies can afford to fail at this entertainment segment. -Some of MS directors already want to get rid of xbox division and Sony stated themselves, that if PS4 wont do exceptionally well, then there will not be a PS5. -Not sure about Nintendo though, dont think they will abandon console market even if WiiU utterly fails.
its too late for MS to do anything now damage has been done since E3.
Damage has been done since the reveal.
Damage has been done ever since people got the Xbox One confused with a water cooler. ;)
You never know; a drastic price cut could bring them back into the fight plus an impressive E3 showing will increase their chances. But obviously Sony are going to be making moves too. This year's E3 is going to be epic.
I am excited, but I'm worried about how cut throat MS and Sony might be at their conferences.
@WeareLegion Let them battle it out and spill blood. It will be more entertaining and ultiamtely beneficial for us hehe
It's only three months in, we all knew that PS4 was gonna take an early lead...to be honest I thought it would be worse. The $100 less price point is the main issue. However, all the early graphic jumpers have bought their console already, things will calm down, and when Titanfall and Halo release (mostly next Christmas) I think we will see a big jump in XB1 sales. I give it a year from launch till things start to even out. Contrary to what many WANT to believe, MS didn't become so successful because they are stupid. They will use their pockets and ideas to make XB1 appeal to more people, they've already started by doing it the right way and investing in AAA exclusive after AAA exclusive...it'll probably work out much the same way as last gen in the end. Either way, acting like MS is in trouble is disingenuous. Just because PS4 is doing really well, doesn't mean that XB1 isn't either, they are BOTH doing much better than last gen at this point.
of course there is going to be a jump in sales during christmas. but the ps4 isnt sitting idle while xb1 gets games. there are a TON of AAA titles from multiple genres being released on sony's system this year. Expect PS4 to absolutely dominate next holiday season as well.
One of the richest companies in history can't keep up with a much MUCH smaller company. That's all I see. Sony came out of nowhere to own the gaming industry with their first console. Microsoft ended up in third place two generations in a row.
Sony is the biggest company in gaming by far, they had 120m+ PS2's out there, and lost that market share to both Ninty and MS. MS are a huge/rich company, but have always been underdogs in the console market.
Sony learned from it's mistakes, but it appears that Microsoft hasn't and that's why they're getting trounced on their home turf.
Basically MS is doing what Sony did last generation. Pure arrogance.
I think Xbox One can recover but they will have to move quickly and they will have to take some drastic measures before things get too out of hand. By the end of March and the Japan launch, PS4 will possibly have sold twice as many Xbox One's Globally which puts XOne at a huge disadvantage with 3rd parties which is their bread and butter. They need to remove the Kinect and drop the price before the gap gets too wide. I know it's still early in the consoles life, and could be embarrassing for Microsoft, but if they wait too long the gap will only keep growing larger eventually beyond repair.
Don't think they'll do any of that til at least E3.
keep also in mind that xbox is far from being a profitable business and they are losing huge amounts of money on it. I really don't think MS will increase xbox division budget for next year just to cut the price especially with the shut off rumors. price cut is out of the question atm and dropping Kinect would be a sign of massive failure.
The moment Microsoft uttered the words multi-media and then gaming console in that order. Consequences changed for them. And then there was a matter of price. Add their policy surrounding on-line connectivity requirements, which they did a backflip. Then a CEO change-up took place. It was just one blunder after another.
Ha I was gonna comment about GTA5 Online being dead but no one cares about that subject apparently. Can't really blame anyone, since what's going on with PS4/XB1 in the US is such a huge turnaround from last generation.
lol go on, what were you gonna say?
Nothing much, just that I still play a few GTA5 Online missions every other day or so, and don't have a problem getting random people to join the ones I host. Also, one person on my friend list plays nothing but GTA Online when she's on. I imagine fewer people are playing, but "dead" isn't correct from my experience. See? Nothing much. lol
@Mystic Nah that's fair play. I'm not sure it's dead either but the heists are something we've been waiting for half a year for (yeah I know time goes fast!). I don't know whether its too late now for heists to be introduced now that the heavy hitters like Titanfall and Infamous are due in March.
Yeah I forgot all about the heists to be honest.
The Xbone will do just fine just like the first xbox which is totally obliterated by PS2 in its days. But i hope sony keeps at it while the xbone is down. No mercy. because one huge mistake is if your complacent enough and turn your back around, your opponent would do a coup de grace on you.
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