North America Is Killing The Xbox One

Hardcore Gamer: The Xbox One isn't dead; it's far from it, despite the silly web chatter. Those screaming of its downfall are clearly blind, or stupid -- I haven't decided yet. Despite the wailing naysayers, the Xbox One is, in fact, one of the fastest selling consoles to date. However, the issue isn't whether it's successful, or even whether its success will hold against the PlayStation 4's increasingly impressive numbers.

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ChaosKnight1265d ago

First California Condors and now this!? Shame on you, 'merica.

Mr Pumblechook1265d ago

"European people are often too busy smoking cigarettes, drinking unpronounceable liquors and bedding beautiful socialites."

You funny 'Muricans. I get that there is much love for Microsoft because they are home grown. As Europeans, we don't have our own national console to favour, so we just go for the one that's the best.

darthv721265d ago

this is what came to mind when i read your post:

vigilante_man1264d ago

I did not have much hope for this article but it tackles some very interesting issues.

Whether you agree with the content or not a better than average article written with some thought, not just for hits!

PoSTedUP1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

you can be the fastest selling console, and then the sales just plummet. thats what ppl are screaming. now, who's the stupid one? gah i hate "jounalist", im so glad im not one anymore.

edit@below- yeah, the fact that it got a huge marketing campaign on tv, stores are promoting it like crazy and giving incentives, and the sales still dropped around WiiU #'s and below ps3 sales. im not saying its dead; im callin it how i see it. im sure MS are certainly concerned, hence the price drop and giving titanfall away for free.

if i were MS i wouldnt try and lose money trying to get people to buy it when ppl may just not want it because the ps4 is cheaper and better. i would just ride it out and milk as much money as i can untill i have a good reason. similar to the ps3; they rode it out, dropped the price here and there and didnt spend too much money on marketing. they made the most money they could that way and lost a lot less than they would have. same with vita, why risk spending heavy money on marketing when the clear issue is that people dont want it as much as the 3DS. milk the vita for what its worth and make back what you can. the PS4 and 3DS sell themselves. ppl know that the X1 is out, 360 took a huge chunk of the market. there is a reason why the sales delined. i think they need a new SKU, a more powerful one. that TV stuff isnt cutting it, netflix youtube and hulu are on the ps3 and 360 and PC, thats all the majority really want as far as tv goes.

eh sorry for the rant guys.

LogicLee1265d ago

That's very true. Console success is hardly determined by the initial sales. It takes years to properly conclude whether it's a failure or not.

fermcr1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

Microsoft really screwed up their console.

I suspect European sales of the X1 are not very good... American sales are ok for now (I predict after Titanfall their sales will go low) and in Asia (I suspect very poor sales). I'm curious to see American sales for February 2014.

Microsoft can only blame them self for this.

EDIT: @uberpwnyexpress
Microsoft has to convince me and most other gamers to purchase the X1... and until now they haven't. That is one of their problems.
If you haven't figured out until now how Microsoft screwed their console, then just forget it.

Bernlock1265d ago

screwed up how? Do you own one yourself or forming an opinion based on nothing

4Sh0w1265d ago

Stupid statement. Now watch when sales are higher than ps4, for a month or two and silly journos imply ps4 is dying. I bet he will flop flop, call the media biased, say only in 'murica, say 101 other excuses just like flip flop on paying for online, and res gate so far this gen.

BX811265d ago

I strongly disagree with your comment. The console is fine. Now if you wanna say they screwed up the original message they sent out then I can agree with that.

Minute Man 7211264d ago

Original message as in restriction of ownership? Weaker hardware?

BX811264d ago

@Minute man

Out of all the consoles one has to be weaker. That doesn't make it a console not worthy of buying. I have both a PS4 and XB1. For me I have had way more fun on the XB1. Now since were talking of the original message, people love to bring it up and that's it. MS saw what the gamers wanted and changed their policies. So yeah it started bad and MS made drastic changes to make the XB1 more consumer friendly.

WilDRangeRrfc1264d ago

Well let me tell you why your opinion is wrong,I have PS4 love it I don't own X1 but soon as Gears Of War releases I will buy it.And there will be millions like me,same for Halo pal

Omni-Tool1264d ago

Could XB1 be this generations Pippin?

The XB1 seems to be having an identity crisis. It's like a teenage girl with low self-esteem in high school trying anything and everyone just to find her "click". Yeah, she may be easy but you wouldn't really brag to your friends about her either based on reputation alone. (just making a point about the console, not real people. Chill...)

Now, I'm not hating on MS. I respect them as a company because they have come a long way since DOS. And, before I'm called a "Sony FB", I can hate on PS4 just as equally but that would be off topic.

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Lior1264d ago

Why do most americans have stereotypical views about Europe

orionone1264d ago

Same reason most Europeans have stereotypical views about Americans?

G20WLY1264d ago

Saying "most Americans" is, in itself, stereotyping lol! You mean "some" ;)

Boody-Bandit1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

Lior don't take too much offense to it. Here in America we are equal opportunity stereo typers. In that would do it to everyone including ourselves.

I would break you out a list but it would go on forever. Personally I don't have nothing against anyone regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

I'm a rare breed.

Aceman181264d ago

i am one american that has no desire to purchase an X1 until i see a configuration, and games other than Quantum Break that would make me want to purchase one.

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Sammy7771265d ago

MS should focus more on PC gaming and how to make a solid OS for Tablets when PC is done a few years down the line.

The_Infected1265d ago

I think maybe Microsoft should just do a better job with their console and price.

ChaosKnight1265d ago

$500 for an Xbox One, Kinect and Titanfall isn't a good deal?

Sammy7771265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

even if they launched xbox one at the same price, the outcome would have been the same . I mean if 2 products are priced the same but one is a superior console, then why would you NOT BUY it over the other.

@chaosnight..500$ for a console which can't do 1080p native and Titanfall is an MP only game and Kinect lol

The_Infected1265d ago


"$500 for an Xbox One, Kinect and Titanfall isn't a good deal?"

Yes it is a good deal but the free game is for a limited time only.

No_Limit1265d ago

Great deal. Not doubt about it. If I didn't have already have my Xb1, I will definitely wait on this bundle.

MrSwankSinatra1265d ago

@ChaosKnight sorry to burst your bubble but not everyone has an interest in titanfall let alone kinect for that matter.

BitbyDeath1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

MS does need to start focusing on PC soon though as Valve are now starting to sneak in with intentions of stealing the entire gaming platform from them.

No_Limit1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )


As long as Valve will continue to run on PCs and Windows, I don't think MS cares one bit, TBH.

BX811265d ago

@ Sammy
Wolfenstien devs said both ps4/xb1 versions are 60 fps and 1080p.

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SteamPowered1265d ago

You just contradicted yourself. Why would Microsoft focus on PC games if PCs are done in a few years? PC will not be done, ever.
I dont think you realize how many PC gamers there are out there....

HighResHero1265d ago

Yeah, I would go with 7 too if I was building a new rig.
Also agree that people have no idea how many PC gamers there are. A quick look at Steam stats alone should wake people up:
GOG is also growing rapidly and has a large community, along with others.

LexHazard791265d ago

MS has already said that they will support PC more! Not to mention DX12 @ GDC.

HighResHero1265d ago

Or they could could make a solid OS for laptops/PCs, for people that don't feel like downgrading to tablet specs. Otherwise people will have to switch to linux/steam, etc.
Windows 8 was a slap in the face to a lot of people, even though you can restore most of the Windows 7 functionality manually. They should probably get their act together and make products that people want instead of continuing to force things down people's throats.
That said, my gaming laptop has Windows 8 and I will make the best of it, but not everyone wants "tiles" or even touch screen functionality at all.
If their next OS isn't a step back in the right direction, I might have to skip it entirely.
I would really like to see them redeem themselves with the next Windows OS for a number of reasons.