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Microsoft Hopes Titanfall's Robots Can Save the Xbox One

Sales of Microsoft’s new game console, the Xbox One, started strong with some 3 million sold around the world from its Nov. 22 launch to the new year. Since then, though, the consoles have piled up on store shelves.

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TomShoe933d ago

I do agree that Microsoft needs this game if they expect to not fall behind over the summer, especially with Watch Dogs coming out in May with it's PS4 exclusive content. From previous ntkrnl leaks, a lot of big Xbox One games seem to be coming out around the holiday season, and Titanfall is supposed to tide everyone over until then.

It'll be interesting to see if all of the hype was legit or manufactured. However, we won't know if it will until the "shiny shiny new new" vibe wears off and people actually start scrutinizing the game. I'll give it 2 weeks, then start looking at people's opinions.

Sammy777933d ago

dude theres nothing changing xbx 1 fate . Titanfall died after the beta. I dont understand why devs have beta for public when they are trying a new concept. Trust me mgs would outsell both titanfall as well as infamous and quote me if infamous sells less than this one .

As more multiplats are out, news of rez disparity and frames disparity would only make situation worse for xbx. M$ should drop Kinect to get as much mojo possible out of the box

MorePowerOfGreen933d ago (Edited 933d ago )

Stupid thing to say. Go fanboys! These Titanfall articles will save XB1 articles are moronic. XB1 doesn't need saving and it has a line up that destroys the competition. PS4 is running on hype fumes. This envious fanboy Titanfall scenario is nothing more than sour grapes malicious attacks.

The only thing needing saving is Sony as a company(can PS4 save Sony? We will see after MSFT shows what devs have been ranting and raving about relating to knowledge of MSFT secrets impressive enough to hurt the competition)

Kingthrash360933d ago

^^^ what in the world are you talking about...???
a line up that destroys the competition? ps4 hype fumes? MSFT secre...oh, its you green. you got larger goggles now. i didnt recognize you.

DoesUs933d ago

"Stupid thing to say. Go fanboys! These Titanfall articles will save XB1 articles are moronic. XB1 doesn't need saving and it has a line up that destroys the competition."

A machine that destroys the PS4 in game lineups, yet is getting hammered in sales, obviously the consumers agree with you...oh hang on.

"PS4 is running on hype fumes. This envious fanboy Titanfall scenario is nothing more than sour grapes malicious attacks.

Smell them fumes POG, you'll be smelling them for the next several years 8)

The only thing needing saving is Sony as a company(can PS4 save Sony? We will see after MSFT shows what devs have been ranting and raving about relating to knowledge of MSFT secrets impressive enough to hurt the competition)"

Yeah? No. No secret sauce, no super duper "stereo drivers" just run of the mill overpriced hardware. I've literally yet to see any devs ranting and raving, if by devs you mean Misterxmedia then knock yourself out 8)

Let me tell you, i work with alot of developers...and they hate it, HATE it!

Enjoy the rest of the generation, scrapping it out with the WII U for sloppy seconds.

Cerbus932d ago

I see POG is still as moronic as ever. Keep up the good fight.

Tedakin932d ago

Titanfall died after the beta? Pre-orders skyrocketed after the beta.

Pogmathoin932d ago (Edited 932d ago )

Sammy, the moment you use $, Fanboy! Moregreen, your under attack....watch out..... seems like you are being tag teamed by Sammy and Kt with his usual originality....

otherZinc932d ago (Edited 932d ago )

@Sammy777,

I've yet to read a more ridiculous comment than yours.

Try this: TitanFall will sell more than every new release in March.
TitanFall will sell 2million on XBOX ONE alone.

Also, the XBOX ONE doesn't need saving, it's profitable! On the other hand; Infamous Second Son needs to save SONY as the company is at "Junk Status".

We all know, Infamous was never a system seller, ever. It will sell nowbbecause all there's to play on the PS4 are Indie games.

gamer2013932d ago

You Xbox haters need to get a life.

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AngelicIceDiamond933d ago

Piper Jaffray (PJC) analyst Michael Olson says Titanfall will likely help sell about 500,000 Xbox Ones in March, and sales of the game alone ought to be much higher. “Barring any technical issues with the launch, Titanfall is capable of selling 4 million units in March and an additional 4 million units after,” Olson says.

500k X1 in Mach is pretty big. 8 million copies of Titanfall is a bold statement but a realistic one. Considering its on 360 as well.

Either way it sounds like X1 will have a much needed sales boost and Titanfall will sale pretty well.

Sammy777933d ago (Edited 933d ago )

If it even moves 100,000 Xbox One units i will stop posting here for a month. Titanfall xbx one version will hit a million but won't move any console. The game being an MP game would find it difficult to hit 5 million on all platforms

Quote me on it, Infamous globally would outsell Titanfall and move more units than Titanfall also

aiBreeze932d ago

The price cut in the UK plus the inevitable good reviews combined, I think you'll see a a noticeable spike in Xbox One sales. I'd go as far as saying 100k Xbox One units will be sold in North America alone in March however 500k worldwide I think is a very optimistic estimation.

You also think Infamous on just the PS4 will outsell Titanfall on the PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined? Highly unlikely, maybe in March but overall sales in 12 months time? I'd be surprised.

notyobizhwispndmymny932d ago

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to predict that Infamous could sell more. There are 6million PS4s out in the wild compared to the 3million+ Xb1s out in the wild. Do the maths genius and stop calling other people fanboys like you are not in the same category.

nukeitall932d ago

@not

you don't have to be a genius to figure there is about 80 million Xbox 360s that Titanfall will be available too as well compared to the measly 6 million PS4.

Do the math and it is clear what game is likely to sell more. More buzz, likely higher rating, and bigger user base translates to most likely much better sales!

Kingthrash360933d ago (Edited 933d ago )

i believe tf will sell well. but sell 500,000 x1's in march? may be a stretch. 8 million copies is possible givin pc and 360 install base. but right now i dont see 500,000 people on the fence to buy a x1. but anything is possible.
for me i'd have to wait for actual reviews...real reviews. if the game isnt getting 9+ scores people may not jump at paying $500 to play it, not if they already have a pc or 360.
after playing the beta myself...i wouldn't give it a 9. i didnt give bf4 a 9 i didnt give ghosts a 7 i didnt give kz 9 either...tf in a whole...and i mean graphics in comparison to those fps, the ai, the details like bullet holes and destruction...to gun balance all dont compete with the competition...its fun factor is sky high though. i'll give it that but after awhile its just gets boring (for me) but thats the beta. it wins i the fun level but all other areas when compared to the fps today it falls short.

ElementX933d ago

I am tired of all of these Xbox One needs saving articles just as I was with the PS3 articles last generation

Software_Lover932d ago

I agree. It's just as ridiculous now as it was back then. Its' just a different blog every day.

jessupj933d ago (Edited 933d ago )

I think Titanfall will give the xbone a much needed spike in sales, but it will quickly taper off to the rate it's selling right now.

The gen's only just started, but clearly the PS4 is a LOT more popular and it's going to stay that way until something drastic happens.

But honestly, I can't see anything MS can do to even just meet the current PS4 demand, let alone surpass it. Even if they brought the price down to $350 (and still included kinect) I see the PS4 greatly out selling it. But shareholders are definitely not going to allow MS to sink more money into the division. They want to see a profit, not lose even more millions so MS's options are very limited.

The xbone is going to do fine this gen, but when I say fine I mean maybe 50 million at the absolute max. It will be profitable for MS, but I really don't see them getting the green light to make another console. I think the xbone will be MS's last console, but maybe that will be a good thing for the industry.

Allsystemgamer932d ago

Funny thing here is I have Titanfall preordered. But not for xbox one. PC. It's a great fun game but it's no system seller. Any computer made in the past 4-5 years can run it. WITH a controller.

Cerbus932d ago

Agreed, but i did not find the beta fun. It was repetitive and did nothing new to make it stand out from every other FPS.

Allsystemgamer932d ago

I enjoyed wall running around other players and strategically capturing the hard points. While it really doesn't bring anything new the parkour does add a more fun element to objective based games.

To each his own. I enjoyed the beta a lot especially after the flop that was bf4. I've been a huge bf fan but when I can only launch the game on a sometimes basis...there's a problem lol.

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