Submitted by paulogy 196d ago | opinion piece

Titanfall to Revive Microsoft’s Xbox One Sales

Microsoft Corporation’s (MSFT) Xbox One, which is in fierce competition with the Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE) PlayStation 4, will likely benefit greatly from the upcoming game title Titanfall

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lifeisgamesok  +   196d ago
Along with the other heavy hitters this year

Quantum Break, Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2
2pacalypsenow  +   196d ago
I dont think Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2 are heavy hitters..Forza barely sells and sunset overdrive hasn't even released anything other than that trailer.
Death  +   196d ago
What does Forza typically sell, 4-5 million? I don't know why they even bother...
Muerte2494  +   196d ago
Now take this with a grain of salt but we don't really any hardcore numbers to go by. According to VGChartz (Yeah I know, grain of salt remember), Knack (970k) outsold Ryse (820k). Also Forza 5 ( @Death's heavyhitter) only sold 1.09M. Forza averages around 3 million and that isn't bad at all.

For those expecting TitanFall to suddenly move Xbox Ones vastly are in for a rude awakening. Microsoft has been touting this game since their E3 2013. Most people who wanted TitanFall for Xbox One have already purchased it for the most part. I have a hard time swallowing the $60 MP only game (Warhawk was $40 2006) unless you're in the UK. Paying for LIVE on top of the $500 Xbox One. That's still a hard sell, even if it is for Titanfall.
2pacalypsenow  +   195d ago
And also by my nearest Gamestop there was only about 9 people who got it at midnight there was also like 7 for dark souls 2.

Now compare COD BO2 midnight release there was over 100 so idk...
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sonarus  +   195d ago
@muert I agree with you on the rude awakening. While I am ok with the 60 price of the game. Hardcore xbox fans have already been sold on Titan fall and already preordered accordingly. Not to say it won't move units but majority of the units have been moved . It is left to current xbox owners to convince their friends that titanfall is worth and xbox purchase so they can play together.
Common sense stands to reason that if infamous can secure more preorders than titanfall who in my opinion was more hyped then infamous will move just as many ps4's for sony as Titan fall so I really don't see where this narrowing of the gap is coming from
kazuma999  +   195d ago
If halo comes out this year it wont be in 1080p so why bother? I rather wait for halo to get to the 1080p and 60fps or waste of money.
ALLWRONG  +   195d ago
"What does Forza typically sell, 4-5 million"

Seriously? Most devs would love 4-5 million on any platform.
cyclonus007  +   196d ago
I'm pretty sure Halo 5 is gonna be 2015.
christocolus  +   196d ago

dont forget that Project spark, d4 and kinect sports: rivals will do their own bits too.

And to the naysayers above..(death and 2pac)

"What does forza typically sell?"

You guys dont give up do you? should look it up on google and get yourself better informed before trying to downplay that game.
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OsirisBlack  +   195d ago
In the Beta for Project Spark and it is incredibly fun. I like it more than titanfall but that is just my opinion. I have always liked stage editors and creative games.
Wizard_King  +   196d ago
Paid for reviews go along way to get sales from the misinformed kiddies out there.

But seriously why would we buy an XB1 for a game that suffers from so many issues and that your mums internet PC from 2005 can run better than the XB1?
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No_Limit  +   196d ago
Dude, you have issue trolling on every single XB1/Titanfall articles. smh.
UbiquitousClam  +   196d ago
The denial is strong with this one!
RonRico  +   196d ago
Could the "Awesom o 4000" run it?
wsoutlaw87  +   196d ago
ya and he could make it in to a great movie too
badboy776  +   196d ago
titanfall bundle is at #8 on amazon. PS4 is sold out and is at #2.
hulk_bash1987  +   196d ago
And? The game just released, lets give it till next week and see what the numbers look like.
hulk_bash1987  +   196d ago
Give it a rest man, It's a good game that is getting the scores it deserves. Anyways inFamous SS is coming out in less than 2 weeks. And that game looks like all kinds of awesome as well. March is truly a great month for games, no matter what system you're playing on.
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Jazz4108  +   196d ago
Maybe so you will have games to play.
christocolus  +   196d ago
He is here too?
ArbitorChief  +   196d ago
Paid for reviews... OFC, that's the only way Titanfall could of received great praise.
ipach  +   196d ago
sigh... went for it and preloaded successfully before launch... only to see a connecting screen the entire time. love that 40 gig matchmaking window.
R1CAN617  +   196d ago
Can't lie im picking up the Titan Fall Bundle first thing tomorrow =]
s1xt6en  +   195d ago
Lol my question is why do you have 7 disagrees like you said something wrong? All you said is you're gonna buy a console and people disagreed with you. Wth. This site is out of control. Lol
OsirisBlack  +   195d ago
Agreed.. completely
djplonker  +   196d ago
One game does not fix soo many problems and its not even exclusive to the troubled console...
JBSleek  +   196d ago
If it was only on Xbox One it would do it more, but I do know friends who bought an Xbox One to play Titanfall so to some effect, don't know how much, it is working.
wsoutlaw87  +   196d ago
Ya i personally dont see buying a 500$ system for one game if you already can play it on your 360. That said, those waiting for a good time to buy a xb1 may decide to get one now.
Batnut00  +   196d ago
I'm picking up the Titanfall bundle tomorrow but as for this article...who wrote this?
wsoutlaw87  +   196d ago
This article is so bad its not even funny. It looks like someone that doesnt know anything about games was told to right this and did some very quick research.
Kakashi Hatake  +   196d ago
You'd think there wasn't a PC or 360 version of this game. Also, never in history has a new ip recieved this much praise, just goes to show you how far paid hype /reviews will take you. . MS is damaging the integrity of the gaming industry.
Bigpappy  +   196d ago
So the people who played the beta and Alfa were paid too? Where is my check M$? You bastards!
Hicken  +   196d ago
You drive an Alfa, not play it.

Dunno what MS pays their fanboys, but they should get paid something, with all the free PR they give out.
wsoutlaw87  +   196d ago
@Hicken if only i could
UbiquitousClam  +   196d ago
Or the game is just that good? I know this is hard for you to believe/accept/deal with but please try. Unless of course you actually believe that MS has paid of 90% of game reviewers as this game has gotten high scores across the board.
Kakashi Hatake  +   196d ago
There's been excellent games in the past that were new IPs and never given this amount of attention. Hell, even Gears of War didn't get this much attention and it was a game you actually had to buy a 360 to experience (unlike this situation with One and TitanFall) You're blind if you think this game isn't getting hyped as the second coming because of it's expensive marketing campaign.
Sevir  +   196d ago
not sure about that... we'll have to look for that across the regions its launched... the US isnt getting a price cut soon, and EU/UK just got one with the TF bundle, should see a slight bump... NPD for march will be interesting!

Both Infamous and TF will have brought the next gen but it'll be interesting to see if a multiplatform exclusive outsells a console exclusive! I think Infamous will get out sold but only by a few thousand, XBO, XB60 and PC will probably account for a million collectively for the whole month. either way. i'm excited for both of them. March Madness is here. Infamous: Second Son next Friday, TF tomorrow gonna be a good month for sure.
B1uBurneR  +   196d ago
Yea.. just checked my bank nothing in there with MS name next to it... guess somebody owes me some praise money...oh found a MS purchase next to it says xbox one bundle.... time for some 792p next gen good times.
vividi  +   196d ago
It convince me to buy the bundle!
SITH  +   196d ago
I saw people buying the bundle today. I got the collectors edition. Damn box barely fit into my car.
patrik23  +   196d ago
"Titanfall to Revive Microsoft’s Xbox One Sales"

so why is titanfall bundle at #8 on amazon US on day of release and PS4 again out of stock?

B1uBurneR  +   196d ago
It could be at number 11. But it's not and 8 ain't good enough for you? It has to be 1-3 or closer to ps4 or so it doesn't count to you? Idk I cloud say both system are in the top ten. Ps4 in the top 5 and x1 in the other set of 5 so in that sense they are next to each other.. by the way what's number one on that list?
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idontcare  +   195d ago
oh i can smell the jealousy ;)

fishy1  +   196d ago
To all that get the chance to play it. Enjoy and see you in game. To all the PS4 its not on my systems complainers. No worries your game is coming in 2 more weeks. Sorry you dont get to enjoy this one. Just Enjoy the complaining and crying on every Titanfall article for the next 2 weeks because we wont be here to listen. The rest of us will be having fun on our boxes or pc's. Because like it or not the game is fun as hell. And that's what gaming is all about. Fun.
HmongAmerican  +   195d ago
It just another COD with a different skins. People doesn't seen to understand that. It's from the same people making COD which got screwed by Activision. Now, they want to bring their baby to EA with a different skins on it. Same formula and game mechanics. Don't be surprise if this is the only thing releasing by them yearly from now onward. I don't want to see repeat of last gen tries formula.
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Ninver  +   196d ago
Ok now the predictions are just getting desperate. Why is all hope being put into this game when it's been done in others? Yes it will help drive sales but there are other games imo also Worthing of helping the X1 sell.
josephayal  +   195d ago
Def a system seller
nightfallfilms  +   195d ago
Even Larry Fitzgerald getting in on the Titanfall hype!
GMW  +   195d ago
If it had a solid single player campaign then it could have been a big system seller.

Single player mode gets me emotionally tied to the game, its characters, atmosphere etc. Only after playing the single player game do I really enjoy the multiplayer.

Having only a multiplayer mode is like eating desert before the main meal. Something just isn't quite right and therefore not as mentally satisfying.

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