Microsoft is going all out with this one. Although Xbox One sales, by most standards, have been fine – even excellent – it has fallen behind PlayStation 4. And the gap is wideneing.
We already know the answer to this question. No. The XB1 only sold about 100k more consoles in the US in February than January. That isn't going to do anything to stop the 1 million a month worldwide sales of the PS4. The PS4 is about 6.4 million worldwide and the XB1 is only around 3.4 million. The PS4 is expanding its lead by about 800k a month right now.
There will naturally be Peaks and toughs in hardware sales alongside significant software releases. But this affects both consoles. XbOne sales will naturally peak with the release of Titanfall, meanwhile PS4 sales will also peak with Infamous. There will again be a lul until E3 (I don't think Watchdogs will drive hardware sales), and then it'll be the holiday season (yay), when sales will again peak. What can turn the tide? E3 and the fall games line up. Whoever has the stronger E3 showing will see a peak in hardware sales. Whoever has the better fall exclusive games line-up will also see a peak in hardware sales.
Actually I do think watch dogs will drive hardware sales. At such an early stage in console life cycle with very few worthwhile games, I will say any game exclusive or multiplatform has potential to drive hardware sales but obviously some to a greater degree than others. Both consoles need a more robust library in order to sustain steady sales
It's going to take a lot mote than Titanfall for the XBO to catch up.
@sonarus The thing is, the hunger for games on each platform will be satiated by both Titanfall and Infamous. I really can't see anyone holding out for Watchdogs as their reason for getting a next-gen console. They would have been sold on either Titanfall or Infamous.
XB1 doesnt need to turn the tide on anything. it just needs to stay the course and keep bringing games to its users. Im a believer in coexistence rather than dominance through extinction.
I went to my local GAME today to pick up darksouls, he said 11 people turned up to the midnight launch, THATS RIGHT 11. He went on to say that 2 more had picked it up today, i went in at 3PM 2 hours before closing. lol.
There were about 80 at the Gamestop I went to. I know the manager and she said 4 were PC. Not quite call of duty numbers, but for a new console? Pretty damn good.
Exactly plus take a look at Amazon. Ps4 shot straight to the top spot when it became available. Infamous second son is climbing the charts too while The xbox bundle with TF and the title itself is decreasing. This is just three days after it released. It's not going to tank but the hype that everyone was putting behind it will be little it. That's why people shouldn't hype anything especially a new IP because if it doesn't come close to the hype it will be seen as a fail.
Its also sold out most places. Just like when Infamous comes out it will fall after release, that's what happens. And if you think that TF hasn't lived up to the hype, you're either a fanboy or not paying attention.
The only thing that will not only drive sales, but sustain them is a price cut. Microsoft needs to bite the bullet and sell the Xbox One at the same price as the PS4 as soon as possible. But, that is not likely to happen.
Where did you get 6.4 mil? btw xb1 is 3.7mil.
No doubt titinfall will help x1 sales. Because Microsoft was smart enough to hide and delay the 360 Version of Titanfall. It would have cut into sales because the 360 will be very similar to the x1 version of Titanfall. Just like COD ghost on x1 Was almost identical to the 360 version. When have you ever not seen any game that is released in two weeks from now not shown in public. No one has seen the 360 version of Titanfall but it's for sale in 2 weeks. The biggest problem is that Titanfall is not a console exclusive it will be on 360 and PC. Titanfall would have sold more x1 if it was a console exclusive. As soon as the 360 version of Titanfall is available for sale the x1 sales will Come tumbling down.
That's messed up for the 360 users, microsoft sure does know how to alienate there fanbase.
Xbox could comeback at anytime people shouldn't be so cocky. Sales are great but that didn't make the PS3 any more or less of a system last gen and it doesn't make the XB1 this gen. PS3 came back eventually and the Xb1 might comeback too.
Took a while for Sonys ego to be reined in last gen and seems ms have had the wrong people in charge at the wrong time this gen. Balls in their court now, the mass market awaits
Your spot on. Any console could have a spike in sales. Who thought cod would be the biggest game of last gen or that GTA would be on the 360? People seem to forget that this site only makes up a small % of gamers and are often Wong too. I remember when the 3ds and psv were announced and it was all doom and gloom about the 3ds and how Sony were going to become king of the handheld market. How wrong this site was. The same again when it was said about the Xbox one being a flop and the same with the ps3 at the stat of its life. Markets change all the time and will always change that just part of life. As long as all 3 do well this gen I don't care which console sells the most as for me Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo make the industry exciting and all need each other in reality.
I feel bad for anyone else (like me) who bought an Xbox One for TitanFall. I bought mine in January in anticipation for TitanFall and, to be honest, I had more fun with Dead Rising 3. TitanFall is just another shooter. I was hoping for some Halo 3-like fun. I enjoyed the beta, but something has changed with retail. Maybe the abundance of "meh" maps or maybe it just got old, fast because after owning TitanFall for 3 days, i already wanna trade it in. I'm thinking Dark Souls 2 or South Park. Infamous is already paid off. I know the Xbox One will have future games that i wanna play (Gears of War and hopefully the Halo 2 rumor is true). But, buying an Xbox One for TitanFall, this early, was kind of silly. I already had a ps4 to play most of the games available (and exclusives that i like most). Another thing that irks me is, I could've saved $60 if i would've waited a couple weeks to see that there was going to be a TitanFall bundle. I didn't get anything with my XONE. Just a 2 day Xbox Live.
Looking at the sales charts.......I'd say no. Xbone might sell PS4 for a few weeks or a month but I still see PS4 maintaining its lead.
There is no single game that grants victory to a console. While Titanfall is great, (I got it on PC) no single game defines a console.
Pretty much this. Halo did define the first Xbox. But with 360 it was Halo, COD, Gears, Forza, and a good collections of exclusives and 3rd party games that made the 360. No single game makes or breaks a console, because there are always hundreds if not thousands to chose from by the end of the generation. That being said a single game franchise can be the reason people buy a console, but seeing how TitanFall is a new IP that's just now trying to prove itself, I don't see it happening.
That its "turn the tide" and not "do as well as" says a lot about the game community.
I'd say it says a lot about the author more than anything.
If Titanfall was XB1's ONLY great game then no....but it's just a really great one among others. So far the list of exclusives is definitely in XB1's favor, and the horizon looks to be much of the same.
Quality over quantity. Infamous second son dwarfs any xbox one title by a mile from a technical stand point
Out right now? yes. Ryse has some features that are superior but due to Ryse's limited nature Infamous is much more impressive being Open World. I think Halo 5 could blow people away though.
You can't play technical standpoints.
@creatshee Yep, that was proved with Ryse.
Titanfall is not a xboxone exclusive. System sellers generally are only available on said system.
Doesn't look like Titanfall has the legs to hold the Bone through the upcoming drought on that system. People are already starting to say they are getting bored with the game. Meanwhile Sony is just starting to roll their exclusives out all the while outselling the competition 2:1 while going through their own drought. This doesn't bode well for the guys in green.
@ RiPPn have you actually played Titanfall ? Some may get bored , some won't, everyone is different. My opinion based on playing the game. Is that its great fun to play with your friends online, and thats what will keep it going. Cod was successful for its online component not its campaign. Titanfall ships on 3 platforms and will sell well. It seems Sony exclusives have gone the other way with campaign only exclusives ,so you don't interact with anyone , at the same time as making it mandatory for PS4 uses to pay for online gaming…..
I agree with that , except for LBP , I never played the PS3 online at all....but loved all the single player exclusives it had, fun , but a different kind of fun than online MP....and its looking the same way for me now with the PS4 X1....
Yes.... Those exclusives.... Announce them.... Great..... Feels more like Winter is coming....
No one game can win a console war, specially not one that is so easy its gets boring fast.
These articles are getting pathetic...it's only 1 games after 3 months into the consoles life..A game that's on 2 other Microsoft platforms. .
Honestly Titanfall is great in spurts but there's no real substance to the game. The lack of modes is a let down, no private matches, unmemorable campaign that's not as revolutionary as they think (see Brink). It's just a fun game to play from time to time. I hope MS didn't bank their year on Titanfall, it's not a system seller outside of getting it free with a new console. I love my Xbox 1, but I'm more excited by Infamous coming next week. For those that only have the X1, don't get me wrong Titanfall should carry you for a few months. But MS needs a top notch exclusive soon.
with or without titanfall the xb1 will be more successful than the 360, which was more successful than the original xbox. the xb1 will most likely never catch up to the PS4 but that does not mean it will not be successful
Titanfall won't turn the tide but Halo sure can
Halo might. But getting the hardware to run better would be an even greater help! I have to say this isn't a joke.
MS was hyping TF to huge heights in hopes of making it a big system seller of XBO. This was going on all February, so you see the hype effect of TF. The problem for MS is their now really old, tired practice of hype becoming viral equals increased sales has lost its mojo. It happened with Ryse, then as soon as Ryse comes out -- silence. It's now happening with TF, huge blowing hype horn the month before, comes out -- silence. Let's see what the March sales say next month.
they even try to make it the relaunch of the XONE
The PS4 is all hype. The X1 has the most and highest rated exclusives as of now. Also the best online (value aside) if we're talking about functionality, performance and reliability.
So your saying MS gold lacks value? That's interesting. But yet it's the best? That's even more interesting. Me. I like value for money, great service, & great free games. PS+ all the way in this case.
Look there are two ways to look at it; 1. from a value perspective 2. from a reliability, performance and functionality perspective. I choose the latter simply because matchmaking, no host advantage and a more stable connection are paramount for me because I prefer multi-player gaming. Jeez, Sony are still using the same infrastructure as the PS3 and can't even update their servers for regular maintenance without kicking everyone off!
this amazon list shows the trend of right now on amazon http://www.amazon.com/best-... amazing how every time the PS4 is restocked it rockets to #1 best seller on video games
The XBO almost sold as many as PS4 in the US in February. PS4 - 284k XBO - 256k In Mars/April I would not be surprised if the XBO sold more then the PS4 in the US.
I would hope so considering it's home turf and pretty much the only major territory where they have basically unlimited supply.
I doubt that, the PS4 is sold out and on backorder at many retailers, when they do restock, they are sold out within hours. The new Infamous bundle will sell a load of PS4's as the Titan fall bundle did for the X1. Problem is, Sony can't meet demand, I guarantee that if Sony had PS4s in abundance on shelves the ratio would be as much as 3:1 or maybe 4:1.
If THIS game can turn the tide then I guess it would be easy enough to RETURN the tide by releasing a similar run around, CoD-style, mech, online-only shooter on PS4 to do so... Software, you can make on-demand, hardware specs ain't changing performance-wise and cost for that performance.
@ cyclindk Your right my friend Thianfall could turn the tied. But for how long? Titanfalls lead up to release through Febuary sales looked like a break even month for Microsoft sales if you consider -32,000 a break even number. But let's call it even. March should be a solid win for Microsoft if Titanfall can sell some X1's something that price cuts and free Titanfall games did not do so well in Febuary. But well enough to break even. We could call March and April wins for Microsoft but it's very unlikely big enough to close the X1, PS4 sales gap. Then we have June and beyond for X1...then what do they have? The life of Titanfall to sell X1's will have long since past. And if we can take liberties here and use XBOT logic the PS4 to this point has no games yet the masses are buying it to the envy of Microsoft. Microsoft has played the only card they have to curb the no sale blues and that was Titanfall. Sony has not played one card for the PS4. So maybe we should change the statement "turn the tied" to temporally stopped the bleeding!
There's not one singular game that can turn the tide on Playstation. What made Playstation turn the tide on Xbox other than simply being the more popular brand world wide?
Right, so the Uncharted series or The Last of Us 2 or the Second Son won't sell Playstations? Get off your fanboy high horse and open your eyes.
One of those games don't exist and the other two are not out yet so how do you explain the current dominance of the Ps4? We are talking about one game to change the fortunes of MS as if they're one game away from It's the brand that sold those units. It's respect for the consumer that sold those units. It's the fact that Playstation has sold almost sold more consoles than MS and Nintendo combined. Playstio. Doesn't need one game to do what it's done.
It's not JUST a matter of selling systems. It's a matter of selling enough systems to catch up to your competitor. And as InTheLab says, there's no one game that can do that. Halo isn't gonna allow the XB1 to magically catch up. Gears won't do it. Forza won't, Fable won't. It wasn't Uncharted that made the PS3 catch up. Or Gran Turismo. Or inFamous, God of War, LittleBig Planet, Resistance. It was ALL of them. And the strength of the brand known as PlayStation. Likewise, it's gonna take a concerted effort from a full library of Xbox-exclusive titles- and a little luck, if we're being honest- for the XB1 to catch up to and/or surpass the PS4. Seeing that, and seeing how it's unlikely that the Sony's gonna have its big franchises and promising new IPs just NOT release, it should be evident it has nothing to do with being a fanboy, equine animals, or impaired vision.
What made PlayStation turn the tide on Xbox? Are you talking about PS3 and 360 here? If so that is very simple to explain. While Sony where pumping out some fantastic exclusives on the PS3 (Uncharted,MGS4,Infamous,Last Of Us,Heavy Rain,Demons Souls,Beyond Two Souls,Resistance,Motorstorm, Plenty more) Microsoft where to busy throwing Kinect and Kinect games into our eyes. Look at this picture. http://oi39.tinypic.com/991... Between 2010 and 2013 there was 12 none kinect exclusive games released on 360. Compare that to Sony's 56 none Move titles. That my friend is how Sony turned the tide last gen.
It's not the brand for me, but the exclusive games that Sony provide (with continual support). They also seem to keep raising the bar within gaming development as well as taking risks to evolve & develop new niches in gaming. MS are great for the gaming industry without a doubt. But Sony are better.
Just imagine if Titanfall would have released on the PS4 as well. Xbox One would be in more trouble than it currently is. We all know whats coming from Sony, Infamous and The Order but as it pertains to the Multi Platform games they perform better on the PS4 so what on earth will the Xbox One be able to do to keep pace?
darthv72 " XB1 doesnt need to turn the tide on anything. it just needs to stay the course and keep bringing games to its users. Im a believer in coexistence rather than dominance through extinction " 1. Dont ever join any armed forces 2. I think MS 's stock holders might dissgree. Other than that I dig the whole " Gandi " point of view, its just that Gandi never spent Millions making a product just to have it sit on store shelves.
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