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Microsoft’s Game Exec Phil Harrison Explains How Xbox One Will Catch The Playstation 4

Sony has grabbed an early lead in the gaming console war, selling 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles since November. Microsoft has sold perhaps 4 million Xbox Ones, and has clearly fallen into the No. 2 position in next-generation consoles after leading with the Xbox 360. (Industry, Phil Harrison, PS4, Xbox One)

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corvusmd  +   620d ago
Nice, pretty basic interview...but the part that is awesome is that in addition to being happy with the Titanfall sales is the fact that the game is getting an AVERAGE of 5 hours of game play per person per day......good to see that users are still loving it as much as I am. Good News.
christocolus  +   620d ago
"we have some big announcements that we’re going to unveil to the world in the next few months at E3 and Gamescom. It’s show season again."

I cant wait...Both Phils have been teasing E3 like and Ms are truly going to fight it out this year..great

He said also said they have thousands of applications from indie devs...thats great..i think Chris Charla is doing great... kinect sports rivals is almost out...i am pre- ordering that next week.


Great sugestions but i dont think Titanfall 2 will be exclusive to MS this time around...its going to be really hard for MS to pull off besides Respawn wouldnt be too happy with that.
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Hellsvacancy  +   620d ago | Well said
Buddy, don't fall for the E3 hype, it's the same EVERY year, it's always a disappointment compared to what you expected from all the hype that's built up from BOTH MS and Sony

All you will actually get at E3 is a tease and pointless trailer that don't really show anything "we'll have more to show you in the coming months"

Remember this or this how about this

The rest of the games will be running on high end PCs

Hopefully i'm wrong this year, either way I win
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Hatsune-Miku  +   620d ago
We all can dream but price drop three months after releasing your product doesn't say to people that it's a must have product. I've seen deals where the xbox one is cheaper than a ps4 but it's not making any substantial impact. Ps4 is just overall a better product with a better gaming company backing it so the ps4 will continue to do better than the xbox one.

I know Microsoft is already planning an xbox two to try and release it soon and before the ps5 so people shouldn't be surprised if Microsoft pulls the plug on xbox one in two years.
thrust  +   620d ago
Hatsune, are you nuts?

Do you have a link to the xbox two coming out in 2 years?

People agreeing with you aswell please provide me with this info, if it is true a lot of people are going to be mad!
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gaffyh  +   620d ago
Don't expect too much from E3, at most you can probably expect 2 big new game announcements from both Sony and MS. That's apart from the smaller games.
Kribwalker  +   620d ago
Hatsune is the biggest PS Fanboy I have ever seen, I tend to not believe a word he says. It would be corporate suicide to release a new console in 2 years. No company would survive that, not even sony.

And PS3 dropped the price of the 60gb console to $499 which is $100 off I July 2007, which is 8 months after launch, what did that mean? I'm sure it will be spun that it was to increase the value to the consumer, not because it's sales were also bogged down. Every company has to adjust their price to the current market, or they will no longer exist. Simple as that
morganfell  +   620d ago
Really Kriobwalker?


Are you actually going to go there?

Have you looked at your own post history? It is one attack on Sony after another. You can come down now because that moral high ground on which you believe yourself to be? Well, its a ditch and you are knee deep in it.
malokevi  +   620d ago | Well said

no, YOU'RE a fanboy!

nuh uh!


Cram a ham in it you clods.

If MS says they have stuff to announce at E3, then they have stuff to announce at E3. woopdie doo! I'm never disappointing by E3. BRING IT ON CHUMPS!
morganfell  +   620d ago
And your response was no better. Where was it being denied they have things to announce? You can join everyone in the ditch.
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Kribwalker  +   620d ago

The way hatsune talks about Sony it's like it's the 2nd coming of Jesus. I have issues with MS as much as sony and Nintendo. The end game is that they are all big corporations that are in it to make money and nothing else. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I typically buy all consoles and play all exclusives that interest me. I played the first 2 infamous, and I am not interested in a single player game that plays like the old ones with better graphics so I am going to wait until something like uncharted comes out to get my PS4.
I speak up about a lot of crap on here for a couple reasons. I think people overreact when they call microsoft a terrible and horrible company that lies all the time. Sony has done that consistently in the past and people always seem to forget that.
It's like they get a free pass, but no company deserves a free pass. They all use PR to sell there stuff one way or another. Believe me if everyone was shitting on sony all the time,(like apparently it was happening before I was on this site) I'd be supporting them aswell in my post. I think the original xbox one policies were the way of the future and that it would have been great to have family sharing and other benefits that they were offering, but there were some aspects of it that definitely needed adjusting. But the next console generation will have those policies on both sides.
I also believe that having to rewrite the entire operating system and re-optimize the entire system 5 months before launch has been detrimental to the way multiplatform games have performed in the first versions of games this generation.

I believe that the multiplats will get closer with time, not because of some parity clause, but because of OS optimization and learning the nuances of the system. If PS4 is as easy to program for as they are saying andXbox one is as difficult then it only means one thing. The games will get closer as it becomes easier to develope for the xbox one

I support video gaming in general and when one company takes so much hate, even when they are trying to "right their wrongs" I am going to support them. Regardless of brand because I play all games I want to play
malokevi  +   620d ago
Everyone is in a ditch? Well, that just seems like a terrible place to congregate. Instead I'll head over to my local eatery to get some cheese-doodles.
darthv72  +   620d ago
I guess to most this is a game of cat and mouse. Sometimes the mouse gets caught and other times he doesnt. It all depends on how good the cat is.

So which company is which?
Evilsnuggle  +   620d ago
How is Microsoft and xbone going to close the performance gap between PS4 AND Xbone. I do understand brand preference. I also understand that a lot Microsoft fans are primarily Online gamers. Yes I believe that Microsoft is focused more on online gaming than Sony is. I own both 360 and PS3, PS4 there is no difference in the online preformance of xbox live and PSN. But I think that Microsoft first party games are multiplayer focused. If you are a multiplayer only gamer I can see why you choose Xbone. But anyone who know anything about GPU and system memory know that xbone will never close the gap between PS4 vs xbone. I wish you xbone fanBoys would realize that the PS4 is far more powerful than the Xbone. Does this mean games won't be fun on the xbone no. Will the same game performance better on the PS4 than on X1 yes. No amount of optimization Can overcome 50% more GPU cores , 100% more ROPs 80% more ACEs compute units PS4 8 ACEs vs x1 2 ACEs. It's never going to happen . In fact the gap will become big because of HUMA and GPU Compute. Huma is not being used or compute and PS4 has those two huge advantages . ND is optimizing PS4 memory system and ND said that the PS4 is capable of running 1080p 60fps easily. ND are working on updating using HUMA on PS4. No xbone doesn’t have HUMA Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access because xbone doesn’t have Uniform Memory. unless Microsoft can get it's cloud computing working PS4 is going to become even more powerful than xBone. and yes Sony has dedicated servers rackspace is a huge cloud computing company
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ArchangelMike  +   620d ago
Sure... Sure... because obviously Sony are not going to do anything to try and extend their lead. No, No, they're just going to sit there sucking their thumbs and let M$ catch up. Yeah Sure /s

Already the announcement of Morpheus has begun to give Sony and the PS4 increased mindshare (what is that anyway?) among gamers.

Titanfall 2 is a redherring. It's not going to sell any PS4's. The gamble was on Titanfall, which has paid off for Microsift, but not for EA and Respawn.

Sony has it's own killer line-up of software that we are only beginning to get hints of. They will also have a big bag full of tricks come E3.
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MightyNoX  +   620d ago
How did not pay for EA? They got paid upfront and spent zero on marketing. MS pissed away money at the exclusivity deal, marketing and buying copies so they can bundle them with the system. EA was the true winner in this situation.
ArchangelMike  +   620d ago

EA lost out on PS3/PS4 sales. Consider that there are about 80 million PS3's sold. Microsoft was the real winner here not EA.
MightyNoX  +   620d ago
I don't disagree that EA lost potential profits. But they're still getting money paid for very little investment.

I guess our point of contention is our different perception of what has been invested in this venture. From my point of view, wrong as it may be, Microsoft needed to have pulled Halo/CoD like numbers in 24 hours to have made this all moneyhatting worth it.

Either way, I think both you and I can agree that Respawn got the shaft here.
Boody-Bandit  +   620d ago
I think they all (EA, Respawn and MS) lost because MS ended up packing in TF to move consoles which they most likely had to pay addition money to EA for. Plus the money MS paid for the exclusivity of TF, the money they spent on the marketing campaign and the fact that although their sales saw a boost, it wasn't that significant in the US. 50k addition units in the 1st week. And now Best Buy and WalMart are selling the TF X1 bundle @$449.99.

MS more than likely lost money on TitanFall as did EA by cutting out an addition 86+ million consumers (PS3 & PS4) to expand their sales of this new title.

Respawn lost because they appeared to have rushed their first brand new franchise to market to hit a date on the calendar instead of being able to take their time and polish it. That and having a limited audience with only MS consumers.
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kneon  +   620d ago

I doubt EA lost money on Titanfall, but Microsoft almost certainly did. Not only would they have had to pay EA for all those bundled in copies, but they have even cut the price in the UK and now some stores in North America.

The margins were slim to start with so those bundles are selling at or below cost.
Boody-Bandit  +   620d ago

EA didn't lose money but they did lose the opportunity to make even more money by cutting off 86+ million Sony consumers.

MS most definitely lost a pretty large sum of money on TF.

Respawn lost out by have a much wider audience and possibly time to polish or expand their game. MS is known for pushing product out the door. If it was across all platforms Respawn more than likely would've spent more time polishing and adding to the total TF package.

The campaign in TF is totally tacked on and a missed opportunity. The game lacks online modes, customization and more weapon variety.

I have a feeling TF2 will be a much more completed game including a single player campaign.
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rainslacker  +   619d ago
@Brutal and all.

I think EA made out pretty good on this deal. Not sure about Respawn. MS probably got the short end of the stick.

Unfortunately, despite the huge marketing blitz, it failed to really push console sales like the GeOW or Halo IP's do.

However, for EA's part, Titanfall is now a well known IP in the gaming sphere, something hard to achieve without lots of marketing, which they didn't have to pay for.

EA sold a lot of copies of the game to MS for bundles, which is good for them. Even if those bundles don't sell fast, EA has it's money.

In the long run, EA, and likely respawn will make out very good from this deal, although they did lose short term sales from the PS4 install base. However, there is no gaurantee that the money required for EA to market the game itself would be recouped from PS4 sales, so the risk was pretty minimal for them, thus they win again.
No_Limit  +   620d ago
WOW, how do you guys get so many disagrees from a XB1 only article??? Why am I even asking that question, LOL.

Anyways, MS is a multi billion company that don't have to worry about selling buildings or their computer business to make ends meet and they will do what it takes to gain marketshare and get exclusive deals for games. Glad they have a great plan ahead for us XB1 owners.
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Flatbattery  +   620d ago
Care to explain why there are investors who want the Xbox division sold off?
BOLO  +   620d ago
Every time I see your comments you give off the aura of a delusional M$FT fanboy suckling at their misleading teet. I'm going to mark your comments as negative whenever I see them. Sony got losses on the technology they pushed with the PS3 (Cell, Blu-Ray), one of which was adopted by M$FT anyway (Blu-Ray). M$FT only makes huge profits on the operating system (Windows) they stole from Apple which people depend on because there are no viable alternatives...DUH! That's why most consumers hate M$FT because when a viable alternative is available...Guarantee they won't be making $12 billion quarterly profits.
EDIT: Not only that but the CPU in the PS3 was stolen and altered for the Xbox 360 as well thanks to Sony's PRO-ACTIVITY in pushing new technology... You M$FT fans are like Lemmings falling in pits!
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hankmoody  +   620d ago

How exactly are you getting agrees for that comment? Pull the plug on the Xbox One? In TWO years?!? You must be smoking the good stuff, who's your dealer? Can I have their number?
Khimarhi  +   620d ago
They didn't say Titanfall is getting an AVERAGE of 5 hours of game play per person per day, the Xbox One is is getting used 5 hours a day. That most includes all the xbox does which most likely includes watching tv... and the average tv watcher watches hours of tv a day also.
Copen  +   620d ago
If Microsoft can't catch Sony in sales despite price cuts and packing in their best exclusive of the year in for free and with Sony having supply issues well they never will. I just don't think anyone can lump those 3 factors together and come out positive about it. Sony has only just begun to drop their biggest games of the year and they're already selling every console they can make and simply can't keep up with the demand therefore the 96% sales jump for the week doesn't mean much put against the 72% jump in sales of PS4's when in stock. Not to mention the article is wrong to assume MS has closed in on 4 million units sold because IF that were the case MS would've surely updated their LTD sales to reflect that. And the part this article doesn't mention is the fact that on every price cut X1 they sell and especially price cut and free Titanfall pack in they sell is at a loss as in they're not making a dime on those units sold they're losing money. We're talking about a Xbox division that's already come under fire internally from investors who are tired of the Xbox division costing them money so having to lose money to move units is actually a bad thing for Microsoft especially when doing so doesn't result in catching your direct competitor.
xtremeimport  +   620d ago
"oh, it wont."
5eriously  +   619d ago
"we have some big announcements that we’re going to unveil to the world in the next few months at E3 and Gamescom. It’s show season again."

I simple terms it's time for M$ to mislead and deceive again.

Milo and the super AI are still to fresh in memory.

Common corvus explain to us about Milo.
Also explain the lack of titles on the Xbox 360 and while you are at it why we can believe Microsoft this time round.

I cannot wait for the M$ PR spin this time round so we can cut it in shreds!

At least we can expect a 50% boost from DX12, plus the 3* power of the cloud and then whatever else Microsoft plans

....wait that will be for 2015. Maybe with the next SKU then when Microsoft fixed the ESram saga. (wink)

Cannot wait for E3 Sony's got a VR device to show of with great applications. Woot!
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MEGANE  +   620d ago
By securing TitAn fall 2, relasing halo 5, $100 price cut, and by giving better and more games with XBOX live.... all that and they may be able to catch the PS3. ;)
AnEwGuY  +   619d ago
If the X1 catches the PS3, MS will be in fine shape regardless. ;)
The_Infected  +   620d ago
By the time you catch up PS4 will advance just as you did while catching up. One doesn't sit there while another moves forward.
shivvy24  +   620d ago
Yeah, sony have a great amount of first party devs too, honestly this e3 is gonna be amazing from both sony and ms!
Copen  +   620d ago
Microsoft isn't enjoying the lead they did back in 2006 either when the x360 was on the market a full year earlier than the PS3 was so they can't impose their will on developers like they did. What i mean is Microsoft doesn't have a stable full of first party developers which is why they result to buying 3rd party games and label them as exclusives and used to require a performance parity clause on games stating that games that are multiplatform couldn't look any better than it did on their machine. This time they're behind they're not in the drivers seat so to speak so they can't demand parity as the first round of games have shown a disparity in Sony's favor proves. This is a good thing even for Microsoft as it's forcing them to rethink the way they handle the console business since they aren't the market leader they'll have to adapt to how things are now bringing more competition to the table and eventually force them to invest if first party games of their own if they're to survive because developers and publishers aren't going to be pressured by MS to bend to their will and we're already seeing that with the news that Titanfall 2 won't be exclusive to the Xbox one. Pubs and developers want a piece of the bigger pie and right now that's the PS4. It doesn't make fiscal sense to sell out to second place and limit your income just to please Microsoft anymore and it's also a good thing they can no longer force console games parity anymore because a game should be at it's best no matter which platform it's on the developers should have the freedom to make their games look and run at it's best no matter what and right now that's what we're seeing and it's a great thing for everyone because it ensures that the next console from Microsoft will focus on the right things the GAMERS that got them where they are today not soccer moms and hipsters and casuals because that market is fickle GAMERS have loyalties as the fanboy war has shown so it makes sense to go after those customers and keep them as your customers so the next console from MS should be as powerful and as capable as their competitor and that is a great thing for ALL OF US.
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PoSTedUP  +   620d ago
i think Sonys VR will force MS to take its final bow. sony has fire in its eyes this gen and i dont think MS can do anything to stop it.
GodGinrai  +   620d ago

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mhunterjr  +   620d ago
I think project morpheous looks cool, but do you really think a peripheral is going to drive one of the big three completely out of the market? That's pretty silly, especially once you consider the market will be fragmente since not every ps4 owner will buy it...
PoSTedUP  +   620d ago
i mean, you have to look at the circumstances. but ok what i said Was a little over the top, i prob didnt mean it litterally. but just think about it... if VR becomes big, it could be the deciding factor of what next gen system ppl buy. when the ps4 hits $300 and you can get a VR headset at $250; if sony can make ps4 blow X1 out of the water, i dont think MS or their shareholders will continue with the xbox division, imo. expcially if they dont make back all that money they spent on kinetic. they spent money like they had this in the palm of their hand (soo much marketing too which is having not that great effect) .... big mistake, imo. i thnk its possible, chances are kina low, but deff possible.
majiebeast  +   620d ago
They wont.
GodGinrai  +   620d ago
As somebody that bought Xbox one first, I have to agree. They were the favorites to win this gen until they fucked it all up last year. I still see em doing well but long term I think sony have beaten them this round.
No_Limit  +   620d ago
Agent Phil!!! Doesn't matter really for those that have both consoles. Both will do good and both will have its fair share of good exclusives. Can't wait for Halo 5 and Uncharted 4!!
neocores  +   620d ago
How? Do they think the xbone will be the only system to get better over time lol.
Lannister  +   620d ago
effin turncoat.

How this guy sleeps at night I will never understand.
GodGinrai  +   620d ago
lol...because its a business and he gets paid to do this, maybe?

"He sleeps on beds stuffed with MS money."

For a bed stuffed with MS money, you too would work for them. Any sane adult would. Money talks.
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xx4xx  +   620d ago
The only problem i have with your comment is that you said 'any sane adult would'.

The fanboys that care about executives being 'turncoats' are the same ones who have mommy buy their consoles.

You're not talking to a rational are talking to a child.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   620d ago
He sleeps on beds stuffed with MS money.
mhunterjr  +   620d ago
Because despite the fanboys insistence, this isn't an actual war... It's just business...
stuna1  +   620d ago
That is such a misconception! Why would anyone go into a competing market!? To compete and ultimately outdo that competitor! So in all actually it is war.

Just because companies decide to do joint venture or collaborate on certain products, doesn't mean they have each others best interest at heart! It's just a means to an end. If that wasn't the case, Sega would still be in the game, simply because their competitors would have collaborated and offered support to keep them in the race, but instead they let them die, because above all things they were a threat to everyones ultimate goal of becoming the leader in their field of expertise.

Don't you believe for one second that Sony, Microsoft, or even Nintendo were face with being forced out of the gaming industry, that their competitors will lift a finger to stop it from happening! And in the unlikely event it did happen and a competitor did step in, believe me it's likely something in it for them.
mhunterjr  +   620d ago

Sure the companies are competing for market dominance...

But unlike a war, the employees of these companies are not valiant soldiers, pledging allegiance and dedicating their lives to preserving a way of life. They don't harbor any ill will towards the employees of other companies or resent one's that leave one company for another...only fanboys do that.

They are literally, just regular people going to work everyday to earn a pay check. Calling this guy a turn cost because he chose to work for another company implies that loyalty in business is a lot more important than it really is.

If someone leaves Comcast to work for direct tv would you question his character? Leaving McDonald's for BK. Bungie for Naughty Dog? At the end of the day individuals are going to do what they feel like is best for themselves and their families. That shouldn't open them up for a character attack.They aren't betraying anyone.
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stuna1  +   620d ago
I disagree! Especially with companies like these, their bottom line is the almighty dollar and when they start losing out on that bottom line, there is always a changing of the guards! Why is it in this certain sector of business we have such blatant and focused advertising to publicly discredit the competition!? Yet in others it not being as prevalent. Look at different food brands for example. They are able to co-exist with little to no bad publicity toward competing vendors of the same product, but yet in the console business it's rampant.

Microsoft has a long laundry list of anti consumer practices under their belt, not only that they also have a list just as long for lawsuit targeted at them for those selfsame practices! They have forced companies operating in the same spaces as them out of business or, bought them out! Which pretty much amounts to hostile takeovers for those who have noway of defending themselves. Also we can't forget how they've tried to monopolize the OS market, if not for the government stepping in.

All in all the workers mirror the bosses goal! A hive of worker bee's goal is to protect the queen at all cost, even if it's at the cost of their own lives.
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mhunterjr  +   620d ago

The stuff your talking about has nothing to do with the topic at hand. The question is how can this guy sleep at night after leaving Sony for MS. The answer is because he, like most employees, is not OVERLY emotionally attached to his PLACE of work.

That's not too say that he isn't passionate about his work, or doesn't want to do good work...It's just a realization that he, like most people, want to see if they can find success somewhere else. They want new challenges.

I work for a fortune 500 company. We advertise against and bash our 4 main competitors all the time. Then we turn right around, and work together in other areas. Then we go to trade meetings and shows and all have a good time together. And guess what, each company is filled with employees who previously worked for the competition, including many executives. There are literally NO hard feelings. It's just business.

Fanboys think this stuff is personal... it simply doesn't work that way... and if you think the workplace is some sort of hive mind, then you probably have yet to enter the work force.
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Khimarhi  +   620d ago
Because this is only a "war" to fanboys.
KNWS  +   620d ago
E3 is the place to do it if you want people to buy your console.

GDC was for developers

Microsoft knows if they have bad E3 they'll keep losing to Sony. So expect Microsoft to go all out this time.

I expect Microsoft will have more games to show than Sony. But the games will have to be of real quality-quantity isn't enough to win over gamers anymore.
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candy_mafia  +   620d ago
'Microsoft has sold perhaps 4 million Xbox Ones?' <---Guess Work.

Still no 'current' official sell through figures? MS sang from the roof tops like a hummingbird regarding sales last gen, but silent this gen?

This time last year, I would have eaten my entire shoe collection had somebody told me PS4 would outsell and technically out perform Xbone. Thank God my shoes are safe!

Anyway, competition is great for the gamers, and will only further motivate the suits@Sony/MS/Nintendo. Here's to hoping all the consoles have an awesome 2014.

I'm totally super excited for E3!!!
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ShinnokDrako  +   620d ago
Poor, desperate Phil... i'm wondering to myself: after leaving M$ (since this guy jumps from a train to another every x months), where are you going to be Phil? EA?

Xbone will sell well, but PS4 is going to get better too. I don't think Sony is sleeping while M$ prepares its moves.
cfc78  +   620d ago
Must be a sale on crystal balls going around nobody knows what microsoft and sony will do in the future but what you can be sure of that both will bring it at E3.
tigertron  +   620d ago
Bet Phil regrets leaving Sony deep down.
candy_mafia  +   620d ago
Yup, and Peter Moore/J. Allard were probably the best thing to happen for the Xbox brand. Last I read, J. Allard was dumped on the failed 'Zune' business.

It's a total shame, since these two personalities made the 360 appealing, and MS have failed to ignite the same level of interest ever since. Notice the 1st party support dwindled just after these two left the division?

Xbone needs people like that. Don (Disney face) Matrick, Steve (The Bull) Balmer and the other guy that just left were lame ducks @selling the Xbox vision.
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shivvy24  +   620d ago
Yeah, honestly I think phil spencer is gonna make a huge turnaround for xbox one, their building 1st party teams, owning ip's etc! This wasa huge advantage to sony last gen and im glad ms are following!
GraveLord  +   620d ago
Not gonna happen.
DoubleM70  +   620d ago
Why not? Phil has praised Sony on numerous occasions on building their 1st party exclusives the way Sony did it. The Blue print is their to follow. Everybody on here take this stuff personally to their heart. Trust me if you gamer life goes on. I've seen them come and go in this bussiness. I also seen the video game crash back in the 80's. You all these companies to do well.


Because we are Gamers
GraveLord  +   620d ago
Sorry but it's just not going to happen. Multiplatform games sell more consoles than any exclusive ever will. And PS4 has the advantage there.(price/power/performance )

There's no way Microsoft is going to close that gap. In Europe is pretty much already over. In the US though they are putting up a good fight and it's up to Sony if they want to let them win or not.
B1uBurneR  +   620d ago
Phil don't explain... do it.. this remind me of Geraldo back in the 2nd iraq war, he was on live TV giving out technical information on where and when the U.S military was going to strike next by drawing the information in the sand on live f****** tv.
The_devils_chum  +   620d ago
What he was really saying was were going to try and pay as many people as we can and delay as many games as we can until dx 12 is operational which is a year and a half without delays. Mean time were gonna keep sucking and we hope to god this dx 12 thing pans out cause we really messed up the hardware so bad with kinect were hoping a simple software update can bale us out. By the way we love gamers so much were going to make it rain on EA so that TF 2 doesnt come to ps4. Cheers
pornflakes  +   620d ago
Sony has many unannouced games, same goes for MS.

I think that MS will have this GEN the better exclusives, 1 Billion USD investment in new gamestudios and IPS is just incredible.

I dont want to play only sequels, i want to play something new.
djplonker  +   620d ago
1 billion does not go far they paid 7b for nokia ffs.

150+ ps4 games in development last e3 and how many have we seen 20 - 30?
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shivvy24  +   620d ago
Atleast their investing into new 1st party studios and ip's ! That was the reason sony shined last gen with a ton of amazing ips
jessupj  +   620d ago
Really?... Really?

Look at the last half of last gen and tell me what you see.

I know that 1 billion MS touts sounds really good, and it could of been. In the rights hands that 1 bil could have made 5 amazing new IPs plus marketing.

Do you know were most of it went to?

The NFL partnership, the Gears rights and blocking Titanfall coming to PS platforms.

From the sounds of it there isn't much left for, you know, actually investing in games.
TristanPR77  +   620d ago
Hey Phil nice talk. I believe you the same way I believed your other talks

1) How the PS4 and xbone has no difference in hardware and performance.
2) How the ppower of the cloud was going to make the xbone 4 times more powerful.
3) how the 8% cpu increase would make the xbone more powerful.

Yes Phil, we believe you. /s
insomnium2  +   620d ago
It's a shame how Phil's career choises (mandatorities?) have made him such a tool. It's stupid to hear him say stuff like that after him being one of the sanest persons talking about and defending the PS3 just a few years ago.

I know it's a job but that's just it. You don't get respect as a spokesperson for just doing it for the money. It really helps to have some passion for the things you talk about. Just sayin.
BakPAin  +   620d ago
Cant believe how many disagrees for Xbox fans on a Xbox article! If thats not telling I dont know what is. How is it Sony fanboys get more agrees on a Xbox thread!

On topic: Good to know MS has alot of great things in pipeline. Marc Whitten is not a huge loss, so idk why developers would have to worry.

Cant wait for E3!
cruzngta  +   620d ago
Sorry Phil but you are not catching up any time soon if ever. Just show the games and push for the best they can be with what you have. XB1 is a good system but all these execs keep running their mouths about secret sauce, catching PS4, crazy cloud power - its all PR bullshit. System is just fine and more than capable of competing. Cant wait for E3 - hope to see some Sunset Overdrive footage and please show us something on Crackdown 3.
Neonridr  +   620d ago
Step 1) Steal Yoshida
Step 2) ...
Step 3) Profit!
Picnic  +   620d ago
It appears that he never says that the Xbox One will catch the PS4 so why is that the headline on that site?

Even the most fervent Xbox fan who favours the console over the PS4 need not kid themselves that the Xbox One will necessarily catch up sales wise. Nothing in history suggests that it will.

Not the previous 3 generations of hardware sales (Sony's never lost a generation in hardware sales). Not how the tier indie games have been more populous and popular on Playstation. Not how Sony's consoles have always been on the market longer, some of the greatest exclusives being launched late in the generation, thus giving more years to sell more.

I think that the only way that the Xbox One would ever be likely to get a significant spike in sales figures over the PS4 is if they a) gave an outstanding deal on Xbox Live Gold or b) started making it an essential requirement of other purchases. Like if you want to buy the next Iphone you've got to get an Xbox One bundled with it.

But Microsoft know that it's not about getting more hardware sold than Sony. That can be a way to lose money. It's about increasing the number of console sales to people who make MS money and decreasing the number of console sales to people who cost MS money.
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WeAreLegion  +   620d ago
Poor Phil. :/
Fz6soldier  +   620d ago
I think Microsoft better worry about catching the WII U first.

since xbox's creation Xbox has never won in sales. It was PS2, then Wii with Ps3 in second, now it looks like PS4 is Ps2 all over again leaving Nintendo and MS to duke it out for second.
shivvy24  +   620d ago
Still u gotta give credit to them with the 360, they came out of nowhere and took 80million ! But yeah theres no way their gonna beat ps4 being expensive and a weaker console :)
Lolyta  +   620d ago
Micro$oft are desperate , they will use the originated PS brand titles to catch up with Sony , their main target currently and generally Playstation fans in the first place that's why they will publish old PS titles to buy their cheap success , they will do anything just to monopolism the industry considering Sony is in a difficult financial crisis
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jasondracd  +   620d ago
I'll believe it when i see it. Regardless through, i'll own all the systems.
elda  +   620d ago
No one cares what that traitor says.
windblowsagain  +   620d ago

A quadruple agent.
Clarence  +   620d ago
This guy is delusional.

Titanfall is not blowing the doors off like M$ and EA thought it would. Now EA has purchased the rights to Titanfall, so it will most certainly be on all platforms. The game has sold 700k and it didn't help the xbone beat the PS4. They dropped the price and included Titanfall with the console, yet it was still outsold.

Plus Titanfall was suppose to be the game changer. That didn't happen. Now he says E3 will have some new surprises. Then it's the DX12 that will change the game. He must think that the PS4 won't have any surprises for the entire gen.

The PS4 will continue to outsell the xbone for the entire gen.
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Back-to-Back  +   619d ago
Its bad when your so called "system seller" has to be bundled in for free. Could you imagine how crazy an Infamous SS + ps4 would sell if it was priced at $399?
chikane  +   620d ago
Right Phil... a little secret... the US doesn't make up the world. and we all know your not gonna out sell the ps4 WW so please.
S2Killinit  +   619d ago
all we have heard from MS at GDC is a lot of talk, nothing to show though. we just have to take their word I guess.
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