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Submitted by pakua 186d ago | opinion piece

Europe snubs the Xbox One and Titanfall - Why?

Videogamedebate writes:

I reported a few weeks ago that the PS4 was crushing the Wii U and Xbox One and that momentum hasn’t ceased. This being despite the release of Titanfall, coupled with widespread official and non official price drops in the continent. Should Microsoft abandon all hope in Europe? (TitanFall, Xbox One)

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Neonridr  +   186d ago
"If we exclude the UK then sales across Europe are extremely thin"

well we can spin any story if we are selective at what information we use and don't use can't we?
Hatsune-Miku  +   186d ago | Well said
Playstation nation that's why.
TheLyonKing  +   186d ago
regardless of the situation TF did sell well but not as well as MS hoped.
thrust  +   186d ago
I do like hatsune posts!

Do not know why but they make me laugh I think he would kill himself if something bad was to happen to Sony.

He likes Sony a lot :)

Nothin wrong with that unless it gets this bad hehe
Maddens Raiders  +   186d ago
"well we can spin any story if we are selective at what information we use and don't use can't we?"

.... and yet without any spin, the simple mathematics remains the same doesn't it? Go figure.
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Eonjay  +   186d ago | Well said
The Xbox One has a hardware lead in zero (0) regions, countries, or territories that it has launched in.
Neonridr  +   186d ago
@Maddens - what is that, that if we include the UK, then Titanfall and the Xbox One are selling pretty well, but by excluding the largest market in Europe the numbers don't look as good?

While the Xbox One maybe isn't selling very well in the other countries, the extra sales they are getting from the UK can definitely help offset some of the difference. Last time I checked the UK was in Europe.
Septic  +   186d ago
@Maddens

".... and yet without any spin, the simple mathematics remains the same doesn't it? Go figure."

Well simple mathematics would show that the Xbox One has been outselling the PS4 in the UK for over 4 weeks. Last time I checked, the UK was part of Europe and that the X1 isn't available in all European countries.

Go figure.
Imalwaysright  +   186d ago
Just because the X1 is selling well in the UK, it doesn't mean that is selling well in other countries of Europe. This isn't about offsetting sales or overall sales but the fact that selling well in one country in Europe doesn't in any way shape or form means that the X1 is selling well in Europe. For that to be true the X1 would have to sell well in the majority of Europe's countries, not just 1.
ajax17  +   186d ago
PlayStation Continent is more like it.
candy_mafia  +   186d ago
@Hatsune-Miku

Hehe yup Hatsune you totally rock!

Bubz up, looks like you need it :)
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himdeel  +   186d ago
My thought. Releasing Titanfall on the 360 was an bad move. Until that version is released there is no telling what the final sells will be. For a new IP it's doing well.

Also delaying or having to delay the 360 version does nothing for the overall advertising momentum for Titanfall. Normal folk who don't frequent gaming sites probably don't know it's coming to the 360 and might think it's xbox one only.
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Phoenix76  +   186d ago
@bigj79: Sony is falling apart and they are losing a lot of people. In the past twelve months, so has MS. Don Mattrick, Steve Ballmer etc etc. this happens in business all the time. And why would u want the compition to be wiped out completely? If it wasn't for rivalry, the remaining company would be free to sell you shovel ware all day long because there is no one else to set the bar. Your comments are clearly that of a fanboy troll sadly.
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Alsybub  +   185d ago
@bigj79

I'm an Xbox One owner but I have to say that it would be bad for gaming, in general, if Sony were to fall apart.

I don't personally take sides, as soon as the PS4 has a game that I really want I'll be at the front of the queue to buy one.

I'm a fan of gaming in general, I don't want any company to monopolise and kill competition and along with it creativity.

Your post is also a bit racist.
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Mr Pumblechook  +   186d ago | Well said
I won't reiterate the major factors about why the PS4 is selling much more than the XBOne in Europe. But something else to be mentioned...

The USA is described as 'the Big Country.' A massive land mass with big wide roads so it is perfectly acceptable to have big cars to drive down them. Likewise the XBOne is quintessentially an American console in its design philosophy. It is incased in a massive box and the Kinect camera is very large as well. Whilst it fits in with the 'more is better' mindset of the USA this is totally at odds with European and Japanese culture where the people live in more modest sized homes and have an appreciation for svelte design. Microsoft have actually said that the XBOne large design is partly so it shouts that it is the central device under the TV because they believe it should dominate this space. Whereas the PS4 has been designed to blend in.

Likewise when it comes to game tastes the PlayStation brand with its reputation for experimental games like Journey is a better fit in mainland Europe. The USA loves dude-bro FPS games and action games like Twisted Metal more than any other nation. Look at infamous Second Son -in the USA it was mostly scored 8 and 9s, in the UK and Europe mainly 7s. Then you get a game like Heavy Rain a big hit in Europe but only a fair hit in the USA.

The PS4 is strong games platform and a big part of the reason behind that this is that Sony, a Japanese company, didn't just use Japanese people to plan and develop the PS4 project they used an international team. Mark Cerny designed the console! With a ton of Brits, Americans, Europeans and Asians too. But the Xbox One was put together by a insular group of Microsoft's American staff in Redmond. The console reflects their tastes and their sensibilities and understandably a weakness of it is that there is a disconnect between it and the worldwide audience of gamers.
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Cobra951  +   186d ago
I'd say you're being facetious, using hyperbole to put the system down; but ironically, I think you're on to something after all. Although I live in America, I game in a small, personal room. Kinect has no place here, as it needs a sizeable living room to work properly. So I don't want it--at all. I don't want to have to set it up, only to see it give me trouble in the near field; I don't want to pay for it. So chances are I won't be buying the XB1, unless the price drops, Kinect is fixed to work 18 inches away, and enough games I care about come to the system. Those smaller spaces you mentioned in other countries could have a similar effect (not to mention the price disparity, of course).

One thing no one seems to talk about is the multiplayer-only nature of Titanfall. It may be a big hit with the online crowd, but it will do nothing to attract traditional SP veterans to the system. And many 3rd-world countries have too poor of an infrastructure to demand constant online presence. That has to have some impact on sales as well.
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Mr Pumblechook  +   186d ago
@Cobra951. Thank you. Definitely not trying to put any system down [well, not in this post!] I'm just talking about some of the cultural differences in tastes.

You are right about the online thing too. Whilst I've travelled around a few western European countries which all have a working internet structure, generally speaking there does seem to be a preference for offline games.
Cobra951  +   186d ago
Sorry, I meant that at first blush, your post seemed to be headed into the trolling territory so heavily treaded around here. But clearly, that was the wrong impression from the first few lines. It quickly became an incisive, thought-provoking read. So thank you.
Why o why  +   186d ago
Well played lads...people can make criticisms without trolling as well as some can accept criticisms without getting defensive and upset.

In regards to the titanfall sales, guess time will tell but ms are conspicuously quiet which is telling as we've all seen em chest thump when they believe they've reached a milestone. You would of thought the whole of europe would of grabbed a bundle like that..thats what many were banking on anyway
Belasco  +   186d ago
Last I checked, Americans come from all creeds, colors, religions and backgrounds. Or are all Americans just fat,rich,white dudebros? You could easily say MS has the same diversity.
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warven  +   186d ago | Well said
Im from sweden and i agree what you say but there are some other things that people dont think about.
American digital/software companies has a very bad reputation in europe right now (ms youtube facebook etc.)
why? beacuse Snowden showed and proved that NSA have been spying on european citizens and its leaders, even nato Allies.
And that american companies sits in the lap of the goverment and collecting data from people.
There have been stories in the media about the kinect spying for the nsa.
I saw a newsclip here in sweden from germany from the ps4/xbox launch and they asked people standing in line why not anyone wanted the xbox and alot of people said "I dont trust that microsoft isn't spying on me". Young europeans today dont trust the us and its companies.
For example, Edward Snowden is a big hero in europe and basically the entire world but in us hes considered a traitor.

Sorry for my bad english learned it from games :).
jnemesh  +   186d ago
warven...You NEVER have to apologize for speaking a SECOND language! Most of us Americans (myself included) only speak one language...so if you speak English AT ALL, in addition to your native tongue, you need not apologize if your grammar isn't perfect! (it's not bad at all, by the way!)
Why o why  +   186d ago
Well said jnemesh

@ waven, dude, that was fine and very true.
Evilsnuggle  +   186d ago
Neonridr
sense when it is Being out sold by our closest competitor 3 to 1 or even 2 to 1 selling well that's not good . Microsoft is losing market share it once had in the United Kingdom to Sony. You guys and you Spin.
What the hell are you talking about . Last gen 360 won the United Kingdom. 360 is the highest selling game consoles of all times in the U.K. This generation PS4 is out selling xbone 3 to 1 in U.K. . After 360 being the highest selling consoles of U.K history the PS4 launched 1 million in Europe and the xbone sold 100000. Xbone is getting destroyed by PS4 in Europe. The xbone is doing well in the USA. But xbone is not doing well in the United Kingdom or Europe. I know reality can be a hard thing to deal with sometimes. If these sale trends continue the xbone will not be as successful as 360 was in the United Kingdom or Europe. The xbone will continue to sell well in the USA because of Microsoft multiplayer focus.

jackanderson1985

Please stop the Microsoft P.R SPIN machine. Microsoft is in 7 countries because there's is demand for xbone in those countries. Microsoft has 900000 consoles sitting on selves in the USA and U.K. The could been in all of Europe and Asia . But Microsoft just don't want to because of lower demand in those countries. We all know that xbone is in high supply They could ship that extra supply to any country.

http://www.gamespot.com/art...
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Neonridr  +   186d ago
over 120k copies of Titanfall sold in the UK in one week isn't too shabby.

I never said that the PS4 wasn't outselling the Xbox One in the UK so please don't put words in my mouth, but you can't deny that Titanfall hasn't helped sell some more XB1's. And it looks to be a healthy amount in the UK (Europe's largest gaming community).
Gunstar75  +   186d ago
Hasn't most of Europe not seen the release of xb1
SugarSoSweet  +   185d ago
The UK is just ONE country out of several in Europe....
Neonridr  +   185d ago
actually the United Kingdom is 4 countries - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
jackanderson1985  +   186d ago
the xbox is in 7 countries in Europe officially, the ps4 is in 18. doesn't matter if they're big or small countries they've shifted units in those countries widening the gap.

not to mention europe (bar the UK) has always been a playstation cluster, sales are consistently better for Sony then MS in regards game consoles so not sure why it's such a shock that it's continued that trend
Flamingweazel  +   186d ago
So in your bizarro world, size of the country and sales percentage is irrelevant? Those tony territories would make a tiny dent at best weekly, would make zero difference.
jackanderson1985  +   186d ago
not sure where you got that from?

i said PS4 was in 11 more countries than xbox in europe and stated that it doesn't matter what size those are but a single unit shifted there increases the gap on xbox because xbox isn't in those countries.

also went on to say that historically Sony outsells MS in europe
Nekroo91  +   186d ago
xbox is still using in those 7 countries it doeset matter if they launched in 18 because they will lose..
AnteCash  +   186d ago
You can buy any console in any country in europe even in croatia where im from.

http://www.sophoslab.hr/ps4...
http://www.sophoslab.hr/xbo...
Bobets  +   186d ago
No need to exclude anything considering PS4 is still ahead even in UK.

As for the topic the answer is easy because Europe doesn't get a hard on every time another FPS is being hyped like U.S does. Only a few shooters Europe really buys into and thats halo and COD.
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DJustinUNCHAIND  +   186d ago
So we are just going to conveniently ignore the fact that the X1 is only 13 territories.

Gotcha.

Titanfall has sold over a million copies so far, by the way.
barb_wire  +   186d ago
Really? cause I haven't seen or read MS or EA releasing sales figures on it.. and if it had done over 1Mil, you can a bet a dollar they'd be crowing about it..

As for the topic at hand.. pretty easy really, when you treat fully over half of Europe as second class customers.. well, why should they have to wait til September 2014 (when MS finally gets to releasing to most, not all of Europe) when the PS4 is available in your country.
Flamingweazel  +   186d ago
Like you conveniently ignore those small territories make up 5% of xbox sales???? MS is already in the biggest markets where most sales come from please. Might add 100-200 a wekk max to x1.
IanVanCheese  +   186d ago
A million over PC and Xbox One combined. MS are likely waiting until it passes 1 million on Xbox One alone before making an announcement though.
Yaay4me  +   186d ago
You have to understand, there is a reason why MS has not yet released in the same number of teritories. The idea that the sales numbers dont count because Sony has released in more territories is sort of mislead. MS is not stupid. They believed that by focusing on core markets(where people have more money to spend, both on consoles and on games) they could get the console sales thatcount more in terms of profit. Therefore they focused shipping the same number of units to those regions only. This was a strategy, it didnt happen because of chance. It was by design. What MS didnt count on was being outsold in these regions. By focusing on the richer markets they took a chance, and i would argue that even though it didnt pay of as well as they had hoped, it still worked better than if MS had tried to match the PS4 in every market it was released. So yousee the argument that MS is behind because its released in less markets is a fallacy.
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vivid83  +   186d ago
Why do people bring up this less territories thing ? Less territories is microsofts fault/strategy whatever so please stop bringing it up as a defence to an argument because as far as selling items to countries Sony and Microsoft have the same level playing field as in there no vetoes stopping Microsoft selling to the territories they're not in
kneon  +   186d ago
It doesn't matter who's fault it is, it's entirely irrelevant when the xb1 is behind the ps4 in every territory in which it has launched.
DeadRabbits  +   186d ago
Because Europeans are not susceptible to the 24/7 M$ BS Hyped PR Machine. I feel for our American cousins whom are bombarded day and night by the media while trying to break away from the clutches of the Xbox brand into the warm embrace of the Playstation Community!
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gazgriff2k12  +   186d ago
yep maybe its because Europeans are educated and can read plus use logic and reason
borgome  +   186d ago
Europeans educated.... good one. More like a bunch lazy cheese eaters saltin my game who don't want to work.
WeAreLegion  +   186d ago
Yes, we are. Titanfall is still plastered all over Walmart, Game Stop, and Best Buy. We see commercials for it every day. It's a miracle that inFamous is doing so well here. I can't believe people know it exists with all this Titanfall crap around.
nypifisel  +   186d ago
That's a bit over the top perhaps but there are some truth to it in that European consumers tend to make more educated purchasing decisions.
Bernlock  +   186d ago
Why do people keep saying titanfall didn't sell as well as microsoft hoped?? To the best of my knowledge they never released 1) The factual sales numbers and 2) Their sales expectations

Edit: Predicted by who???? Who are these magical forecasters of whom you speak. It seems to have sold pretty well in my opinion. almost 200 thousand in the US alone in 2 weeks. Whats "bad" about that
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Testfire  +   186d ago
Titanfall isn't MS game, it's EA and Respawn's. What MS was hoping is that Titanfall would sell more XOnes, sales of the actual game doesn't necessarily matter to MS. As far as being the system seller as was predicted by some, that didn't happen.
D-Du  +   186d ago
Because they will take any bit of skewed positivity and spin it in their favour. Like how they said the Xbox was selling better than PS4, and that was for a 1 week span and I think they combined Xbox One with Xbox360 numbers or something. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

So in this case, if they said nothing, when they normally say something obscene, then that may mean there possibly isn't even anything small to boast about.
bleedsoe9mm  +   186d ago
because the xb1 isn't released in northern or eastern Europe until fall
Flamingweazel  +   186d ago
And? That would add miniscule amount of sales.....
bleedsoe9mm  +   186d ago
xb1 potential buyers in 13 markets
ps4 potential buyers in 57 markets
and somehow that will make no difference in overall worldwide sales numbers
MasterCornholio  +   186d ago
And when it does the PS4 will still sell more.

What's your point?
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bleedsoe9mm  +   186d ago
wow you can see the future , thats handy
MasterCornholio  +   185d ago
@bleed

Its called common sense. Those territories that Microsoft is going to release their console in are places where the playstation brand tends to sell a lot more than the Xbox brand. Plus with the higher price tag there's even less incentive to get one. If your hoping that those regions will magically sell so many Xbox One consoles that the Xbox One will surpass the PS4 in terms of sales, prepare to be extremely dissapointed.
nypifisel  +   186d ago
Northern and Eastern Europe isn't that big markets (I'm Swedish). MS launched in territories they thought of as being important getting a foot hold in, it didn't work out cause Europeans tend to go Sony. The remaining territories won't affect sales in any greater amount. Initial Swedish stock of PS4 couldn't have been more than 10.000, it was probably half that. It was sold out the first day and we have YET TO RECEIVE another shipment. I'm pretty sure it's the same in the other markets where Sony shipped and MS didn't. So the Nordic countries haven't been adding to PS4 sales since November. (That's a population around 25 million)
Hicken  +   186d ago
You guys can keep talking about all the other markets the XB1 isn't in yet, but the truth is that it doesn't matter.

There our little to no demand for the XB1 in those countries; they're not big "significant" markets, anyway. The PS4 doesn't get a of sales in these counties, and Sony is more popular there; why do you think it would make a difference for the XB1?

And even with that disregarded, the XB1 isn't outselling the PS4 ANYWHERE, meaning it would still be behind, regardless.

The excuses went beyond sad some time ago. Pathetic might not even be enough to cover this nonsense.
incendy35  +   186d ago
How many American companies do well in other countries? Do you see Ford's in Europe? Other countries hate America, and maybe rightfully so haha, I don't know. Xbox One and Titanfall are both amazing products with great reviews so it definitely isn't the product that is the issue.
WeAreLegion  +   186d ago
Apple does incredibly well in Asian markets. Pepsi and Coca Cola do insanely well everywhere in the world. McDonald's is in more countries than God.

The world doesn't hate America. They hate America's government. News flash... We Americans hate our government, too.
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incendy35  +   186d ago
I agree about the American government. I don't know, every time I am in Europe it seems like they tend to turn their nose up at American products, except for Hollywood and Music. Apple, Coke and McDonald's do well, but more because there aren't really any alternatives that are popular or competing with them.

In the gaming market you have an American company in direct competition with a non American company. With Apple, you have Apple and Microsoft or Google. There is no non American alternative. Same with Coke and McDonald's.
UbiquitousClam  +   186d ago
"Do you see Fords in Europe?"

Are you being serious with that question?
Silly Mammo  +   186d ago
Actually Ford is the only US auto company that has a decent presence in Europe, at least in Spain.
IanVanCheese  +   186d ago
Silly Mammo: General motors do well here under the guise of Vauxhall.
bellome  +   186d ago
This is not exactly true...
Burrito26a  +   186d ago
I wonder why Ford is the second most popular car manufacturer in Europe then? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
incendy35  +   186d ago
That is interesting, I had no idea. When I was there it seemed all I saw was Mercedes and Fiats haha. Even their buses were all Mercedes, I thought that was awesome.
Parsti  +   186d ago
There are many Fords in Europe by the way (we have 2).
Xbox isn't really popular here you can find them everywhere standing in stores and i haven't seen one single ps4. It was back in stock at amazon.de and was sold out in i think 3 h :D
SilentNegotiator  +   186d ago
"Do you see Ford's in Europe?"

Were you thinking "Gee, what's the fastest way I can destroy my own argument?"?
SixtyNine  +   186d ago
Double Post..-_-
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SixtyNine  +   186d ago
We seem to be more worried about how the Xbox ONE is doing than Microsoft, despite having no stake or shares in the business. ^_^

The ONE has yet to release in 26 . . 26 countries. Titanfall did well, and they've sold about 4 mill thus far. What's the problem?
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Silly Mammo  +   186d ago
Of the 26 countries, how many of them are major players that are going to raise X1 sales significantly? The X1 has already been released in the countries that are going to matter the most to MS.
SixtyNine  +   186d ago
They don't have to be major players to contribute.. They are players nonetheless.
No_Limit  +   186d ago
Simple, it is released only in selected countries thus far and most of Europe is Pro Sony and in Germany's case, they are a more PC dominant nation. The game sold over a million copies in 2 weeks and it is doing fine even without Japan and many territories in Europe missing.
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Niv  +   186d ago
A week before titanfall about 3.9mil were sold. Now titanfall only increased sales by 150k. That's all.
Yes titanfall sold like 900k+ one XB1 but only small spike in units also MS not offering the bundle everywhere, just a select few countries.
bellome  +   186d ago
The reason is that the XBOXONE is a product targeted specifically for the USA market. Europeans are mostly buying the best product available and it's called PS4.
mediate-this  +   186d ago
I really want to know why the ps4 is the best product available, do its 50 percent more powerful which equates to a higher resolution, but the games that have been shown for both i would say xb1 has the more interesting atm.

I think the only reason ps4 is on top is because of 100$ cheaper, it has been proven, with micros sales spike. The public does not care about resolution and graphics as much as the hardcore, and the hardcore are just faking it when confronted by the p.c elite.

Ps4 is doing great in sales, but xb1 is doing good also, cb1 decinitely has reached 4 million and thats amazing, its been out for four months roughly so thats around a mill a month. Ps4 is just doing exceptionally great.
prettyboy12  +   186d ago
sorry guy but infamous ss is the game to have right now on account its a true next gen game,unlike titanfall was talked up to be.
cfc83  +   186d ago
Europeans such as myself may not be as 'brand loyal' as others. Microsoft had my gaming money for many years, but along came a cheaper alternative, that doesn't have a mandatory camera. It wasn't a difficult choice.
MrSwankSinatra  +   186d ago
I have a better question, who cares??
cfc83  +   186d ago
Sony need it more than Microsoft, so if you're a ps4 gamer, it makes sense to want a better selling console, so that they can re-invest. Microsoft will put money into the xb1 until it sells big. Fan boys aren't totally useless.
mediate-this  +   186d ago
E get the picture, you guys hate everything titanfall and everything microsoft, i guess since sony isnt gloating about infamous sales they must be pretty bad right? Since everyone and their momma is touting infamous as the system sellers of all system sellers.

Sounds ridiculous huh?

If people fought for human rights and equality as hard as they fight for their piece of plastic...
Clown_Syndr0me  +   186d ago
Who gives a shit...
sebzhd  +   186d ago
Why?

Because Europeans have a brain.
AlexFili  +   186d ago
The thing is that Sony captivated the UK market with their PS products. Many publishers and developers have rich histories with the Playstation brand. That isn't to say Xbox didn't have their moment in the sun with Halo, Gears of War and the other franchises they were famous for.

While the 360 was chosen by many gamers due to Wii's weak hardware and PS3's expensive price point, many gamers ended up turning away due to 360 hardware failures, bad indie marketing and the subscription fee for online games.

Xbox One has been rather popular in America but not many other places due to the staggered rollout and limited services for non-US citizens. I personally believe PS4, Wii U and PC will dominate this generation while Xbox One will become more focused on tv and kinect.

Once again Xbox is playing second fiddle to Playstation and the 720p,1080p debate will rage on for a long time until Microsoft can remedy this. Until then, it's NinPCSony time.
jimbobbeers  +   186d ago
Titanfall sold fantastic in the UK and the US, and to be honest that's where the 360 sold majority of its hardware/software. The 360 didn't do great in Europe either. Nothing has really changed. UK & US are the biggest gaming markets in the world, so MS won't be too disheartened because the X1 is outpacing it's previous console.
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ocelot07  +   186d ago
Not being a fanboy or anything. It is very simply why. Xbox one £400 for console that is not (this is my opinion) as good as a £350 console. Sure you get a game with it. But for £379 you can get the PS4 with infamous.

Even if you just get the £350 PS4 with no games. You can still hook it up to PSN download games like Warframe,War Thunder, Blacklight ect and play the online. From what I can tell you can't do this on Xbox or at least not yet.
pakua  +   186d ago
The Xbox One is unofficially much cheaper than this. Quite a few stores selling it for £350 or less now.
ocelot07  +   185d ago
Here in the UK Cash Generator and Cash Converters sell pre owned Xbox Ones for less than £300.
candy_mafia  +   186d ago
Besides the fact Xbone is only available in limited countries, I'm guessing all the bad PR, lousy policies and public perception has had a 'Mass Effect' < See what I did there lulz...and the fact that PS4 is cheaper/more powerful in the public 'Mind Share'.

Anyway's, in the end, I think MS did this to themselves. Arrogance is the downfall of many Co's, MS need to learn from the mistakes going forward.

North America/Europe is solvable, but Japan? ...I'm not so sure. Sincerely, I hope they turn it around, no hating here.
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cruzngta  +   186d ago
Titanfall has gone over 900k globally and I enjoy the game though I hope the updates bring more content like maybe a bots mode. Would have been better if they included a single player offline campaign as well for the $60 we paid for it. Hopefully the incoming DLC will flesh it out a bit.
AD705  +   186d ago
Do we really have to bring racism into this? You guys do realize that america makes up most of the sales for playstation right? More ps3's and ps4's sold here than anywhere else so it's not all "MURICA" as people make it out to be. Hell I'm american and most of my friends want ps4s over xbox ones. the moment they're available in stores they sell out while you can still fund shitloads of the other consoles. I was lucky just to get my ps4.
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Raider69  +   186d ago
Still overpriced for Europe anyway!WE dont get the same features has in US an only a fanboy wil buy a Xboxone over a PS4.They need to lower the price below the PS4 to match the weaker hardware and the lack of features for the European Market!
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jay2  +   186d ago
Because the better console with game is cheaper.
choujij  +   186d ago
Hopefully most of the denial will wear off by late spring or mid summer, when it should become abundantly clear that the Xbone is a failure (at least in the same respect that the Wii-U is considered a failure). Don't get me wrong, I love my Wii-U, but I call a spade a spade. And in my opinion, it's abundantly clear that a greater number of gamers just don't want the Xbone.

Titanfall, while one of the biggest games that will ever have graced the Xbone, simply did not move the number of consoles MS expected. And this is made worse by the fact that there were several official/unofficial prices drops and that they even bundled the game for free.

IMO, this is no longer a race (or "marathon") to see who will finish first. It's really now just a race for 2nd place. If the Xbone in a few weeks returns anywhere near it's February sales figures, then it is going to be one hell of a struggle to even surpass the Wii-U's install base. Yes the Wii-U was out a year earlier (much like 360 vs PS3), and yes that's why it has a lead to begin with. But regardless of that, if the Xbone in general can maintain 60k+ a week and the Wii-U stays under 40k, then within a year or two it should surpass it. But if the Wii-U catches a bit of a second wind with Mario Kart & Smash Bros, then it'll be hard to say who will finish 2nd.

If it's still unclear to many by the end of summer, then we'll just have to wait until Xbone misses it's mark in the remaining Tier 2 countries it has yet to be launched in.
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quenomamen  +   186d ago
No, X1 sales in UK are aight. You wanna see snubbed wait till It launches in Japan, its gonna Snub with a capital S.
0neShot  +   186d ago
Dumb article, presenting numbers without comparing next gen console numbers sold in Europe and number of countries involved. The UK alone acounted for more than half of next gen console sales in Europe, and discounting UK in this article make it even dumber.
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jim_panse  +   186d ago
guys guys stop with that sells bullshit. its not importent how many consoles are sold. its about the games you care and want to play.
im a german and germany is more playstation country then xbox. but i bought an xbox one and why? because the games on the xbone are more my taste then what sony has to offer. im a huge beat em up fan and so im very interested in killer instinct. i played every halo and gears game so im really looking forward to these games and how the story goes on. sunset overdrive looks like a lot of fun. im a huge remedy fan and max payne is my favourite game series so im looking forward to quantum break.
I played the first infamous but it didnt cought me. uncharted looks very nice but never got me to buying it. the only playstation exclusive that i really like is god of war. so when i compare only the games ( and thats why i buy a GAME CONSOLE!!! ) its obvious that the xbone fits my gaming taste more then the ps4. the ps4 is a very good console dont get me wrong but the exclusive dont get me for some reason.
so people should care more about games they like to choose a console rather then look at some sales numbers.

PS: Sorry for my bad english ^^
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