Titanfall was the #1 title in the US in March, but the Xbox One still couldn't pass the PlayStation 4. What would Microsoft need to vault over Sony?
Titanfall was just one game, it's a great game, but it won't do it by itself. In general the biggest issue is still fighting the $100 difference. A price drop might make things more interesting. However, if the DX12 and cloud do just a fraction of what was demo'd and MS keeps lining up exclusives like it looks like...it'll get really interesting. However, both consoles just need to play their own game, it's nice to have competition, but as a gamer, I want it to stay close and neither console dominate.
Price is not a big factor as you all might might think. It's their reputation. Free Titanfall + $450 price tag didn't give Xbox One lead. It's silly to think price is the most significant reason. People haven't forgotten the flabbergasting, ridiculous E3 fiasco.
yeah, they need a time machine to fix this.
Considering Xbox Live, that's still arguably just as if not more expensive than a PS4 with a game.
@random You do know you need PS+ to play multiplayer games and thats not free right? And how is it more expensive? Xbox Live + a game is almost same price as PS+ + a game (depending on where you get your subscription from). And TF is just 1 game. I don't think EITHER system has a game that's a system seller. Your buying a system for ALL the games. Right now, multiplatform games look better on PS4 and the PS4 is cheaper.
I don't think TF release never attended to pass the PS4 just boosts its sells.
I don't understand the disagree besides fanboys who else said TF was gonna boost the X1's sales pass PS4's? That's wishful thinking at its finest everyone.
C'mon now, thats one of their goals, not make it surpass the ps4 in overall number but at least to 'win' the month. Some of the more ardent xbox fans and some of the more level headed ones believed titanfall was going to make that difference. What we've noticed was its never just 1 game that achieves massive jumps. I always believed halo would have more of an affect than titanfall. Other factors are stunting the x1's growth, one of them being the ps4.
It's N4G, Stealth disagrees are infamous here.
what will DX12 & Cloud do that is so amazing? tiny CPU gains? "cloud features" that were available almost two generations ago? (like how Drivetars are a complete rip off of ghosts on Tekken: Dark Resurrection)? those two won't help. the only way Microsoft can beat Sony this gen is if Sony gets complacent and pulls a Microsoft and completely deserts their core audience.
To answer this blog title, maybe it will be YOUTUBE VIDEO SHARING, that will put Xb1 over the Ps4. SYKE!! just messing. But seriously, why is Sony being so vague about giving journalist a straight answer to why YT video sharing wasn't allowed on Ps4 but is okay with all the other video sharing services. Maybe it has something to do with what the devs don't what people seeing too much of their games content before release, and or why Adam Sessler abruptly leaving gaming journalizm. Somehow I belive these factors connect.
Kinectless bundle is Microsofts only option at this point I expect to see one at E3 bundled with Halo.
I thought a kinectless bundle was out of the question at first. Now I'm not so sure. At first MS was pushing Kinect to be an intergral part of X1 games but it hasn't been. It's pretty cool for the OS and voice commands but that's about it. There aren't any notable games that require Kinect (except rivals) like MS said there would be. I'd happily pay $300 for a kinectless X1 ($350 tops). Couldn't care less about voice commands.
Microsoft only option is to go down the AAA gaming path. Taking a page from Sony and building more AAA First Party Studios to diversify the genres and give all gamers an incentive to buy their platform. It's all about Games, not graphics...not price...not peripherals. GAMES will sell consoles. Hype dies down but if they have a stable variety of AAA games they'll be able to shorten the gap. PS4 will always sell more due to the Worldwide market advantage towards both. Kinectless Bundles would just be backstabbing all the current consumers. Phil Spencer has already stated that they don't want to betray their fanbase or insult them anymore.
No game can win a console war on its own. It would take a lot of work on Microsoft's part to achieve a feat like that.
Truthfully I don't think the Xbox1 will ever pass the PS4, it just doesn't have the worldwide brand recognition! Microsoft have drastically limited it's selling potential on just what's available in the U.S as opposed to other countries in the world. With the monetary backing behind a company such as Microsoft, they could have definitely splurged a little more as far as the hardware was concerned! Especially knowing the financial position Sony has been in, but I'll tell you exactly what Microsoft was thinking; they were thinking the same thing that Nintendo, and the majority of the industry as well as most gamers from all platforms!? Sony would not be able to put out a competent powerful console in a feasible timeframe! Guess who got the drop on all parties involved??? Gaming wise, having games like Gears of War, Halo, Forza Horizon etc. etc, are considered heavy hitters for the Xbox brand, they practically offer nothing at this point in time, because there are no concrete release dates! Which in the grand scheme of things offers little substance to negate the ever widening sales gap that will be most likely be sizably bigger by the time those titles start to release. To some resolution and frame rates matter little, but to a lot they matter quite a bit, especially if they have the equipment to utilize the benefits of those differences. With one console showing an affinity to have the better fidelity when it come to multiconsole titles as well as a stable of 1st party developed titles that perform better on a consistent basis, it pretty obvious which party is going to win in that head to head! Not forgoing the fact that Microsoft has left a bitter taste in a lot of gamers mouths by their past actions, and some things are hard to move past.
Putting aside everything you've listed (not disagreeing, I'm going somewhere with this), you have to also consider how their strategy is laughable. They've released all their exclusives early this year, they have nothing for the rest of the year whilst Sony has Watchdog bundles, Destiny bundles, PS Now Beta, Destiny early access and more exclusives. Microsoft should have taken a look at their game release schedule and strategized better. It's like they're playing marbles against Sony's chess making moves.
I don't see how anyone could disagree with you, you're exactly right! Microsoft has had to come up with a entirely new strategy on the fly, because their initial plans were dashed to bits after the unveiling. Everything they planned had to be re-evaluated, from the console itself to the games played on said console. Release schedules and online infrastructure, updates all these things had to be reprioritized on the fly.
Well, of course Halo will sell big. Them boys love Halo.
But will Halo sell systems, or will it sell within the ones who already own the Xbone?
Halo is a pretty big franchise. That one will probably move consoles in some capacity.
I would have to think so. I would imagine that there will be bundles and/or limited editions. Yeah, I have to believe it will. That's kind of like asking if GT7 will move PS4s. I myself am not a Halo fan, but the fan base is undeniably huge. The best thing to happen for Sony was Bungie coming over with Destiny. Time will tell I guess.
I personally won't be buying one until Halo drops. Hopefully by then it will have much more to offer and a lower price tag to boot. I'd love to get Killer Instinct and Forza, but not for €500.
next halo is their best bet. if halo cant do it... xbox1 never will. that being said... i nevet played halo... and dont plan to...
Short answer. Nothing. Sony has a ton of 1st party games coming sooner than later, they have a great price point, and they have gamers trust. They also have The Last of Us Remastered coming very soon and Driveclub. Then they have Playstation Now and further out Morpheous.
well, that definitely generates appeal with fans and general gamers. But it mostly boils down to having stellar hardware for developers and fantastic public relations. That and their primary competition royally screwed up the SKU and PR.
They need to realize that the majority of people don't want Kinect.
a price drop or by ditching the kinect
I doubt cutting price & kinnect will do any good It was $450 & TitanFall was free for whole of march That makes it $400 with!! Kinnect $350 without kinnect is a much worse deal,that thing costs more then $100 Xbox is just doing fine just that PS4 has totally & unexpectidy turned into a fastest selling gaming phenomenon since release Also no matter how much M$ PR twists things up with cloud,ESram,directX or any other secret sauce PS4 is & will remain graphically superior to XBone Every third party wants PS4 version to be out as lead platform I already have PS4 & playing TitanFall on 360 & some of my friends are just regretting the $500 purchase just for TitanFall
The only way I think ms can turn this around is if they make a xbox1.5 . Something that can do 60fps and 1080p without any problems.
Are you on crack. We talking plaussible stuff here...
gears of war halo removing kinect smaller design make it cheaper to £300 make games hit 1080p
The PS4 is available in many, many more territories than the XB1 is. This has to be a factor.
Where was this argument when the 360 came a full year before the PS3? The PS3's worldwide sales still eventually outsold the 360, even though a year later. But everyone ignores this, until it suits their argument. Sure its a factor, but the fact is even in the markets that MS have launched in, the PS4 is still outselling it... even the US (MS's home turf)