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Submitted by yarbie1000 589d ago | opinion piece

The Winner In The War Between Xbox One, PS4 And Wii U Is...Everyone

Sony on Thursday announced it has cumulatively sold more than 7 million units of its Playstation 4 console. Meanwhile, Microsoft has reported no real sales figures for Xbox One, but has announced 5 million units shipped to retailers since the console launched.

These numbers have renewed interest in the next-generation console wars, leading many to again question which of the three -- Playstation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo's Wii U -- has really come out on top. But ultimately, does it matter? The new generation of consoles can be considered a success for almost everyone involved (well, maybe not Nintendo), including especially consumers. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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maniacmayhem  +   589d ago
LOL_WUT  +   589d ago
Sony already ended the console wars when they announced that the PS4 reached 7million consoles sold. #DealWithIt ;)
mikel1015  +   589d ago
You must be great at parties aren't you?
lifeisgamesok  +   589d ago
The way I see it Xbox One is winning games wise...

But PS4 is winning Popularity wise

Many people that own both have said they play Xbox One more
avengers1978  +   589d ago
@lifesagame you mean that the PS4 has way more games, by like 20 as of now, and you mean that you say things like many people that own both claim they play XB1 more.

PS4 winning games wise, and sales wise, and will continue to lead in worldwide sales for the remainder of the generation.

And with Nintendo coming out with kart and smash this year MS better hope there sales still stay above The Wii U
The_Infected   589d ago | Trolling | show
georgeenoob  +   589d ago

PS4 has more indies, big woop. When it comes to retail exclusives, X1 drastically outnumbers PS4 in quantity right now as well as the future. Saying PS4 has more games is like saying the Ouya has more games.
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scott182  +   589d ago
I don't have time for next gen... still playing FFVII and Chrono trigger on the PSP. Just remake those games on PS4 and I will be happy.
Ghost_Nappa  +   589d ago
True_Samurai  +   589d ago
@Infected Xbox one is tagged in this is not only a playstation article. More games doesn't equal to quality and right now Xbox has that
randomass171  +   589d ago

Isn't this a trolling comment? Why does this guy have so many bubbles? :/
MysticStrummer  +   589d ago
The console wars are clearly not over, but the fact that many more people seem to prefer what PS4 is offering is obviously eating a few N4G users up inside. George is just repeating his Ouya joke now, and lifeisgames is making up stats without actually giving the stats.
Clunkyd  +   589d ago

I assume that your console for last gen was ps3, right? Because it has the most quality games.
Army_of_Darkness  +   589d ago
As long as the ps4 stays ahead of the xbone by 3-4 million consistently, I'll be happy cause I know the ps4 games will not likely be watered down in favour of the weaker console this gen, plus it will keep Sony on their toes.
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MeLoveRamen  +   589d ago
@lifeisgamesok,georgeenoob, the funny thing is, is that the ps4 is drastically outselling the xbone with "no games" what to do think is gonna happen when Sony's big first party studio games come out like Naughty dog, Sony Santa Monica, and Media Molecule, its gonna be a massacre.
Dan_scruggs  +   589d ago
One wonders if you thought the same thing when the Wii was crushing the PS3 and the Xbox 360.
seatunt  +   589d ago
Can't we say we all win? Or is that not how we play this game?
KonsoruMasuta  +   589d ago
No, see what you have to do is love one, and only one, console. Then you must shun the rest and troll any positive article about any console that isn't the one of your choice.

You must brag about the power of your console and graphics - until a PC gamer comes into the conversation anyways. After that you brag about exclusives.
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jebabcock  +   589d ago
Exactly! Controversy drives revenue for a site like n4g. Actually most sites capitalize on over use of dramatics. If there were no blind fanboy trolls commenting there would be no closet trolls to call them out and feign impartiality while still clearly pushing their own agenda. Not to mention the retorts from other equally blind trolls that snowball with each controversial post. Sure every once in a while there is an intelligent comment but n4g would go bust if that was all there was.

We should thank the trolls because they sustain this site and keep it thriving as a place where we can find out all the juicy rumors going on in the gaming industry...

This should be declared hug a troll week to show our appreciation for their relentlessly delusional and selfish efforts that keep this site alive and kicking each day...

Taking wagers on whether trolls will disagree with this or not.

On topic I think any one who plays a game they enjoy is a winner but this site is not about that now is it?
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seatunt  +   589d ago
That's a lot of bragging I'd have to do... I guess all I got is an epic 17hr gaming run this weekend playing; Don't Starve, infamous, windwaker hd, and then Forza?? Yes I have se major A.D.D. issues but I enjoyed every last second.
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Ghost_Nappa  +   589d ago
Really people? Diagrees for saying we all win and that its ok to like multiple consoles
LOGICWINS  +   589d ago
"Can't we say we all win?"

Unfortunately no...not on N4G where you need to be fiercely passionate about Sony to fit in. If I had the time/money, I'd be gaming on the Wii U, PS4, Vita, and Xbox One and enjoy every bit of it.

It's sad that in 2014 we're still talking about which console is "winning" the console war as opposed to celebrating the plethora of options we have as affordable prices IMO.
seatunt  +   589d ago
@logicwins lol I've kinda noticed the trend here. It's ok I like playstation as well... But I can't swear allegiance to just one company though. I just enjoy gaming too much to get caught up in that stuff.
randomass171  +   589d ago
As a Sony fan, it sucks to see people basically crap on anything that isn't Sony. Not all the Sony fans here are like that, but unfortunately there are. In fact, I've seen some Xbox and Nintendo fans like that too. It's got some bad stuff all around the spectrum. Hopefully the community can balance itself out through empathy.
Tsar4ever  +   588d ago
To all those that watched & enjoyed TehnoBuffalo's "The Console Wars" 12rd battle between the 360/Ps3, The next version is out between XB1/Ps4 see here on Youtube.

Round 1-

Round 2-
strifeblade  +   588d ago
ouya we hardly knew ya
Massacred  +   589d ago
Summation: We all win here. Consoles arn't dying, their death has been exaggerated.
frostypants  +   588d ago
The only people that think console gaming is dying are people who think the audience for Candy Crush is the same as the audience for "real" games. These are people who have no more than a casual understanding of gaming.

As you point out, it's quite the opposite. Consoles are trending upward in popularity, and have been since the 1980s. There is no sign of that changing.
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Iltapalanyymi  +   589d ago
>wii u
>next gen
elhebbo16  +   589d ago
not in the tech sense but it is part of the 8th generation of consoles.

@KonsoruMasuta they could believe whatever they want but even on the wikipedia page it saids that the Wii U is eight gen. I couldn't care less really, Mario Kart 8 and SMB will be so much fun and in the end all that matter are the games.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   589d ago
Forget it. The people don't understand what a console genration is. We are eight generations from the first generations of consoles. That makes the WiiU eighth gen.

Random fact: Did you know Nintendo is the only console company from the first generation that still makes consoles?
The Nintendo Color TV one of the first consoles on the market.

They skipped the 2nd generation though, but they returned the third generation with the NES.

I should also add that Nintendo won the the first gen.
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MysticStrummer  +   589d ago
Yeah I haven't been a Nintendo fan for a long time, but WiiU is 8th gen whether people like it or not.

@Konsoru - The Magnavox Odyssey was out 5 years before Nintendo released the Color TV.
KonsoruMasuta  +   589d ago
@Mystic- Notice how I said "one of the first" not "the first". I know it was not the first, but it was in fact one of the first, it was still a part of the first generation.
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MysticStrummer  +   589d ago
So are you putting the Atari 2600 in the second generation? I'm not sure many would agree with that, but whatever.

Edit - I take it back. Just looked up the subject on Wiki and they don't have the 2600 as a 1st gen console. You win. : )

Edit Edit - Well… looking at another Wiki article, it has the 2600 listed as the last of the 1st generation. I am confuse. You still win because I give up in confusion.
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Sam Fisher  +   589d ago
The steam box
avengers1978  +   589d ago
kazuma999  +   589d ago
If it cant steam my veggies it cant do shit XD
frostypants  +   588d ago
The Steambox was a great idea before they watered it down so much that it lost its entire purpose. Now it's just a PC with SteamOS. It solves no problems for anyone.
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Chespin  +   589d ago
Too busy playing games on them all to care. xD
HappyWithOneBubble  +   589d ago
If you too busy why you comment?
Chespin  +   589d ago
My point is... If you own them all you don't give a shit who is "Winning" or "Losing".
truechainz  +   589d ago
The fact that there are disagrees to this shows what is wrong with gamers. If he/she enjoys games on all consoles and that bothers you, then it sounds like a personal problem for you all.
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kingxtreme81  +   589d ago
How absolutely right you are!

While so many spend their time complaining, fighting and trolling, some of us are enjoying all of the consoles and games out there.

I know that my PS4, XBO, Wii U, PC, Vita and 3DS are giving me a steady stream of awesome games to play. For that I am proud, thankful and excited.

I so wish people would wake the hell up and realize how incredible it is to be a gamer nowadays. With so many boxes that play so many good freakin' games, every gamer should be happy.
Priestwithgun  +   589d ago
You forgot to mention PC
Bubole for an otherwise great comment though
gamer7804  +   589d ago
I didn't realize another generation has launched so soon... I can't find any info of a console that comes after the wiiu xb1 or ps4.
alti  +   589d ago
lmao MS has not sold 5 million consoles.
choujij  +   589d ago
It says 5 million shipped not sold. For some strange reason, MS is still holding out telling us how many have been sold to consumers.
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Farsendor1  +   589d ago
firebolt won the war as the fastest system in 1994 with being super fast and maneuverable to a degree never before seen. it will never be surpassed.
elhebbo16  +   589d ago
Imo the ones that will benefit the most from this gen will be PC gamers. we dont have no shitty last gen console holding games back and plus more games will start using more cores because of the PS4/XBO. which is good for those AMD users who use 6/8 core cpu's. not to mention DX12 and Mantle making there debut.
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Flyingdog670  +   589d ago
Wii U wins, Mario Kart 8 will push a billion gagillion units, making Nintendo so much money that they buy out the whole video game industry. With total control in their hands, they will go on to create the Ultra Nintendo Entertainment system, pushing out cutting edge graphics with 4k resolution and ultra realistic graphics. Super Mario 128 will be the launch title, bringing the Mario franchise to a whole new generation of kids and teens alike. SUPER MEGA NINTENDO MASTER RACE
elhebbo16  +   589d ago
joke all you want but MK8 will sell millions. No matter how poorly the Wii U is selling.

edit: not sure if sarcasm but every mario kart game have sold copies in the 5+ million.

Super Mario kart = 8.76 million
Mario Kart 64 = 9.87 million
Mario Kart: Super Circuit = 5.47 million
Mario Kart: Double Dash = 6.95 million
Mario Kart DS = 31.55
Mario Kart Wii = 38.82
Mario Kart 7 = 18.10

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Flyingdog670  +   589d ago
Mario Kart is NOT gonna sell a million, not even close to that, i specifically said in my comment, and i quote, "Mario Kart 8 will push a billion gagillion units". A billion gagillion units is not close to a million...
GrandpaSnake  +   589d ago
people are voting with their wallets, no need to compare opinion wise because everyone who buys what they want will like it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   589d ago
Tablets and Mobile.

The place where more people play games than any other.
Hicken  +   589d ago
Stop it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   589d ago

You obviously don't know the market. More people play games on those devices than on all the consoles combined.

And trust me, it doesn't make me feel good to say that.
thehobbyist  +   588d ago
Yeah and you'll get cease and desists notices for having "Candy" in your games title there too. Also, people don't really "play" mobile games. They're just a time sink. Flabby bird isn't winning any awards or being marked as a work of art. That goes to games like Shadow of The Colossus.
Not to mention the fact that mobile games and profitability often falls in short windows. Nintendo is still profiting off of Smash Bros Brawl. That game came out six years ago. The original Angry Birds? Makes a miniscule percentage of what it did in it's first year and is free on both iOS and Google Chrome. Not to mention issues with mobile itself. Needing to keep releasing new models to sell. Meanwhile the PS2 was manufactured for 14 years before it was discontinued.
DxnnyB  +   589d ago
So I have yet to see this be posted anywhere on the discussion about the war between these two great consoles. Yes I own an Xbox One and not a PS4 but that doesn't make me a fanboy. I think both consoles are amazing and will see great improvements on both in the years to come. Now to the main point of why I feel the Xbox One is doing so terrible at this moment. It comes down to a couple different things in my opinion:

1. Xbox 360 is still a great console and almost every great game that is out for the Xbox One is also on the 360. So why buy a new console at this point if the game is supported on the Xbox 360 you already own.

2. Friends, almost 75-80% of my friends are still on the Xbox 360! When I get on the Xbox One I have 4 friends online compared to the 10 or more friends I have on the Xbox 360! I miswell just go get Titanfall for that console and play with all of them and not the 4 I have on the Xbox One. Honestly.

3. The PS3 was a bad console in everyone eyes. (Even Playstation fanboys can't argue this) While the PS4 is amazing! So if you are a playstation fan of course you are going to rush to the store and get the better console because who wants to play on the old piece of crap.

These three simple things are why I believe the PS4 is doing so well right now. (Also prices) But honestly what is a hundred dollars for someone who is able to drop 400-500$ on a gaming system. The Xbox 360 is still a great console and will continue to support most of these upcoming games so why switch to a system that has just come out and if you do any research on will find that theres no point to getting until exclusive nex-gen console games come out. Both consoles are going to do amazing in the ever growing gaming world we live in today.
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MysticStrummer  +   589d ago
So the bad, piece of crap console was the one with the most award winning games on it…

DxnnyB  +   589d ago
That doesn't mean it was a good console just means good games were created for it... a.k.a The Last Of Us which is hands down one of the greatest games.
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Inception  +   589d ago
"The PS3 was a bad console in everyone eyes. (Even Playstation fanboys can't argue this)"

Since when you represent the voice of all PS3 owners?

SMH. Fanboys like you really crazy -_-
MysticStrummer  +   589d ago
"That doesn't mean it was a good console just means good games were created for it…"

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present… part of the problem. Please, no flash photography.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   589d ago
Wii U dead
XB1 have no games
PS4 is dominating like PS2 era

Yep everyone wins lol.
randomass171  +   589d ago
Wii U is not dead. It still has games coming out. Until Wii U is not being supported by Nintendo it is NOT dead. Xbox One has plenty of multiplats and they have exclusives under their belt. PS4 is dominating like a beast but that doesn't mean the others don't have good success coming their way. Just stop.
LOL_WUT  +   589d ago
You always seem to talk about consoles you do not own like the WiiU and the PS4 lol. Why don't you get some hands on experience first before speaking so highly of these consoles especially the WiiU.

Oh and my comment up on top was not trolling the PS4 sits at 7 million (fact) and I don't see the X1 catching up anytime soon then theres the WiiU... But lets face it thats not even any competition. ;)
marloc_x  +   589d ago
WilDRangeRrfc  +   588d ago
Lol I have both PS4 and X1 to say X1 has no games what planet are you on AAA wise Xbox is killing it,a great racer fighter open world zombie game and the best MP game ever made in TF,it's PS4 that's lacking atleast for now don't even give it the PS4 has more games cause I don't give two hoots about Indies 90% are garbage,I'm playing ISS and BF4 on PS4 and that's it,X1 has the best line up of AAA games at the moment and for the rest of 2014
randomass171  +   589d ago
Did this guy read the blog post I wrote on this exact topic a couple of weeks ago? XD In all seriousness, glad there are others who see this fact. No matter who wins or sells the most, the fans win. Period.
truechainz  +   589d ago
I would agree. I own all 3 and I'm loving it right now. There are so many gamers who think they are winning but are not. The ones who are bitter when their console doesn't sell well. The ones who claim the sales victory of their console of choice as their own. The ones who disregard a console based on hearsay and don't decide for themselves. The real winners are those of us who play what we like on whatever console we like without letting the media driven "console war" goat us into insecure battles on the internet.
SoulSercher620  +   589d ago
I know I went with the winning team by choosing a PS4. I MIGHT get a Wii U in the future and if last gen is anything to go by there may not be enough exclusives to interest me in getting an XB1. The amount of exclusives on 360 other than Halo, Forza, and Gears were scarce.
Rockefellow  +   589d ago
Just because it's from Huffington Post doesn't make it "News." This belongs under the article category, or perhaps opinion piece, but there's nothing here for anyone to consider it newsworthy.
finito82  +   589d ago
yes every system wins, whichever you like, play it and stop bashing others like 12 yr olds becus they prefer a different system. pathetic,
Remy_S  +   589d ago
Competition is always good, it has a way of keeping everybody in line. No one wants monopolization.
LightDiego  +   589d ago
"And PC, nobody is talking about PC, please, let's talk about PC."
- some random PC beggar!
Geekman  +   589d ago
A nice article with trollish fanboys shit right below it.
gigoran  +   589d ago
You know when you get when you go to watch a marathon and a person yells out "you're all winners"?

That feeling, x100.
Drithe  +   589d ago
The WiiU is winning the war. It has better games than the Xbox 1, and especially, the PS 4.
Tiqila  +   589d ago
we already know that... competition is good, like always!
Julion0715  +   589d ago
You can't go wrong with any of the consoles each of them have something good to offer instead of arguing over which one is better we should be enjoying them and sharing gaming experiences not this console hate bs
LoveSpuds  +   589d ago
I find this 'winning a console war' stuff so frustrating and it needs to stop. To be fair, I rarely see it from Sony themselves, they release specifics about sales but I have a hard time recalling any instances where they claim to be 'winning' anything.

I do recall seeing the odd tweet from MS propagating this tribalism and as soon as I see a so called 'journalist' use the term 'winning' they loose all credibility in my eyes.

From what I have seen I can only imaging MS are very happy with their sales, would they be happy if they had sold more? Of course, but so would any company.

The way all of the consoles are selling makes gamers the winners here, each company will continue to duke it out which means they will continue to try and out perform each other driving up quality and driving down prices.
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Muadiib  +   589d ago
The writer of this article must have seriously sore balls sitting on the fence so much!
bornsinner  +   589d ago
both consoles have no must have exclusives so i'd rather go for the ps4 as it's cheaper, better looking multiplats. i'd consider the xbone if gears of war or halo is any good. i think many people are doing the same.

till xbone gets a price cut to about £300, removes kinect & sorts out the lack of 1080p issue and make a smaller more sleek design then i can't see them winning.
lemoncake  +   589d ago
Fanboys: "There can be only one!".
Everbody Else: Too busy playing great games
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