Something needs to change with Microsoft’s Xbox One strategy.
Well technically it already is. It may be a long road ahead, but XB1 sales are growing and/or staying steady in the US/UK...the two major markets, and have been for the last month or two, where as in those same markets PS4 has actually seen a downward trend. Either way, I really don't care as long as it stays competitive the whole gen. It's only been 5 months, a lot can happen, but it appears that with tech advances on the horizon, dev starting to make better games even without the new drivers and such, looking to expand markets and services, have and looking to flex a more powerful network, and the fact that they are opening new studios/creating new IPs/ and looking to build a strong game line-up...all show that they are taking steps in the right direction. Anything past the game library build up is just icing on the cake
Due to huge price cuts and loss of money. It is fighting back, but it's losing money in the process. Luckily, MS has the money to lose and they're hoping to make that money back in software sales. I'm not sure how it will turn out in the long run, though.
Nope. Revenue is up 45%. MS are making plenty of money from hardware, software, and Xbox live. Every single shareholder who has taken an interest in the company since 2007 has seen profit generated by Xbox, and with revenue up 45% it's position is stronger than ever. Sure it's not selling more than PS4, but it doesn't have to. Phil Spencer made it perfectly clear that AAA exclusives will be strongly emphasized to drive the most success possible. Which is exactly what XB1 owners want to hear. PS fans think MS is like, "well, we're not selling more than PS4 time to sell Xbox to Amazon". No, it's the exact opposite. This will make them deliver AAA exclusives even harder to make sure they come out on top.
@georgenoob: Revenue does not equal profit. While they are taking in 45% more money than last quarter due to a new console (no-brainer here), they are losing more money on the cost of said sales and marketing. They are not making a profit off of said revenue. Please learn the difference.
Also Titanfall being free helped along with the price drop. Sony doesn't need to do anything to counter at this point.
Sure MS may push out more exclusives to try and increase Xbox one sales, BUT 3rd party developers will turn to PS4 as they look to release on the larger install base. Developers and publishers want to make money, there for they will focus on the larger install base to have the largest chance of sale. With the rumours of MS telling developers that if they want to release on Xbox One they have to make the game equal on all platforms, you will find many developers who are not to eager to work with them. The quality parity clause may only be rumour, but the release parity clause is fact, and has already pushed developers away; http://m.ign.com/articles/2...
I am willing to accept that somehow the xbox division is still in the game and very healthy as a company but compared to the kind of comeback the ps4 has established it really doesn't compare. The kind of comeback I see the xbox doing is substantial but in the end if I was a betting man and i had to choose, it is easy to see the favorite.
@ Georgenoob... Revenue does NOT equal profit. Its total sales in monetary terms. The same release from MS stated that MARGIN is down. Margin equals profit. For example The Xbone is now £100 less than when it launched, with TitanFall. So more sales, but less profits or margin earned from these sales... Understand?
And just where are you getting your figures from? PS4 isn't on a downward trend anywhere, due to increase in availability it is actually on the rise. XB1 sales grew for a month because of a big release but Sony's grew as well. It hasn't been a downward trend for either of them except in January when sells naturally fall off.
Every month PS4 sells more consoles than XB1, so if it's 7 million to 4.5 million and PS4 continues to outsell XB1 by 50,000 a month the PS4 lead continues to grow, just look at march NPD numbers PS4 sold 60,000 more than XB1, and that's just America. For XB1 to catch up they have to sell more units per month.
All the while Sony is increasing production and can't keep up with demand, and MS is slowing down production because it has hundreds of thousands of unsold consoles sitting on shelves. With the massively hyped Titanfall bundle, and a price cut in key regions, still couldn't even match the PS4 in its home turf. MS will have no chance at catching Sony this gen, it's nearly impossible. Now this doesn't mean that there won't be awesome exclusives and experiences on the X1 thoughout the generation. The fact of the matter is that Sony will be the leader in graphics and sales this generation, the sooner these meaningless facts are accepted, the easier peoples' lives are going to be. If you like X1 exclusives and you get an Xbox then great! It's just sad people try and claim that sales and graphics are required to have a good time playing video games. Just give it up
Sony raised their price in Canada by $50 so an X1(Game included) is now cheaper than a PS4. what a crazy world we live in...
And it still sells like hot cakes over the Xbone. Thank god, I got mine a week before the price raise.
Canadian retailers raised the price, not Sony.
No Sony raised the prices because the price of the Xbox One hasn't changed Now I see a $450 PS4 next to a $500 Xbox One
Once people realize that the consoles are very similar and the games will be the deciding factor then Microsoft will be in great shape $1,000,000,000 for exclusive games New studios Phil Spencer leading Directx 12 and its ability to multiple draw calls It's exciting to see what's ahead for Xbox One owners @globeofgamers Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza, Titanfall, Killer Instinct, Max: ATCOFB, Peggle 2, PvZ
So far both consoles are lacking games, so...
Just put Phil Spencer and Shuhei Yoshida in a ring and lets settle it.
^ Phil would spin his loss so hard... He'd be like, "I lost my vision and consciousness, but I was fine the entire time and in some ways even won the fight." lmao
Why do people try and sell Peggle 2 and PvZ and similar games as big games for the consoles. When you do that, you bring into light that the competitor has a ton more games of similar quality on their console. Don't you realize that?
I wish PS4 had games as good as Peggle 2 and PVZ.
Peggle 2 has the most play time out of all my xb1 games.. Peggle had the most on my 360. Enjoying pvz, too. Show me any game on the ps4 that is as addictive, easy to play and fun for a group of people like peggle 2 is.
@incendy35: According to Metacritic (both pro and user reviews), it does, as well as many games better than them. Your personal opinion being your own, don't discount the popular opinion as being lesser.
@cgoodono Because that's all the ammo they have, but if you try to bring up good quality Indie games, all of the sudden these don't count and the PS4 has "no games"
@incendy: PS4 could do better than that---- PVZ on PS4 on EA's E3 conference. Won't you feel like an idiot then?
Non AAA games are only cool and selling points if they are on Xbox.
If you're going to be citing Killer Instinct, Max, Peggle, or PvZ then you have no right to dismiss games like Knack or Outlast. rofl
So max, Peggle, and PvZ count, but outlast, don't starve, resogun, contrast, dead nation, and mercenary kings don't count, ok got it.
I have an xbox one and consider ryse to be an embarassment. Can we please stop putting it in the same category as exclusives that are actually good?
I can tell Microsoft an easy way to win... Open the system up to all developers. Self publishing of apps and games. War over.
War over! Lmaooo Keep on dreaming mate ;-) Actually, you should first ask MS to make xbone powerful enough to run even indie games at 1080p before talking about WAR lol.
That's a horrible idea! Do you even realize how many terrible games would flood into the marketplace? Only a fool would allow that to happen and not to mention all the microtransactions that would result from it. Are you an undercover developer?
Yes, I am a developer haha. But the flooding of the store isn't an issue. Just have to curate it well. Apple App store has hundreds of thousands of apps, but they make sure the best apps get the most visibility. Can never have too much content.
And xbox 360 software emulation
There is no fight. The PS4 will sell more consoles, that's just the realization people need. That doesn't mean the XBone will end up like the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast had basically no 3rd party support. This will not happen. Just stop it people.
*PS and XB fans in unison* They started it!
Stop pushing the online agenda with multiplayer titles. Diversify their library with more than FPS and PC based games, which is pretty much the same thing at this point. Reverse much of the damage they've done to the industry in other words.
Microsoft will win in the long term. Playstation has already been in decline. Look at their Japanese numbers. They only reason they got the jump start it's because of price. I see Microsoft investing more in the future. It's a marathon not a race. @cfc78 Did my comment hurt you?
Its funny you say all that. One company is slowing production, the other isn't. So that is more telling then all the fan boy spinning ever will be. Edit: It probably hurt his sense of reason, as all nonsense tends to do.
Ms's asinine drm policy, forced Kinect, weaker hardware, gold being a ludicrusly poor value compared to ps plus, Don Mattrick, yep price is definitly the only reason ms fell behind
hey , i think they need to drop the paywall for services like HULA , YOUTUBE , NETFLIX , HBOGO ect.. . Remember there are well over a 160million people that have not bought a 8th gen console! I believe if they make this announcement before or at E3 , it will help bring more consumer confidence to MICROSOFT and help sell a few more XBOX1s in the near future !
Put simply, Microsoft has to play the long game. They need to stick it out until E3, weather the bad press, and blow our socks off.
I don't really care who wins the sales numbers game, and nor should any of us. What we should care about is that each console has enough success to see good software support and not see a repeat of what has happened to Nintendo's WiiU of recent. If we all have lots of great games to play does it really matter if you console of choice is #1, #2 or #10 on some sales chart?
We are still in the first quarter of the console race and truth be told without either we are all doomed. It's just to early to start calling a winner because there is more to it then consoles but nothing more to it then games. Most people especially in my circle of friends have not gotten either console yet. This e3 if done right can boost sales for both consoles but it's never been about sales. Which ever console offers the overall best games experiences Will win for me. This should have nothing to do with console loyalty and if you're loyal and biased fine but at least look at good things both consoles do well and be honest.
You know I very rarely post on here I just come to read certain articles and laugh at the comments section. I am a playstation fan admittedly but I just cant understand how there are so many dumb and delusional people in this world. I lose a little bit of faith in humanity with certain things going on. How can people have actual facts thrown in there face on a daily basis and still try to spin those facts in their favor, I just don't get it. I know its very hard for people to admit when they are wrong, I'm guilty of this on occasion, but come on people there are certain things in this world that are inevitable that's death, taxes, and playstation systems outselling xbox systems.
@synistatha1 Isn't this article about how the Xbox one can fight back? I don't even know any fanboys on any side that doubt the ps4 is selling much better. Both systems will be around. No matter how many of us think, things could actually change. Or, much like last gen, over time the situation could slowly improve for the Xbox one, and could trot along for the PS4. This lead could dwindle (COULD) if things change and games come out that are must haves.
I didn't say they both wouldn't be around what I said was its inevitable that playstation will outsell the xbox and history is on my side. Of course there is a slight chance that the xbox could outsell the playstation but come on everybody knows its not going to happen. I'm pretty sure the Bobcats had a chance to beat the Heat but not even the most die hard fan thought it would happen same thing here.
I think Xbox need to do something like what Sony do with PlayStation Plus and offer a few free games a month which is a brilliant service and I've had a lot of free games because of that. I know Xbox has Games With Gold but it still isn't as good as PS+ but that could improve someday. Obviously exclusive games as well but I think both consoles have brilliant exclusives too come out in the near future and that's why I own PS3/PS4/Vita & Xbox 360/XboxOne. The future is bright for both Microsoft and Sony and I'm happy to be backing both and I think that's the way it should be and I also think Nintendo are brilliant and I will get a Wii U soon!
Drop the Kinect and sell it at $400 dollars. The reason why the PS4 is selling more is because its cheaper. When the holiday season came rolling in, parents are of course going to go for what's cheaper. They don't know the difference between the two, other than the other is cheaper. Dropping the Kinect will only help it. Sony pushed Move and their 3D movement and when it didn't take off; they did the smart thing and stopped. Microsoft's focus on everything other than games is also killing it. The reason why I jumped ship to Playstation from a primarily Xbox 360 collection is Playstations commitment to focusing on games. The PS4 knows what it is and stays a gaming system. While nowhere near Steam's marketplace structure, PSN is way ahead of the Xbox Marketplace. Sure the 360 has it's program Games With Gold and you can keep the games but the fact that the games are dated keeps it from being that desirable. PS Plus game me Payday 2 a month or so after its release. The Xbox brand has suffered a bad public image during the Xbox One's release so it'll take a while to recover. Once the new Halo drops and a new Gears of War title is shown, sales will pick up.
free backwards compatibility would sell a lot of boxes. Giving people access to the games they already own would give MS a massive amount of good karma amongst gamers.
Ugh - can't we let this go? Competition is great, but people are spending more time fighting over which console is better/on top (despite the clear answer) than actually enjoying their purchase. It's ridiculous. Facts are, Microsoft fluffed up with Xbox One. Sony didn't with PS4. Microsoft is struggling as a result. Sony's benefiting. This isn't fanboyism speaking - it's just the reality. Does that mean you shouldn't enjoy your Xbox One? No. Does that mean you should be harping on about PS4's dominance constantly? No. JUST. ENJOY. YOUR. PASSION.
we dont know how x1 is selling but MS is updating the system faster than sony, they even have the perception of being the only place to play aaa even though its wrong. i believe its going to be a heated battle come e3 and im excited.
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