The PS4 outsold Xbox One in March, even with Titanfall. What can Microsoft do to catch up?
Can it? Yes. Will it? Not likely.
At least it can still be a great succes, they just to have exclusives keep coming.
I know its a bit premature to call a winner just yet, but honestly, I don't see it happening. You see, Major Nelson (and even me) have said that this is a sprint not a marathon. But there's a bit of hypocrisy here on MS' part because Bill Gates, last gen said the following: "we've got a Ferrari. They've got a Ferrari. Our Ferrari is leaving the starting line substantially before their Ferrari is, and, in most races, that's a very nice thing." This time round, Sony's Ferrari has some extra bhp AND has left the finishing line first. But Sony has left the ground running so much faster EVEN though this race started pretty much simultaneously. However, the Xbox has been stalling in terms of countries where it has been released. The PS4 has gained so much momentum and has everything going for it. MS also are losing grip in their home turf (that sure as heck never happened in, say Japan for instance). I don't think MS will 'win' in the sense that we're discussing here. I think if MS claw back the US market by the end of this gen, that is a big win in itself. However, saying that, we 'spectators' if you will, will definitely win. MS' Ferrari has substantially more financial backing and as such, will ensure that even though the Xbox is lagging behind, it'll put up a very good race.
Depends on your definition of winning. If you mean make a profit? They most certainly can. If you mean sell the most consoles, it's possible but not very likely.
I think profit too but sales numbers are what most people look at. Also profit in any consoles is not easy, that will be a challenge with xbox being more expensive to produce than ps4
Winning = profit + exclusives + solid market share So yes it can definitely win.
There's no "winning". Both compete, they push one another, and it goes on and on down the road. One will not "crush" the other or make one irrelevant, and no gamer should want either to be.
I think has already won. Dont flame me, I dont mean it's won against PS4. I think having the 3rd most successful console launch of all time inspite of the absolute balls up of a system reveal and awful press is definitely a win :)
The monthly sales numbers are getting worse as time goes on though is why I disagree... Third best launch maybe only if you count first three months.... But what happens after that? What if they sell 3-4 million in 2014?
True, if the sales slow down too much we might end up in Dreamcast territory (can you believe that a console that broke launch records at the time, failed so badly?). But as of right now, it's a success :)
At the current rate of sales they are looking at only 4-5 million for 2014, and that's including the usual jump in sales at the end of the year.
It will be a success, it will be great, it will be... in second place. It won't win, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a good console. It doesn't appeal to me yet tho but i can't deny that it's a good system.
I'm waiting to see more from their games.
Ditch Kinect and make something besides Halo and Gears, then I'll gladly buy one.
No you wont, real gamers dont use excuses.
lol excuses? Since when are facts excuses? Many, many people do not want Kinect forced upon them (some do; good for them) and the main reason I've never bought an Xbox is due to lack of exclusives. I'm not shelling out the money so I can play Halo, Gears, Fable, and Forza when I can play like 6 times that many quality exclusives on PS3, not to mention all the new IPs Sony has been announcing for PS4. Microsoft seems to have FINALLY realized that they need news IPs, so if Xbox One gets enough unique exclusives that interest me then I will gladly buy one.
How does one console actually win? Sales? Profitability? Market Share? All the above? The only people that win are the gamers when both companies push eachother to be better
Sell it in 42 more Countries, say in September.
Matter of perception really. To me there are three categories that determine success, games, features, sales. And I've come up with a formula to aid it. If you rate it on a 3 pt scale with 3 being the highest and 1 being the lowest you can gauge how well each console did last gen. Games: ps3 - 3 Xbox- 2 Wii- 1 Features: xbox- 3 ps3- 2 wii- 1 Sales: Wii- 3 ps3- 2 xbox- 1 Final Scores: Ps3: 7 Xbox: 6 Wii: 5 Ps3 just barely beat xbox last gen cuz even though the sales were extremely close xbox did once again come in last. In fact it was so minuscule you'd be justified in giving them a tie. As far as this gen goes we might see something similar. I don't think X1 will beat ps4 sales wise. As soon as they lower the price Sony will do the same. In fact sony doesn't even need to until Ms does. As for games thats a matter of opinion but ps4 will have the better running games and for those who can't afford both consoles that'll probably be a deciding factor. I think MS will still have more media features in the end. Don't know how that'll translate into it's success because most of it's media features are aimed at NA audiences.
I have both but I can't stop playing KI TF and Forza,BF4 on PS4 but not half as much as TF,ISS is a quality single player game really got into it nearly finished on good Karma gone to play through again on bad Karma and I rarely play anything but multiplayer,I play X1 70% and PS4 30% no trolling but for me Xbox has the best and diverse line up of AAA games at the moment,I buy all multiplats on PS4 though Watchdogs and Destiny next on PS4 and Division I'm undecided on,if it looks 20% better on PS4 then that's what I will get it on
I think some folks see the 360 as the winner last gen just because of the huge market gain they made up on Sony from the previous generation. Remember PS2 was the most successful console ever whereas xbox only sold about 20 million I think.
it think Microsoft should do what Sega did and come out with a slogan "Sega does what Nitentodont" just kidding! but, i am getting tired of this topic ! But this a IGN piece, which really does not cover Indie games , indie movies and indie tv shows . IGN is so mainstream!
Can i become famous? I can, it's just really unlikely . Really really unlikely.
In my house it is already winning. Can't get enough of it.
Yes it will eventually win. Microsoft is pushing it with the features and AAA games. They are doing a great job and Phil is just starting. Much more to see at E3
lolol funny.. 360 never won after a year head start on the ps3 and millions and millions and million of consoles sold.. still finished behind wii and ps3.. so this time around both out around the sametime.. i really dont see it winning anything at best maybe the US Market. lets talk about this in 5 to 6 years from now..
Win what? It sure as hell won't win in sales. If you mean winning by providing a good experience, then yes.
Maybe Xbox One is not winning right now, but he is winning our hearts.
Is this an actual question or does it even matter?
I just can't muster up the desire to own a bone. It just feels so incredibly "MEH" to me :/
US maybe.. world wide no !!
@Can the Xbox One Still Win? No amount of secret sauce will make that happen.
I hope both consoles share great success its a win for all gamers. My personal choice is the Xbox One but that said I hope both consoles do great.