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The Party's Over, Sony: Kinect-less Xbox One is a Winning Move

With a $399 console and Sunset Overdrive getting everyone excited, today has been a very good day for Microsoft, and it will result in higher hardware sales.

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xHeavYx804d ago (Edited 804d ago )

Lol, no... This changes little, and Sony doesn't need to respond, since the PS4 is still more powerful. It will come down to games.
Yes the One may outsell the PS4 in the US for a couple months, but once the hype goes down, everything will go back to normal

Mikelarry804d ago

wasnt that what they said with titanfall releasing and how that will give the xbox one control over this race. people need to calm down and are not quick to call victory as we dont know what sony could do to counter this. all i know is i am going to be one happy multi console owner

johndoe11211804d ago

It's pretty obvious that the xone will pick up in sales now that the price has dropped, especially in the US.

I find it extremely laughable that this author is tooting his horn as if he predicted something that every single other gamer didn't see from a mile away.

This article is beyond dumb. I won't say just yet that the ps will loose america, because this time sony is in a much better position with a more powerful system and amazing first party games on the way but it's obvious that the xone will get a pretty big boost in sales.

Giul_Xainx804d ago

I still say that it is too little too late. Sony can now afford a price drop. Fanboys will say otherwise. But Sony is actually prepared this time.

Where is our kevin butler?

Highlife804d ago

E3 is coming and sales of x1 are crap. So let's lower the price and boost sales. Now at E3 we can tell our fans that x1 is currently selling well it's all about pr

Muerte2494804d ago

But couldn't you get Titanfall last month with Xbox One and Kinect for $399.99? I surely remember Gamestop having some type of deal like that.

Dee_91804d ago

b-b-butt i thought kinect was an "integral" part of the xbox? That one cant be without the other?MSFT are full of sh1t this gen lol.I think the only way they could gain my respect, would be if they just owned up to the BS they were spouting prior to release.Because they just about went back on all of the so called "integral" parts of the xbox one " experience", that we all knew from the beginning was actually to make more money whilst shafting consumers of a choice.

I hate to go off on rants and such but this is kind of ridiculous.I don't have nothing against xbox and people who love the xbox.I really want an xbox one and forza, but I just have no respect for msft at the moment, and cant justify, for myself to give them my money...

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DarkHeroZX804d ago

Lol this is silly. The X1 is still overpriced with it's weaker hardware. This isn't going to tip the balance in MS' favor WW. It might help in NA but that's it. All this move does is tell consumers, investors, and developers that Kinect once again was an unnecessary gimmick that you didn't need. On a side note I'm glad MS finally removed all those other features like Netflix from behind their paywall because that was also stupid. Some of y'all may not want to admit it but if it wasn't for Sony none of this would have been possible.

lonelyplayer804d ago

I am not a Xbox fan but I think it's unfair to say it's overpriced because of the weaker hardware (which is true, it's weaker) without having into account the hardware to handle the TV stuff.

Muerte2494804d ago

Question is, now with Kinect removed and you still control your console with just the headset like Sony/PS4?

Highlife804d ago

If you can then all that pr crap that you have to have the all powerful Kinect to handle such commands or the games that said only with Kinect just for simple voice commands (that were done in socom with a headset years ago) is a bunch of sh1t.

creatchee804d ago

@xHeavYx

"Yes the One may outsell the PS4 in the US for a couple months, but once the hype goes down, everything will go back to normal"

I don't think you understand. The Xbox One has been relatively close in sales to PS4 in the US at $500.

What do you think is going to happen when it is $100 cheaper? And yes, the US =/= the world, but it still is the primary MS market.

xHeavYx804d ago

2-1 is "relatively close"? Lol, sure.
Besides, the PS4 is still more powerful, so why pay the same for less?
And before you come up with the excuse, yes, it will be mostly a games battle, but we all know which of the 2 companies come up with GOTY after GOTY

creatchee804d ago

@xHeavYx

Learn to read. I said in the US. As in the United States. If you can find a link to a current source that says PS4 has outsold Xbox One in the US by a ratio of 2-1 in total sales, I'd love to see it.

Evilsnuggle804d ago (Edited 804d ago )

This is a horrible idea. The kinect is a waste of time but it separate and is the one advantage xbone has over PS4. Now the kinect is dead and the xbone is a weaker console that the PS4 for the same price. Microsoft should have taken the hit and sold the xbone with kinect at a loss. I don't think that xbone will out sell PS4 in the United States . No way will bone out sale PS4 worldwide.

Zombro804d ago

Yeah I'm waiting for ps4 games still.no games stick out like the xbox one games I must admit I own both but titanfall is MY favorite at the moment

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gaminglives804d ago

Given that all but two of the Xbox 360 gamers that I know (which, believe me, is a LOT) have switched over to PS4 and won't even consider getting an Xbox One because of how they feel they were treated... I don't think Microsoft could possibly pull off a winning move at this point. The respect, for many, is long gone and that can't be overlooked.

johndoe11211804d ago

This is a pretty good point but I do believe this move can help boost a lot of sales, especially in the US. Like you said however, a lot of damage has been done, damage that they may never recover from.

gameonbro804d ago

confirmed you and the ex360 gamers you roll with are bitches. poor you and your fellow pathetic so called gamers got treated bad. grow the fuck up. I have never seen so many people bitch at how they were treated when they weren't treated like shit. how were you treated?

DRM never fucking happen so all you whining bitches are complaining about what they wanted to do not what the fuck they did to you.

FITgamer804d ago

Call someone a b****, while acting like a...well you know.

gaminglives804d ago

In between reading "Learn To Be Crap At Online Abuse In Ten Easy Steps (Because Twelve Is Too Many For You)" and generally being a bit of a troll... take some time to read my original comment. I never once said that I was one of those people who ditched Microsoft.

I know it's customary these days to be ignorant when replying to someone who disagrees with your own personal opinion, but it invalidates your argument when it's flawed in the first sentence.

2/10 - Must try harder.

synistatha1804d ago

I couldn't agree more that's what people seem to forget respect for the customer and future customers goes a long way. Once people feel disrespected by a company it's very hard to get back.

GamersHeaven804d ago

A inferior console for the same price is not a winning move more like a forced move from the declining sales.

Zombro804d ago

Inferior to a spec head yeah but for a shooter fan nothing compares to titanfall a adrenaline rush now if I could get a damn gooser I would be happier

johndoe11211804d ago

"Microsoft still nearly pulled even with Sony over the last few months (according to NPD numbers)."

Wasn't the ps4 outselling the xbox one 2:1 in the US for the past couple of months according to NPD? I could be wrong on this.

fathoms804d ago

Absolutely not. The PS4 eked out narrow margins of victory in the US in March and April.

WeAreLegion804d ago

PS4 - 7.5 Million
XBO - 4.5 Million

It'd say that's a pretty big lead.

Ron_Danger804d ago

@zombro

You just proved how blind and delusional fanboys are.

FITgamer804d ago

@Zombro
Considering the time span these consoles have been available, that's a pretty big lead.

VitaOwner804d ago (Edited 804d ago )

Not so fast. Do you assume Sony is just sitting on their butts? They and Microsoft will have some more aces up their sleeves this E3.

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