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Can the Xbox One compete with the PS4 at $399?

GotGame: By making it an option, Microsoft has done what Sony has been doing since November, making it a $100 add-on that some will get for small enjoyment but many will ignore in lieu of getting another game with a new console purchase. On paper, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are relatively similar. Depending on the developer, graphics will look better on whatever system they’re more used to developing on.

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lifeisgamesok722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

Is the sky blue?

Better launch lineup, the controller doesn't feel cheap, better announced games for 2014, more multiplayer experiences

Kingthrash360722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

I don't think so either. It didn't do anything for x1 sales when tf bundle plus price drop plus free xbl for a year. Why would this sell it now?
Its still overpriced in comparison. That's fact, every thing lifeisgamesok said is pure opinion.

blitz0623722d ago

I can't see the $399 version boosting the sales that much. The $449 Titanfall bundle (which is of better value since it also had Kinect) didn't outsell the PS4. The $399 will definitely help, but if people are expecting the X1 to suddenly overtake the PS4 then they're mistaken

kingfetish17722d ago

Cheapest I've seen a new PS4 in the past couple weeks was $324 on Groupon. Coupled with better looking & running multiplats due to stronger internal specs, the PS4 is still the better value approaching summer.

E3 will be a difference maker for both consoles. Sony got my money guaranteed due to their future exclusives alone. I'm personally waiting for XB1 announcements at E3 and for Sunset Overdrive reviews before I even consider an XB1 purchase. I would hold out for an inevitable XB1 Slim at a $299 price point too.

bicfitness722d ago

Launch is over, and look at either Metacritic or IGN's software list and PS4 has TWICE the games. Literally. At least 10 MMORPGs too; F2P and not, so no the X1 does not have "more" MP experiences, not objectively. Everything else you've listed is subjective.

Lord_Sloth722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

Warframe won the launch. Your "argument" is invalid.

Lord_Sloth722d ago

Maybe you're just a poor excuse for a Ninja!

DVAcme722d ago

I don't know if it "won" the launch, but Warframe IS definitely the F2P game with the biggest value by far. I've found the game immensely fun.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans722d ago

I actually have both and the DS4 feels much much more comfortable than the XB1 controller. And just because it has TF it has more multiplayer experiences ? OK.

OT: I think it can honestly.

Eonjay722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

They need a must have title or something that's hype is rooted in real anticipation and not something manufactured. It needs to be fresh, new, and something that belongs to them. Halo is a great title for shipping consoles. Halo 5 could have shipped double the consoles as Titanfall easily. Its a really great IP they own. If they can copy that success with a new IP they may be able to do it. But they will also need some luck. Sony keeps hitting all the right notes at exactly the right time. Their silence is disconcerting because it means they are about to strike.

aiBreeze722d ago

Don't own a PS4 but the Xbox One controller feels pretty cheap in my hands compared to my nice limited edition Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 controller that's still going strong.

Still, the X1 can easily hang with the PS4. Providing Microsoft have a few aces up their sleeves for the Christmas period, with the prices the same, I think they can enjoy a good end to the year.

Bennibop722d ago

Not sure stripping away features is going to help, kinect was the x1 usp, but Microsoft did nothing to show why it is worthwhile. Ps4 has had no such problem with its identity so I think the momentum will remain

ger2396722d ago

You just described the ps4, I'm glad to see you're coming to your senses.

harrisk954722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

@lifeisgamesok

"Controller doesn't feel cheap"...

Ummm. I don't know if you have used the DS4, but it has received wide acclaim, with most of the reviews stating that it is actually better than the XB1 controller. Although, this is certainly subjective, the DS4 feels anything but "cheap".

"Better launch lineup"...

Also, completely subjective. The only "launch" game that I was interested in prior to the launch of the XB1 was Ryse and that has turned out to be a lackluster game with nice graphics (downgraded from the pre-launch trailers). So, not really that disappointed about missing it. The rest? If you want to include Titanfall vs. Infamous:SS, I chose Infamous, only because I would not buy a multi-player only game. Plus, Titanfall 2 will be on the PS4. So, if I want, I will be able to get that experience later. Plus, I can still play it on PC if I want to. PLUS, I am enjoying MLB: The Show, which is the only baseball game available this year for any platform.

"Better games announced for 2014"...
Again, subjective. The games I am really looking forward to this year are multiplatform, including Batman:AK, Shadow of Mordor, and Dragon Age... Then, there is Destiny and Diablo 3 (both designed with PS4 as the lead console).

"More multiplayer experiences"...

Huh? That makes absolutely zero sense. Unless, you are referring to Titanfall, which is multiplayer only. Still, your statement makes no sense at all.

DVAcme722d ago

Agreed on all counts. I for the life of me can't imagine why anyone would say the DS4 feels cheap. The plastic is harder than the DS3's, the triggers have been MASSIVELY upgraded, it has both an internal speaker and a jack for headsets and it has the touchpad. Oh, and the SHARE button, and we know how much use THAT is getting from the community. It has more features than the XB1 controller, which is basically just the X360 controller with a few tweaks.

Malphite722d ago

It doesn't matter who had the best launch lineup by now. Better upcoming games is subjective and it doesn't make sense to debate that point before E3.

More online expiriences? I'd say the PS4 trumps the X1 in that regard with: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, DC Universe Online, Blacklight: Retribution, Warframe, War Thunder and upcoming games like PlanetSide 2, H1Z1, Deep Down,

mochachino722d ago

Both consoles launch line up in terms of exclusives lacked quality games. In terms of good games though, PS4 destroys in genre variety, Xbox's biggest exclusive is an online only MP shooter that people are already abandoning, I can just play the better BF4 and infamous. Then the better version of other 3rd party games with the better controller. IMO.

Xone analog sticks have HUGE dead zones and the PS4 triggers dominate. Imo

AngelicIceDiamond722d ago

Realistically yeah I think it can.

Sunset Overdrive a new Forza Horizon plus the rumored Halo trilogy remasters I think it has a great shot of competing.

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majiebeast722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

Nope. Its like what 271 on Amazon best sellers. Its not just about the price its also about the mindshare,

Microsoft is losing in their strongest markets while Playstation kept theirs(mainland Europe) and took over the UK and US.

Price isn't gonna change anything, its now just a weaker PS4 that runs games worse then the PS4 for the same price.

Brazz722d ago

compete? yeah, sure.
Win? no way....

Anon1974722d ago (Edited 722d ago )

I agree. Price is certainly a factor, but it's only one factor. When you look back at the 360 Arcade/Core, for example...it was well below the price of the PS3 (almost as cheap as a Wii) and yet the PS3 handily outsold the 360 worldwide from the moment the PS3 was available on the market, despite the PS3's pricing disadvantage.

Without a doubt the Xbox One's price drop will move a few units off store shelves, but to act like a price cut is a panacea that will take care of all the Xbox One's current problems for why it hasn't connected with consumers en masse is a bit naive. We're a year away, if not more, from seeing Xbox games like Halo or Gears of War which traditionally attract people to the Xbox fold. Titanfall has already come and gone and failed to really ignite any interest. If Titanfall couldn't do it with a fanbase notoriously in love with shooters, do we really think Forza is going to change minds at this point? So, what we have to look forward to on both systems for the next year are multiplat games that look and run better on one of those systems over the other. The core gamers that pick up multiplat games like Watch Dogs or Call of Duty are the kinds of gamers that graphical differences will sway them one way or another when buying two similarly powered systems.

And then there's the PSN+/free games advantage to factor in with Playstation Now tantalizingly looming on the horizon. But the Xbox One also acts as an enhanced cable box in the US, right? Seriously...I think the Xbox One is a decent bit of hardware but I think if a price cut is going to make it more competitive, it would actually need to be $50-100 cheaper than a PS4 to make a difference at this point. Perhaps that will change with MS announcements in the future, but it's pretty clear which pony to bet on at this stage in the race.

metalmatters722d ago

Well said man, the fact remains, the xbone is still overpriced compared to the PS4. Its underpowered, technically youre getting a less capable PS4 for the same price as the PS4.

Yes I know xbox fans are banking all their faith in the 2 most overused marketing trends, the infamous cloud service and the coveted DX12. The problem is these 2 technologies are yet to be released worse yet is we're not entirely sure just how much more are they going to improve the xbones performance, they definitely will improve the xbone, but just how much more? say more so than the ICE team will improve the PS4s performance?

I do feel this price will give the xbone a more competitive flair, to the casuals, they wont know what system is better specs wise, theyll see the same price tag and just go by what games they like or by what their family members recommend. Microsoft and Sony can forget that no marketing scheme can beat the all mighty word-of-mouth titan. Thats how you get real sales. So far word-of-mouth is PS4 kicks ass, and xbone has some problems

hello12722d ago

As it stands now more gamers have bought the PS4. Lets see what happens after E3. Lot more gamers will be switching this year from old gen to new gen. E3 will be a deciding factor.

jXales722d ago

This is true

Ive been on the fence since launch..

Waiting for a must have.
None so far this gen for me... Many i Will get once i jump! But no must have now out

E3 is tickling My curiosity tho

monkey48722d ago

More competitive price? Yes. But will it compete with PS4, highly doubtful. PS4 is more appealing to majority of the population.

metalmatters722d ago

not only that it happens to be a little more powerful