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Submitted by KinjoTakemura 451d ago | opinion piece

Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4

Since the start of the next-gen war in late 2013, Sony's Playstation 4 has continuously outperformed Microsoft's Xbox One in sales. You may recall that Microsoft got off to a disastrous start for its new console during last year's E3 trade show, during which Sony directly called out Microsoft for policies that were unpopular with gamers, such as an always online requirement and restrictions on who you could share games with. (PlayStation, PS4, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

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KinjoTakemura  +   451d ago | Funny
Microsoft may move more units, but I seriously doubt that they will ever catch or surpass PS4 sales.

Had to throw this in for Georgenoob:

http://cdn1-www.playstation...
nicksetzer1  +   451d ago
@kinjo You must not understand what "may" means ...

That said I definitely think the gap will close with worldwide release and if this E3 shapes up as well as it sounds.
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Snookies12  +   451d ago
He wasn't saying they 'may move more units than PS4', he was saying they may move more units in general.
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nicksetzer1  +   451d ago
@snookies I was referring to the article, not his comment when i said "may"
UltimateMaster  +   451d ago
The Xbox One went on sale for 350$, with kinect and Titanfall. And the PS4 still outsolf the Xbox One during those months. (It was 450$ + 50$ instant in-store credit; plus Titanfall 50$ value)

Explain to me again how the Xbox One without anything for 50$ more will sell more units than it did before?
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HeWhoWalks  +   451d ago
How will the gap close WW when they won't catch Sony in Japan or Europe? They'd have to sell quite a few more consoles in the US, and if the 360 vs PS3 is anything to go by, that is unlikely to turn the tide.

Can the X1 win the US? Sure can. Will it be enough to "win"? No.
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alexkoepp  +   451d ago
MS will catch up for sure if not surpass here in USA. I don't care how systems perform in other countries. I play with my friends whom are here. I dont want to play internationally, connections are less than ideal. Oh and how much is a gallon of milk in Japan? That's right, I don't care, I don't live there.

People like to tout this "hardware gap", "that will only get bigger" when all evidence we have is pointing to that gap closing, and not getting bigger (talking performance).

We go from Ghosts 720 vs 1080 to
Watch dogs 792 vs 900
and Wolfenstein 1080 vs 1080.

No evidence that PS4 is widening some graphical gap that all the fanboys said would happen.

PS4 is selling well because -$ony fanboys had such a poor system with the PS3 and are dying to get their hands on something new. The x360 camp is slower to change because they had such a ballin ass system last gen. But its only a matter of time. We went from 150m VS 25m on PS2/Xbox, to 80m VS 80m with PS3/X360, and there is no reason to think that trend won't continue on in the coming years.
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Cindy-rella  +   451d ago
its nice to be optimistic but in this current gaming climate i doubt this will ever happen due to a lot of factors favoring sony at the moment which will further sonys momentum as time goes on.

for microsoft to even come close to sony it'll take a lot of effort on microsofts end but with all of microsofts 180s which seems to try to emulate what sony has already been doing for years and lacking the original xbox ones policies the xbox one lacks identity.
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BitbyDeath  +   451d ago | Well said
@AlexKoepp,

Not sure if you have been following the NPD but every month this year PS4 has beaten Xbox in sales.

Every month.

Not sure how you see the gap closing when it continually gets outsold even with Titanfall releasing and stores around the globe dropping the price and in many locations even include the game for free.

Still lost... every month, this year.
DualWielding  +   451d ago
@alexkoepp you do know that if people hated their PS3's so much they could get a Xbox one? is the opposite people are buying PS4's because they PS3 ended up last gen with the most momentum even if it was trailing for most of the gen.... the PS3 is also pretty much alive now while the 360 is dead
OrangePowerz  +   450d ago
People expect too high sales from the niche markets MS didn't launch in yet. Yes Sony released in more countries but the ines MS didn't launch in are small niche markets with low sales hence why they didn't launch there and people living in those countries already imported an X1.

MS couldn't outsell the PS4 in March when you could get a X1 with Kinect and Titanfall for 450 and that's a better deal than an X1 without anything for 400.
zeuanimals  +   450d ago
Damn Alex, took a bit too much of your Medhication?

If you really follow by that dumb as hell ideology, then go buy a Barbie movie. If you hate it, go buy the sequel because maybe you'll hate it less. There's lots of other movies out there that you can go watch but no, stick to what you hate because maybe you'll like the next one. Don't ever watch a good movie again, just stick with Barbie movies because you hate them and you want more of the same.

Me? I'll watch movies I enjoy then watch the sequels of movies I enjoy because I enjoyed the predecessor(s).

And since you're saying that, why did you buy the Xbox One? You're saying people bought the PS4 because they hated the PS3, are you saying you hate the 360 even though you claim its a great system? If you don't hate the 360 but you still bought the Xbox One, then your entire argument committed suicide.
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BG11579  +   450d ago
It seems that for this generation, MS will be in the catch up position.
So every time MS will do something or not, realistically or not, there will be a article how MS will catch up its rival.
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starchild  +   450d ago
I honestly don't really care. I mostly game on PC (and PS4 second most), but I think the PS4 and XB1 will both do just fine.
NewMonday  +   450d ago
the gap will not close it will still grow wider but at a bit slower pace.

so far the market reception of the $400 XBone has been underwhelming, seems the consumers still don't find value in the XB1.
DarXyde  +   450d ago
@ alexkoepp

PS3 was and IS awesome and has come a long way from having pretty much nothing to being amazing. Don't be mad the XBOX 360 fell off and became a joke these past few years.
johndoe11211  +   450d ago
@alexkoepp

That was one of the most ignorant, arrogant and just plain retarded comments I have ever seen on this site. I may just change my species because of you.
sinspirit  +   450d ago
I'm tired of these articles. Not just because of the content, but because they talk almost all about X1 and just because they mention PS4 and vice versa they label it as being about both consoles just to spam a flamebait-esque article on both categories for more hits.

I don't go to the PS4 section to see X1 articles that add a comment about PS4, for the pathetic reason to consider it a PS4-related article for easy hits. People make money off of seriously ignorant articles because people approve them on N4G and the users let them make money off of this crap by clicking it.
callahan09  +   450d ago
@AlexKoepp:
"PS4 is selling well because -$ony fanboys had such a poor system with the PS3 and are dying to get their hands on something new."

Is this a joke?

First of all, it's not even logical... If PS3 owners are so disappointed with their machines, WHY would they be so excited to jump onto the next thing Sony does? If I bought a vacuum cleaner and it sucked (or rather, didn't suck, hehe) then why would I go out and get the next model released by that same manufacturer? I think I'd go out and get one of its competitor's vacuum cleaners, because I no longer TRUST the people who made my first choice!

The PS3 has given its owners an absolute ton of great games to play over its life span, and it's been giving far more exclusive games to its owners & fans over the past 3 years, including last year and THIS year, than the Xbox 360 has been. There have been 12 PS3 exclusives this year and only 9 Xbox 360 exclusives, but when you consider the fact that ALL BUT ONE of the PS3 exclusives is a full-fledged Blu-Ray release, and ONLY TWO of the Xbox 360 exclusives are full-fledged retail releases (Titanfall and PvZ Garden Warfare, the latter being a timed exclusive and will be on PS3/PS4 this summer), you can really see the difference.

Microsoft has not been giving its full attention or support to the Xbox 360 for *years*. They migrated all of their development to Xbox One, while last year Sony still released a ton of exclusives. Microsoft had *nothing* after Gears of War in March. Sony came out with The Last of Us, Puppeteer, Gran Turismo 6, Beyond: Two Souls, a new Ratchet & Clank game. If this was Microsoft, PS3 owners wouldn't have gotten ANY of those games last year, they all would have been migrated to the PS4 instead and the PS3 would have been dead in the water as far as quality exclusives go, years ago, just like the 360.

PS3 owners were in the *best* position in the end of the last generation and into today, still getting the most support, the most game releases, and the most quality entertainment out of their machines (remember that PS3 owners never needed to buy a standalone Blu-Ray player or upgrade to a PS4 or XBO in order to have blu-ray in a single box, because they already have it).
KinjoTakemura  +   450d ago
@nicksetzer1

"kinjo You must not understand what "may" means ... "

Here is my original statement

[Microsoft may move more units, but I seriously doubt that they will ever catch or surpass PS4 sales.]

In that sentence "may" means possibly, might, could, or to explain it so that you can completely comprehend what "MAY" means in that sentence, it means the results of Microsoft's price drop are not set in stone. Since no one knows what the Xbox One's sales numbers are as of today, the phrase "may, (Could, might, or possibly), move more units" is fitting since there is absolutely no evidence at the moment that proves Xbox One sales have increased in any significant way since the price drop. Now, taking into account this explanation of my use of the word "MAY" in a sentence, most people will conclude that it isn't me who doesn't understand what the word "MAY" means, it is YOU.

BTW

The word "may" in the title, means the same thing as it means in my original sentence.
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XxExacutionerxX  +   451d ago
Microsoft will move alot more units pass Playstation 4 when they enter more markets. The japanese market aren't liking the PS4 too much. The Wii U is selling better there than the PS4.

Xbox One is the console with better games, always improving Xbox Live (Still with better online play than PSN) Now they will have GWG on Xbox One, price is going down to $399.99.

Xbox One is the greatness that awaits

(Believe in the cloud)
Majin-vegeta  +   451d ago
http://youtu.be/5hfYJsQAhl0

Time to get your head out of the cloud kid and join the rest of us down here in reality.
fr0sty  +   451d ago
His head is in the cloud... of smoke MS blew up his ass.
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   451d ago
more markets ? haha... america is microsoft biggest market ....anddddddddddddd its still lagging behind the ps4.. no other markets in the world will make much difference .. america is the key to the consoles success reason why the 360 did well there... lets look at this 4 years from now!!
thereapersson  +   451d ago
LOL! Who needs georgenoob when we have comments like this one?
AceBlazer13  +   450d ago
http://a.disquscdn.com/uplo...

I'll have the chalk ready.
realgame  +   450d ago
Hey exacutioner you're like a pain in the testicle. Annoying yet worrying.
madpuppy  +   450d ago
you read just like the no avatar, under 4 month accounts that are oh so obviously shills for MS and the Xbone.

"Believe in the cloud"

don't make me laugh!
mkis007  +   450d ago
You do realize that the Xbox 360's 80+ million sales number(over 8 years) is made up of only 10 million from the regions the One is not launched in right now right? The One will be extremely lucky to get even a 1 million console boost the month they lunch in those extra countries. Ms needs the US and needs their lead to be even bigger than last gen here. Unless they get a bunch of third party exclusives, and I mean established franchise ones, They really don't have much of a prayer to actually surpass ps4 globally.

Public perception has been established. Sony just needs to be as good as last gen to keep in the lead. When was the last time MS won a first party(or even third party exclusive) GOTY award on the scale of Uncharted 2/ TLOU ?

Nostalgia is a powerful weapon, but Sony has a longer history and can use it too. Great Devs need to be established first.
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XxExacutionerxX  +   450d ago
Sony fanboy insults, shows mature you people really are, try bring smart debating comments instead of dumb mejin veg crap. Now you bring up my account being under 4 months, really Great comeback, truly a smart one. I'm glad noobie Sony fanboy kids aren't on the Xbox live. Xbox one is just better than PS4, so get your face out from under Sony, and play a real console. Not Ps3.5 upgrade, lol Goodluck with the second rate PS4, and your indie that are so bad I wouldn't download them for free. Year one in a consoles life, doesn't matter as far as sales. Wait a couple of years when both have reached every market. If PS4 had 7 million and the X1 had 1 milliin, then you can make that point. Japanese market doesn't even like the Ps4, the wii u is moving more consoles over there. Just hand me your PS4 fanboy, I will give it a better home than yours..... right in my trash can.

(Believe in the cloud)
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BlackTar187  +   450d ago
#XxExacutionerxX

HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HELL DID YOU TYPE IN YOUR SECOND POST?

Holy crap my man that was awful.

If PS4 is ps3.5 then you're admitting to how much more powerful ps3 was to xbox 360 and how utterly sad Xbox one is if ps3.5 is already technically superior in almost every way to it.

Please read what you post out loud before hitting enter.
AD705  +   451d ago
How will the xbox one being released in countries where the xbox one barely or doesn't appeal to them at all going to change things? The biggest xbox market is in American and the PS4 is kicking it's ass left and right in that region with it selling more and more every month. Hell the 400 dollar X1 isn't even in the amazons 100 top sellers list.
T2  +   450d ago
Some people on here seriously don't know grade 3 math. In order to close the gap, xboxone must outsell ps4 consistently for a number of months, something it has never done.
Most people think ps4 outselling xbox by 50k then next month by 20k equals closing the gap.... It doesn't
mkis007  +   450d ago
@joe

It baffles me how a few people don't get this.
BlakHavoc  +   450d ago
@joecanada- the education system in america sucks i guess.
AD705  +   450d ago
It will help sell more xbox ones in europe and america but the ps4 will still outsell it worldwide by a decent sized amount.
Oner  +   450d ago
BlakHavoc said "@joecanada- the education system in america sucks i guess."

Shouldn't it be ~

"The education system in America sucks I guess?"
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geddesmond  +   451d ago
MS don't have enough first party studios or the better tech to catch up on the PS4 and if they did somehow manage to do that then I really fear for the future of gaming.

Not only because of the policies MS first had implemented(because if they do win this gen there's nothing stopping them from using those policies in the future) but because they will prove to other companies that better hardware doesn't matter and as someone who gamed since the Commodore 64 and made the next gen leap for better graphics ever since, I say power those matter.

Honestly with The Order 1886, Project Beast and Uncharted 4 exclusive to the PS4, thats game over to me for MS even if they outsell the PS4 because if MS can't offer those experiences then I don't want to know.
dasbeer88  +   450d ago
"Honestly with The Order 1886, Project Beast and Uncharted 4 exclusive to the PS4, thats game over to me for MS even if they outsell the PS4 because if MS can't offer those experiences then I don't want to know."

The worst part for Microsoft...is that Sony is just warming up on PS4 exclusives.
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KingofGambling  +   450d ago
well said.
geddesmond  +   450d ago
@Dasbeer88

I know, I can't wait to see GG new RPG. I'm sure that's gonna be up there with the rest, Driveclub keeps looking better and better and we know GOW and SSM new IP will be great also. These are great first party studios Sony have that help each other out with tech and idea's.

See MS are trying to cure their bad name after announcing those policies that felt like us gamers had no freedom anymore. But Sony's been trying to do right for the last 4 years after that PSN hack. That's why I see good things for the future of Sony.
showtimefolks  +   451d ago
i think both will sell well but i see ps4 selling more because its the better of the 2 consoles. More powerful meaning 3rd party games will look/play better on ps4

E3 will be a very telling place. Sony built huge momentum for ps4(will never happen this time around, just because last year was the launch of new system now its just about games and services)

whoever shows better games will come out of E3 looking great, but one would have to screw it up big time to loose any momentum.

sony isn't renting theaters to show nothing, i think sony and ms will both throw huge Jabs at each others and that means we will see awesome games and services

end of the day healthy competition means we all win
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BitbyDeath  +   450d ago
You sure it is healthy competition or is MS only acting nice to regain marketshare?

Not sure I trust them yet.
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BlackTar187  +   450d ago
NAW MAN MS has totally changed their ways and business practices all becasue of gamers. /s
showtimefolks  +   450d ago
BlackTar187

no MS changed because they had no choice, ps4 was whopping them. also all the credit goes to sony for the way MS is acting now.

if it wasn't for sony we would have gotten a machine filled with DRM bull****

sony played major role 80%
gamers 20%

BitbyDeath

i am with you on that
ToyboxDX  +   450d ago
Did a quick scan of this "alexkoepp" user and almost every single one of his posts are praising M$ and dissing Sony, Apple and all of M$ competitors etc.

One of his posts even stated:
PS4: 37M
XB1: 225M

This just shows how out of touch he is, so the conclusion is, we can safely ignore ALL his posts. No point arguing with a M$ diehard fan, they will just pull you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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liquidhalos  +   450d ago
Hrrm, to read another click bait article like this or to play a game. eeerm, enie meenie minie mo, catch a clarckson by the toe.... Gaming it is
Am-No-Hero  +   451d ago
have you ever seen the earth touches the sky ?

:)
DigitalRaptor  +   450d ago
MS still has the whole "anti-consumer", "tried to screw over gamers" thing that's sitting in the back of consumer/gamer minds, and likely will for an entire gen. That kind of attempted screw over is unprecedented in this industry.

Sony has the mindshare that the 360 had last gen, and its not going away anytime soon. PS4 has the stronger hardware, better multiplats, and Sony (and of course the fan base on the 'Net) are aggressively pushing these strengths, which is something MS didn't do last gen.

Lots of trolls posing as journalists and gamers trying to downplay the PS4 lineup calling it "weak" when it factually has the more diverse and larger game library and always will.

PS4 marketing slogan has been pure and untarnished from the very, very start of this gen and their performance at the start will be remembered and trusted, whilst MS has been nothing but a clusterf**k from the start until very recently, and will continue to be untrusted by the discerning and those who they talk to, but supported perhaps as well as they were last-gen.

They are not catching up though, and anyone that thinks the gap is shrinking might need to go an re-evaluate everything they know. 3.5-4 million units is a lot to catch up on, when you consider both consoles released at the same time, and PS4 hype is not waning, nor is the games lineup.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   451d ago
Xbox can sell all its units but the PS4 sales is way too high to surpass "right now".
yellowgerbil  +   451d ago
they are followers, been following sony for the past year and the thing about following, you're always one step behind
n4rc  +   451d ago
How are you enjoying party chat btw?
SuperBlunt  +   451d ago
Great, just like im enjoying my free games
slivery  +   451d ago
What? Why is anyone agreeing with you, PS4 and Xbox One both have eight player party chat.

So I am confused at what your comment was intended to mean.

The PS4 can even party chat with PS Vita users too.
DragonKnight  +   450d ago
@slivery: n4rc is saying that Sony is following MS by implementing party chat in the PS4 when the PS3 didn't have party chat but the 360 did. His example is accurate, but lame.
T2  +   450d ago
Wow had to dig deep for that didn't you, how are you enjoying your hd dvd player lol
onyoursistersback  +   450d ago
not as much, as your enjoying the most out of 720p/15-30Fps games...

LMAF!
yellowgerbil  +   450d ago
how are you enjoying having all your 40gb game on a single disc?
or playing wirelessly online?
stuna1  +   450d ago
You mean the ability to chat with 16 people at once? Why it's fine, thanks for asking.
DevilishSix  +   450d ago
Party chat on PS4 is great and up to 16 people in a party now.
Silly gameAr  +   451d ago
People seem to be more worried about the x1 catching up to the ps4 then getting a great gaming experience.
maniacmayhem  +   451d ago
No different from this gen when most were worried about PS3 catching up to Xbox 360.
fr0sty  +   451d ago
Which it eventually did, and then surpassed it.
Silly gameAr  +   451d ago
Sure maniac. Whatever you say.
SilentNegotiator  +   451d ago
People knowing that a system behind in total sales but quite consistently selling at a faster rate was going to sell better in then long run...is the same as people constantly hoping for a game to save a system well behind in both total sales and rate?

Riiiiiight...
DragonKnight  +   450d ago
Thing is, the console that's in the lead normally (but not always) dictates the direction the industry heads in in terms of features, right down to what genre sells the best and is the most supported.

Who here is sick of FPS games?
bleedsoe9mm  +   450d ago
@fr0sty thats why you never say never anything is possible . the best part consumers got ps+ from sony trying to catch up , hopefully something similar happens with ms .
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AD705  +   451d ago
Not to mention that Titanfall was the xbox ones biggest game of the year and the PS4 still kicked it's ass in that month.
BlakHavoc  +   450d ago
O so true, I don't understand where gamers heads are at right now. As long as neither MS or Sony get completed obliterated in sales i'll be just fine, I don't want to see a monopoly in the gaming industry cause we all know that means the gaming industry will go to hell.
stuna1  +   451d ago
Ha ha ha lol, grasping at straws is the only way to put it. Microsoft will more than likely get a boost in sale no doubt, but people act like suddenly those who already own PS4's are going to start running to stores to trade in their consoles in exchange for Xbox 1's, and those who had plans forward to own a PS4 will rethink their plans and instead purchase a Xbox1 in its place. The PS4 will continue to sell and more than likely Sony also have things in motion to keep a sustained momentum to ofset Microsoft's Kinectless lower priced Xbox1
n4rc  +   451d ago
Considering last gen had what? 250+ million units sold...

you think the 20m sold so far will have any impact on sales when its all said and done? I can't see it..

We've just begun..
DigitalRaptor  +   451d ago
Right..... let's put things in perspective for the most delusionally hopeful Xfans out there.

PS3 launched a year after the X360. The 360 gained 8 million sales in the space that PS3 wasn't on the market. The PS3 sold more than the 360 globally practically every single year, despite the fact that PS3 had tons of negativity on its side:

- $600
- bare bones online network
- media bias and doom and gloom
- inferior multiplats
- supposedly "no games"
- harder to develop for
- terrible marketing

Not only that, it caught up an 8 million lead, and had both consoles released at the same time, PS3 would be 11 million units ahead globally. Do you hear that? ELEVEN million.

Both consoles have released at the same time now, with PS4 having NONE of the weaknesses of last-gen's PS3. They released at the same time and PS3 is already 3.5-4 million units ahead.

The gap is widening. The Xbone would have to sell 50k more than PS4 every week for over 60 consecutive weeks, and THAT simply isn't happening. MAYBE in North America in a long time, but globally... you'd have to be an absolute dunce to think that's going to happen. It's already out in its strongest markets and PS4 is beating it without having released its big guns.

Once the first-party PS4 lineup gets rolling, do you really think Xbone is catching up? I mean seriously? PlayStation is simply a stronger global brand than Xbox, and it isn't changing anytime soon.
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BitbyDeath  +   451d ago
One step at a time, got to catch the Wii U first, then focus on PS4.
NatureOfLogic_  +   451d ago
Just imagine the meltdowns when WiiU finally beats X1 NPD. It's very possible for the upcoming NPD.
SilentNegotiator  +   451d ago
Then the next month will come and it won't happen again until SSB. And even then, with it releasing on 3DS first, maybe not.
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mpnothanks  +   450d ago
Well done, sir. I lol'd at that.
NatureOfLogic_  +   451d ago
You always hear this, yet Xbox One had the worst April since the original Xbox last month. Fanboys will always hope Xbox One can catch up(like WiiU fans thinking every exclusive will save WiiU). I remember someone from the Xbox camp saying the first to 10 million wins. I'm guessing that goalpost has changed.
tubers  +   451d ago
I'm sure it has a good chance of happening at least in NA.
lemoncake  +   451d ago
Theres a long time to go, 7 plus years, they will probably be quite close at the end as more people get second and third consoles.
DigitalRaptor  +   450d ago
The only reason it was close last-gen with 80 million 360s and 82 million PS3s, is because the 360 launched a year earlier. I could mention something about inflated install base numbers because of multiple RROD re-purchases, but that would not be fair as it's not 100% measurable.

So... both current-gen consoles have released at the same time, and PS4 is 3.5-4 million units ahead of Xbone, only 7 months in. Seeing as though the PS3 caught up an 8 million unit lead that the 360 had from its time on the market, if both last-gen consoles had launched at the same time, PS3 would now be ahead by not only 2 million, but roughly 10-11 million units.

And this was a time where PS3 had overwhelming negativity on its side and a higher price point for an entire generation. Something that you can't say about PS4 today.

The truth is sometimes not the easiest thing to hear, but this is basically how to handle your expectations of sales this generation.
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mkis007  +   450d ago
Hey Raptor, I am a multi-console gamer who heavily roots for PlayStation(love the games) so don't byte(ah puns) my head off:

I could have sworn MS and Sony announced their lifetime sales last August and September with MS reaching the 80 million mark 1 month before Sony? Or is this outdated now?

Either way with the year delay PS still has sold more in a shorter amount of time.
xx4xx  +   451d ago
This article had some of the stupidest comments I've ever read.
SilentNegotiator  +   451d ago
Even if it ever did, it certainly wouldn't happen "soon"
cyhm3112  +   451d ago
whenever a xbox fanboy saying how xbone is gonna catch up or beating PS4, stupidest things appeared.
0P-Tigrex  +   451d ago
It's all in the title. "Why Microsoft's Xbox One may soon CATCH Sony's Ps4"..

Saying the Xbox One will close a +3 million unit gap anytime soon will be a huge surprise. At the end of the first year for the Ps3, the unit gap to the 360 was around 2 million and it took the Ps3 it's entire generation to finally catch up and surpass it's competitor.

Assuming both the Ps4 and Xbox One have stellar E3's and their products continue to improve... I don't see the Xbox One catching the Ps4 anytime soon.
zeuanimals  +   451d ago
To be fair to the PS3, the 360 had a year lead. The fact that the PS3 caught up and surpassed it while coming out a year later speaks volumes about Sony's worldwide appeal. The PS3 might've even surpassed the 360 a long time ago if you're talking about actual installbase and not units sold since there were many people who re-bought 360s because their previous ones RROD'd (before MS started replacing them in 2007).

MS has been relying solely on US/UK for all of its time in the console business, they need to change that or they're gonna be far behind this generation.
AD705  +   451d ago
The xbox one at 400 bucks being available in more countries will help a lot. But lets be honest here outside of the USA and the UK every other territory the PS4 and playstation brand in general is much much more popular than the xbox. It's either no support for the xbox in other countries or barely any at all and nothing compared to the playstation. Hell even in once dominate xbox territories the playstation is now beating it. Although I will give credit I wish sony would tease and show off more things as we get closer to E3.
Rimeskeem  +   451d ago
by "may" they mean there is a solid 10% chance
MegaDan  +   451d ago
Dream on Xbox fanboys.
Belasco  +   451d ago
The Xbox One outselling the PS4 does not somehow enhance my gaming experience.
leemo19  +   451d ago
Xbox one being $399 will help push units no doubts about that. Catching up to the PS4 who really knows for sure, it comes down to what MS and Sony have planned for e3.
Predaking77  +   451d ago
The Xbox 360 could not beat the PS3 at the end even when It had EVERYTHING on their favor.

Now that the PS4 have everything on their favor, there is little possibility for the X1 to even catch the PS4.

If Titanfall, their most hyped game ever, bundled for free and with the X1 at a price cut COULD NOT EVEN SCRATCH THE PS4.

How do you think the X1 can catch up? Not to mention that there was no big Sony games around and still the X1 could not so when the Big guns Sony games arrives there is even less possibility.
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ncc-017  +   450d ago
Everyday I see one of these articles on here but I never see a "Why Sony's Playstation 4 will stay ahead of Microsoft's XBox One" article. What is up with all these "writers" bias towards XBox? You would think they have taken Sony's dominance personally, or maybe it's because THAT article would be only one sentence long: Sony's PS4 is the better console.The end.
Belasco  +   450d ago
Your version of N4G is so far off it's laughable, bias towards the Xbox? Good one.
ncc-017  +   450d ago
Actually I wasn't referring to N4G's bias, I was referring to the bias of all the supposed video game journalists who publish articles like this one seemingly on a daily basis.
BlackTar187  +   450d ago
belasco,

Whay don't you address her comment for what it said?
Vasto  +   450d ago
Microsoft is not Sega or Nintendo. Any other company would not have recovered from what happened last year at E3 but they did and now people are excited to see what they have to show at E3. Only 6 months post launch this thing is still in the early stages.
hellzsupernova  +   450d ago
I honestly think it will stay neck and neck in America maybe Xbox might pull ahead given home territory halo etc, but world wide sony has this gen in the bag
pop-voxuli  +   450d ago
The day M$ announced they were selling an xbone w/o kinect, what few sales they had plunged. M$ basically handed May and June to Sony.

Also, I don't see why some people say M$ is selling so well in the USA, every store in every city of every state has xbones filling shelves collecting dust while PS4's are snatched up within seconds of hitting shelves.
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Rask  +   450d ago
Xbox One has a lot more exclusive games than PS4, so... yeah, that may happen if Sony don't wake up and start showing more exclusive games for PS4.
0P-Tigrex  +   450d ago
I disagree with that. Both consoles have a good amount of exclusives. The Ps4 has more though.
SoapShoes  +   450d ago
Dynasty Warriors, Outlast Whistleblower, Daylight, Final Fantasy 14, MLB 14 The Show, and more have come out since Second Son.... X1 does not have more exclusives...
gamer2013  +   450d ago
No it doesn't. The X1 has more full retail exclusives than the PS4 that is a fact. The X1 also has more new IP's with more to be announced at E3. All together the PS4 does have more games than the X1; most of which are indies along with a few ftp but mostly all can be played on another platform.

Exclusives are the #1 reason why people buy a console and MS has the edge because they have the financial power to back it up.

Last gen the PS3 had an equally terrible start and also had to overcome a 10 million lead; it took almost 8 years but they did. Most people who already had an 360 bought a PS3 (myself included) why? More games! The same will happen this gen for the X1 and it will start shortly after this E3.
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0P-Tigrex  +   450d ago
@Gamer

I disagree with you.

I'd say the "full retail exclusive list" is pretty much the same.

Xbox One: Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse
Playstation 4: Knack, Killzone ShadowFall, Infamous Second Son.
If you want to count games that are only on the PLAYSTATION OR XBOX product whether it also be last gen, Playstation still has more.

The fact is right now the Playstation has more exclusive games that you simply cannot play on the Xbox. It has more variety of games. There is no arguing that. Lets say i never owned a console and went to the Ps4, i'll be able to play MORE games on that system alone compared to the Xbox One that i couldn't play anywhere else.

We have no real idea how many games Sony will bring to E3 with Ps3/Ps4 support. That being said, Playstation has always been about the games. There have been more games released for the ps3 in this past year than the 360 in the past 4 years.

"MS has the edge because they have the Financial power to back it up"

You mean to purchase exclusive third party support instead of having new studios develop any knew IP's.
I know it's hard for you to understand but because Microsoft has the financial stability; they will buy everything, and create little.
It's also funny how Sony is "going bankrupt" and they are still able to outsell the competition.

Everyone can make their new assumptions after E3 as to which platform has it's own individual games. It's in a week. until then lets wait patiently.
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BlackTar187  +   450d ago
Can you provide a list of Retail exclusives for both systems?

If this list is only 1 extra game then take your ball go home and think about what you've done.
D-riders  +   450d ago
I think it will never happen Sony has continually outsold ms look at last Gen
Illusive_Man  +   450d ago
Microsoft isn't the old Microsoft. Completely new leadership from the top down. Xbox team finally has the true leader it needs in Phil Spencer. MS has a focused and refined vision. They will be agressive, they will be market innovators, and they will Go for headshots. MS has too often been passive and played patty cake instead of going for the kill from the jump.
SoapShoes  +   450d ago
And Sony won't do all of that? lol
DefenderOfDoom2  +   450d ago
I love FPS CAMPAIGNS!!!! And according the reviewers, so do they!! For a triple A video game that game out in 2014, WOLENSTIEN NEW ORDER has been getting the best reviews! And please do not post METACRITIC numbers anybody - I read the review not the number! Part of the reason PS4 beat XBOX1 coming out the gate is because PS4 had a FPS exclusive (KILLZONE ) and XBOX1 did not!! But when HALO 5 comes out in 2015, that will help XBOX1 sales in the future!
mrpsychoticstalker  +   450d ago
It will eventually surpass the ps4, it's already almost there. In terms of games it surpassed it a long time ago. In terms of features it surpassed them a long time ago. Sony only had the biggest advantage. Which was price. But that is soon to change. I am sorry for Sony fans. I understand they love their console. But the reality is that not even Japanese execs know what they future of Sony will be. Their financial situation doesn't seem to get any better. I'm sure that a major company will buy Playstation brand and make it shine again. Indies are not going to make it break even.
madpuppy  +   450d ago
Er, you forgot the PS4 has more powerful hardware and Sony has more triple A studios than MS and the Xbone.

Also, I don't think anybody wants to hear from some nobody "armchair business analyst" about the future of a mega corporation. the fryer is that way ==> don't over salt the fries this time. JK :P
Allsystemgamer  +   450d ago
If you call being outsold two fold "nearly there" then sure lol. If it's got "such great games" then why is it still lagging way behind in sales? Even in its biggest market?

Fanboyism apparently makes you daft.
Why o why  +   450d ago
Lmao. Why are there so many super delusional members on n4g. Honestly, are they here purely to get traffic by making asinine comments that encourage and bait people to respond. I can only assume thats why they're not banned for longer periods if banned at all.

Ill bite. The x1 is behind on home turf, thats changeable but unlikely. The hardware on the other hand is weaker and will ALWAYS be inferior, ALWAYS.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   450d ago
ROTFLMFAO

Ignorance truly is bliss
Lukas_Japonicus  +   450d ago
That's a nice self-reassurance paragraph you have there. Clearly it isn't working for you though, as you have been making them for months now. Lol!
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AD705  +   450d ago
Yet regardless of MS having all this money they still have less games than the competition and less to offer the gamers. Hell they spent more money on timed DLC than they have actual games.
Magicite  +   450d ago
MS need more delusional xbots like you, then they can sell a few more exboxes.
joeorc  +   450d ago
@mrpsychoticstalker

Again? Oh holy hell

" I'm sure that a major company will buy Playstation brand and make it shine again. Indies are not going to make it break even."

You and others chanting this mantra are looking quite Amusing, because how do you buy or take over a company that's stock is not for public offering, which the board of directors stated that the companies stock will not be offered for public buy in! So how is anyone going to be able to buy it or "buy in" if there is no Public IPO?

its not sinking in here again for those that still do not seem to grasp this very simple concept:

Subsidiaries are separate, distinct legal entities for the purposes of taxation, regulation, and liability. For this reason, they differ from divisions, which are businesses fully integrated within the main company, and not legally or otherwise distinct from it.

Key point:

" Also, because a parent company and a subsidiary are separate entities, it is entirely possible for one of them to be involved in legal proceedings, bankruptcy, tax delinquency, indictment, and/or under investigation, while the other is not."

so what is playstation?:

Type: Subsidiary of Sony

with all Stock held by Sony 100% of all its stock thus it is already
are separate entities.

its a LLC! thus many that seem to wish for playstation to be bought out will never get their wish! its not happening, because if they were to set to sell the stock who get the first crack of buying the stock? yup you guessed it playstation LLC.

IE: Playstation is under a Aegis of asset protection you and other's dream of a company coming in and buying out playstation is just that a dream that is never coming true!

Let the dream Go, its not happening, not soon, not in the future because the playstation is not a public traded company you get no stock offering, thus you cannot buy it, and why the hell would Sony even entertain such a sale of the part of playstation?

Playstation 4 is already being sold @ profit and its only less than 7 months in and already on a hardware basis by itself is already being solf @ profit without the need of having to add in software to offset a loss!
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jessupj  +   450d ago
I'm sorry? Were you saying saying?

http://static.gamespot.com/...

How about doing a 5 second google search before saying something completely false.

I don't understand why you people keep pushing this rhetoric. Do you think if you say it enough times it might magically come true?
Belasco  +   450d ago
Nice Indy padding, most of those games are trash.
Flames76  +   450d ago
Xbox One has already caught the PS4 in america which they was never really behind.Now that the X1 will be shipping in china in july and then 42 other countrys in september sales will all be the same world wide.Right now the X1 is in 13 countrys and the PS4 is in 57 countrys its common sence
Allsystemgamer  +   450d ago
First off, "sense" is the proper spelling. Second. No. It's still lagging behind in NA. PS4 has already been selling in china via online retailers and will be selling in stores there too. The x1 won't catch up. You can keep dreaming though. Dreams are good to have but remember that's all it is. A dream.
KinjoTakemura  +   450d ago
@Flames76

"Xbox One has already caught the PS4 in america which they was never really behind."

Did you just pull that one out of your poop?
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