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Sony Will Release the PS4 Slim the Instant They Fall Behind Microsoft

Sony will save a new PS4 model for when they really need it. Like, for example, when the Xbox One reclaims the North American territory.

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lelo729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

"Sony Will Release the PS4 Slim the Instant They Fall Behind Microsoft"

In American sales, if the X1 adds a few big exclusives to their line-up (only Halo, Forza and Gears is not enough), decreases it's price and becomes cheaper then the PS4, maybe the X1 has a shot...

Now in world sales, I can't see the PS4 falling behind the X1... unless something completely unexpected happens.

NextLevel729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

The Xbox One might outsell the PS4 during certain months here and there when a big game releases. There is nothing to support the argument that Microsoft is even close to doing so consistently. The Xbox One hasn't even crossed 5 million something the PS4 did a long time ago.

Phil Harrison
"Asked about bridging the gap between the two console's sales figures (Sony report 9 million units sold, Harrison says Xbox One's figure is "north of five million") he says: "Some analysts will suggest that we are less than 5% into this generation, so there is plenty of market opportunity ahead of us."

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mi...

The crazy thing is, the PS4 is doing this with a relatively weak exclusive line up so far. When the big games start dropping in 2015 this could get out of hand.

Sony will release the slim when they're ready, there is no need in waiting for Microsoft.

Nitrowolf2729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

"Sony will release the slim when they're ready, there is no need in waiting for Microsoft."

Agreed, The Slim will come when it comes. It's not about being a last resort to try to regain the market from the competition, it's about releasing an old product again at a cheaper production value for them, thus more profit per console sold.

The_Hero729d ago

The point of releasing the slim is to be cost effective while maintaining profibility.

mikeslemonade729d ago

X1 will never outsell the PS4 for one month in the U.S. because the $399 sku couldn't do it.

weekev15729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

Agreed this isnt some competition to the execs, its about making profit. The only reason they give 2 craps about MS is that they are taking some of their market. If Sony sells 100 million this gen and MS sells 101 million, Sony wont care because they will still have made a profit, which for them is a massive deal right now.

bigbic729d ago

I would be speechless if Microsoft outsold Sony in total sales this gen in any country, let alone worldwide. It is Sony's gen to lose.

Provolone24728d ago

I've been thinking the same thing. 2014 hasn't been great for any platform, but it's been especially lacking in the exclusives department for Sony considering how high their expectations are in terms of delivering arguably the best exclusive games.

So, when 2015 kicks off with The Order, then Bloodborne, No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4, not to mention all the announced new IPs that we know Sony has...you're right; it could get out of hand.

Quantum Break looks great and we already know Halo and Gears are coming in 2015 (yeah, total shocker there), but Microsoft better have some tricks up their sleeve.

UltraNova728d ago

The Slim is meant to be a mid cycle refresher to an aging product which help re-invigorate customer perception of the product just like car face-lifts.

This should be done when you reach a sales plateau or steady decline in sales for any reason not just as a reaction to what the competition is doing.

Chris_GTR1728d ago

Why would ps4 slim matter? Ps4 is already significantly slimmer when compared to x1. Has anyone put them side by side? At this point ps4 is even slimmer than the furute x1 slim.

Eddie20101728d ago

Then we probably won't see a Slim PS4, at least not because it is behind in sales.

Darkstares728d ago

The Slim will come when the parts become more efficient so they can make a smaller design, and to add a whole new look to renew interest if sales start to fall. Sony needs to be profitable so if they can make the hardware for cheaper with a new slim model they will.

ghostface9728d ago

@mikeislemonade please tell me thats a joke first of the x1 will probably outsell the ps4 in the US this month first with the new sku but saying it will never pass the ps4 is idiotic.

Kingscorpion1981728d ago

It will get out of hand... I can already see it happening lol

Kingscorpion1981728d ago

It will get out of hand... I can already see it happening lol.

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JBSleek729d ago

Why does the Xbox One have to lower its price from $399? That's fine and competitive.

rdgneoz3729d ago

If the kinect standalone costs more than $100, it'll show that MS could have lowered the Kinectless even more for consumers. Even before kinectless, they were selling titanfall bundles for $450 ($560 value) and they couldn't stay competitive.

Spotie728d ago

In another week or so, we'll see whether or not that price makes the XB1 competitive. Right now, it doesn't appear to have done much (basing this off the dubious VGChartz until we get some NPD figures).

Being at the same price doesn't make it competitive.

Magicite729d ago

Does this mean there will never be a PS4 slim?

ltachiUchiha728d ago

They will definitely have one no matter what because a slim will definitely help Sony save money.

GT67728d ago

their no need to wait on MS pull miracle from behind . when Sony ready that sexy slim hot mama will show those legs.

jessupj728d ago

"Sony Will Release the PS4 Slim the Instant They Fall Behind Microsoft"

Did sony just confirm they'll will be no slim model released ever?

Gamer1982728d ago

They wont ever fall behind the Xbone in total sales.. Maybe the odd month in the US Xbone will outsell it but in total PS4 will dominate this generation now.. The PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide leading to it overtaking it in the end and the ps4 is a lot stronger console than the ps3 and the xbone has a lot less strength than the 360.

fenome728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

Don't forget the 360 had a year headstart and the PS3 was more expensive, but the PS3 still passed it. How you support your console, consumers, and developers is what's going to carry you the distance. This time around they both started the race at the same time, but the PS4 is stronger and cheaper, and Microsoft tripped on the first hurtle. I honestly believe they're going to dominate pretty much this whole generation.

Evilsnuggle728d ago

That is quite sad i was looking forward to a new PS4 slim . Because xbone will never out sale the PS4 in europe . xbone will have a hard time out selling PS4 in the usa . Maybe when a halo game drops but SONY will beat m$ again in sales like every gen so far . xbone will lose more market shares that 360 gained . SONY will take back the market shares that was lose by PS3 . PS4 = PS2 this gen

KINGOFTHEJUICE-728d ago

agreed PlayStation will lead this entire generation

showtimefolks728d ago

Sony will release a ps4 slim when they can ut costs and make a bigger profit. Jack tretton said that fans think we can cut the prices or release newer models in an instant, but these things are well planned for future

Now xbox one will not pass ps4 at anytime in sales(overall meaning ps4 is at 12 million and xbox one is at 12.1 million, there maybe months where it may sell better than ps4 but right now the gap is over 4 million)

ps4 is reported to be at 9 million
xbox one at 5

IMO if any shot of making it close in USA market than its this fall, i really don't see xbox one doing better than ps4 in 2015. This fall xbox one can make a comeback or some sort but that may easier said than done

I think sony will get a huge sales bonus with Destiny bundle and white PS4's(i know many friends who are waiting for white ps4)

than there is Europe where MS has no chance, ps4 is the king of that market like ps3 and before ps1-ps2 were. Europe has grown to a point where MS really needs to shift a lot of their focus into that region

Bottom line is this:

the way things are right now with 4 plus million in sales gap, i see this generation being a thing where xbox one will be playing catch up. Now that doesn't mean it won't be successful(hear that xbox fans, i am not bashing xbox one, its an awesome console)

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truefan1729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

Looks like the Slim will be here at the start of the new year. Sony has nothing that can compete with Halo. Hell Gears is more popular than the uncharted franchise. Even price with Halo MCC Bundle Holiday 2014 vs ? for ps4. XB1 won NPD one month during the 2013 holiday at $100 more.

Sony better hope people don't learn they can play Destiny on XB1 along with Sunset Overdrive, Halo MCC, and Forza Horizon 2. My darn nephew didn't even know Destiny was multiplat, once he learned that it was a no brainer.

Majin-vegeta729d ago

Yea it one the month where they were really scarce to find.But seeing as they're now easier to find in some places i doubt it lol.

TheWatercooler728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

"My Darn Nephew"... Wait... You have a nephew?? I thought you were like 12..

Surely your not a full grown man are you?

johndoe11211729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

What month was that? Was that the month they were really low on stock and xboxes were lining store shelves?

ramiuk1729d ago

aye prob the month MS shareholders told MS to stop making consoels as there was too many in stock around world

morganfell729d ago

Is this your new fall back position truefan? Every few weeks you come up with another. Retreat, dig in, "Oh crap! Fall back again!"

GW212728d ago

Um, yup. Exactly. It used to annoy me because I would be thinking "how can someone be so obtuse and stubborn?"

Now I just kind of laugh. Personally, I own both consoles so I don't really care about the whole console war thing. That said, it's funny to watch the XB1 fanboys continuously back track and pivot and back track and lie. Sony has more than its share of idiot fanboys, but I just find the MS fanboy back tracking to be akin to watching a train wreck. You can't help but watch.

AceBlazer13729d ago

How long have you been saying the xb1 is gonna win at something true fan? It's like every week you come up with a new excuse, each more half passed than the last. I'm surprised you don't act like a Jehovah's witness to your nephew, preaching the awesomeness of XB1.

RichardDawkins729d ago

Microsoft will recoup a 4 million gap in 6 months?? Ok TrueTroll1

gigoran729d ago

Right, because Sony with their more popular and powerful console are worried about Microsoft rereleasing a bunch of halo games, some from 2 generations ago, that can't even be played in full hd. Yeah... They are shaking in their boots.

Hahaha nice joke

MysticStrummer729d ago

"Looks like the Slim will be here at the start of the new year."

You're insane.

At least that's settled anyway.

bigjohn221729d ago

Halo are you fing kidding me? Since bungie left halo has gone into the shyt hole,343 studios destroyed halo 4 and any hope halo can be revived by another company.

Gears without cliffy b is epic failure.

PS4isKing_82728d ago

Microsoft only barely won December because that was the month more units were being shipped for the European launch.

As for gears of war? That game is likely 3 years away. By then the xbone will likely be 10 to 15 mil units behind ps4. If not more.

Provolone24728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

Oh man. You're right; Sony is screwed. Microsoft's first-party studios are churning out more Halo, Fable, and Forza games. That's something new.

I mean seriously: Forza 5 launched with X1 back in November and now Forza Horizon 2 drops in September? That's a mere TEN months between Forza titles. Please someone tell me why in the world we need two Forza games ten months apart. Gimme a break.

And then you have Microsoft's true cash cow that ran out of milk in 2007: Halo. So, we know of The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5, but apparently that isn't enough because a recent article said they're working on ANOTHER Halo. We're probably looking at three Halo games within the next year to two years. Give it up already.

Lastly, it's pretty ironic that Sunset Overdrive will arguably be the best X1 game of 2014 and it was made by a studio who is basically a Playstation developer. Oh well, Truefan, at least you'll finally get to experience what a good game is like.

GrandpaSnake728d ago

i never had a 360, but with destiny i can play a game made from bungie. xbox fans can play sunset overdrive.

Aceman18728d ago

there are truly no words that can describe you truefan really no words lol. you claim Gears is more popular than Uncharted

Gears 1 6.04 mil
Gears 2 6.68
Gears 3 6.03
Gears 4 1.43

UC1 4.74
UC2 6.39
UC3 6.36

you make it seem like the difference between the two is huge, but it's not if UC1 had multiplayer it would have the same numbers as the other two in the series.

i love IG, but even i know Sunset Overdrive which looks like complete insane fun is not going to light the charts ablazed.

i plan to get an X1 later this year but halo mmc does not have me excited, Sunset Overdrive does, QB does but that's not out until sometime next year. i might pick up FH2 as that looks good. stop being a shill and an crazy fanboy lol.

chrisarsenalsavart728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

Dud,it would be better to have that conversation with a chimp than with truefan1.
At least the chimp would understand

showtimefolks728d ago

Bubs up man, i see Uncharted 4 getting more sales than gears of war. People are burned out with Gears series, but not by UC

if ms can pick one game between gears and UC4, they will surly take UC4. Gears trilogy was awesome but unless they do something just out of the ordinary than gears really doesn't have a chances even to match gears 2 or gear 3 sales

modesign728d ago

the chimp would have more bubbles

Iamnemesis4880728d ago

Just to say there was no gears 4 it was a spin off called judgement.

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madjedi728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

I seriously think this is a sony guy(truefan), just intentionally acting this foolish, just to make other xbox fans look stupid. That can't be genuine.

sic_chops728d ago

Sony still beat MS last gen and how many halo games came out....Trufan?

morganfell728d ago

Just look at Amazon. In May the PS4 averaged spot 6 and the Xbox1 averaged spot 39. In June the PS4 was at 8 and the Xbox1 at 50. So far this month, the PS4 average is 9 and the Xbox1 is 53. See the trend truefan?

DigitalRaptor728d ago

- Titanfall
- DirectX 12

Why do you do this to yourself, Truetroll?

king_ps4728d ago

It's over for xbox, they will never catch ps4. Prepare for your dreams to be smashed.

sAVAge_bEaST728d ago

Your comment, and the responses you get = Comedic Gold.

chrisarsenalsavart728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

Xbox1 only won that month because Sony was stretching their stock worldwide compares to Microsoft so if u were not so fanblinded(see I have just created a new word for you)you would understand that if Sony had allocated the same amount of consoles in N.A. Than they did worldwide at that time, ps4 would have killed xb1 N.A sales without a shadow of a doubt.
U fool!

showtimefolks728d ago (Edited 728d ago )

truefan1

Titanfall bundle was suppose top kill ps4
now a Halo hd collection okay
than gears of war(how well did judgement sell)
Halo 5(after halo 4 many people have doubts)

the way i see it sony will make a bigger impact with destiny bundle and exclusive dlc

also what's stopping them from bundling LBP3 or drive club?

Aceman18(these sales number at bottom take from this user, thanks)

Gears 1 6.04 mil
Gears 2 6.68
Gears 3 6.03
Gears 4 1.43

UC1 4.74
UC2 6.39
UC3 6.36

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kingdom18729d ago (Edited 729d ago )

I see a price cut in the future if that happens. (Don't know how it can get much slimmer. )

johndoe11211729d ago

Let me fix that sub heading for you:

"Sony will save a new PS4 model for when they really need it. Like, for example, IF EVER the Xbox One reclaims the North American territory".

you're welcome :)

chrisarsenalsavart728d ago

They re both great consoles, and I own both of them but what really grind my gear is people like truefan1(aka major Nelson crazy twin brother)and georgeboob(aka Don mattrick Bff)talking deluded nonsensical s@#?t every single time.

whybag728d ago

Even Major Nelson stopped trying to spin sales after March. But there sits truefan, still keeping the faith.