Talking to TechRadar at an Xbox event, Eagle confidently predicted that, despite a rocky start for the Xbox One against the PS4, time will prove the great healer.
"time will prove the great healer" Time, is the new savior the Xbox One. Lol.
Time will prove great for the Xbox One because right now the PS4 is selling off of resolution gate and not important things like quality software This time next year resolutions won't be important and it'll be about exclusives The PS4 (going off of Andrew House and Shu's words) will have more focus on remasters and small scale games Microsoft could really take advantage of Sony with their finances this gen
Funny you mention exclusives last time I checked Sonys been crushing M$ in that department ever since the original Xbox what they announced so far for next year the trend seems to be continuing.
Oh, so now we have to wait and see "this time next year"? Tell me, when this time next year comes around and microsoft is still getting their a$$es handed to them, how long will we have to wait and see again?
You never get tired of being wrong. This generation is going to be quire painful for some.
@GamersHeaven So, I should buy a PS4 just to wait for next years games?
I really do not think it is fair to even put the xbone in the same classification as the PS4! A Donkey will never be a Unicorn even if it straps a dildo to its head! Seeing as the PS4 is the standard barer as the only True High Fidelity Next Gen Console on the Market 2014, It would be much fairer to place the xbone in a category all of its own (say as you would a sub compact car, WiiU being compact) This way the xbone can become a big fish in a medium sized pond and not eaten alive by the bigger hunger apex predators out in the ocean!
I agree what will sony fans have for their articles once resolution is the same on both consoles? It will probably switch to something else that no gamer really gives a damn about. All Microsoft have to do is keep concentration on delivering new experiences and games and the rest will fall into place. October/November is going to be a heavy hitter on my wallet :(
@gamers heaven, And yet MS exclsuives always outsell sony exclusives....
Regardless of the reasons, gamers have spoken with their wallets. They prefer the ps4 over Xbox 2-1. Im sure the Xbox will continue to make head way, but I don't think it'll catch the ps4.
@lifeisagameok 'The PS4 (going off of Andrew House and Shu's words) will have more focus on remasters and small scale games' You're a total Liar .....you're purposefully taking those comments out of context to suit your Agenda. Andrew House & Shu stated there is a market for Remasters for those who never owned a PS3. And, there is no more a focus on Indie titles than PC, Wii U & X1. You're a One Bubble Liar!!!!
@snookiegamer Calm down, you'll blow a gasket lol. If you know that guy's comment history you'll know that he does that all the time, it's nothing new with him. He constantly twists facts to suit his argument. It's what must be done in order to provide his argument with any sort of validity (even though it is false validity). The ps4 has a very healthy future gaming library in store for it. It's still a new system and already we've seen what it's capable of and what future games are bringing. Whether or not he needs to make up facts in order to give himself some sort of false sense of security, that's not gonna change what the devs will be doing with the system. The less you let people like that frustrate you the better. This is gonna be a very very frustrating and harsh gen for people like him.
..edit.. not wasting my time.
More hot nonsense from lifeisagameok. You are literally the new georgenoob.
SONY can fix the software problems. MICROSOFT can't fix the slightly underpowered xbox one.
In some circumstances higher resolutions are important for software longevity.
PS4 will have a large number of 1st party AAA exclusive games, as many or more than PS3. There is no "more focus on remasters and small scale games". You are lying and making things up.
Live or exist? So far X1 is merely existing.
Impressive considering 360 is about to start it's 10th year of production. @ the troll that claims to not be a fan of X1 but spends all it's time on X1 articles, no savior is required when the X1 is already selling better than: PS1 PS2 PS3 360 Unless, of course, those were all failures? @ MightyNox, wake up, aligned sales http://www.dualshockers.com... Allow me help you with those NPD numbers Xbox One NPD since launch November 2013…909,000 December 2013…908,000 January 2014…141,000 February 2014…258,000 March 2014…311,000 April 2014…115,000 May 2014…77,000 Total X1…2,719,000 Xbox 360 NPD since launch November 2005…326,000 December 2005…281,000 January 2006…250,000 February 2006…161,000 March 2006…192,000 April 2006…295,000 May 2006…221,000 Total 360…1,726,000 @ Johndoe, you will have noticed a bump in PS2 sales when more Countries are added, just like what is expected this Sep for X1.
PS2 sold more than 150million LTD When did the Bone reach those sales? O_o Edit: Xbox 360 sales: June 2006 - 277K June 2007 - 198K June 2008 - 220K June 2009 - 241K June 2010 - 452K June 2011 - 507K June 2012 - 257K June 2013 - 141K The Bone: June 2014: 150k
Yeah I see your point. The Xbox One had a great start, but now its performing worse than the 360 at the same point in time.
@MightyNoX and Eonjay The problem with that type of comparison is that 360 had no same-gen competition for its first year. Therefore, people who wanted a next-gen experience (compared to what was previously available) only had 360 as an option. This gen, Xbox One is contending with a PS4 that is outselling it. Of course there is going to be reduced numbers when you are not the only game in town like you had been previously.
Seeing as you like to be technical, those ps2 sales are in 1 territory, so your comment about "aligned sales" is irrelevant. In fact, based on that total xbox one sale figure you gave above, I would say that it is no where close to ps2 sales figures.
Guys, can we stop with the Wall of text please.
The PS4 and Xbox One had the biggest debuts of any consoles ever. If it was even conceivable to release 900k PS1s, PS2s, etc., at launch, you can sure bet they would've sold about as much at launch. The Xbox One quenched the thirst much earlier than other consoles. Let's say 3 million people wanted PS2s, they'd be waiting quite a while for supply to finally meet that demand. If 3 million people want the Xbox One at one time, it's able to do that in a shorter amount of time because of how fast production is these days. That's why we're seeing the demand die quick for the Xbox One, because the people who really wanted one already got one. And the other thing is, the PS2's demand didn't dry up quite as quick as the demand for the Xbox One. After hitting 5 million WW, it continued to sell big every month. Also, the 360 was also heavily supply constrained up until much later in 2006. If there was an extra million for the US, it would've matched the Xbox One's numbers quite easily.
@axios2 " you will have noticed a bump in PS2 sales when more Countries are added, just like what is expected this Sep for X1." What does that have to do with the point you were making in the post above?
@Axios2 can u see a problem with X1 sales they only hit big numbers at the holiday launch time, and it went on a steep hill after that , the numbers are dropping all the time , and bad , if u go from jan. the X1 only sold 902,000 in 5 months , and the 360 sold 1,119,000 in 5 months so the X1 is not selling better than the 360 after the 1st 5 months on the next year out and the X1 has a price drop , so that gave june a boost , wait till july. even lower.
I agree time usually fixes crap. I mean people tend to not care about crap that was important after about a year.
time dont fix HARDWARE.
no, software runs and can make HARDWARE perform better, and Microsoft are Software engineers. So yeah the xbox one will improve over time
Okay? Not sure how that is a reply to what I said. Time is the ultimate healer. If Xbox One has an image problem now in a year no one will care anymore.
@JBSleek Really? The ps3's image problem lasted for a good few years. What makes you think the xbox's image problem will be any different.
People can forget things in a year, but that doesn't mean the image problem is taken care of. Lindsay Lohan? People forgot about her. If you brought her up when she wasn't everywhere in the news for a couple of years, people still knew her as a drug addict and whatever else. Watergate? People don't talk about it constantly and it's not always in the news but people will always remember it for how awful the presidency was. Time may heal all wounds but actually proactively healing them kind of cuts down the time needed to heal. That's what MS is doing. They have an image problem and they're trying to fix it. If they just left it up to time, they would be in an even worse position.
“Eagle admitted the 'turbulence' that has haunted the early part in the Xbox's life has not been fun, but insisted that things had changed direction”. Couldn't agree more so im hoping this all means well get more investment into AA games, new ips and new studios down the line.
This is going to be fun life Xbox 1 :)
It will live even more than that. A console definitely made for the future.
I can vouch for this. My first XBox 360 lasted about 7 months before it got RROD. My XBox One lasted about 7 months and then the disc drive failed. I don't actually use discs, so I suppose it is more annoying than dead. I should probably get it fixed within the year though :|
At least its safe knowing all the new Consoles from the big 3 have a excellent reliability record... However, I suggest you get a replacement drive before your warranty expires. It'd be Silly not to.
Sounds like good news for sure.
Wow then I guess I won't be doing business with MS for a long time. s
Maybe from a media aspect, but I seriously doubt either console (PS4/X1) will last as long as the previous generation. Particularly X1. It just doesn't have the technological clout the 360 had at launch.
Xbox 360 had technological clout at launch? LOL... Please be real, even with PS4/XB1, there's no technological clout for ANY consoles the past decade, PC always had more power. Xbox has no reason for existence due to PC, and PS has the true AAA exclusives that will NEVER be released on PC. True gamers own a PS and a PC gaming rig.
The 360 was more powerful than most PCs at the time. It wasn't until 2008+ that PCs finally started to surpass the consoles in larger numbers. So yeah, the 360 had technological clout. I think it also used an AMD GPU that was a year ahead from anything on the market.
Okay, but, will it get more support? I loved some of the 360 games earlier in its life cycle (Fable 2 and 3, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, the Witcher 2, Magna Carta 2, The Last Remnant) but most of what they offered later on was mainly their signature titles (Halo, GoW) and Kinect titles which I have no interest in.
Yeah, this has been my biggest concern about the XB1. I got a 360 on Day1, and bought my last game for it in early 2009. After that it was completely redundant to me. I also disliked MS ditching the original XB after only 4 years.
Everyone without an Xbox One actually seem more concerned than Xbox One owners. God. I for one am glad that I can keep investing in my Xbox knowing I won't have to fork out for a new console a few years down the line. If I wanted constant upgrades to hardware I'd of bought a gaming PC.
Last gen was to long. Five to Seven years should be plenty of time for this gen.
Good to know. With all of the rez debacles and bad press at times I worry that my investment in the XB1 will not last if they replace it with a newer stronger system to try and beat the PS4. I think XB1 is more than capable just like PS3 was it is harder to code for. In time it will be much better and I hope DX12 gives it a bump. It has some amazing looking games already so I dont think it is underpowered like so many people like to claim. Just not as powerful as PS4.
Are you kidding me? 360 was a dead console in Asia. Who care about 360.
so 3-4 years and then no games until it slowly fades away?
I think if you don't own a X1 you should not open you mouth bout it, cause they no way you know what it can n can't do, I own both system and can tell you the X1 is the choice system in my house with 3 gamers,
Average lifespan of any given 360 is around a year, with heavy usage. Then it dies. I'm pretty sure MS would be wise to alter their words.
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