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Submitted by vernt 115d ago | opinion piece

Will Halo 5 Save The Xbox One?

Vernon responds to an episode of Inside Gaming Daily where they ask a simple question: will Halo 5 save the Xbox One? (Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One)

ARESWARLORD  +   115d ago
Xbone does not neex saving. Sure its not selling as much as ps4 but it is doing fine. We need to stop bashing consoles and play some games instead people
wastedcells  +   115d ago
Once games start coming out more often these types of article will hopefully fade away.
GrandpaSnake  +   115d ago
i want these to go away, but wouldn't more games cause even more negative articles?
i can already see the halo is going to suck article. i mean that be ultimate clickbait.
UltraNova  +   115d ago
Dont hope too much...it took 3-4 years before the hate on ps3 cooled off while Sony’s only mistake was having the more expensive system and releasing games 1 year later, it was a far cry from the DRM, always online, used games ban and kinect is the only future fiasco MS created for sure!

Lets not forget history now...

With that said I do believe the xbox brand can get back on track IF they follow the example set by Sony (which they already adopted). Focus solely on games and after sale support and they will end up with sales around the 60-70 million mark this gen.

As for the ps4 I cant definitely see it surging pass 90 million units this gen, unless Sony commits suicide...
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creatchee  +   115d ago
@UltraNova

"it took 3-4 years before the hate on ps3 cooled off while Sony’s only mistake was having the more expensive system and releasing games 1 year later"

Price was only one of the reasons that PS3 got a lot of flak at launch and afterwards. There was also:
- inferior/broken multiplats
- development difficulty with The Cell
- less than spectacular early exclusives
- XMB that you couldn't access in-game (at the time)
- barebones (at the time) PSN
- no rumble controller
- microphone issues in multiplayer

I'm not saying that all of them are on the same level, but cost was only one of the issues with early PS3. And, for the most part, most, if not all, were fixed over time.
Mr Pumblechook  +   115d ago
Although Halo 4 didnt quite match the quality of the Bungie games it was well received. Come the launch of Halo 5 there will be a tremendous amount of excitement for it. The only problem being that the first new Halo game for the platform will arrive Two years after the Xbone console launched. I have no doubt it will shift many more console units, but come Autumn 2015 IF Microsoft is not market leader then I doubt this one title will be a game-changer.
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Boody-Bandit  +   115d ago
Regardless if you game on all formats, multi but favor one over the other, game primarily on one console, are just here for gaming information, diehard, hardcore, mainstream, casual or what ever the case may be.

Can we come to one simple conclusion?
Articles like this are nothing but click bait trash regardless of the content or reasoning by the author. So do what I do as soon as you see a title like this regardless of which site it's from or how well it's written.

Mark the site down.
At the top of the page click the site name+ under Full Story.
"Story quality?" WTF
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We deserve better than this continual click bait trash that gets us no where. That's why this N4G has this option and we should take a minute and exercise it. The only way we are going to get better from the industry and lame cesspool media is by voting.

Here we do it with mouse clicks.
At retail we do it with our wallets.
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BattleAxe  +   114d ago
Once Halo 5 and the next Gears game comes out, then the Xbox One will be on a roll. It will be interesting to see if Titanfall stays exclusive to the Xbox and PC, especially in light of the fact that Sony turned down EA's subscription service. If Titanfall does stay exclusive, then I think the Xbox will have a pretty solid foundation.
BiggerBoss  +   115d ago
It may not need saving, but there's no denying that Halo will be THE system seller for the XbOne that will increase sales dramatically
nucky64  +   115d ago
wasn't that said about titan fall? and wasn't that said about a kinectless 399 dollar xbone?

as far as xbone doing well - I'd say yes if compared to x360 sales....I keep reading that it's outpacing the older systems sales. but if compared to direct competition right now with ps4 - then the answer is no.
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BiggerBoss  +   115d ago
@nucky, titanfall and Halo are two completely different beasts. If there's one thing that will make 360 users move to XbOne, it's Halo. The Halo franchise has almost a cult like following.
And I agree that XbOne is not doing near as well as Ps4, but Xbox sold like complete crap compared to Ps2 but still had a good bit of good games
700p  +   115d ago
Halo MCC will be the game that brings more people on xbox one during the holidays. Even a game like forza horizon will bring more people to xbox one.
marlinfan10  +   115d ago
@nucky

"wasn't that said about titanfall?"

titanfalls a new IP. halos a proven seller with over 50 million copies sold for the series. theres no doubt people will be buying the system for halo

no ones saying its selling better than the ps4, thanks for clearing that up for us. the xbox is selling just fine. it seems like you're more worried about it than actual xbox owners, but then again, why would anyone care? thats still what I'm trying to figure out
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Lord Maim  +   115d ago
@nucky64: But Titanfall isn't Halo. Halo will always sell consoles. Even the worst Halo sold very well, enough to push some Xbox Ones.
700p  +   115d ago
@ARESWARLORD Yeah, these repetitive articles are really annoying. Xbox is doing fine. All of there exclusives have sold over a million each while titanfall is apparently the best selling xbox one game atm which doesnt shock me since its topping charts.
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3-4-5  +   114d ago
Save? Halo 5 isn't releasing for OVER A YEAR.

It's going to need more than Halo to be a console that matters.

It's a solid console, that is slightly less powerful than a PS4. If XB1 has enough good games, then it will be fine.
Snookies12  +   115d ago
The X1 is doing fine... Not sure why it needs saving. So the PS4 is selling more, that doesn't mean the X1 is flopping. It just means the PS4 is doing incredibly well. They're both doing very well.
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mixolydian_id  +   115d ago
I haven't taken the plunge yet... but I want a One and I know I won't be disappoionted
greenyboi  +   115d ago
Is there any need for all these articles sure the xb1 isn't selling as much as the ps4 but does that mean its a failure .we aren't even a year into this generation. And there isn't much reason to jump in to next gen yet .but when the heavy hitters start dropping later this year early next in sure sales will pick up on both systems when people see the must buy system sellers .
slappy508  +   115d ago
I'm looking forward to when the xbox one is launching here on 23rd September (yes I own A ps4 I like both gaming consoles). Looking forward to master chief collection, sunset overdrive and quantum break. I don't think Halo 5 will save the xbox as you have to look at the catalogue of games as a whole, but it will definitely be a great title to have
LightDiego  +   115d ago
Another salvation article, but who's gonna save us from them?
Lord Maim  +   115d ago
Not Rorschach.
Software_Lover  +   115d ago
From what?
slasaru01  +   115d ago
Save from WHAT? It sells and does what it is designed for.
Gamers are already tired of those armchair analysts.
TheBoy  +   115d ago
Xbox One isn't dead though... It's selling fine, just not as well as the PS4. Once major titles release, the XB1 will start selling much better than it is now.
masterfox  +   115d ago
Unless Halo 5 comes with a new GPU and more ram to install into the xbone yes it could probably save it.
BillmadeAGate  +   115d ago
If your playing Consoles for graphics then I feel sorry for you =(
starchild  +   114d ago
And neither console is as powerful as my gaming PC so I guess they're both dead, right?

Some logic you have there. /s
masterfox  +   114d ago
Yes because your super computer can play a game that looks better than Infamous SS, you can play a game on your super PC that matches that Uncharted 4 teaser, right ? right ?
starchild  +   114d ago
What does that have to do with anything? You used faulty logic and I made a point that if we followed your logic both the PS4 and XB1 would be dead since they aren't as powerful as PCs for gaming.

Oh and Infamous Second Son is a great game with amazing graphics, but there are definitely games on PC that equal or surpass it. The Uncharted 4 trailer looked incredible and I know Naughty Dog will put out one of the best looking games around, but we saw very little there and the game is still a long way from release so it's kind of pointless to make any kind of comparison right now.

In any case, even if those were the best looking games it wouldn't change the fact that for the vast majority of titles the PC offers the best graphics available of any platform. A platform doesn't die just because it isn't the most powerful. In fact, the most powerful console of a generation generally isn't the best selling console of that generation.
castillo  +   115d ago
Not that it needs saving, but hell yeah Halo 5 will help move consoles . What really needs to be done is put a stake through the Cross Gen crap quick so developers don't have to stretch resources so thin. M2C
castillo  +   115d ago
The white Xbox one being bundled with Sunset Overdrive will move units .
Goku781  +   115d ago
Xbox One is beyond saving, it just "is" at this point like the Wii. The Wii had a couple of good games sold like crazy then everyone forgot about it. It just existed. Xbox One is already on its way to becoming a bad broken memory.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   115d ago
@goku
Beyond saving???
Do u even believe that?
I m a PlayStation fan since 1995 and love the brand to death but when I hear people like u, pope, truefan1... Behaving like complete retarded PR, it makes me sick to be a gamer.
Do u really need to make other people feel bad about their choice...
Be a gamer, not a hater
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cruzngta  +   115d ago
It will move units of course but so will MCC and Sunset OD especially if they release the rumored white console with the game as a bundle. The Bone is doing pretty good considering all the flak it has faced. Phil has turned things around a bit and they should be fine. Halo 5 will be epic and pimp everything saleswise...it always does everyone knows this.
pastysmash  +   115d ago
It doesn't need saving.

Now STFU.
DirtyPimp  +   115d ago
good points as to why it does not need saving
lfc_4eva  +   115d ago
Why does Xbone need saving? Explain please?

One might say PS4 needs saving from its over-hype and under-delivery. Like I said, one might say.
Jilokle  +   115d ago
One might say that you're a troll. Like I said, one might say. ;)
lfc_4eva  +   114d ago
One might say that. However one would be wrong ;)
MCTJim  +   115d ago
It's been article after article of doom n gloom since EA Access was announced as Xbox One exclusive. Enough already. We get it. You want your console of choice to be everyone's console of choice.
thezeldadoth  +   115d ago
if you're writing an article, and your title ends up being "will _____ save _____" go ahead and stop. Also, look at all these comments, they are the exact same comments seen in every single "will x game save x system" article. quit falling for the bait.
xDHAV0K24x  +   115d ago
smh...STOP IT! need sving...pffft!
Einhert  +   115d ago
Right now it is the only reason the thought of getting one would even enter my mind.
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mrpsychoticstalker  +   115d ago
It doesn't need saving. It's doing excellent. It's funny how ps fans wish this to happen without realizing that if the Xbox is gone, the PS4 will soon follow. They both need eachother to survive.
Predaking77  +   115d ago
The X1 is not selling as Microsoft expected, it already had some price cuts, Microsoft has even refused to inform specific sold sales numbers of the xbone, the xbone is not dominating in any territory.

Yeah sure, "everything is fine with the xbone". Maybe in a parallel dimension it is indeed, but not in this one.
xDHAV0K24x  +   114d ago
different sku! not a price cut!
Yetter  +   114d ago
when I grow up i wanna be a professional troll
UtraAtomic  +   114d ago
Just by reading the title, "save it form what!?!?!" XD

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