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Nearly a year in, is anyone winning the current generation console war?

It's now been nearly 10 months since we first sized up the launch day competition between the Xbox One and PS4 (and even longer since we took a holistic look at the Wii U)

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ARESWARLORD1067d ago

Ever though I own a Xbox One and Wii u I would have to say the PlayStation 4 is winning this war so far. PlayStation made a nice system.

sobotz1067d ago

The true battle is next year, damn that Bloodborne, Fable Legends, The Order 1886, Halo 5, Uncharted 4, Quantum Break, Crackdown 3.

Flamingweazel1066d ago

true battle?? nothing will change ps4 will outsell x1....

blitz06231066d ago

Silly console war. Gamers are winning

XBLSkull1066d ago (Edited 1066d ago )

Could be a rough generation for Nintendo we will have to see how that pans out for them. Sony always does fine. Microsoft always takes last place but have the best consoles. Both Microsoft and Sony are doing better than previous generations at this point in the lifecycle, gamers are winning.

I did buy a Wii U but it sat in its box for a month and I decided it was a bad decision for me to buy so I took it back. Definitely satisfied being a PS4/X1/PC gamer, though I need Sony to announce some better stuff. I'm not a big fan of their most popular stuff, but love SOCOM. H-hour looks sweet too but I'll get PC on that I thonk

Septic1066d ago

In terms of sales, the PS4 is winning and probably will dominate for the rest of the console cycle.

In terms of which console has better games however? That is subjective and the race is much more closely fought.

SilentNegotiator1066d ago

The real battle between Wii U and Xbone will start next year. Wii U releases/released its two biggest franchises this year; Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. Meanwhile, Xbone hasn't even released a Halo yet.

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marloc_x1067d ago

PS4 is selling more software than *fill in this blank*

VINNIEPAZ1066d ago

I own all 3, Id say Im winning the console war lol

Evilsnuggle1066d ago (Edited 1066d ago )

Let me show you a quote . “History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle. We are uniquely positioned to set a new benchmark for the industry.” (tricky) Don Mattick

Sony has already won is gen . Also PS4 has to many advantages over x1. PS4 is more powerful than X1. That meaning that the PS4 version of multi platform games will always be superior vs X1. Last gen the power difference between 360 and PS3 was closer than PS4 vs X1. Last gen 360 had a slightly better GPU than PS3. But PS3 had a far superior but hard to program CPU vs 360. This gen PS4 hardware is superior in every way to x1. More powerful GPU , faster memory system architecture and ram same CPU . Less O.S on the PS4 than X1 that slowed down the CPU on x1.

Parity is only possible if .

A. The game is not that graphically demanding and both PS4 and x1 have hardware head room to run the game at it's full resolution and frame rates.

B. The developer gimping the PS4 version for the sake of parity. The PS4 has 50 % more GPU cores. PS4 vs X1 both GPU benchmarked by digitalfoundry PS4 GPU has a average of 30% performance advantage.

Also Sony has more accomplished first party studio and IP than Microsoft. Microsoft has rely too long on 3rd party exclusives. Now that Sony has a large installment base. It will be harder to get 3rd party exclusives on x1.

Xbox fans will say PS3 caught up to 360. yes worldwide . But not in North America. Also Sony is a big gaming brand worldwide than Microsoft. Sony also had more 3rd party exclusives last gen than 360.

One of the biggest mistake that Microsoft made in my opinion. Was to drop kinect . Microsoft killed kinect with that move. Kinect was the one advantage that x1 had over PS4. Microsoft should have taken the hit. Sold x1 for the same price point as the PS4 with kinect. That would have made it a better value proposition against PS4. People would see x1 came with a camera and PS4 didn't. Microsoft thinks that kinect was the biggest problem. No x1 weaker hardware is the problem .

Wiiu is a great console for first party exclusive games. But the lack of 3rd party multi platform support will limit the sales of wiiu. This makes wiiu a secondary game console purchase.

Messiah23@

This is one of the most ridiculous things that Xbonefanboy say . They like not having a controller with without a rechargeable battery built-in. Come on I always own 2 controllers. One two play with one to charge. I own a 360 it's a pain in the a$$ . Not having a rechargeable battery built into the controller. It's 2014 most electronic device have rechargeable batteries built in. Microsoft is still greedy trying to make money of selling rechargeable batteries and charger packs. Does your cell phone run off AA batteries.
Please cut out your nonsense.

MysticStrummer1066d ago

"Let me show you a quote . “History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle. We are uniquely positioned to set a new benchmark for the industry.” (tricky) Don Mattick"

He was wrong though, or did Wii get to 10 million first and PS3 get there second…?

Magicite1066d ago

its still not too late to trade in those systems and get PS4...just saying.

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masterfox1067d ago

of course the xbox one... wait ??? what dimension is this ?

Slevon1066d ago

One where that comment still isn't clever ;)

98xpresent1067d ago (Edited 1067d ago )

The ps4. Duhhhh

• better design

• better 3rd party support

• got the casual gamers

• more horsepower

• better controller

• naughty dog lol

• more sells

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quaneylfc1066d ago

• The PS4 is sleeker but it gets hotter and louder than the Xbox One

• Better 3rd party support is true

• got the casual gamers - The Xbox One isn't devoid of family games - Draw

• more horsepower - Horsepower, it's not a car??

• better controller - nope, just not true, worse battery life, slippery thumbsticks, horrible start button, The Xbox One controller is the comfiest and most efficient controller i have ever used, the Triggers on my PS4 one will go soon because it has to rest on them when i put it down and the added features like the light bar and fun but unnecessary Touchpad do more damage than good.

• naughty dog - true

• The Hobbit films have made billions up to now and the last one will most likely get a billion too, that doesn't mean that The Hobbit it a good film, sells doesn't count as a good thing but it does count as winning something.

MysticStrummer1066d ago

Horsepower - You know what he meant and he's right.

The Hobbit films are a bad analogy. They aren't involved in any generational battle within the film industry. They are a prequel to a trilogy that was already a huge money maker.

LOL_WUT1067d ago

The PS4 is definitely leading the pack and its performance in sales and software will continue to improve leading into the holidays. ;)

GLG-Gaming1067d ago

I would say the Ps4 is the system of choice for most gamers this year. Personally, I am enjoying my wiiu over my ps4. Smash bros later this year, Mario Kart 8 + DLC, Hyrule Warriors, and Bayonetta 2. Pretty decent lineup in my opinion. On the other hand, ps4 have some really huge titles coming this year and especially next year. Starfox on wii u can not compete with Uncharted 4 (hopefully 2015 holiday) as the game of choice

ARESWARLORD1067d ago

Smash bros is going to be great.

CaptainN1066d ago

Your comparing Starfox to Uncharted next year???? How about comparing it to Xenoblade Chronicles X or Zelda U?