The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are now the same price and the exclusive software hasn't really shined, so is this the key to Sony's early lead?
It doesn't hurt...
The reason why PS4 is in the lead in term of sales, it's all thanks to: Don Mattrick For me, the reason I pick PS4 first is because the starting price is more cheaper than Xbox One. (yeah I'm a broke college student, so I had to pick the cheapest one just to play next-gen)
The reason why I pick PS4 first is because they have more games indie AND retail, higher rated games, AND better running multi-platform games.
I've enjoyed gaming on a Playstation since 1996. Why would I ever want to stop?
>more cheaper The PS brand had been stronger globally than the competition for a few years already so it was expected for the the PS4 to be outselling the X1. But to be winning by a landslide is mostly MS's mistakes.
It is because of Multiplats. Those are the games that sell the most. Exclusives aren't "better than multiplats". People act like they are but really the mass market could care less.
globally it's a no-brainer really, we always play on PS before, most of our friends are on PS, and many non-gaming feature are useless outside NA. Those who buy XB are most likely passionate fans of its titles or gamers who have the funds to buy both console. I'd say the focus on multiplayer gaming has somehow hurt XB sales, it doesn't help in areas where XB is the minority, people just won't buy it if none of their friends buy it.
Don Matrick...psssttt.....Sony has always been on top of MS, they don't need -a- Don Matrick;)
"Is PS4's Success Due To Superior Multiplatform Titles?" Well it certainly hasn't had anything to do with any Playstation exclusives so far.
@BattleAxe Speak for yourself buddy. The reason I picked up a PS4 on Launch was because the exclusives appealed to me. Killzone Shadowfall, Knack and Resogun. Then along came iNFamous Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. So for its 1st year on the market I'd say the PS4 is definitely doing something right. 10+ million worldwide sales speaks for itself.
PS3 was pretty much a flop if you compare it to the PS2. PlayStation only users were just thirsty to have a new console since PS3 wasn't very good. Xbox 360 users are still satisfied with the system so they have had less of a reason to make the switch so quickly. http://tinypic.com/r/fy2uyt... For all you "XBLSkull doesn't even own a PS4/PS3/PSVita/Gaming PC" haters Lol, "You are borrowing someones stuff" that is funny right there bazinga. Funny I own 3 PlayStations and only 2 Xboxs and you still think im a fanboy, because you can't stand that someone who owns everything finds PlayStation to be the worst place to play. I only own them because PlayStation has a handful of games that I want to play, and i have no problem spending a few hundred dollars on consoles to play half a dozen games. Gaming is my cheapest hobby.
@xblskull a.k.a alexoepp Speak for yourself buddy, ps3 was an amazing console with the best exclusives last gen. Your trolling is pretty clear by now. You people were starving for last 3 years for games on your x360 while ps3 users were playing amazing games yet you people have the nerve to call ps3 owners disappointed. And funny you say that because ps3 is selling more globally than x360, nearly 50k weekly globally, so you can cut that rubbish that all ps3 owners have jumped to ps4. Enough with this bs and rubbish that you spouts in ps4 articles. Many x360 owners have jumped to ps4, and rightfully so. So cut that crap of yours and buzz off. And that pic of yours means nothing. I can too borrow my buddy's toys and slap together a piece of paper having bazinga written on it, Big Deal! You ain't fooling anyone with your childish posts and ranting. A little look at your comment history is proof enough to know that you are nothing but a pathetic anti-Sony troll.
Sobotz: I don't think Don by himself made all those decision. He was just a puppet. But he did make himself look like a stupid puppet, that was him all by himself.
"I don't think Don by himself made all those decision." Exactly. He just took the fall for the most part, though he did say some stupid things in a PR sense. There are many factors adding up to PS4 domination, and superior multi plats are part of it. Some of it is the result of bad decisions by MS and some of it is the result of good decisions by Sony. Perfect storm.
In all honesty, the main reason I wanted to buy a PS4 is because of the exclusives I know will come. So many awesome exclusives on the PS3...
Games and not taking a massive dump on your consumer base would be the main reason.
PS4's success is because of Microsoft's screw up during the end years of 360 and the announcement of the One. Even if they didn't screw up, One would only dominate the NA market but not EU or Japan. Sony would probably still be more successful worldwide.
PS4's success is because of Microsoft's screw up And better performing multiplatform titles. And also the bigger and higher rated library of games.
PS4's success is because of Sony not Microsoft. The PS3 continues to sell in access of 50k a week.
Superior Multi-plats, not to mention Superior 1st party.
I think that's part of it, but it's sort of a snow ball effect. To any non-playstation fanboy who watched that infamous E3 reveal, the DRM-free and $100 price difference were the one-two punches that knocked Microsoft out of contention before they could really start. Any of the multiplat games I've played on both Xbox1 and PS4; BF4, Madden 25, Destiny, and Need For Speed, the only title that I noticed any difference in visual quality was BF4. The whole 900p vs 1080p is pretty minimal unless you have large tv, excellent vision, and sit real close to the tv.
I think it's because of the exclusive games of PS3, games like The Last of Us, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid 4, Demon's Souls, also a lot of variety with exclusives like Ni no Kuni, LittleBigPlanet, Journey. In my opinion, Sony has the best exclusives nowadays of all the platforms.
I bought for the games, exclusives and multiplat
I bought it because I liked my PS3 So much why not get ps4
The success is mainly due to the promise of games. It is kinda like how America was founded. It was founded on the promise of freedom and to pursue and the chance of being successful.
That factors in but I think it's more about pricing and power. Also, the PS4 has a lot of games coming. Currently I'm enjoying my Xbone more than PS4. Sunset Overdrive looks very fun too so I'm excited for that. The Order and Bloodborne will have me salivating come January though.
Well done Sony for this amazing console. :] You people totally deserves this.
Im going to say, it is but its really not the main factor in its success. Sony have done nothing wrong in aspects of the console and the launch. Lately people seen to be more knowledgable in power differences and so forth so it has helped in a perception point of view. Ive only just realised how much they can actually get sold in one year, considering it can be potentially much more than the Wii did in its first year. Lets hope things keep up with momentum. :)
What the PS4 has is momentum due to a variety of factors. Sony has done most of the right things a successful company can do to be the leader. Microsoft had disastrous launch policies and an overpriced box that people didn't appreciate. It also comes down to a more powerful machine and whom do you trust? The more powerful machine is mostly a non-issue except or the completely anal. Before the current console launch whom to trust wouldn't really matter, but now?
It's successful because of its potential of good games which MS will never ever catch up(proved by XBOX360)
I owned a Fat PSone/PS2 that still work to this day mind you , got a slim ps2 and it failed after 2 or 3 years. i skipped Fat PS3 because the price wasn't right. I went with 360 , RROD'd a day after the warranty expired, costumer service was rude and they pretty much told me to f off and just go get another one. I bought a PS3 slim a year or so later & after maybe 1 year and half to 2 years of usage , the disc drive started to fail to read discs and would make a weird "eject" noise , had to remove and insert the disc a few time to get it working. When PS4 came out , i did not hesitate , the price was right and by my track record , i'm better off with a "fat" Playstation.
Microsoft did, indirectly, help boost Playstation sales... Us Playstation fans must thank Don Mattrick for his idiocy, blatant arrogance and lack of regard for what the consumer wants.
I didn't take it well when he said that our troops were not good enough to game on a next gen system because of connectivity issues. That to me is one of the most stupidist things that he said.
Same here. I have way too many friends and family in various branches of the military, and almost all of them preferred the 360 to the PS3. When Microsoft came out and said they were all screwed, that was about the last straw for me. I mean, I wasn't that enthused anyway, but that just sent me over the edge.
I love jrpgs so PlayStation is the console for me
WE should all thank Don Mattrick for that. Xbox Reveal event itself was when everything turned on MS.
not really last of us ps4 and kz sf and infamous ss all sold over 1 million, the order1886 is already at the top of pre ordered charts so is driveclub
I bought PS3 because of 1st party exclusive games. I did buy few multiplat games but 70% was 1st party exclusives. It's going to be the same this gen. Games i want to play aren't out yet but next year it's gonna rain games.
The strongest hardware & best/varied game library when compared to the competition!
Better multiplatform,Better price for the actual hardware inside the machine,possible better exclusives this are some of the reasons the PS4 its selling way better than the Xboxone.The Xboxone should be cheaper than the PS4!
No! Only people that pause a game and squint at a small part of the screen for 1 foot away can tell the difference.
PC for me is the go to multiplatform device because of the extra shiny and ease of digital distribution along with the far cheaper prices. I think PS4 owes its success due to it doing everything better than the Xbox One and the cheaper initial price point. I think the only thing Xbox One does better is the voice chat quality?
Both multiplatforms performing better because of the better hardware & the exclusives.
Superior mp titles? Pfff. Pit xo and ps4 side by side test any random game and see which version is superior:) better res. Doesnt mean better 3d assets and LOD.
I own both the ps4 and the xbox and i play a lot more on ps4 because i always go for the better version of the game which at least until now ita been on ps4! I barely touch the xbox one apart to play fifa! Last generation i used to play all multiplats on xbox 360 but that has changed this time around!! Its not microsoft fall its playstation has learn fro last generation and implemented the changes!! Hats off to them!!
I don't get why people keep asking this question. Look the ps4 and Xbox 1 is old tech in terms of what of what you can do with the tech, compared to top of the line pc's. Last Gen the systems were on uneven ground Xbox was a better social system . Shit,Xbox live kicked ass until plus was around. The ps4 has ddr5 vs ddr3, now tech wise you can push ddr5 further. Sonys record is that longer they go the better things get.ms isnt so much, their record is they dont support their system with games further into its life cycle. Also that they arent the most reliable at hardware.This Gen the ps4 is adaptive to you and it has benefits over live, cheaper cost easier to get into chats with friends. It's had connection problems and voice problems kinect problems,"Don" problems and more. Sony has announced exclusive after exclusive, they have connected with the indy market. Which I know you people who don't make games don't think about but devs are gamers and we want our stuff played. So if this is the system the devs are playing that is the system their fans are playing. Ms has been corky and abrasive about and ultimately needs to have a public apology, such as Sony with the security breach and the long bow. I'm not saying it's over for ms, but what is the richest co.pany in gaming releasing a system that can't even do full HD all the time in 2014. In the next 2 years gamers are going to be moving to 4k tv's and if the game isn't going 1080 or past like Legos. The difference in game play and visuals will either require ms to not recoup their losses again or bow out of the console business " not gaming" Console. I'll repeat that for the fanboys. If ms does not recoup their losses on the Xbox gaming division. Entirely that's means Xbox, xbox1, and 360 which they are in the red. They will leave the console business, "NOT GAMING' CONSOLE. That is why they are making the steps they need for cloud gaming, it's 20 yes away but they are gonna try it early. , and fail, but they got the cash they will own it. Those are just some of the problems ms face and why they are getting their but kicked . They don't show Confidence in their system. Price changes within a year changing their message. If it's not something different it's just not going to compete against something better at a lower price. $349 black Friday deals on ps4. ..... game over.
Last thing when people talk about 1080p vs 900p here it is plain and simple. What was the difference in graphics between the Sega Genesis and the nintendo. Like 10 pixels, something silly and gamers will swear one was better than the other graphically. Gamers care about that difference, This is the game industry baby we own this, come with it or don't come at all. Within 3 years gamers can set a company for life or destroy them, if you don't make them happy watch out.
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