Ed from Twinfinite writes: Sony and the PlayStation 4 are off to a great start this generation. Do any of its competitors have a chance to put a dent in its massive sales lead?
If the Xbox One drops to $299 and the PS4 stays above $350 it may catch up by the end of next year. I really don't see it happening any other way.
$299 would be really aggressive. I think Microsoft is already going pretty hard by dropping to $350 for the holidays. We'll have to see how that plays out for them this holiday season. In general though I agree staying lower than whatever the PS4 is going for will be necessary to catch up.
The only way someone else can catch up to the PS4 is if Sony does something really, really stupid (and I mean Xbox reveal-like stupid)
only in the US. Europe is already lost. They were consistently cheaper than PS3 last gen everywhere sometimes by a significant margin ($200) and yet the only place it made a difference as far as leading goes was the US and UK.
That makes no sense, you really think Sony will let Microsoft keep dropping price and not match a cut if they see their market share losing ground? If Ps4 would stay above 350 it would only be because they are still selling like hotcakes and dont see the need to do so. Off the jump Sony said the Ps4 was profitable so trust meSony is in a position to drop the price when they see fit and just gain little profit or no profit off the hardware and just rely on software profits which they did all last gen with ps3 not being profitable till like its 6th year or so.
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.....soooo I see many are forgetting that PS3 sold more then 360 last gen and was at a higher cost. MS had the cheaper system....sold less. I don't think anyone is catching up to PS4 this gen. I see it as a done deal right now. Just based on this would be the 3rd gen in a row Sony outsells MS.
I seriously doubt it. I think the wii U will start doing well though. Should come in an easy second.
I predict the X1 will go for 299€ at E3 2015, probably with a X1 slim, and the PS4 will go for 349€ at E3 2015. ... but no, even if that happens, I don't believe the X1 will catch the PS4. PS4 has most likely won this gen.
Sega tried and failed, Nintendo tried and failed, MS tried and failed.
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ending 30th september: PS4 13.5 million shipped xbox one 7.5 million shipped already 6 million gap. it should be 8 million by the end of year.
The gap is on pace to be 9 to 10 million by 01/01/2015
I'm not sure the gap will widen but remain the same during November/December since MS has dropped their price and offered a free game. After that, hard to tell.
honestly think you are grossly underestimating the power of master chief.
How'd that work out for Microsoft last gen? I think you overestimate his power.
honestly think you are grossly overestimating the power of master chief.
Pretty sure most people who wanted the Halo MCC got the X1 already. Titanfall, the price drop and even that free game in september didn't help the X1. Safe to say nothing will at this point and the PS4 already won. Microsoft will fight Nintendo for second place.
Great start with sales, but not stellar exclusives. MS and Ninty are in front of them in that regard, but that will change though
I agree. As long as Sony doesn't go into a drought they are in good shape to hold the lead.
Which seems unlikely since February is starting next year strong with completely new IPs This fall is a little light but LBP could shift quite a bit especially for families this Holiday. It is the only real "big" exclusive this Fall but there are a few smaller ones. Sate the kids/family with LBP/Singstar and adults still have older exclusives and third party to keep them busy till February. Next year, especially around Fall, is when we begin to see true AAA exclusives explode, Uncharted versus Halo in particular--can't wait for both and SO many games next year). A ton of potentially great games will release before then but once those come out the gloves truely come off.
No they aren't. MS just bunched all theirs into the holiday season to give that illusion. Most of both of their exclusives have been platform exclusives such as MLB, Forza, LBP3, Titanfall, and FF14. Infamous, Killzone, Knack, Driveclub, Forza 5, MCC, TLoU Remastered, and that's just about it for true exclusives as far as disc goes. A man would argue Sony has definitely had the exclusive advantage especially when it comes to the indie department (Resogun) and will soon have the advantage when it comes to free games as they'll be the first to bring AAA games to their free lineup with Injustice.
I have Resogun. I think Max Curse of the brotherhood is a better game. Edit: They are both great games in their own right.
"Sony Is off to a Great Start This Generation, Will Anyone Catch Up?" no /thread
At this point, who cares. The PS4 will remain on top this generation becuase the PS brand has more following worldwide especially in Japan and Europe. As long as MS and Nintendo continue to do their things like pumping out games and stay competitive, Sony will also be doing the same and we should all be better off. That is why I have a 3 consoles but my PS4 remains my go-to third party AAA system though.
More or less. There's no way it will catch up unless one, or two things happen. First, MS would have to undercut the PS4 by a huge margin, which wont happen without seeing Sony have a retaliatory drop of their own. And two Sony would have to do something pretty dumb, and I'm talking PS3 launch, Xbone reveal dumb. And honestly, neither of those are likely to happen.
I can't believe we're already a year into this gen. It's gonna go by fast.
as a fan of PS from the PSone. its great but like any new release of next gen console (currently current gen) i don't like how sony showed badass games then to say it won't come out for many years. (it feels like it) also sonys severs are getting troublesome with the biggest hit being online only.
The X1 has a better chance of getting close due to its now reduced price, Halo and of course holidays coming up. ;)
No! Sorry but it's quite simple no one is turning this around already nearly 10 million consoles clear in the first year.
Xbox has a pretty wicked holiday line up and a great price. There is no way they are going to catch up this year but if the Amazon bestsellers list is anything to go by it does look like the XB1 sales will trump PS4 sales at least in the US for November and possibly December
The Xbox will surpass the PS4 by December. Nobody really cares about consoles anymore anyway now that we have Roku's /Pachter mode off
If I'm being honest, seeing who comes out on top between the Wii U and Xbox One worldwide will be more interesting.
Xbox probably as it is already closing the gap with Wii U's head start. The Wii U needs to pick up a lot to stay competitive IMO as the Wii sales are often not far below the U's.
I don't get it, does nintendo get penalized for starting early. Everyone is on the fence at this point to see what games they want, so why the hell does the head start even matter.
Yes I see Sony not dropping price cause it's Sony when they think they have won they stop everything,... MS will show Sony they have more money!!! Nintendo did the same thing before n it hurt sony,.. I really think we need to wait till all the 360 gamers upgrade then we will see who sold what,... Cause like 75% of PS3 gamers done moved to ps4 n only like 42% 360 gamers has moved to X1, truth will be told around March of 2015
So 75% of ps3 = 12 million on ps4? So 75% of around 85,000,000 now equals 12,000,000? I'm not great at mathematics, but I'm pretty sure that is wrong.
@Macdaddy71 Come on, guy. You're just going to drop your pants and pull those stats out of your butt, right in front of us? At least bother to pretend they come from somewhere credible.
"Cause like 75% of PS3 gamers done moved to ps4 n only like 42% 360 gamers has moved to X1" lol Gotta love made up stats. :D Out of all the PS3 gamers I know who will eventually buy a PS4, I'm the only one who has already done so and I just bought mine last week.
Nuh uh, 94.203% of 360 owners bought xbox one while only 4% of Ps3 owners have bought a ps4. See? I can make stuff up too
Enjoy the PS4 as I believe it will be the last. Wouldn't surprise me if Sony have gone bust by this time next year!!
Yeah. Keep rocking yourself to sleep at night waiting for that. PS will disappear any time now. Just like that other game system that was dominating the market, then just disappeared. What was that system, again?
I'm not rocking myself to sleep...the Sony execs are! They're on course to lose billions this year and it's pretty much the PS brand keeping them afloat. They need to pull their fingers out their asses or there will be no more PS brand!!
@jayblade Sony isn't going anywhere. If all else fail, they can get rid of everything else and survive on the playstation brand alone. Meanwhile, Microsoft needs any excuse at this point to cut the xbox division off. It has always lost money and it seems to me the 360 was a one hit wonder that won't happen again with more generations. The Xbox One could be Microsoft's last. Playstation is there to stay.
I have somehow lost a bubble by commenting in this thread? This is just sad. People are too petty.
I can't see why... but I agree, so I'll add one if I can...people can be very pretty. +
I don't see any collapsed comments in this thread. You may want to run back and check your history. Mods have been known to tear through an article after the fact, and you wouldn't even realize you were down bubbled.
We seldom agree but I dont really notice you trolling ....*looks left and right* there you go Cant see ms catching up. Their best hand was last gen. Year/ year plus headstart. ..media on their side, repeat purchases due to rrod, easier to develop for.. lead platform for the majority of the gen, cheaper than the ps for the whole gen....masive exclusive turned multiplat steals and infinite cash. With all that, they still couldn't beat sony who were at their worst. Sony are close to their best now and the majority of ms's advantages have either flipped sides or disappeared. Neck n neck start and such a gap already.....wowsers
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I know, right? I actually came here to ask if this article was just a flimsy excuse to re-post it.
It is funny though haha
They have released exactly nothing really big or mention-worthy until now, first they need to catch up with themselves. First really big game is coming in february for me: Bloodborne, but until now they have survived because of their past success, if they were a new comapny without successful past no one would have taken them seriously, because like I said and always will say, until now Sony and PS4 have made NOTHING! I hope it will change in the near future ...
LOL is this a joke thread. Sony is only winning in sales but when it comes to gaming Nintendo is the clear winner and I don't see Sony catching up, Microsoft has a better chance. You can't play sales, I'm all for the games.
To be fair I don't really care if anyone catches up to the other or not, Clearly not a shareholder/investor so pretty much i'm wanting the games to be unique and different. So far only Nintendo has shown this feat, Sony will do it with JRPG'S eventually when they can be assed localising games. But until that happens its gonna be a barren wasteland of muddy browns and FPS. Here's hoping for me being wrong about that.
Ya but I can play a ton of really awesome games on my PS4.
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