Was it Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo who provided the best home console experience this year?
@enamiiz What's the point of posting such pointless nonsense? Anyway, everyone knows PS4 won 2014, but only the intelligent don't really give a monkeys.
The problem with asking questions like "which console is the best" is that most people who buy these consoles only have one or the other. There is no right or wrong answer to such an ambiguous question. It completely depends on the type of gaming experience you're looking for. Which has the best hardware? Which has the most games? Which has the games that you want to play? Which console is best suited for your tastes? Maybe I should write gaming articles. I probably could get alot of clicks. Hahahaha.
Lol, lots of disagrees but no actual responses, what a surprise.
By the numbers the PS4 was easily the most enjoyed console by gamers. It sold the most hardware and software by a fairly massive margin. Both sold more than the Wii U and Xbox One combined. The Wii U and Xbox One had some highly rated games, but no one really bought them. MK7 had a great attach rate though.
I got a PS4 in september, but i feel a little disappointed. Infamous SS was pretty good, but i beat that in a matter of weeks and it doesn't have much replayability. I put about 20 hours into Destiny and wasn't too impressed before i sold it to get Evil Within, which was okay. Then Drive Club and Unity came out in half-baked states and i decided to hold off on those until they were patched. The big title that i felt would justify my PS4 purchase was LBP 3, and it could've been better, but its easily one of the best games i played all year and the best game i played on ps4. The sad thing is, it has not sold well :/ Sony consoles historically have meh first years, and kickass second ones, so i look forward to 2015. Overrall, I'd say my Wii U was my most enjoyed console. Obviously Wii U owners dont have the most broad tastes, but as someone who bought every exclusive this year for the system it's been one of the most thoroughly enjoyable years for any one console that i can remember. Oh and your right about the attach ratio on MK8. Its crazy how one of the best selling games on the 8th gen this year was on the slowest selling system. I think the only games that beat it were COD and GTA on PS4 which has twice the install base.
First of all, it is MK8 as in Mario Kart 8 and not 7..I am looking at my Wii U MK box and I should know. LOL And when you said no one really buys exclusives from MS and Nintendo, please do some research..Halo MCC, Sunset Overdrive, all debuted #1 on the individual official UK weekly sales chart, which is something that the larger install base PS4 recent exclusives like driveclub and LBP3 never been able to do and Forza Horizon 2 has been on the same chart every weeks since its debute in September. Mario Kart and Smash bros also did great with the attach rate considered the size of the install base. On Nov NPD US sales, Halo MCC managed to be the only single platform game to be on the top 10 chart with over 660k sold while LBP3 on PS4 sold only 99k. So your claim that no one buys exclusives on consoles that you clearly have an agenda against is nothing more than a false claim and my data just debunked it. Also, I just noticed that you are the one that submitted this article so you clearly have an agenda made up already by replying to your own sunmission as soon as it was approved to spread the propaganda.
@No_Limit "On Nov NPD US sales, Halo MCC managed to be the only single platform game to be on the top 10 chart with over 660k sold while LBP3 on PS4 sold only 99k. So your claim that no one buys exclusives on consoles that you clearly have an agenda against is nothing more than a false claim and my data just debunked it." You actually didn't debunk anything simply because you forgot that most people who bought an Xbox One during the month of November probably chose MCC, Forza Horizon 2, or Sunset Overdrive as one of their "free games." NPD doesn't differentiate between games given away for free and games that are actually sold, so it's more than likely that the sales figures for Xbox One games, including MCC, have been inflated by Microsoft's "free games" promotion.
LOL, defending your partner in crime I see. If that is the case then people must not be buying the Ps4 bundle then because LBP3 was free with the PS4 bundle from a few places as well like Toys R Us http://ps4daily.com/2014/11... and you made it seems like MS and stores in the US were the only giving XB1 promotions when stores also were also giving away free games for PS4 as well like Target http://ps4daily.com/2014/11... and Walmart http://ps4daily.com/2014/11... were also giving 2 free games of their choice with the purchase of the PS4...not surprising, you totally ignored that fact and pretends store giving game promotion is only exclusive to MS. So clearly new PS4 owners didn't choose LBP3 or Driveclub as their free game because 99k NPD data for LBP3 clearly indicates that if you try to play the "but..but..XB1 has free games to inflat their exclusive numbers" card. You are welcome..and next time please do some research before replying. Smh
A lot of people have been disappointed in the PS4 so far. Xbox One has some really good games.
MK8 sold to almost half the install base u smokin some good stuff
The Xbox One is clearly bests it's competition in fun per second. The Xbox One is the leading console in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Xbox One will continue to offer hit after hit going into 2015 starting with much anticipated Halo 5.
The Xbox One is behind the PS4 in the US, UK and every other gaming market in the world. Except China, but that's because the PS4 hasn't launched yet. Maybe Brazil too, the last I heard the price of the PS4 there was your soul. The PS4 could be leading there too though. So stick to China, for now.
Fun per second ahahaha . Whatever you are smoking, i want one.
No you don't. You really, REALLY don't.
You're just mad the xbox one has 6 funs per second.
Go home Watari, you're drunk
Xbox One and WII U are my best of 2014. They gave me the best games. Ps4 had a remake, driveclub and a that neon game.
Do you have a ps4 ?
The best console(s) are the ones you own and enjoy.
Who cares...I have all three. :p Now back to beating up some Jabronies with Link in Smash Bros, then a few games of Halo MCC and Killer Instinct online, and play some third party and Indie games on my PS4 after that. It feels good to own all 3 consoles.
Dude, you are awesome. Anyone who disagrees with your statement should have their gamer card revoked. I own all 3 consoles too (and both handhelds). Going to play some more Captain Toad and Smash Bros on Wii U, some Halo Master Chief and Forza Horizon 2 on X1, a little Dragon Age Inquisition and Far Cry 4 on PS4, some Persona Q on 3DS and Tales of Hearts R on Vita. And if I have time, some Metroid Other M and Skyward Sword on Wii.
It's a simple matter of preference. Xbox one for me
Why did this get thumb'd down? Even if i don't personally agree the man clearly stated it was personal preference.
The PS4 with Wii U easily! No i don't have the xbox. Only game i like on it right now is FH2
For me, It's the Wii U. Huge leap from last year in terms of games. Almost all of it's promoted games lived up to hype. No Broken games that need to be patched No graphics that needed to be dumbed down for final release No promised content that got left out before release. I'm pretty satisfied and their is more on the horizon.
Clearly the people have spoken. The PS4 has sold more than bothe the Bone and WiiU combined. You can't put up numbers like that and not be the most successful console. Of course there will be poeple that try and tell you that sales mean nothing. These are the same people that say that the Wii won last generation but suddenly numbers don't matter.
so did the Wii win last gen then?
Ps4 no debate here!!! for me of course.
All of them have their strengths. You would be hard pressed to say any of the three consoles didn't deliver this year. Lots of great games offered on all three platforms.
Wii U was the worst console of 2014? Agreed.
Rather unimaginative schiller, Sad really..
I second that! Wonderful little machine..
Best console of 2014 was EASILY the XB1. Sunset Overdrive is my GOTY, plus Titan Fall, Halo, Garden Warfare 6 months early, and Forza. It had a wonderful year. PS4 was a huge disappointment and the Wii U shouldn't even be considered because of very little 3rd party support. 2015 should be PS4's year though.
1. PS4 2. XBox ONE WiiU is in a world of it's own.
Just bought guilty gear xrd and played it for a few hours and went back to Bayonetta 2! That should tell you something.
That you don't own a XB1 and only play Japanese games?
Lol why own a xbox one when I got a ps4 and wii u? Lol
I would start with a wii u bundle.. Theres MANY fantastic exclusives to be found there.. PS4 is next because of the great 3rd party support, remasters, & fantastic 2015 line up.. Great combo to have.. Throw a PC into the mix & well, your set
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