Has the Xbox One had a better 2014 than the PS4?

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Ballsack1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )


How does this question even make any ounce of sense.

Software sales, UK sales, USA sales, worldwide sales, most released games, better multiplats all in favour for ps4

Please anyone tell me one thing i have said that isnt a fact

Again i dont get this question

DarkOcelet1420d ago

I believe he meant in terms of exclusives, while MS concentrated highly on the last quarter by releasing MCC ,horizon 2 and SSO, and the COD .AW bundle, this was not enough and they cant keep relying on those 3 months every year and rely on COD because it seems alot of players from the 360 moved to the PS4. I really hope they flesh out their exclusives through the whole year because i cant see them keeping up with the PS4 in the first quarter nor do i believe they will outsell the PS4 at all next year but who knows.

lifeisgamesok1420d ago

In terms of exclusives MS did really well this year releasing some great games and much better ones than the PS4 imo

Next year is up in the air though Shinobi has stated that 2015 will be Xbox One's greatest year so either the known titles coming are incredible, there's great unannounced games or both


SoapShoes1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Yeah they released a lot near the end of the year to have an arguably better holiday(despite PS4 having more exclusives during this time: Singstar, Driveclub, Natural Doctrine, Akibas Trip, LBP3, Samurai Warriors, and Guilty Gear) but they didn't have a good year overall. I commend them for their holiday but 2014 for the X1 was bone dry for exclusives. A near 7 month gap between TF and FH2. Whereas the PS4 had first party and third party exclusives littered thorough out the year.

DanzoSAMA1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Lol, i don't care about sales. i want games :)

i care about high quality games like Halo MCC and Sunset Overdrive or best racing game in 2014 Forza Horizon 2.

UnHoly_One1420d ago


When I turn my Xbox on, it doesn't perform differently based on how it is tracking in sales.

It plays the same awesome games every day and I couldn't give 2 sh!ts about how many other people bought one that day, that week, or that month.

Both XB1 and PS4 are hooked up to my TV, so they both have sales of "1" in my living room.

SoapShoes1420d ago

So you like waiting half a years time before new and exciting exclusives come out? Everything you mentioned was at the end of the year and there wasn't much at the beginning either.

UnHoly_One1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

SoapShoes does your console ONLY play exclusive games?

You have to sit there staring at it for months at a time waiting for Sony to release another exclusive game, because it doesn't play anything else?

I don't know about you, but I buy consoles to play games on. I don't give a damn who makes the game, I don't give a damn if it can be played on 20 other devices... I only care if it is fun to play.

I don't need to be able to brag to other people that they can't play a game on their console in order for me to enjoy it.

My favorite game of the year was Shadow of Mordor. It came out on 4 consoles and PC.

You want to take a guess as to how many times I thought about other people playing it on other systems while I was playing it over and over and having a blast with it? Zero would be the correct answer.

I loved Sunset Overdrive, too. Never once did I stop to think about PS users that couldn't play it. I simply DON'T CARE.

There are two reasons to care about exclusives. One being if you don't own all the consoles. The other being if you want to be an elitist and argue about it on the internet with the "other side".

Neither of those things apply to me, so I'll just keep playing all the games, on whatever system I choose, and all the exclusives that I want as well.

SoapShoes1420d ago

@Unholy_One - Obviously not but do I really need to put my comment in context for you? I was replying to a guy bragging about X1 exclusives being better in a topic about who had a better year. I merely pointed out how if all he cares about are those exclusives then he had a pretty poor year having to wait so long for anything he cares about.

Ikki_Phoenix1419d ago

a broken game " MCC"
a flopped game " SO"
a racing game that flopped and could not surpass Driveclub in sales"

great taste you have there....

LamerTamer1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

@UnHoly_One: "I loved Sunset Overdrive, too"..

I have both systems and got this because of the hype. I just can't get into it. It seems like it is trying so hard to be "gnarly" but is ending up feeling contrived. I mean THEY want you to approach a mission in a certain way and make it impossible to do another way. They seem to love "grinding" for some reason and make it so that is the only way to play so far. (they even told me in-game that "this isn't a cover shooter, GRIND! Ok but I didn't want to) To me so far SSO seems overrated but maybe I haven't got far enough into it or something. It looks decent with the bright art style though.

That being said I do agree that exclusivity is over-rated. I don't think it even effects console sales that much either for the masses. It mostly influences the enthusiasts that pay attention to this stuff.

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stuna11420d ago

Facts on this site are like squeezing blood from a rock don't you know!? And it's not like fact's aren't presented, it's just that denial seems to be a stronger force.

No one can deny that Microsoft/Xbox1 haven't made a tremendous improvement from where they initially started from, but that improvement doesn't erase the deficit that has amassed during that time of improvement nor the cost that those improvements incurred.

otherZinc1420d ago

PSN is still down.

XBOX ONE wins.

Ikki_Phoenix1419d ago

17 mil ppl say othewise
enjoy playin with the less community of the two

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IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Here's a link to the story for those of you who can't read it:

Silly question. Some people prefer the Xbox One, some people prefer the Playstation 4. There are actual questions that could be asked that aren't as subjective and ambiguous as the one posed by the article:

Which console's hardware performs better?

Which console has more games that you actually want to play?

Which console has more of the things that you want?

Which console will offer more bang for your buck?

To those who are writing gaming articles, feel free to use any of the questions listed here to write something with some substance, instead of writing the same old PS4 vs Xbox One flamebait articles.

Silly gameAr1420d ago

Articles like these feels more like marketing for the X1 then any real opinion piece.

UnHoly_One1420d ago

Did you even read the flippin article?

They have two guys answering numerous questions, sometimes they don't agree, and NEVER does it sound like they are advertising for the Xbox One.

Maybe read more than the headline next time, or at least take your Sony goggles off first.

Silly gameAr1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Sony goggles? That's funny. Almost as original as these articles.

Next time you want to accuse somebody of wearing something that doesn't exist, don't.

marlinfan101420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

I think xbox had the better year in terms of what they gave their customers, but the next guy could say playstation. Its all opinion..

Another pointless article on n4g

Spotie1418d ago

You mean they were FORCED to give consumers in order to remain relevant, right?

That's not a win for Xbox, as that represents a loss. It IS a win for people who bought the XB1, though.

However, this is about the console. And in that respect, no, it hasn't had a better year.

More controversy.
Less games.
Lower rated library.
Worse sales.

I'm sure you'd like to talk about your personal enjoyment, but I'm also sure you know that's not what the article is about.

marlinfan101418d ago

Oh god its spotie again, guaranteed you're here downplaying anything ms

*reads comment*

Yup what a surprise lol.

For some reason I don't think you have a problem with Sony fans talking about their personal opinion on which console did better but god forbid someone says xbox. Give it a rest already dude, you spew your same nonsense on here all day long.

tucky1420d ago

Of course 2014 is the year of the Xbox one

Ikki_Phoenix1419d ago

that why they still couldnt outsell the ps4 despite ms desperate attempts

brew1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

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SoapShoes1420d ago

Oh people aren't going to like facts being brought up! PS4 has more and higher rated games, even if you don't count indies. That's not to say it was a blow out but X1 was certainly unimpressive this year and even so for the PS4 but to a lesser extent.

Why o why1420d ago

Sometimes facts just don't matter for a certain type. There are some that still believe ms didn't fall off last gen....They'll argue to the death.

I like the x1s exclusives but I wouldn't appreciate that gap the x1 fans had to endure... its almost like they came like london busses.

The best thing for this year was that ms competed....lets see if they can be consistent. I have less doubts about sony in this regards but feel phil at the helm will alter they ethos and encourage and stimulate more internal projects.

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