Sony gave a pass on doing a PlayStation briefing at Gamescom, which is something Xbox definitely capitalized on. Was it a big mistake?
Lol, an edge on what? Sony is having it's own show soon.
These articles are so ridiculous, because Microsoft had a conference at Gamescom, apparently Sony is done for lol
Let the Microsoft fans have their moment though. Things will be pretty silent when TGS & Paris come around.
It'd make sense if MS had actually bothered to announce any new exclusives for XB1, but no, they just used the same games they announced at E3 last year and also QB, which was announced back in 2013. Sony announced more at E3 this year, 3 new IPs (Dreams, Horizon and RIGS), all made with gameplay, along with showing that The Last Guardian is also on it's way to PS4 next year. Sony has Horizon details coming at E3, they have a conference at TGS, Paris Games Week and then another Playstation Experience. Shu already said he's been playing a load of 1st and 2nd party games behind closed doors, he's just waiting for the right time to announce them. Sony continues to own the console market!
Yeah I suppose the Playstation experience event of last year that was over an hour of just new games is all forgotten about?! No chance, sure Sony didn't show up, what they gonna retire now?! Doubtful, Microsoft never counteracted Playstation experience of Dec 2014 until the following years E3 don't think Sony will wait until next year before dropping some big announcements they'll just do it in their own pace and in their own time like they've done from day 1 on this system. Interesting to see the next few weeks tho to see what gets announced.
It's like the gaminng media is sooo hurt over the fact the Sony's ps4 is in Beast mod that no other console is even close to it right now They are trying their best to bring it down. Now when TGS, PSX, and Paris week come out The gaming media: https://s-media-cache-ak0.p...
gamescom is in Europe which is heavily invested in Sony. Xbox may have gained more buyers, but Sony still has the edge
What a surprise, suddenly not having a conference at one of the biggest Gaming expos in the world is a good thing all of a sudden
Funny. The only way Microsoft can win is when they're the only ones holding a conference.
People seem to be forgetting that Sony has THREE more conferences this year, Paris, Tokyo, and their own...while MS is done for the year
I'm still trying to figure out why Sony Computer Entertainment "needs to worry" as some of these articles that have been posted seem to say. In Sony's 1st quarter of fiscal year 2015, they sold 2 times the number of consoles as their nearest competitor during the "historically" slow season for video game sales. I wish these authors would take a little more time to "think" about what they're writing because some of these "Uh Oh Sony" articles are composed of nonsense.
does the "gaming media" expect the X1 to start selling at the rate the PS4 is selling throughout Europe just because Sony decided not to do a damn presser? all i can do is smdh at that notion.
@gears i'll give that it won't and they'll keep trying but the "media" needs to stop with this crap already it's old and boring as hell. personally ill buy the system next year when Quantum Break drops it's really the only must have game i want on the system. then i can just pick up sunset overdrive (because i love IG) scalebound (looks really cool) Crackdown (because i absolutely love the first one, not that piece of crap they tried passing off as part 2)
This is probably what Microsoft was thinking. They even had the whole "Jump Ahead" commercial before the press conference. They're definitely on their game right now. But it's not like Sony doesn't have anything going. I doubt this conference alone is going to make that much of a difference at all. Sony's going to have to screw up in a major way for XBOX to catch up.
I can't agree with the comment of MS "being on their game". They showed games that were announced at E3 last year and also QB which has been delayed repeatedly. All of the gameplay they showed looked very boring and the conference presenters stuttered a tonne on stage. MS didn't announce any new exclusives for XB1 at Gamescom, it was basically E3 2014 mark 2, minus Phantom Dust. IMO MS should have canceled their conference at last E3 and rolled everything into e3 this year, but then it would have shown that they didn't really have much in development for the platform. Hell Phil has been in charge of the XB1 games and 360 for some time now, it's been his job to make sure MS has a good exclusive line-up for their platforms for years, but still they keep falling short in that department and people wonder why XB1 continues to be way behind PS4 in not only sales, but also mind share of the console market. 2016 should hopefully be a better year if these games that are promised actually make it out, but I wouldn't be shocked if a number of them get delayed. MS needs to learn how to be on their game, get their cards in order and actually try to make titles that look appealing and fun, I've not seen that at Gamescom this year and E3 was pretty uninspiring for MS as well on the exclusives front for XB1, I mean Recore was the only one and it didn't a second of actual gameplay shown.
True. And I'm not sure ot did anything more than reinforce their 2015 lineup, which is an advantage for sure. I'm thinking Sony wanted to present closer to the fall and further from E3.
That seems to be the approaches of the two companies in terms of conferences. MS is reinforcing what it has coming for this year. While Sony, on the other hand, seems more about looking further into the future. (at least with most 1st party content) I guess both are exciting their base in different ways.
Lol Sony has Paris Game Week, TGS and maybe PSX and MS has nothing left till next E3. Sony still has the the most booths Gamescoo so Sony is still ok.
not sure but people need to realize Sony still has the biggest floors pace at gamescom and the most booths along with the most visitors yearly I am kind of glad they didnt have a conference , I want them to save some huge surprises for Playstation event. I am sure tgs will be huge for them this year more info on ff15 more info on kingdom Hearts 3 more info on ff7 the last guardian showing game play demo of dark souls 3 Playstation event gt7 god of war 4 possibly horizon demo more info on some of the sony's studios Sony expects to sell 36.3 million ps4 by March 2016. that's 9 months. right now they just announced 25.3 million console sales, so they expect to sell 11 million ps4 in 9 months I am sure they have a plan if Sony skipping gamesCom means Xbox one will start selling at the rate of ps4 than I am sorry that's over expecting. Xbox one will do well but right now ps4 is just in a different league
I dunno man, the most impressive thing shown was Dark Souls 3, and its not even an exclusive. They just need to be better.
Same thing here Can't wait for Dark Souls 3.
Maybe an edge to hold on to before Sony stomps on them and sends Microsoft falling to its doom? just kidding I am really interested in Microsoft's line up. I am disappointed in Quantum Break though, seems to be more action oriented than I expected, but oh well probably be great.
Called the trying to keep up with the Xbox show.
Expect a statement from Microsoft next month celebrating how they where the top selling console on the 4th August 2015.
Some people see lots of Xbox articles being written but a lot less Playstation ones on days like yesterday where Microsoft made lots of announcements while Sony stayed mum and take that as some sort of "Xbox is making a comeback'. Don't get me wrong they had a decent showing yesterday but Sony has their own this December with the Playstation Experience and I'm sure this site will write the same story then :) I say that's a ridiculous way to judge who is "on the edge" based on the amount of articles written for a certain console that day or week. Did Microsoft win Gamescom? DEFINITELY! It was no contest since Sony was a no-show.
Obviously. That's what happens when the competitor doesn't compete. Sony still has TGS, PSX, and that Paris week, which supposedly was the reason they skipped Gamescom. Then depending of what Sony does, they will have the edge
when xbox skip TGS no one bats an eye when sony skip gamescome everyone gone crazy think they're done lol delusional fanboy and stupid article everywhere the good gamescom news for me just scalebound and more games for PC,slowly xbox one starting to become low budget PC
That's because logic doesn't work with fanboys.
That's because last time MS was at TGS it was a ghost town. It's no secret that MS's Xbox is a failure in Japan. What would be the point of them being at TGS when they have nothing of interest for japan? Wouldn't that be a more logical reason then the "delusional fanboy" excuse? @Ezz How very true ;)
Well, you know...it's that gameplay logic at work./s
Dat Scalebound looked amazing though. That's my type of game as someone who used to love Japanese culture/anime and has moved on to stuff like Call Of Duty over the years.....a game like Scalebound by a talented Japanese dev made to appeal to a western(or dudebro call it whatever) gamer like me is always appreciated. Hopefully MS/Platinum put a good amount of marketing push behind Scalebound though. I mean it has DRAGONS! Easy to market.
Didn't see these articles when Microsoft never attended any Gamescom. Seriously these articles need to stop, there was nothing in the conference that would give them the upper hand especially in Europe where the work needs to focus. It was all 2016 stuff most late 2016 stuff. It you look at the release dates so far nothing in the first 3 months, Quantum Break in April and then nothing again until September when another Forza gets announced. Paris is at the very end of October, right at the beginning of the Christmas season, what will be announced there will be fresh in the minds of people going into Christmas and GamesCom a distant memory. Will we see articles about the edge Sony gets so close to Christmas? Probably not.
Bet nobody mentions Microsoft not having one at tokyo game show -_-. Its astounding we have tokyo game show and paris game week and potentially psx, meanwhile Microsoft is done for the year with conferences.
not a peep by the US media will be heard. Xbox didn't do Gamescom a couple time si thought in the past. It was probably the end for them then but then it wasn't................
PSX or a very strong presence at Game Awards like last year is about certain considering the games coming in the Spring.
look guys, ms need all the help and assistance they can get if they have any real desire to catch the ps4. The western media has a western manufacturer to champion. Developers in the east and their games were often downplayed. It was abundantly clear last gen to the point I consistently referred to the biasses as a 'home team advantage' as most of the gaming media that I had access to were from the west. Human nature. The double standards will continue. Try not to let it irk you
I've always heard GamesCom and E3 were the biggest game shows of the year.
That's jus the way N4G is though. It can seem that console X has everything going or it one day then console Y seems to be all rage the next. Then fast forward a week or 2 and console X or Y is doomed again. Rinse/Repeat. Brush it off and just be reasonable and point of the flaws of the articles. I'll bubble you up.
I'd say it was a slow news day, but nah. Gamescom is here. That said, when these "article writers" come join us back down on Earth, maybe these pieces will be fun to read again. A conference suddenly gives a competitor the edge? I've seen it all.....I think.
Na from what I read they didn't announce anything new just showed games that's already been announced and shown before. It was good that sony didn't waste anything for a conference if they weren't going to announce anything. Next month reveals at TGS, more reveals at Paris and even more at experience it's all good. An edge don't be silly.
It's not a mistake when it was a deliberate decision. They said Gamescon was too close to E3 so the would have a conference on Paris on October instead.
They have a point. They are so close together this year, and MS held back Quantum Break, Scalebound and Crackdown just to pad this show out. Had they went all in at E3 maybe BC wouldnt have been their biggest talking point with the majority of fans and media giving the show to Sony. Its food for thought. Besides, Sony still has so many showings left this year, I think they are timing their run up to Christmas nicely.
The PlayStation fans gave E3 to Sony. From the looks of it they are giving Gamescon to Sony too and they didn't even attend. I don't think anyone is surprised. Look at the responses, here. The games they complained about that weren't at E3 they are now complaining they were at Gamescon. Sony showed games at E3 that are 2 to 3 years away. What were they going to show at Gamescon, launch titles for the PS5?
@Death...don't think anybody is suggesting that Sony won GamesCon. They are only suggesting that MS won't gain some HUGE magical advantage by showing games that people knew were there and could've been shown at E3. Oh, and Sony could have shown games that were due out this year at E3, but they CHOSE to show us a glimpse of the future (no matter how far off, they are STILL going to be on the system). Whereas, MS chose to highlight a stellar Fall lineup and NOT give too many hints about the future. Different approaches to excite gamers. None worse or better (IMO) than the other.
@Death "Sony showed games at E3 that are 2 to 3 years away" Urm Quantum Break, Crackdown and even Scalebound are the same. Fact is though Sony has games apart from them that will release sooner. The reason why Microsofts E3 in 2014 was so packed, which got everyone talking was because of those games....yet here they over a year later being shown off still with release dates for next year. Hell you can even include Halo 5 to the list...it's just coming out now and it was announced back when the Xbox One was revealed in 2013 Only one by Sony I can think of has been Uncharted 4, they showed that off way too early but then again they didn't know that the whole thing with Amy Hennig leaving was going to happen. 8 months of work down the drain.
I read about the 25 Million Edge recently.
lol, c'mon bro, you know they mean edge in regards to the holiday months at the end of the year.....only suckers want similar titles prior to that special time
Console War Articles are there to post Console War comments :P Neither the articles nor the comments have to be intelligent, its all just about ze Console War!
You'd think with all these articles that Xbox One would start posing as serious threat to PS4 in Europe as it is in North America. Unfortunately reality is a thing and PS4 will continue dominating the European region. All these articles are blowing everything out of proportion. Microsoft had a great conference, but its not going to singlehandedly turn this generation around. It just makes the Xbox One console a better console than it already is.
Im an Xbox guy but this show did not give MS an edge in that they didnt already have and thats GAMES. Since launch MS has been solely focused on games and gamers and its all thanx in part of Sony fanboys hate and Xbox community who put there foot down instead of taking it in the rear which woke MS up. Too you Sony fans we are trying to return the favor cause Sony has done the 180 they say one thing but do another they take advantage of gamers yet you Fanboys bend over with a smile. We need a strong group of non delusional sony gamers to put your foot down and with xbox gamers Sony too will see the light. Till then ....
This entire post was wrong when you "since launch ms has been soley focused on games and gamers" everything else you said sounded like some xbox cult crap but eh
Even the part about Microsoft focusing on games was rubbish until last year or so and even now most good ones still aren't due til oct/dec then April 2016 and later quantum wotsit and crackdown 3. Games were the last thing on their schedule when it was announced.
how old are you bro, like honestly... MS start gens very well, they have a history of that. MS fall off and become complacent, relying on 3rd parties, they also have a history of that. MS would be even further behind had they not done the many 180's they have. IF they didnt show a better focus on games that gap would be even greater. To me, MS are doing better. They still have work to do in regards to in house output but rome wasn't built in a day. With the wealth so many speak of, MS should have their own, Naughty dogs, Poly Digitals, Santa Monicas etc. Sony has only had 1 gen more than MS so in theory MS should have as much output as the ps3 did last gen. The risk taking and concerted push for in house output should of started last gen.
The only thing that is and will make Microsoft pull their fingers out is the sales of their products sure they listened when everyone hated the initial reveal but nah no 180's from Sony, they bring something up it happens not we may be able to change the prices of digital content but won't and we could offer free games but won't until forced to, Microsoft are for the people/gamers haha heard it all now. Xbox have been focused on games yeah backwards compatibility and covering classics like halo gears and anything Rare ever made all of which could have been 360 games, that's some serious next gen gaming there.
There 12 million ahead so what kind of edge we talking about
Microsoft Edge... zing! OK, I'm out
Quantum Break looks amazing. Worth buying a console for amazing, to me at least. So I'm going to do just that. Next April. Til then every single game I buy and even afterwards the majority of the 1K-1.5K I spend on games a year will still be spent on Playstation. I see no edge. I see MS enjoying a little time in the spotlight with no company. Let them and their fans soak that in, but dont overblow its significance. Are we going to see MS bragging with NPD that they were the best selling console from 10am - 11am on August 4th?
yea i'm not buying the system until next year when Quantum Break drops. then i can get sunset overdrive, and scalebound.
Same here quantum break for me next year 5 days before my 30th birthday so better be good as I'll treat myself then hope this Xbox hype doesn't let me down, got a cheap copy of master chief collectors edition £20 and rare replay just no rush to play either, at least I'll just need the console when April arrives maybe also a copy of sunset overdrive, Might have to get gears and register on my profile using a friends Xbox one and get my some free gears games but all the good stuff is still on the Horizon, the fact tomb raider is deciding to come out between fallout 4 and Star Wars battlefield is madness guess I'll just ignore it until next year and get the GOTY edition with all the DLC. Blue forza and halo consoles look cool but they are Huge consoles my mates lent me his whilst on holiday. Didn't realise I'd have to pack everything else away to fit it on the shelf ;)
Maybe Sony has a killer new IP that they are confident enough in to take the risk. Something that they will show at the Paris show that is even more awesome then Horizon or Uncharted
or maybe just bring out No Man's Sky in 2015...
So ms not having a show at Tokyo game show gives Sony an edge?
MS made things easy for Sony with this "only good" conference. If MS want to gain space in Europe they will have to play harder.
Lol I'm sorry what??Aside from H:W2 nothing from MS conference was new it was all just stuff we had seen before.
key words being "may have". They missed the mark if they wanted to blow Sony away.
...It's about healthy competition. They choose where and when they want to discuss what they have on the table. It's all strategy and timing. These articles are really becoming pathetic. Sony releases new game, MICROSOFT IS DONE FOR. Microsoft has exclusive content, SONY HITS ROCK BOTTOM. Nintendo does something, NINTENDO STILL ISN'T IN SYNC. Man...just man.
there's no doubt that ms is improving the outlook on the xb1 as of late, but come on... ps4 is pretty much at a 2:1 and still constantly selling more per month. not only that but seeing as how gamescon is only watched by a very small minority of actual gamers, the normal public really won't be affected by what was shown.
I won't say that Sony is done for because it's far from the truth! But having the ball rolling on your side is always a plus. Right now the media is talking about Ms's Gamescon conference and announcement (go take a look at major gaming site). The media is talking a lot more about Gears Ultimate, due to BC, cross play and new stuff compare to the similar Uncharted trilogy. In business, your learn fast that having free press, screen time and the main media attention usually translate in sells (a thing that Sony did well vs MS with the DRM at launch). For the moment, Ms is rolling with the ball will they be able to keep it till the end of the year is the real question.