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@ creatchee

If my job was to be a PR mouthpiece for a company and then I spun numbers and my customers called me out on my BS?

Yeah, I think that'd be okay. I'd chalk it up as a part of my job.

1832d ago 16 agree10 disagreeView comment

Yes. I'm fully aware.

Genesis does what Nintendon't.

Atari Jaguar "Do the Math"

Crash Bandicoot taunting the Nintendo headquarters.

But with the advent of social media and internet proliferation, Microsoft took it far, far beyond ANYTHING that had been done before. And they started bragging about things that hadn't ever really been bragged out before (highest sales in ___ month, best metacritic review sc...

1832d ago 6 agree3 disagreeView comment

@ BX81

360 ahead of PS3: NPD reports are full of detail.

PS4 ahead of Xbox One: NPD reports are vague and devoid of detail.

Pretty straightforward.

1832d ago 11 agree7 disagreeView comment

Good to see the 3DS is doing well. Handhelds in 2013 were insanely good. At this point, if you don't own a 3DS and Vita you're missing out big time.

1832d ago 29 agree6 disagreeView comment

There's gonna be a console war, whether people like it or not. Microsoft (namely Major Nelson and Aaron Greenburg) would make announcements - sometimes on a daily basis - about metacritic scores and sales week after week, year after year when it was PS3 vs 360.

You think now that XBox One is behind in sales that people aren't going to rub Microsoft's face in it? I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but c'mon. Microsoft was the main player in sparking th...

1832d ago 9 agree5 disagreeView comment

What's very interesting is that NPD doesn't tell us which game sold more on which platform.

They used to for the entire 360/PS3 generation.

Gee, I wonder why...

1832d ago 8 agree4 disagreeView comment

That's because Super Mario 3D World is not a system seller (like many people claimed).

That's because the Mario brand is stagnating, not due to lack of new mechanics (there are plenty of those) but due to lack of new content/locales/ideas.

Stay with me.

Imagine if Fallout 1, 2, 3, Tactics, FO3, and FO:New Vegas all took place on the same map with the same assets, the same enemies, and the same NPCs, just with progressively better grap...

1832d ago 10 agree19 disagreeView comment

I'm eagerly anticipating Microsoft's use of "Xbox family" over the next few years to hide lagging sales, similar to what Sony did in the early days of the PS3.

Bookmark this post. It's gonna happen.

1832d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

So we're redefining the meaning of the word "fastest" now?

Do the math:

Sony sold 1 million PS4s in 24 hours (at a rate of 1 million per day).

Microsoft sold less than 1 million in 9 days (at a rate of about 100,000 per day)

How in the world is 100,000 per day faster-selling than 1 million in a day?

1832d ago 11 agree3 disagreeView comment

MS's strategy toward media support would've only worked in a vacuum. But Microsoft has competitors from all sides.

When the Xbox division stuck just to gaming, they only had competition from Sony and Nintendo.

Now, since they're trying to make X1 an "all in one" box they have opened themselves up to competition with Roku, Google, TiVo, cable providers, and pretty much anyone and everyone who provides media content. The reality is that a ...

1832d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

Yes, and that will be the killing blow.

For instance, (please correct me if I'm wrong) but certain multiplats already sell better on the Playstation platform (like FIFA, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, GTA5, and Assassin's Creed).

But once games like Madden and Call of Duty start selling more on PS4 in the USA...it's game over, man.

1832d ago 3 agree3 disagreeView comment

Yeah this is a flat-out lie.

It took them 9 days to sell 900,000 in North America yet PS4 sold over 1 million in NA in 24 hours?

Someone isn't too good at math.

But now that NPD isn't on Microsoft's side, I suppose it's time for spin-spin-spin.

1832d ago 17 agree5 disagreeView comment

Only that Microsoft wasn't having any supply issues over the last few weeks. It has been proven time and time again that Xbox One is still widely available on store shelves across the USA.

PS4 sold over 1 million in NA in 24 hours.

It took Xbox One more than 9 days to achieve that, and with no supply constraints (it wasn't sold out, despite what Microsoft tried to tell you).

1832d ago 126 agree60 disagreeView comment

@ mikeslemonade

I agree with you. The last gen (Wii, 360, PS3) where everyone sold enough and there was no runaway leader WILL NOT REPEAT this gen. It has only happened once before in the history of videogames. What is far more likely is that one console will pull far ahead of the others.

The macro-economic conditions are going to put a huge damper on the game market (like it's putting a damper on everything else). People are working more hours to make le...

1832d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

Games also didn't sell 10, 20, or even 30 million copies in the '90s, either. Most games during the NES, SNES, and Genesis era were lucky to break 5 million sold.

Yet today, games like CoD sell 20 million PER YEAR.

1832d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

100% BS. I can't believe the oil spewing out of this guy's mouth. It has been Microsoft's primary PR response over the past year to simply say "people misunderstood us. People misread us. We weren't TRYING to be evil with DRM. You just didn't understand our intentions".

Yeah right. Where there's smoke, there's fire. This is yet another red flag (out of so many red flags over the past several years) and XBox fans should either be prepared ...

1832d ago 20 agree1 disagreeView comment

People still put faith in surveys? LOL

I thought surveys were "pointless" after this came out and stomped the Xbox One.

http://xboxonevspsfour.com/

In regards to the article, well no duh, TIME. These are the early adopters. These are the people that said "who cares about DRM?" and "who cares about three games at launch?" etc. They were going to buy the cons...

1832d ago 32 agree22 disagreeView comment

The entire Xbox One lineup including the console itself was released too soon. Microsoft sacrificed quality and quantity for quickness: they couldn't let Sony run too far ahead by launching earlier.

Ryse
- QTEs and incredibly short, linear campaign. Was supposed to be a "hardcore killer app" for all those who bought Kinect on 360, but hey, 2nd time's the charm I guess.

Forza
- Gutted of content. Approx. half the content was r...

1832d ago 12 agree22 disagreeView comment

Title should've been "addiction goes portable". :P

I have this on PS3 but I'll probably pick it up again for Vita unless Sony makes it cross-buy (in which case I'll already own a copy).

Such a fun game.

1833d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

What is especially clear is that Microsoft is pulling support from pretty much every other territory in the world to salvage SOME sort of market in NA and Western Europe. Rumours about delaying some of the Tier 1 countries (who knows when Tier 2 and beyond will see the Xbox One...) seem to further indicate this.

EDIT: Disagree if you want but all signs - starting back with the Xbox One reveal - indicate that Microsoft is doubling-down in NA and pretty much ignoring the rest ...

1833d ago 9 agree8 disagreeView comment