Sony & Nintendo Could Have Holiday Weaponry. What About Microsoft?

Media Street writes: "This summer - like most summers - isn't much to be excited about. It's what many in the gaming industry refer to as the Summertime Drought Period. Games are few and far apart, most of the highly anticipated, major titles won't hit digital and retail distribution until the holiday season gets closer and perhaps worst of all, we have to deal with three solid months of wild and outlandish rumors and speculation!"

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JBSleek3142d ago (Edited 3142d ago )

So after reading the article what are you exactly trying to say?

If anything Nintendo is the one with most weaponry since they are the first entering the next generation scene.

I thought PS3 wasn't getting a price drop though?

And this summer is defiantly Halo 4 time. Combine all other exclusive titles coming out this holiday and you probably get half of the Halo 4 sales.

Halo 4 will outsell every single exclusive from now until all next generation consoles are sold.

KingOptimusOrigin1113142d ago

Then COD will come and destroy Halo.


Patriots_Pride3142d ago

"Then COD will come and destroy Halo. "

Dont think COD will beat Halo 4 on the 360, maybe combined.

I play COD and I know alot people online that did not like Black Ops and making futuristic does not help its cause. MW is the only COD the community looks forward to now.

KingOptimusOrigin1113142d ago (Edited 3142d ago )

I don't like COD but I just hate when 360 owners run their mouth like JBSleek about how nothing is going to outsell Halo when they seem to forget about COD which is almost like a 360 exclusive to their console will end up outselling Halo in a week.

Again I don't like COD but JBSleek needs to understand Halo won't have the most sales this fall because of COD.

Perjoss3142d ago

I'm not sure if you can really call the WiiU a next gen machine? I mean I'm sure it will be a great console with some fantastic games on it but isn't it just on par with current machines in terms of power?

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that Nintendo are entering the current generation 6 years late?

DyingVendetta3142d ago

Next genereation means the next console in line for the company, and WiiU is considered next generation, whether its on par with current machines in terms of power. But we will have to wait and see until someone actually confirms the WiiU specs. the graphics look beautiful on the WiiU but i digrest.

yabhero3142d ago

That would actually be inaccurate as we have nothing to base that on. The agreed ad upon rumor by most people who aren't fanboys is the the WiiU is 2x 360/PS3. It might be more but the specs old devs kits leaked to computersandvideogames, IGN, Fudzilla and SeniAccurate were more powerful... Up to 4.8 times.
The consensus tht WiiU is on par with current has no basis, especially if it can run Batman and AC3 in 1080p something which require 2x the power of 720p.
The truth is most fanboys are really hoping its on par. WiiU is more powerful than current gen. Nintendo has to worry about next gen.

Dms20123142d ago

For the sake of the true next generation getting here sooner I pray that the Wii U surprises us all and lights a fire under Sony/MS.

nukeitall3142d ago

Nintendo I do think has something up their sleeve, but I'm not sure that is enough to fend of MS. What Wii U delivers isn't a must-have technology yet and the upgrade reasons are for ports of old games?

Might be a tough sell. Sony with a new slim (maybe a small price reduction) will boost sale temporary like it always has. Old hardware packaged in a new skin does NOT suddenly make it more appealing to the casual crowd. The core crowd is tapped and saturated! A huge price drop though, like say $100 now we are talking. However, that is so unlikely to happen! You don't just drop a console 40% this late in the cycle. Cost reduction doesn't go in leaps and bounds as technology matures, it's constantly incremental with the biggest gains early on.

Xperia_ion3142d ago (Edited 3142d ago )

Halo, never underestimate the power of Halo. It would be so awesome if master cheif can whip out a flute and summon a giant 360 bot and #### up shit

SleazyChimp3142d ago

Love or hate Microsoft, it doesn't really matter. They are a huge company that has been in business for years. They know what they are doing when it come to competing in a market. They may be secretive about their playbook, and keep people in the dark, but they have an undeniable track record. They entered the game market at a time when long time legend Sega was bowing out and Sony had a strangle hold on the market. Look where their at today. You may not like their tactics, but you can't argue that they don't work. Halo 4 is a bigger draw than most of you will give it credit for, but I'll still bet that MS has a trick or two up their sleeves for this fall.

PandemicPrawn03142d ago

All Microsoft's focus from October - December will be on rollong out Windows 8 and WP8. And that's a pretty big deal for them I would think.

Halo 4 is really all the xbox needs this holidays.

I would also think that MS would be in full next gen mode from 2013.

MasterCornholio3142d ago (Edited 3142d ago )

Don't forget the launch of the surface tablet which will be One of Microsoft's main focuses this holiday season.


ChunkyLover533142d ago

Microsoft always has beast holidays. Last Black Friday they sold a million Xbox 360's and 750k Kinects. There will be deals and some people that want a Wii U will have to settle for a Xbox 360/Kinect. Wii U is obviously going to be the biggie this holiday.

Microsoft does have a Halo 4 bundled Xbox 360 and Halo 4 coming out, that should do pretty well for them. Should be a pretty decent holiday for all concerned.

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