Five Ways Sony Can Maintain its PlayStation 4 Dominance Over Microsoft's Xbox One

Microsoft stunned the world last week when it announced that it would no longer require Xbox One users to connect to the Internet every single day to play their games. At the same time, Microsoft also eliminated the anti-used game measures that would make it difficult for consumers to share or sell their software.

See how PlayStation 4 can maintain its edge over Xbox One.

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2pacalypsenow1944d ago

Keep doing what they are doing

BadboyCivic1944d ago

Its dominance?

How can someone make a statement like that is beyond me. How about we wait till they go on sale.
Sony has MS beat in the PR department and on spec sheet.

punisher991944d ago

"How can someone make a statement like that is beyond me. How about we wait till they go on sale. "

Because the PS4 is beating the xbox 1 in sales in basically every country, including the xbox1's home turf the U.S. Thats how.

creatchee1944d ago


Neither the Xbox One nor the the PS4 have sold one unit yet. They are tied at zero. Preorders matter, but still...

dendenmooshi1944d ago

can't underestimate Microsoft's marketing

ASBO-51944d ago

They both have indeed sold very many units, they just havent been delivered yet. If I go to amazon and plunk down $400 for my new ps4, I have purchased a ps4.

Elem1871944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Sony is also clobbering Microsoft on price.

$100 cheaper and 50% faster? I declare Sony the winner between that fight.

But both companies lose in my personal opinion. One thing they are both charging for online multiplayer. i refuse to go that route. ill pick up Nintendo' console before i buy a system with paid multiplayer.

Also selling a performance console that can't even keep pace with a midrange PC? The $400 price tag of the ps4(1.8 teraflops) is $100 higher than a Radeon 7970 (4.0 teraflops).

Performance of the ps4 is good enough you say? I don't recall Sony showing off a single exclusive at 60fps, seems like they should of put a beefier GPU in the ps4. 30fps is terribad,we just came off a gen with 90% of games that struggle to hold 25 fps, no way in hades I will buy into another generation with that kind of lousy performance. (Surprisingly enough the Wii U showed mostly games in 60fps.., and here I thought it was on par with the ps360, yet its exclusives completely dominate everything we had on ps360, not bad for a box a fraction of the performance of the ps4)

Being a smart consumer keeps me from being brand loyal. Between free online play and gaming in 60fps(it completely changes gameplay, it should be the standard) both M$ and $ony lose me as a customer. PC/Wii U this gen for me (I did ps3/Wii last gen).

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georgeenoob1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )



The only thing ps4 has over One is the price, so far MS wins every other aspect. I would also say ps4 is more powerful, but ONE has the power of the cloud, making it more powerful than PS4 overall.

HammadTheBeast1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Looks much better. Power of the cloud has been basically nothing yet, even the Respawn dev admitted all they've been able to do so far is make some cheap dedicated servers.

Kinect isn't always watching/listening.

PS4 is more powerful.

Exclusives (objective I know)

And MS have proven themselves to be arrogant ****.

Removable hard drive.

USB compatible with everything.

No mandatory games installs (that 500 GB on One will fill up quick)

PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen.

Bluetooth, and allows use of previous Gen Headsets.

Shall I go on?

MysticStrummer1944d ago

The power of the cloud...


I_am_Batman1944d ago

It's interessting to see how Microsoft's cloud propaganda works. We have nothing but the promise from MS that the cloud processing will turn the X1 to a "super X1". Though theoretically possible there are some things you seem to forget/ignore:

1. Cloud processing does require a permanent internet connection.
2. There'll be a much higher latency in comparison to local processing.
3. Sony has the ability to do the exact same thing.

LackTrue4K1944d ago

2 weeks ago......there where NO XboxOne supporters....


KwietStorm1944d ago

Can you even explain what the power of the cloud means? That whole line is starting to sound like Apple's Retina display.

creatchee1944d ago


"Kinect isn't always watching/listening."

Yes, that is correct. I didn't think you'd lead off with a positive point about The One.

"PS4 is more powerful."

On paper, yes. But not enough at face value to make a huge difference. Also, the Microsoft chipset is proprietary and might have some enhancements and methods of running efficiently that we don't know about yet.

"Exclusives (objective I know)"

Extremely subjective.

"And MS have proven themselves to be arrogant ****."

What does that have to do with the quality of their product?

"Removable hard drive."

Plenty of external storage options on The One that aren't required to be first-party.

"USB compatible with everything."

What does that even mean?

"No mandatory games installs (that 500 GB on One will fill up quick)"

Installs help games load and run quickly and efficiently. And can you not delete games to make room?

"PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen."

I agree that PS+ is a great value, but LIVE Gold is no slouch.

"Bluetooth, and allows use of previous Gen Headsets."

The new One headset has way better sound quality that has been called better than telephone quality. An upgrade that requires ditching the past.

"Shall I go on?"

Yes, because you have yet to prove your point, whatever that may be.

SniperControl1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )


I have been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, I will tell you right now, that no country in the world has the infrastructure in place to do what MS are stating they can do with the X1, nor will there be an capable infrastructure for another 10 years or so.
What you also fail to comprehend is that the PS4 has 50 - 60% more graphics power than the X1, by your logic, the cloud will boost the x1's graphics output to greatly surpass that of the PS4's?
You are even posting links to articles (in other news items) that say only basic calculations such as AI can be done serverside due to bandwidth issues. Your are posting links to Hyper VM articles that have nothing to do with increasing graphics power, Hyper VM is a virtual client tasked with running programmes in a detached enviroment from the main OS.
You just dont understand the tech involved in this, you take the word of a MS PR rep as gospal. I heard the one that the X1 can be up 3 times more powerful with the cloud, that would put it level par with Nvidia's new £1000 card Titan card. Lol I dont think so.

C-Thunder1944d ago

Bullet points aside, why do you really like the One so much?

I see people throw around specs and numbers of exclusives.... But they always sound more like justification of a certain choice instead of "this is why I like this product"

For example, I bought a PS3 first last gen because I really liked the Ratchet games and based on the previous gen they had gained my trust to provide a large variety of quality games. So, I'm picking up a PS4 because I still feel like I can trust them to provide a bunch of quality games, throw in all the cool freebies they toss around with PS+ and its a no brainier to me.

I'm not going to knock the One, but I'm interested in your preference based solely on the One without making PS4 comparisons.

reko1944d ago

listen to georgeenoob because he
works for MS.. LOL

HammadTheBeast1944d ago


Sorry on a tablet and auto correct is OP.

karl1944d ago

i cant take this guys seriously..

maybe he was just trying to be funny

grimmweisse1944d ago

Please show me evidence regarding this powerful cloud?.......thought so!
I will be waiting eagerly!

2pacalypsenow1944d ago

Price + Games (from Sony 1st party studios that rape anything Xbox studios makes) + Hardware + PS+Ps4 Cloud (since you brought up "the Cloud")

first1NFANTRY1944d ago

your delusion is unfathomable. you need to get banned for the sake of gamers.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1944d ago

georgeenoob.... wow MASSIVE FACEPALM

BallsEye1944d ago


"PS+ so far demolishes XBL gold from what we know of next Gen. "

errn WHat??

Yes please go on and explain how exactly psn+ demolishes xbox live next gen.

Elem1871944d ago

The xBone is 50% slower and $100 more expensive. Gamers would be nuts to purchase the M$ console over the ps4

Elem1871944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

The whole power of the cloud propaganda is starting to sound alot like the "cell" processor of last gen or how about "8gb of DDR5(sic) OMFG.... wait what is DDR5(sic) I just know it sounds totally cool. "

SpinalRemains1381943d ago

Oh right the cloud.

I forgot. It has electrolytes.

nunley331943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

Its interesting to see xbox fans do a 180 on the game installs situation now that they have to deal with mandatory installs with xb1. Many xbox fans would harp on the ps3 for its sometimes partial installs and now they're getting full mandatory ones, alot worse but somehow good now since its for xbox lol.

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wastedcells1944d ago

More game reveals at gamescon and TGS!

Themba761944d ago

like kaz sitting there laughing at M$.

GameBanger1944d ago

PS4 dominance?!
It has less games right now
Its online structure isn't as established as LIVE
Oh it's $100 cheaper since it doesn't have a Kinect like feature...Yay! (not)

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BullyMangler1944d ago

5 ways it doesn't matter.

Relientk771944d ago

Keep bringing us a good variety of games and exclusives

gamertk4211944d ago

Too late. Just left GameStop and all they were talking about was XB1.

HammadTheBeast1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Too bad they're all talk. PS4 has twice the pre-orders at Gamespot despite it being in US where Xbox has a massive hold.


1. Proof?

2. I'd be happy to direct you to Amazon pre-orders as well.

kennyg37391944d ago

probably because they had twice the allotment as the Xbox One. Xbox One preorders were sold out at gamestop

Lunarassassin1943d ago

Have a look at this link,if you want to see the favoured console.

Blastoise1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

Sony may as well just throw in the towel then, right?


MysticStrummer1944d ago

"Just left GameStop and all they were talking about was XB1."

My local GameStop has been a 360 pusher all this generation, but now they're talking up the PS4.

My anecdote cancels out your anecdote. Now what?

How about a poll...?


Protagonist1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

That poll is really well done with the gamepads shifting live according to the votes.


C-Thunder1944d ago

Everything else aside, I think a lot of people's problems with the 360 combined with the $100 price difference is going to leave this gen one sided.

We had a lot of 360 only people at our GameStop and, so far, they've all bailed and preordered a PS4. It's anecdotal for sure, but has anyone heard a single person who was PS3 only this gen picking up the One? I haven't, not even in comments online.

Sony's spent 7 years making it clear where the games are at and it's paying off early this gen.

GameBanger1944d ago

PS4 dominates the online chatter because PS3 owners can't wait for something new and their systems are basically collecting dust. They have more website time to add fuel to the fan boy flame machine.

iceman061943d ago

@GameBanger...really...dust? So, The Last Of US being ranked #1 in most territories is nothing right? What was the last full exclusive release for 360?

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stage881944d ago

Do they really need any more ways?