160,000 Reasons for Microsoft and Sony to Worry

fool: "In the latest generation of video game consoles, Microsoft and Sony let Nintendo get a year's head start. If the ghost of Nintendo's past is anything like the ghost of Xbox One's or PS4's future, this is shaping up to be a real horror show."

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DragonKnight2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

The name of this website is ridiculously apt after you read the article, which I suggest you don't bother.

Let me save you the trouble. Because the Wii U sold only 160,000 units, Sony and Microsoft should be worried that the console market is on life support.

Utterly ridiculous claim. People who don't game and don't understand gaming should not attempt to talk about gaming because they end up grouping consoles together as though they are all the same thing, and offer all the same things, when they aren't and don't.

badkolo2674d ago

gaming journalism AT ITS WORST

blackmanone2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

I don't know, this kind of gaming journalism seems to be par for the course, lately.

PopRocks3592674d ago

It remains to be seen how well the new generation will take off, but I highly doubt the Wii U's current woes are an indication of the new consoles' initial performance. Nintendo and several third party developers have created a share of problems that crippled the Wii U's first year and possibly the Wii U's chances of success as a whole. This is not mutually exclusive to the performance of the PS4 and Xbox One.

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brewin2674d ago

So glad you have that crystal all and can see the future. The sticker shock of a $400-$500 gaming system in this economic climate is enough to argue the opposite of your claim. If you think that these new maguic boxes will have an awesome, continuous stream of new and worthwhile titles that will move systems then you are delusional. The market does not take shape overnight dude. These consoles will go through their growing pains as well and we shouldnt be surprised to see fledgling sales after the initial sell-through.

Time will tell, but history is telling. These new systems dont really offer anything that is THAT much different than the current ststems. The VAST majority of consumers believe that they offer the same games just prettier on the newer consoles!

Parents wont just go out and buy a new system for little johnnys CoD fix if that same game is available on the system they already have. You folks who are arguing the new systems wont face sales lulls need to learn a thing or two about economics.

DragonKnight2674d ago

The irony of you starting off your comment with a sarcastic crystal ball comment and then making predictions about the consoles based on what your perceptions are is just pure gold.

And then the audacity to bring up history, a subject you clearly know little about. Troll on brewin, troll on.

Hicken2673d ago

You just got that all wrong, brewin. I've seen a lot, but I don't know if I've ever seen such a contradictory comment before on this site.

I hope you've got a drawing board...

brewin2673d ago

dragon knight,u obviously have no idea what trolling is if u think i was trolling. i play my ps3 and 360 more than any other systems. i also fail to see where i made any prediction. i am speaking from a parents viewpoint and the new systems havent sold me yet, nothing says to me that these systems are needed yet because most of the available titles are also on current systems.

and history? ive been through a ton of system launches and even the best of them had sales lulls, even the mighy ps2. thats not a prediction, thats from being there when it happened. i was pointing out what history tells us, not what the future will be. if i made a predicion it would be that these systems will have great runs in due time, but the wiiu also a good indicator of the struggles that new consoles may realistically face.

ovnipc2673d ago

even if in the next year or two current consoles sale more than new still good cause actually m$ and $ony make more $$$ than new consoles cause new consoles they lose money old consoles they make profit. But that wil mean that gaming its not dying like you are saying. Gaming its not going anywere actually its growing.

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chobit_A5HL3Y2674d ago

nintendo's wiiu issues won't effect sony or ms in the least. people know what the wiiu has to offer and decided to skip on it this time around. the real next gen consoles will out-sell the wiiu in no time.

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EXID2674d ago


insecure much? the Wii U might pick up in sales in the next few months but it won't be any sort of competition to the ps4 and xbox one on their respected release dates.

EXVirtual2673d ago

Thank you! I'm a Nintendo fan, but i might skip the WiiU. I'm already getting the PS4. Nintendo needs to step up. BIG TIME.

Ol_G2673d ago

Thats only a percentage of the People most of them won't buy a new console cause the old one is Working just fine parents decide and the biggest part of gamers are little children

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Godz Kastro2674d ago

I do feel consoles have reasons to worry but not due to this. This is why I preach unity among console gamers. We NEED to support the medium we enjoy. I rad an article that said the Oculus Rift will support mobile devices before consoles due to the fact that phones/tablets get stronger and stronger year after year but consoles update hardware once every 8 years now. I am concerned because I love consoles...

Shad0wRunner2674d ago

Mobile gaming is a joke, whether its on an android phone, iOS tablet, or iPhone.

Have you seen the stats of next gen consoles? Are you kidding me? And youre worried that someday in the near future, that a phone or tablet will dominate over a console? LOLOLOLOL Thats funny.

Hey hey...maybe calculators, dishwashers and microwaves will dominate consoles too. LOLOL

Oh man. I got a GOOD laugh off that. Thanks bro. xD

brewin2673d ago

man i hope ur right. i am so damn sick of analysts and developers saying that mobile games are going to take over. it makes me feel sick just thinking about not having any other option for gming. yuck. imagine if consoles really did die off and mobile games were all that was left.f2p and casual puzzle game and shooter ripoffs with no real value! thats scary...

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