Resetting the Console Wars - Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Get a Fresh Start

The upcoming generation of consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specifically, feel a bit like an old school console war. The mud slinging, slight of hand, and jabs between Sony and Microsoft remind us of Nintendo and Sega from the Genesis and SNES era. But are fans sticking in the corner of their favorite console manufacturer?

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mp12892273d ago

Community Poll at the end of the article:
"I own(ed) an Xbox 360 and will purchase and Xbox One (14%, 293 votes)

I own(ed) a PlayStation 3 and will purchase an PlayStation 4 (43%, 903 votes)"

devwan2273d ago

"I own(ed) an Xbox 360 and will purchase a PlayStation 4 (23%, 497 votes)"

That the most telling one...

Ritsujun2273d ago

Xbone180's laughable rotten start.

Maddens Raiders2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

I don't know about the community poll...but I do know..

- with a more powerful console in the mix from launch @ $399USD,
- very good pre-order numbers,
- no FUD articles from the press or looming format war to contend with,
- and an on time launch this time,

it seems awfully apparent to me that one camp has made every effort to end this "war" before it even begins.

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

MariaHelFutura2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

The PS4 doesn't need a fresh start, it got everything right the first time and doesn't need to copy itself. It doesn't need a redo, a do-over, a reset, a second chance to make a first impression, an overclock, a re-unveiling, games packed in or change anything in to attempt to be competitive. Everyone wants one already for what it is....... a better system for less money.

The PS4 is powered by specs, confidence and talent. Not dreams, aspirations, gymnastics and theoretical equations.

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ruefrak2273d ago

Sony did not have a good start with the PS3. They came out a year later with a console that was significantly more expensive than the Xbox and had a serious problem with its game library. Multi-platform games usually look better on the Xbox because it was easier to develop for. In the US, Xbox consistently outsells the PS3. And yet, after 7 years, the PS3 has outsold Xbox globally. That's one hell of a comeback.
It'll be interesting to see how things turn out when they are both launching at the same time.

skydragoonity2273d ago

So far so good the Ps4 is the gamers ultimate console. After all it will be the most powerful video game console when its released. (Will also be cheaper than its less powerful competitor)

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