IGN - Alex and Keza give their reaction to Xbox One's release date and discuss the pros and cons of releasing before PS4 in Europe and after in the US.
Its a week, its not going to make a big deal. HOWEVER, this time does not give them much wiggle room if an issue does arise (FYI black Friday is NOV 29th).
"Its a week, its not going to make a big deal" Exactly a week is nothing especially since a lot of pre-orders are sold out. There will be some available in the shops but not a huge amount (if they want to make pre-order numbers)
I expected the 22nd. Seemed plausible. I'm glad both consoles have release dates now (within a week of each other, at that), so everyone can look forward to their console(s)!
The one week difference is irrelevant. Both consoles will probably be sold-out from pre-order anyway. However, if Sony or Microsoft can’t keep up with the demand before Christmas and can’t send new stock to retailers, the competitor may have an advantage.
If all of their consoles are already sold out they are not at a disadvantage, it just gives xbox a chance to catch up.
Interesting that Sony has the time edge in the US and Microsoft in Europe. If I am correctly informed the US is traditionally Microsoft and Europe leans towards Sony. If that is so it could be quite a competitive battle over the coming months.
The only exception is that even though MS is launching a week early on Europe its just on 13 countries as for Sony is releasing on 32. I still give the edge to Sony but we shall see what happens.
Indeed, but I'm sure the 13 countries MS will target are the main markets of the European bloc (UK, GER, FRA etc). Regardless I'm still with you in believing Sony has the edge. They seem to have really high pre-orders and high street interest. Time will tell!
What are the pre order numbers?
@thrust Globally over 1M. Although I believe that figure is outdated as it stands. Apparently this is the highest pre-order level the company has ever experienced. EDIT (SOURCE: http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...
It's funny how one gen xbox one is traditionally USA market when Sony had two gens with the U.S. market but whatever n ign Titan fall is for. Xbox 360 n pc step ur journalism game up its not exclusive to xboxone
I think both consoles found great dates. December would have lost a lot of the large holiday sales. October would have rolled over many current generation games like Batman and Beyond. :)
It will be interesting on how the consoles will fair. I don't see Black Friday been huge this year for either console as they would be still fulfilling the back orders. It would be annoying if you missed the cut off date in August and have to wait then someone off the street buys it on Black Friday. In the UK its a good date just a month until Christmas and the mad buying begins.
Only thing I can see Black Friday do is help eBay sellers. Preorders are high for both consoles and that close to BF with both Releases means stock will be out or limited already by then. The crazy parents (and few others) that didn't preorder when kids "have to have it" will make prices sky rocket. Assuming they take off like most hard to find popular items anyways. Its unlikely BF will warrant anything else for such new products. It might spur older hardware though including possibly Wii U (Nintendo needs to market better come BF and Holidays and could possibly rake in some much needed sales as rarity of PS4 and One could benefit it). But as you say its a solid release time as Holidays are around the corner so will get consumers in a froth one way or another. I'm curious to see how it ends up regarding new consoles, old, and what games sell on what platforms. Some good games on every platform.
In the next video, please don't cross your legs like that. Anyhoo.......fun times ahead, everybody enjoy the launch, not every year you get to be a part of the magic. Can't believe it has been almost 3 months since my pre-orders were placed, and a little over 2 months before we have them in our hands. Anybody want to take a trip down memory lane when you picked up your launch 360 and/or ps3?...
Surprise people are not talking about how CoD:Ghost could impact next-gen...I don't think CoD fans will wait for the next-gen version and may decide too buy PS4,if they hear alot of their friends playing CoD on the PS4... Either way this is going too be awesome.The articles on N4G is going too be classics...
Are you joking? Please say you are?
If you want too play CoD next-gen and the Xbox One is not out yet,I'm just saying that having the ability to play CoD:Ghost an week before your XBox1 friends do could become an "bragging" right. Some people think CoD is an true exclusive Xbox brand,and MS was brilliant too market the CoD brand on the 360.I see alot of people on here diss CoD but if you break records year after year I'm sure consoles markers Sony/MS will want an piece of that pie next-gen also. Yes,CoD could impact next-gen.If one of the most grossing game of all time goes away next-gen,I think that will be an even bigger story then who sold the most consoles.. And with games such as BF3,KZ:SF,PS2,The Division,GTA Online, and many other unannounced FPS/TPS titles. My original comment was my feeling on how dominate the CoD brand could/can be.If Activision truly revamp CoD and re-strike oil again,who will they team up with next-gen PS4 or XB1? Face it people yes CoD can be an system seller just ask MicroSoft...
i wish i was getting both!
I don't get IGN why is the UK part of the site so biased to Xbox where as the US seems more fairly rounded. Why could they not go ahead and say the PS4 has double pre orders than xbox as well as saying they are both selling great?
i will wait till Novembre 29 for PS4 :)
Will someone buy me an Xbox One? I'm currently living on the streets right now with nothing but a wood to sleep on. I've always dreamed of having an Xbox 360 but I never got one. Please, it would be much appreciated.
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