How the Xbox One caught the Wii U's doom

GotGame: It wasn’t too long ago that the front page of N4G was flooded with articles about the Wii U and its inevitable downfall. The gaming media and its followers loved to watch the Wii U flounder, but the Wii U has gotten a reprieve. Now, the Xbox One is our favorite new punching bag.

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Hatsune-Miku2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

Well when the consoles focuses on silly gimmicks and the gimmicks are rejected by devs and gamers then it isn't good

The xbox one has a cluttered and messy UI purposely where kinect is required for ease of use. I hear a lot of fanat-X saying that kinect is awesome because you can navigate the messy UI easier instead of pressing buttons to navigate not realizing it's a ploy forcing people to use kinect. I don't know how using voice commands which works sometimes is suppose to be better than actually using the controller that works 100 percent of the time unless broken.

Sony who has won this generation already didn't focus on silly gimmicks but made gaming the focal point of their ps4.

Ps4 is the future and the future is ps4

Benjaminkno2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

I always find it amusing when people use the word "gimmick" and don't use it correctly... A gimmick would be an internet browser, or a bluray/dvd player... something included that doesn't add to the device's primary function. A gamepad, much like motion controls, aren't gimmicks. Maybe you guys just like the word "gimmick", because it sounds insulting.

What are you playing? KillZone?.. some plus games?

Ps4 is nothing unexpected, besides the inability to transfer DL Ps3 games .I have yet to be wowed.

AgitatedOcelot2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

Remember that awesome kinect game, oh and remember all those AAA games that kinect redefined, and how it shook the gaming industry with innovation?

Oh, right we got kinect star wars and fighter within, and kinect still sucks as much as it ever did, and does nothing for the primary function of the console. But that would make it a gimmick as you defined it.

Oh, that's probably because it is a gimmick... Thanks for helping clarify that point.

What are people playing? The exact same multiplats that you are, but in 1080p. Do you think Ryse, forza, and dead rising are still burning up the charts? The only difference is the indy games are actually good on PS4, and the pile of kinect shovelware is already starting to amass on the Xbox in it's place.

ObiWanaTokie2308d ago

Ben you did that to yourself , dumb ass

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Benjaminkno2307d ago (Edited 2307d ago )

Controls are part of a games primary function... which doesn't make it a gimmick.

which means you lose.


You guys "CLEARLY" don't know what gimmick means.

If your PS360 console toasted bread, or played cd's, or cut your grass, or operated on your brain, those would be called "gimmicks". Because they have nothing to do with playing games.

Love the n4g crowd...

uugggggggghhhhhhhh.... plop

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Nero13142308d ago

Sony is winning in sales not games ...............

mediate-this2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

Everything about you is wrong, ps4 has not won anything yet, it takes one slip up and boom the tides have turned. All you ever do is spout false information, you dont have a xb1 so how do you know if the ui is a cluttered mess? I have both so i can actually me a point. But you, you're just a fanboy who spreads fud.

You have an agenda for no reason, we know ps4 is good but so are other systems, they are just plastic, they owe you nothing and you owe them nothing.

Gaming is the future and the future is gaming.

krazykombatant2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

you should just be banned from posting.... one bubble is too much.

OldDude2308d ago

Gimmick... you mean like light bars on the controller and touch pads? Yeah, every console manufacturer has "Gimmicks".

I have a PS4 and I have to tell you that last line on your post makes you look like an idiot. Don't be a sheep.

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Axios22308d ago

Good points

It's a matter of perspective and some ppl like to twist it rather than face it.

Charybdis2308d ago

Agree he has some good points. Also like his title and him saying: "The bottom line is that the gaming media is constantly on the hunt for clicks"

OC_MurphysLaw2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

I also find it funny how the gaming media tries to downplay that they are not "hunting for clicks" when they make these articles.

Fun Facts:
1) News Websites like an IGN make their money off of paid for advertising and they can also do a subscription model but typically paid ads are the #1 source of revenue.

2) Online ads are usually bought via a cpm model CPM which is cost per thousand views. The price range on a CPM can range anywhere from about $1 to as high as $20 but probably not higher than. So just using $10 cpm that means for every 1000 views they get paid $10. The more views, the more revenue. Typically these ad campaigns are capped by impression amount and delivery dates so its not open ended therefore these sites need to drive as much traffic as they can to meet impression levels and maximize how much they get paid. There are other models like CPA (Cost per aquisition) which pay out more but only pay out on when the ads are clicked on. For video games usually the goal is to brand the game and get its name and release date out in front of your eyes so the cpm model is typically what is used for that.

3) Writers at any online sight are only as good as the amount of views their articles get in the eyes of management. If you are not attracting viewers to your writing then you are dead weight for any website. They 100% need a writers article to drive traffic and visitors (both new and old) to the site and have them clickiing on articles to read them and hopefully clicking on other pages too. The more pages you click on at a site in one session means more ads are served to you the viewer.

All sites that are showing ads on their site are extremely aware of how much traffic they are driving with each article and what tends to perform the best. Lists are some of the better performers hence why we often see so many Top 5, 10, 50, 100 articles... people like rankings and they typically have more than one page to them.

JustinWeinblatt2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )


As the author, allow me to say this. I am 100% on a hunt for clicks. As you pointed out, getting clicks is the only reason why my editor would keep me on or give me money. With that being said, you can try to get quality clicks or cheap clicks.

Cheap clicks often means an outrageously negative article meant to get a rise out of enraged fanboys. While I admit I have posted some of these in the past, I try to avoid these and post articles that can provoke thoughtful conversations. My dislike for these types of articles was part of the reason I wrote this. It makes me happy that some people seem to have gotten this point of the article.

This article isn't quite as good as I'd have liked, but I did put a great deal of time and effort into it, rather than making a simple article like FIVE REASONS XBOX ONE IS DOOMED (which admittedly would have gotten far more clicks). I am, or at least am trying, to get quality clicks based on thoughtful work. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

Of course, a lot of people didn't read beyond the headline and think this was an article about the Wii U and the XBox One being doomed, but hey, what can you do.

LOL_WUT2308d ago

3rd place is where the WiiU will most likely end up not saying it's a bad thing... X1 is creeping on them WiiU sales too. ;)

Ol_G2308d ago

Yeah sure the gap is only around the 3 mil X1 will close that in a month....

Do you read what you write ? Or even think before writing ?

Realplaya2307d ago

Wait to Mario Kart 8 drops back to third for the X One

Clown_Syndr0me2308d ago

Omg these posts...both consoles are great in their own ways. They both suck in their own ways too. Neither is perfect, welcome to reality.

Main_Street_Saint2308d ago

Well said sir, well said! Bubble vote for you.

Grimhammer002308d ago

Whole its great to have an opinion that may be least to you. It doesn't negate MS early treatment of gamers pre-new gen. DRM, forced kinect

Take off the rose invited glasses and just look at how MS reacts to poor performance of preorders or e3 lead up to the 180.

In fact. one multi-billion dollar corp who had a 180 on their proposed future agenda?

Ive said this before. can have the greatest console of all time with MS! But first you need to get them there. You do that by making this xbone sales tank hard. Then they'll have to drown gamers in value.

Its sorta happening now. PS4 killing MS in sales has given you forza/fifa/titanfall free! Amazing!

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