I don’t care who’s winning the console war – Microsoft’s Xbox One is awesome

The “console war” is just as meaningless as the “smartphone war,” but that won’t stop passionate gamers from berating each other every chance they get. Competition is inevitable, and some aspects of this war are useful. Comparing sales of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, for example, gives investors a good idea of how each company is progressing during the early days of this console generation.

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christocolus2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Nice article. What gets me so pissed is the fact that some carry the hate over to their personal lives and friendships too. Its crazy. I've never allowed my console preference hinder me from playing/enjoying games on other platforms.I remember borrowing my friends consoles to play some awesome games on other systems.before buying my very own game cube i would borrow my friends own on a number of occasions to play zelda the wind waker, star fox adventures and luigis mansion and my friends would borrow my ps and xbx to play some games they admire too.I always encourage people who can afford multiple consoles to go ahead and buy them. I would never want to miss out on great games like zelda, mario,uc4, tlou2,the last guardian or the order just cos I play more with team xbox. Its fun when you can discuss your favorite games with others out there without being called a traitor or fanboy.

georgeenoob2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Amen to that. I never seen a company more dedicated to gamers than MS right now. In Phil we trust. They are indeed bringing the games. Expect heads to explode come MS E3.

JoGam2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Lol. @ Georgeenoob, you always seem to make me laugh. Keep doing what you do.

The_Eternal_one2610d ago

That's because Microsoft has no choice to because due to the fact that casual gamers plus people that just watch tv didn't buy into their whole vision of what the Xbox one use to be so now it's onto plan B.

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guitarded772610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

@ georgeenoob

I know you do this for the LULZ... at least I hope you do. I cannot believe that anyone could have a cult mentality toward a video game console.

ON TOPIC: I don't think anyone hates the XBOX One, or the games that have and will come out for it. But gamers (in general) still have legitimate reasons to be cautious of MS. Yes, they have reverted most of their policies that most gamers didn't like... yes, they have changed Live to offering more as a service... and yes, they are making some interesting games right now. But did we not ask for these things throughout the last few years of the 360 hay day? It wasn't our voices that changed their tune, it was Sony. They were offering more with PS+, they didn't enforce restrictive policies, they were making more core exclusives. While I'm excited to play some of the new games on X1 (eventually), I'm still pissed at, and don't trust MS. It's not a fanboy thing... I want to play all games. It's a trust issue. As a consumer and gamer, I want to be somewhat respected for spending my money.

Solid_Penguin-642610d ago

Should have gone to spec savers then.

nicksetzer12610d ago

Logical article, illogical fanboy comments from people who don't own the console (and supposedly don't care about it) ... I like my xbox one a lot, very satisfied with it. Everything that has happened in the last few months just make it even better.

its_JEFF2610d ago

@guitarded77 "cult mentality" on point!

zeuanimals2610d ago

Lol. I love the messianic throne people have given Phil Spencer, as if he's a saint who will make everyone's dreams come true because he tweeted "we're about games".

Sure, he got rid of the app pay wall and is bringing GWG to the Xbox One, but isn't that the obvious choice to make? Not doing either would be further condemning the Xbox One since the PS4 already has PS+ games, has never had an app paywall, and is doing much better in sales.

Phil Spencer wasn't very about the games when he became the General Manager for Microsoft Game Studios in 2008, just as they started churning out nothing but Halo, Forza, and Fable. People like to blame Mattrick but Spencer was General Manager for the studios... Was that just a title they gave to him while he sat around doing nothing and let Mattrick do everything?

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SpideySpeakz2610d ago

MS almost single handily destroyed gaming for everyone nearly a year ago with their DRM, 24h online check-ins. Are you crazy? Dedicated to gamers? Please, they're completely clueless on what gamers want. Sony had to lead, and MS took the bait. So, yeah, thank Sony and real gamers, because if it wasn't for them, you'll be sucking down DRM for the reason of your gaming life. Yeah, your Xbox would have been a plastic brick if it wasn't for Sony.
And NO, don't give me the BS that MS has changed. No corporation changes that fast. They're still *hinting* for an online only console.

nosferatuzodd2610d ago

its funny how xbox fans of to say these things just to sleep better at night ppl like ggreen noob and others if you love your system has you said why even mention that you dont care about sales if its not on your mind lol
((you don't care whose winning?))

ill believe that when pigs fly

Phatty2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

It honestly doesn't matter to me in the slightest, I have always just liked Nintendo and Sony. And the PS4 looks like it would be more my cup of tea this gen. To each their own.

They are all just here to entertain us, that is why you pay them, they are not paying you to sing their praises online (I hope). I assume most people wage this "war" just to justify their purchase over the other system...

agame9142610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

What about sony? I think they were dedicated from the get go?

InTheLab2610d ago

Slow down there sport. Everything they're doing now is a reaction to the negative press and abismal sales. If they proactively catered to the gamer last summer it would be a different story.

I'll be buying a kinect less X1 this summer but only because they finally cut off the cancer that is Kinect.

thexmanone2610d ago


Let me fix that for you:

"When Sony says jump you jump.
When Sony say eat poo you eat.
When Sony say jump in the river you jump and hit rock."

There all fixed now

Acadius2610d ago

You can go a day without starting a flame war, can you? Who cares if someone enjoys a system that you don't have? Does Microsoft or Sony send any fanbots a check for continually trolling the competition or their fanbase? The answer is no. We pity you because your life choices must be abismal in order for you to take to these forums and spout your malleable thoughts.
I own a Xbox One and a PS4 just to let you know that I'm not a "pony" as you so put it.

Copen2610d ago

You are the perfect MS customer you blindly follow the you let them rob you, lie to you IF you're not a MS shill or paid to post positive things about them (MS has been caught paying people to post positive things about them before) then you are exactly the kind of customer they're looking for. God bless you and other feeble minded people who blindly follow a company who fleeces you at every turn and you're too soft minded to even care congratulations.

alexkoepp2610d ago

Owning both new consoles I can definitely say the Xbox One is awesome, the author is correct. It beats out the PS4 in almost every aspect.

Xbox has got the OS/UI, games, functionality, controller, camera, online service, apps that just puts the competition to shame. Lol Sony's still trying to figure out how to keep their controller from running out of juice after 5 hours.

avengers19782610d ago

@alex, this again buddy, everyone on N4G knows you don't own both systems... Just stop already.

Docknoss2610d ago

Lol at all your disagrees Georgenoob

SilentNegotiator2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

I'm sure it's a mere coincidence that people who cheer the loudest for the least/less popular systems are always calling for supposed neutrality. /s

translation: "Stu-stu-stop making negative points about my favorite systemz and why it isn't teh most popular! I'm trying to live vicariously through its successes; you're hurting my feelings by saying anything negative about it!"

reaperofsouls2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )


stealth troll if ever i saw one

So ur saying that the xbone you own is better the imaginary ps4 you pretend to own, why not pretend to own a ferrari whilst ur at it or even prentent that u have walked on the moon or maybe have a girlfreind !!!

Kingthrash3602610d ago

Lol wow...just No...just no....u never cease to surprise me with your bs.
U tarnished Chris's comment.

xtremeimport2610d ago


You must have never looked at Sony, like ever.

redwin2610d ago

I have them both and always get crucified for saying it. For now all Sony has is grafx and the Xbox has the games, I have about 7 Xbox one games purchased to one on the PS4, I like the feel on the box better. Oh, and I play league of legends in my PC, and Mario in my wii u. I've had them all from turbo fx16 to Atari 2600 to neo geo and 3do and genesis, you name me it I had it and by bar the best is MS Xbox , I do remember the days of turbo fx16 street fighter and Super Nintendo street fighter 2 and the first mortal kombat. And I'm saying this, Xbox is awesome.

GW2122610d ago

You're the idiot that guy is talking about.

SoulSercher6202609d ago


You feel you have to mention you own both consoles in almost EVERY comment as if you know anything about the console but clearly you don't. Thank you for once again showing proof you don't own a PS4. Oh and that picture you show everyone "proving" you own a PS4 is nothing.

USA0072609d ago

I don't hate the Xbox itself, it's a fine console with good games. MS on the other hand, I don't trust. They have made many moves to undercut or choke the opposition rather than just making a good product and winning the consumer's hearts. MS plays dirty, and by doing so, they're going to generate some hate.

DragonKnight2609d ago

For the love of gaming, I can't believe there are people who tried to turn what christocolus said into a PR ad campaign for Microsoft. Unbelievable.

k3rn3ll2609d ago

Casual gamers have not shown their choice yet. Casual gamers dont buy millions of consoles in the first six months of release except maybe wii but even then it didnt pick up casual gamers until later on.

There's a reason why if I look at my xbox live friends list, they are all still active. Of 75 friends 2 have bought the ps4 and not the one. But even in there case they were ps3 players primarily before November. Once the reasons to switch are greater they will switch as well. They didnt just stop playing video games. They just weren't as enthralled by all the ps4 hype to go out and buy one as quick as all the ps3 owners were. You have to remember all this. There is a reason why gamers are switching generations faster than ever. There is hype when it comes to hardware too not just software.

poor_cus_of_games2609d ago

Yeah George your bs always cheers me up


255 Disagree!
Man that's a new record in N4G!

kickerz2609d ago

O_o *rolls my eyes at some of these comments
Come on guys lets just enjoy gaming and stop attacking each other like crazy people lol

jebabcock2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )


This is a crap article. Not because it favors the x1, but because it is an opinion by someone who admittedly skipped the last 2 gens and just recently bought a next gen console. Not that his opinion doesn't matter, but i'm tired of seeing all these opinions of people who know next to nothing about gaming or the gaming industry. We know MS, Sony, and Nintendo are all likely filling pockets to get these statements.

This is almost as bad as having a post for every single sony twitter message that announces that there will be an announcement, or 20 page dissertation every time Phil Spencer scratches his rear or takes a dump outlining how that is going to impact my gaming experience...

Seriously. It feels like I've got a front row seat to the video game paparazzi... I really just want to know when something important is going to happen or there is real information about new games and features. I don't want 30 articles announcing that there will be an announcement soon about something that we know nothing about but its amazing.

If it isn't something that actually makes me laugh, or is note worthy, I wish it would all fall into a bottomless pit of nothingness and be lost forever.


Hellsvacancy2609d ago

"Expect heads to explode come MS E3" yeah when MS underdelivers like they do most E3s

MeterBreak2609d ago

I've got both, and neither one is awesome...yet.

y7jzdgy2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

Wow 280 disagrees! Shameful really because it's the truth regardless of the underlining reasons for it.

* complete reversal on questionable anti-consumer policies
* management gutted and replaced with more capable people
* pay-wall removed from apps
* a sku without Kinect bring the X1 price point perfectly in line with the PS4
* new games for gold mirrored after PS+

MS are listening so now is the time to speak up!

Morgue2609d ago

@ JoGam

28 disagrees all from separate greenoob accounts.

DealWithIt2609d ago

Thank you Microsoft for not raping me. Lets have sex.

Fgfttfgff2609d ago

To be fair George they would've never kissed the fans ass until they messed up so bad the fans would only come back or stay is this way ass kissing shouldn't be confused for a company actually being good.

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Soldierone2610d ago

I've seen that too and I think it is crazy. People get all hostile because one friend doesn't have the same console. My friends would do that to me because they were all madly in love with 360, but two of us were PS3 gamers. Their excuse was "Microsoft is easier to develop for" because they were inspiring to make games.

Personally the only real issue I had was adjusting to the controller. When I see the screen pop up and say "press X" I naturally reach for where the PlayStation controller has it. Yet after playing more and more I eventually got the hang of it and got my own Xbox when I had the money.

irepbtown2610d ago

My friends always argued with each other which console was the best when playing football (Soccer for the Americans). I actually enjoyed the arguments, it was fun and just a bit of banter.

Ch1d0r12610d ago

You should of asked your friend if he was a developer, why would he care if it's easy to develop? I always try to convince my friends to jump over to PS3. Once they realize what PS+ is all about they jump on-board. To me Sony should focus on advertising PS+, yes the PS4 commercials weve seen this and last year are pretty cool. But to me the heart and soul of the service is PS+. We hardly see anything about it on TV.

rainslacker2610d ago

Luckily none of my friends were fanboyish about it. I have one devout XBox fan, but he's cool with the rest of our group that prefer PS.

On a side note.

Having console preference because it's easier to develop for is silly. When you're playing a game, it doesn't matter how easy something is to develop for. That's something for the dev to worry about, and more often than not the engine will deal with the differences.

If they were aspiring game developers then they should be ready for a challenge The PS4 wasn't outright harder to develop for, it just required a different implementation to get the most out of it...and most developers were not used to that kind of thing. Nowadays, much of what started on CELL is commonplace in newer APU's. The programmers that took the time to master CELL tech last gen have a leg up with how the new systems handle many things. Luckily though everything can be in x86 instructions, instead of CELL assembly.

Locknuts2610d ago

People do that? I guess a lot of gamers are still kids. I hope adults don't carry on like that though.

Concertoine2610d ago

It is easy for people to disparage and hate what they dont ever plan on buying. Helps them justify their investment in something else. In the end every console this gen has something to offer.

NatureOfLogic_2610d ago

Really? Not everyone will support MS after what they tried last year with DRM and no used games. Deciding which companies I support or don't with my hard earned money, in my opinion, is responsible decision making. Only casuals and kids look at games and go "Wow" without knowing or caring(fanboys/loyalist) what crappy policies they're supporting by buying that device or game. I can guarantee that if Sony did what MS did last year, they wouldn't have my support right now.

URNightmare2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Kids don't think and argue just about games and mostly go for what's popular. An adult's argument would go beyond that I believe. They see what the company behind each product offers, how they manage its product, what benefits they offer for you as a consumer/gamer, their future plans and offerings and then make a decision and of course games matter too.

That's why I go with Sony and PlayStation.

I love gaming and there are games on Xbox that I would like to play but I will never support Microsoft, at least not for now. I was so ready to give them my money this time thinking this gen was going to be different but no, they took their greed to new levels and left me really disappointed. Trust is gained with time and actions. Let's see how things turn out to be a couple of years from now. As of now, everything about the Xbox One is a mess and lies, beginning with their so called "exclusives". Like I said, in a couple of years we will see where Xbox really stands. So far it's all smoke and mirrors.....and clouds.

bloodybutcher2609d ago

You give too much credit to adults. After all there's lots of creationists out there.

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darthv722610d ago

Its natural to gravitate to a side if you are someone with the means to play them all.

but it is also natural to try and justify your preference by putting down the opposition. Quite frankly, i dont see opposition. i see opportunity.

Opportunity to play games for the sheer principal of fun. That is how it started, that is how i play today, that is how my kids play. We have fun no matter the platform.

I didnt always have a ps3 or wiiu or xb360 but when i did get them then the opportunity to play the games available was presented and i have taken advantage of each moment. not everyone can afford to play the field and i can respect that. This isnt a cheap hobby that you can just jump in and catch up.

i belong to a few different FB groups and it is quite telling to see new posts from people who were always siding with one company to finally obtain something different. Its like a whole new view of the platform has been discovered and they say...why didnt i try this before.

the opportunity was always there, they just chose to not take advantage of it. But now that they have there is room for everyone to be in the middle. We wont turn you away.

Rainstorm812610d ago

Well said, I share your same view

Its fine to voice concerns or not but a console because of policies, but these people who worship/condemn a piece of plastic because of emotions and not logic are crazy

insomnium22609d ago

People have values. MS was working their butts off to ruin gaming as a whole when they revealed the Xbone. Now they are scrambling and going against everything the original xbone stood for for the sake of money. No backbone whatsoever.

It is not an option to support MS if you value gaming atm. They need to work long and hard to gain the trust back. I say they need atleast 5 years full of fresh new ips for me to even consider buying the xbone. No BS PR where they take jabs at competition all the time. The gen with x360 turned me off from MS and this new gen is even worse.

geddesmond2610d ago

Unless you spend every waking minute of your day playing video games then you don't need to own more than one consol. Each consol offers more than enough games to keep a person entertained throughout its life cycle. I would discourage people from buying more than one consol. Just make your choice on what games are currently available and look at the history of each consol manufacturer to see how well they support their machine and what IP's they own,

By doing that you would know, MS have Halo Forza and Gears of war. While Sony has Uncharted, Gran Turismo and God of War. Go with whatever exclusives get you interested.

I have more important things to be talking about out in the real than video games. Thats what my PSN buddies are there for

deathtok2610d ago

Agreed! Choose games over branding...

I'm discouraged that so many disagree with that sentiment.

realplu2610d ago

At what cost? If it's my rights as a consumer then no thanks.

Rainstorm812610d ago

This is the new thing I dispose.....I have a group of friends like that,,, they love Xbox and refuse to play anything PlayStation or look at PS games as inferior no matter how much universal praise they get

People like that shouldn't play video games , too emotionally invested IMO

No matter my preference, I would never let that hold me from playing a good game

No_Limit2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Nice post again Christolus.Totally agreed, what is awesome is in the eye of the beholder...Armchair fanboys talking smack and disagreeing doesn't change that fact.

"If you limit yourself to a single brand or console, you're cheating yourself"
That is why I have all three but I like my XB1 games the most.

christocolus2610d ago

Thanks bro. They can disagree all they want. The article is a really nice one and fanboyism is plain stupid and childish. Looking forward to e3.

aragon2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

holy at your disagrees for such a neutral point why r u getting disagrees again? @christoculus

christocolus2610d ago

I guess some people want the fanboy wars to continue.

Copen2610d ago

Keep propping up a media box where games are obviously not their focus. Everything about the xbox one is media first games second. Underpowered over priced and the suits at MS will lie to your face if they have to just to sell you on it and they have lied.

GordonKnight2610d ago

That's why I have the Wii U, PS4, & X1.

All three systems will have exclusives that I must have, but Nintendo has the most. Right now the PS4 is winning all my 3rd party games, but that could change.

Can't wait to see what the future bring to gaming, but I should be fine because of my backlog of games.

Happy gaming!!!

360ICE2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

Slightly crude language, but:

Apparently over 60 people, but hey...

Trekster_Gamer2610d ago

Can't believe this. You would have to be the most blind fanboy or simply retarded to really disagree with your statement.

Elit3Nick2610d ago

sadly that's the state of people on N4G, on a positive xbox article with high hits, the trollish or negative comments get the most agrees by people that never comment

snipab8t2610d ago

Why does this post have so many downvotes?

VsAssassin2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

@ guitarded77, I totally agree. Though competition is always good, and businessmen do business better with it, I
can't shake off the fact that MS blatantly wanted to cheat on their faithful Xbox consumers with the original policies they released.

Now, MS is just being reactionary - almost completely copying what Sony does. For Sony, this should put a smile on their face.

warczar2609d ago

There's a lot of Microsoft history that needs to be overlooked before one can purchace an XBOX.