Why the Xbox One still has a chance

Sony's PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One, but Microsoft is making moves to gain ground and could still be a strong competitor in the game console market.

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xHeavYx1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

Lol. I just watched the video, and they talk about how Destiny is coming out for the Xbox, making it sound like it's an exclusive.
They talk about the price cut and the removal of Kinect as two different things, they talk about being able to trade in your old console (something that, as everybody knows, can't be done with any other console /s) these people are so clueless

DanielGearSolid1577d ago

Mentioning Destiny as a reason x1 would catch up was quite literally the dumbest thing I've ever seen

I hate when ppl who have no clue, discus topics they have no clue about, while pretending to be experts

AngelicIceDiamond1577d ago

@Heavy Well its posted by CNBC so they're behind the times obviously.

Trade used games was last year and Destiny is marketed for PS4.

Kinect being removed is the only latest thing that's relevant in there.

Other than that CNBC is pretty clueless.

Eonjay1576d ago


Exactly. Its almost like they don't really know what they are talking about. It kinda makes you wonder what else they say thats almost completely wrong.

Insomnia_841576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

As most Xbox/Microsoft worshippers, clueless, very naive, and so easy to be manipulated by a crooked corporation going as far as defending the abomination that was at first revealed as the Xbox One and calling it "innovation".

Jaqen_Hghar1576d ago

the part about Destiny made a man lol

Volkama1576d ago

Gotta make you wonder though, if these guys writing an article on the console have a warped view like that then what might the perception of the mainstream be?

The <10million people that have the PS4 or One are still pretty much core gamers armed with at least a little knowledge, but the other ~100million potential audience... Don't over-estimate them!

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AngelicIceDiamond1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

Yes there is a chance why wouldn't there be?

People deemed the PS3 a failure and look happened.

Christopher1576d ago

It only took it 8 years to catch up.

NatureOfLogic_1576d ago

@cgoodno, And that's with PS3 crazy number of first party quality exclusives compared Xbox 360. If MS doesn't set graphical standards for consoles like PS3 did, I don't see MS coming back like PS3 did.

Why o why1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

I give the x1 a chance based on ms's resilience. Any manufacturer that can come through rrod + disk scratching has to be made of sterner stuff. Obviously this gen will be harder in a different way due to the lack of the price point and headstart advantages but the differences in perceptions between the reveal and now are noticeable.

Ultimately I believe sony has this gen in its grasp. Its theirs to lose. They'd be stupid to take their feet off the pedal. The x1 wont end with as much market share as last gen but that doesn't mean it'll be a failure in my eyes, more of a colossal set of missteps spawn from arrogance. I don't care about the 'bad messaging' notion either if the ideas were bad to begin with. Lesson learned hopefully.

SilentNegotiator1576d ago

Except clueless sources like CNN called Ps3 a "sinking ship" ( - 404. Cowards.) when it matched Xbox 360 in sales for November 2008.

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user74029311577d ago

It has about as much a chance as the original xbox had against the ps2 (sales wise)

JBSleek1577d ago

Of course the Xbox One has a chance, actually the never didn't have a chance.

The Xbox One is the culmination of great hardware, innovative software, and world class services like Xbox Live.

With a refocus on gaming evidenced by their strong fall lineup and great list of games coming in 2015 and beyond Xbox One seems poised to turn their fortunes around and be the main place people game in the coming years.

It's early. You can see the Xbox team is focused and ready for the upcoming challenge.

I can't wait.

BitbyDeath1576d ago

Good to hear you didn't lose your job with the other marketers JB.

MysticStrummer1576d ago

@BitbyDeath - Yeah that "XB1 is the culmination of…" bit must be from a sales department email/memo. He's used it several times today alone.

OT - I guess they mean XB1 has a chance to sell well in the US, because worldwide PS4 will dominate.

Christopher1576d ago

***It's early. You can see the Xbox team is focused and ready for the upcoming challenge. ***

Focused. Refocused.

Tomaytoe. Tomahtoe.

I think a lot of things have held back MS due to their inability to read this market this generation and having to continue to change their whole paradigm to reflect the sudden realization that in order to sell their product they have to meet the demands of the market.

XiSasukeUchiha1577d ago

Xbox ONE is strong but It will never catch up or surpass PS4 in sales which is fine as long both companies are still around challenging eachother to make their consoles the best.

hello121576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

You really going to say that after 8 months really? With another 5 years or more to go. More exclusives and content to come out. With x box 1 to sell in more countries yet. Come back to me in three years and i'll might have a different view.

Your talking about only a couple of million units ahead maybe three million, that's nothing. We don't even know the margins of how many 360 users have gone next gen yet and same can be said for PS3 users too.

Way too early. So many variables to consider.

[email protected] I don't know where this myth arose x box didn't do well outside the UK and the United States.

To date they've sold 84 million, figures direct from Microsoft June 2014

last estimate for Sony was 80 million, November 2013 last official response. Likely 81 or 82 million now.

I've looked at the x box 360 figures they sold about 30 million plus 360's outside first tier regions.

Why would Microsoft bother selling in other regions not considered first tier if they didn't think they would sell consoles. Sony fans have never looked at the figures and this why you have this believe.

Christopher1576d ago

If it's beating the PS4 in 3 years, how much longer should we wait?

In the end, shouldn't we be happy for the competition, not for which company is selling more consoles?

BitbyDeath1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

MS didn't do well outside of US and UK lastgen.
Why would other countries even give it a second look if they are not even doing well in those it is known for this gen?

king_ps41576d ago

It is over for xbox one, they are done.

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