Sony and Microsoft continue to wage war throughout this console generation and as year two rolls around the Xbox One has started to gain ground.
Now that was a perfectly written, OBJECTIVE article. Thank you Fansided for simply stating the facts. Other " gaming journalists" should take note and stop spewing nonsense.
I disagree with the author on that this gen will be at least as long as the last. With how rapidly new technology is coming out, i just dont see this gen lasting that long. Especially since Ps4 and Xbox one are x86, and will be much easier for devs to master Also, unless Xbox one sales begin to really gain ground on the ps4, MS just arent gonna let the gen last that long. Theyll likely want to launch a new gen early like they did with the 360
Probably about 7 years. Last gen did go for way too long, think the 360 was on its 9th year.
While this gen might not last as long as the last i think the consoles themselves will be around for a long time as they will get turned into cheap game streaming boxes alongside the new gen.
What is up with the stream of these articles that claim one console to be on top of the other in some way either in short term or long term. It looks like the "journalists" have taken it up to themselves to fight the console wars instead of letting the sales do the talking. Anyway I do not agree with the author when he claims that Sony has already released most of its big games and Ms is just starting to release them. Isnt that the opposite of what everyone has been claiming? That Xbox One has had more and better exclusives since the launch and PS4 has no games? None of the truly big PS4 exclusives have been released yet. What the hell is the author talking about? Uncharted 4, Santa Monica's game, Guerilla's games, Sony Bend's game, Order 1886 (maybe big but not sure) Bloodborne and Persona 5. Oh and most of the JRPGs will be exclusive too. On the other hand, Xbox has released many its much hyped games including Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Sunset Overdrive and TWO Forzas in one year! They are yet to release only Halo 5, Scalebound, Quantum Break and Fable. What about after that? Microsoft is already exhausting its games supply too soon in desperation to sell its console. While Sony is not worried and just pacing its releases more evenly. Finally, the author is forgetting the biggest handicap that will never let Xbox One overtake PS4 worldwide: the Japanese market. The Japanese sales will always help PS4 stay in the lead worldwide even if Xbox overtakes it in US.
@BiggerBoss '...unless Xbox one sales begin to really gain ground on the ps4, MS just arent gonna let the gen last that long. Theyll likely want to launch a new gen early like they did with the 360' Which proved very unpopular with Xbox Original owners! Mastery of any system architecture does not necessarily equate to obsolete technology, but improved coding and squeezing every last ounce out of that hardware.
Last gen was just about as long as previous gens - 6 to 7 years. Microsoft rushing out the door its RRoD plagued Xbox 360 a year early doesn't make the gen any longer.
PS4 is taking the battle and the war. Microsoft can want as much as they like. Nothing is changing
LoL! The reason the Xbox One is not selling is not because of the PS4...you guys don't get it do you? Its the fact that M$ declared war against the consumer, the gamers with their anti consumer policies! They did not declare war against the PS4. PS4 did nothing two E3s ago. The PlaySaviour4 just had to be itself. As the next best next generation alternative before the Wii U. PS4 did not even have to lift a finger. Of all the people to piss off M$ pissed off the consumer. The majority couldnt care less about power and specs and sofware line up. If that is the reason then the competition could have been neck on neck. Its their first impression that will continue to be a curse on MS and the poor Xbox One. PS3 launch price problem was fixable by periodic price cuts but how do you solve a problem like Xbox One's lost public trust and backstabbing????? Do you guys remember how many years Nintendo suffered after backstabbing Sony at CES 1991? Yes siree! TWO generations! But this time its a backstab against the gamers not Sony! How much more ill will can actually happen? Declaring war against the gamers is beyond fixable. The only gamers that may buy another Xbox console are those who does not know what happened.
Until year 4 when MS drops all exclusives like they do every generation.
They can't keep up with Sony on the exclusives front as listwar.com proves. The only reason that it's even that close is because MS didn't bring anything to 360 for years in order to frontload their launch (DR3, Ryse, and Forza). Once Sony gets in full swing things will be even more 1 sided. Sony has more studios it's just that simple. Also if sales continue the way they do MS will drop their console just like last time they were a niche product. Wouldn't be surprised they obviously don't have the policy of getting customers to come back out of satisfaction but rather with trickery.
Nailed it Jaqen, that's exactly how I see it. And you can add, since for Ms, the big money is made the holiday season, why bother releasing games all the year long... Let's just hold our few exclusives for the big season, and that exactly what is happening... But instead of questioning Ms strategy, its fans come bragging " Look we have the best holiday line up " My answer is what did you get the past six months???
http://www.listwar.com/ This proves PS4 isn't "resting on its laurels" Sony also is bringing it on the software front with the hugely innovative shareplay and better sharing options for clips and screenshots. They are going for it all this gen and Playstation is known for their long-term sales.
Share play lol, running at 720p and 14 AAA games blocked. Good one.
Good thing Playstation gamers don't care if our sharing is in 720p as much as the haters would have people believe. Also it's not about the FEW games that don't allow it. The fact that we get ANY games to share without that person even buying it is just INCREDIBLE! Can you really insult something isn't even available at all on other systems?
Shareplay or no shareplay. Take your pick. It's also funny that you have a problem with 720p, seeing as your preferred console has a number of games running at that resolution, natively.
'Sony and Microsoft continue to wage war throughout this console generation ....' More like 'Fanboys' waging dumb pathetic console wars!
Snookie, I said it before, Sony and MS can fight for our business with great games, thats a win for gamers. Its sites like this that promote negativity on either side, which is ridiculous even calling it sides. I owned Spectrum and C64, I owned ST and Amiga, I owned Sega and Nin.... I owned PS, Xbox..... Since 360 and PS3, things just went toxic, people became super heros behind a keyboard.... These superheros hounded those who make the very games they claim to love...... Its sickening.... When is enough enough? PS4 is doing great...MS is making great strides, yet for every positive, you get a thousand negatives here..... These people call themselves gamers...... Love to hug naked chicks, I do read the articles, just got to the point where I do not care on this site anymore....
Very nice article. Even N4G was put on the spot to prove the point. It is indeed a Marathon and not a sprint and we'll have to see what the next few years bring. Very exciting time to be a gamer and not a fanboy with all the competition and games release for all the systems involve.
'A quick look at the hottest stories on N4G...It’s clear that the consumer market is run by fandom of products' Why would N4G articles be relevant for his assumption of the market? IMO its sounds rather like a lazy article with a few cliches anyone can do Yea its a marathon not a sprint.. ok ok and then he brings up 'you must have money in order to make money. Microsoft has plenty of it' OK dont get me wrong Im not having any of those fanboy arguments typically using those same cliches but seriously you could say those same assertions a few years ago, it just doesnt sound very umm analytic...
I think the article got some things wrong. First it says Sony is winning the battle. No, they are currently winning the war. MS is shooting their load last 3 months of this year. They may win that battle. They're also trying to make everyone forgot the first 9 months. Titanfall was a failure. Their price drops have failed. Article says Sony has nothing upcoming. Rest of the year not many exclusives true. But into next year Sony kills MS. MS is already trying to talk about Holiday 2015 because they have nothing for the first 9 months. They can't win the war by trying to release some games around Christmas. Listwar.com shows it all. Sony won the past. They have more set for the future. Everyone knows Sony has better exclusives in the long run. MS only has their big bucks to try to win this war by buying a lot more exclusives.
I hope both Microsoft and Sony try their hardest to beat each other. In the end, I benefit. I have both systems, so I'm rooting for both companies to do as good as possible. Pays to not be a fanboy.
Sony won't last. They just lost their biggest investor last week. I really like the PlayStation but I'd be a fanboy if I said it didn't look grim for them.
Sony or Playstation? Sony's gaming division is actually doing a lot better than the company as a whole.
The 'games' argument is really becoming a tired excuse to pump out meaningless articles like this. Really, that train of thought only works if we assume Sony does nothing for the duration of the console gen, which is absurd. Granted, MS does have a better holiday lineup, but is this indicative that they will always have good game lineups for the rest of the gen? Of course not, its far more likely that both companies will have periods of success and periods of droughts. This article fails as an analysis.
It's easy to have a good holiday line up if you starve your customers for six months, since according to ms exec the holidays season is all that matters!!! People seems to forget that and come bragging about how ms lineup is great /rofl.
damm only fanboy is sweating about sales. ms is making profits outta xbone, sony making profits outta ps4. you dont see samsung phone going to war just because iphone sells more. I'm bless of having 3 remarkable current gen. I got the chance to play enjoy exclusives.
MS isn't sweating? Considering they've done a complete 180 of policies to turn the tide. $150 price drop plus free bundled game (sometimes 2) in last 6 months. They tried to control used games. They tried to muscle indie companies around.
Can't journalist write actual articles rather than the same resolution, frame rate, console war garbage?
lol PS4 hasent even started to drop all of its biggest games yet. and its OBLITHERATING the competition once Gran Turismo 7 comes out......sweet jesus all those sales... just imagine if GT7 comes out next year...... nuclear bombshell
like gt6 got yah. racer genre on the decline
Both consoles will have big games in the future. Sony- God of War, Order 1886, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Bloodborne MS- Quantum Break, Halo 5, Crackdown, Forza 5, Scalebound, Phantom dust This is so far all we know. To say there is any one dominating would be absurd as there are going to be awesome games coming.
Question... How many people read the article?
The problem is that Sony and Microsoft haven't figured out how to make money on their respective console ventures. They will never see the billions they've lost returned.
That was interesting. Nothing most people don't already know though. I love how he put N4G on blast though hahaha. Honestly people just fight over nothing. Both consoles are solid and offer totally different experiences. Strictly talking exclusives and if you only could choose one, XB1 is where you want to be if you like stuff like Halo, Gears, Fable. Those kinda games. You can also expect a return of or similar to games like Conkers, mechassault, Kameo. If you prefer games like Uncharted, Infamous, God of War, Japanese games and stuff like that, than the PS4 is for you. Multi platforms just balance everything else out. And indies are offered on both, though more so on PS4. Both have their strengths and weaknesses and cater to different tastes. Neither is the end all be all. That's why it's good to own all if you can. As for the duration of the gen.. I can see MS releasing at around the 7 year mark to come out ahead of Sony again. And making a box that is super high end to avoid what happened this gen, and something that can hold its ground if Sony were to release around the same time or shortly after. They have the funds to do so and sell at a loss. Hopefully Sony recovers in their other departments and can compete. I'm sure the PS5 will have plenty of R&D funding. But MS is gonna come at them like an angry bull. AND please if you're one of those that keep saying the MS investors want to sell off Xbox, spare me. All I see from the heads of MS and Xbox is that they are committed to the brand.
What is this garbage!!! So basically he's saying as Ms has more money it gonna win the war??? I remind him that it's been already the case two generation before, we all know how it turned out huh?!?
playstation is the best brand, end of story you silly nintendrones and xbots and pc beggars
Haha.. it must suck to only have 1 platform. Blind fanboys like you who don't venture out are the only beggers missing out. I thought that was pretty obvious by now.
X-bone getting its azz kicked so bad all over the world. And the dagger in the skull is its getting its azz handed to it in its own country lol.
Sony is just getting started. Their 2015 lineup is already solid and we still have yet to even see the new IPs that studios like Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, Guerilla, Media Molecule, Sucker Punch, and Quantic Dream are working on. Sony is in no way just running a race and not prepared for the future; just wait until next year and 2016.
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