A look at what Microsoft are doing wrong with the Xbox One and how they can improve things to compete with Sony.
I've always stated that MS is a North American focused console both last gen and this gen. In no way am I saying it's a bad console. But in regard to it's big features... None should be exclusive to only NA. That there is the main reason (besides some early PR screw ups from the higher ups) that it doesn't do well over all in getting more people to its fanbase worldwide. Bigger fanbase (sales) = more support ^^^thats a fact and there's no denying it. And the outcome is happy gamers with better and more games. We saw it with the PS2, Xbox 360, and now with PS4. The main difference is that Playstation is known for delivering top notch exclusives year round from start to finish in each gen. Everything's else in that article is either common sense or debatable at best.
"Bigger fanbase (sales) = more support " i disagree completely.. i dont see xbox missing any support and i didnt see ps3 miss out on anything while they were behind etc.. you just need enough to make it worth while.. and which features are you referring to?
True, the only thing xbox gamers will miss out is games sony makes / funds or niche Japanese games. Other than that Xbox one will get support. 13+ million users (a lot of them north americans who buy the most games) is hard to ignore. The number will only increase over time.
Persona? Star ocean? Nier? Dragon quest? SFV? I could name more, but they are missing the support the could help them grow as a global brand.
minato.. little confused what you are trying to say.. those games are missing support from customers (simply meaning they dont sell big numbers here), not developers.
Xbox is missing support- developer support- because it's missing those games. And it's missing those games because there isn't a large enough user base to justify them- in Japan, anyway. If the brand were a bigger success worldwide, franchises like those might make their way to Xbox. But it doesn't do so well outside a few markets, so no Persona for Xbox.
ok fair enough... wasnt looking at it like that.. but i also wasnt talking about Japan.. thats kind of a whole different story lol.. there really isnt much of a user base there.. and if they arent going to sell a Japanese game in Japan, then they certainly arent releasing it anywhere else..
So what big features are exclusive to north america
The PS4 is "A games machine for gamers". Ummm, starting at $100 less than the Xone might have helped just a little as well.
Microsoft don't need to change anything at the moment the competition is playing catch up trying to match the amount of amazing exclusives playing on xbox one. For every 7 or 8 amazing xbox games, the competition will have about one or two to counter imo and this is coming from someone with all consoles. The Xbox one has been winning in the gaming department for three years straight so this article is laughable lol damage control after gamescom is so real.
You must see lots of unicorns and griffins on a daily basis, because you are living in a dream world...
I am. A world where I have amazing exclusives to play :) come to my world bro. @Kingdom I actually have the right to say that because I have played all exclusives on all consoles. Gears ultimate looks AMAZING!
@Straya Yeah... because XBox One has sooo many exclusives that have released this year.. how can PS4 compete when it is sooo outnumbered by XBox One exclusives... c'mon man, you can't be serious...
Sorry, but... I find it terribly hard to believe that you own a PS4. You say some of the most outlandish things in support of the Xbox. "Gears: UE is the best looking game this gen." OT: I'm glad Micro is in this spot. Sony is doing great as always, and Microsoft has had to reassess, and pander to the core gamer. I love what I'm seeing out of both of my consoles lately.
with the way things are right now.. there's no such thing as "playing catch up".. The quality is there on all fronts, from hardware, UI, Features to games. Everything else, like this article is jus' politics.
Agreed. aside from sales, what else does MS need to "catch up" on? The upcoming games are looking great and the future looks even better as an owner of an xbox.
Its impossible for Xbox One to catch up since the gap grows larger every week. That being said Microsoft isn't doing terrible this gen, they're performing way better than they did with Xbox 360 last gen.
MS is undeniably doing great and FAR BETTER than Xbox 360 last gen. But Reality states that this does not mean a "guaranteed success" over Sony worldwide. You can still be a good console both sales wise and feature wise even if the competition is still ahead.
I don't think it's playing catchup. It's just being its own thing without worrying about anything else. It's offering some new features that can't be found on the competition and it's releasing a slew of new and existing ips. They've finally stopped playing catchup. Xbox is just being xbox and it's all the better for it.
But, if we're being honest, that's only because catching up is virtually impossible now. What they're doing is great, but it really should have been what they were doing from the start. Had the XB1 looked at launch like it does now, things may have been very different. So yeah, I don't think they're playing catch up now. But I also don't believe it's by choice that they aren't.
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