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PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony may have sold 30 million, but is Microsoft's console due a comeback?

With backwards compatibility and killer exclusives, XBoners have never been happier.Sony has been on the ball since the very beginning with the PS4. There was none of that "used games don't work" nonsense, the price was cheaper than the Xbox One, and you weren't lumbered with a camera that doesn't work properly. "Xbox on. Xbox on. JESUS XBOX ON DAMMIT."

But hold on a sec: for the last few months, the Xbox One has been quietly improving - and actually sold more than the PS4 throughout North America in October. So is a comeback on the cards? Here's why now might be a good time to invest in Microsoft's dark box of delights?

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madmonkey012071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

Xbox One has improved a lot, and the public perception of it has improved, but at this stage i can not see it closing the gap to the ps4.

At least now it is seen as a much move viable option than it was considered at the announcement.

For me though and just my opinion, PS4 is still the place to play, I would like to get my hands on quantum break when it launches though.

Relientk772071d ago

Microsoft can try but it isn't going to happen

Gazondaily2071d ago

Agreed but let em try. It's paying off dividends for Xbox owners. ✌

NewMonday2071d ago

with the NX coming up next year MS will even have trouble hanging on to #2, I predict Xbox One will end up in last place because Nintendo has a bigger popularity world wide.

@Septic
how is paying millions for a game already coming to XB1 (TR) and cancelling a true exclusive like Phantom Dust "paying off dividends" exactly?

NatureOfLogic_2071d ago

WiiU have a better chance of making a "comeback" on Xbox One than Xbox One catching up to PS4. Also, It's hard to comeback when you're still getting 720p 30fps games in 2016. MS will need more than software updates that's only finally catching up to the competition two years later.

I_am_Batman2071d ago

@NewMonday: That'a a pretty bold prediction considering Nintendo NX launches 2 years later. Following the Wii-U's weird design choices and confusing marketing there is no doubt that Nintendo is the underdog this time around.

Ricegum2071d ago

Lol. These comeback articles again. Are there people that genuinely believe that Microsoft can catch up to the PS4? It's hard to accept second place, at least they got their gamerscore though.

SniperControl2071d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

Lol. alot of, (ahem), "journalists" seem to think America somehow equals the rest of the world, conveniently forgetting that cumulatively, PS4 outsold the X1 worldwide for October.

The gap, if anything, is getting bigger.

freshslicepizza2071d ago

@NewMonday
"with the NX coming up next year MS will even have trouble hanging on to #2, I predict Xbox One will end up in last place because Nintendo has a bigger popularity world wide."

so instead of remarking on how the xbox one has improved a lot (which any non-biased person would agree) you want to talk about nintendo's new system that none of us know anything about. the xbox one has already outsold the wii u. you will never support the xbox one and will continue to make sure it looks inferior in every way possible. my guess is because you hate the fact they are the main competitor to the playstation.

Gazondaily2071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

@NewMonday

"@Septic
how is paying millions for a game already coming to XB1 (TR) and cancelling a true exclusive like Phantom Dust "paying off dividends" exactly?"

Err have they cancelled Phantom Dust?

Are you denying the fact that they are trying to make more exclusives?

Spin it whatever way you want but they are clearly focusing on games, driven mostly because of the fact that they are trying desperately to bridge the gap. All the sly doom and gloom sentiments won't change that

@moldy

"so instead of remarking on how the xbox one has improved a lot (which any non-biased person would agree) you want to talk about nintendo's new system that none of us know anything about."

Funny isn't it? I wonder what the goalposts will shift to next. We already got the 'MS cant spread the exclusives properly' rhetoric. In 2016 they not only have a variety of titles but these are spread apart so I'm honestly waiting to see what people pinpoint next, other than sales of course.

freshslicepizza2071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

@Septic,
"Funny isn't it? I wonder what the goalposts will shift to next. We already got the 'MS cant spread the exclusives properly' rhetoric. In 2016 they not only have a variety of titles but these are spread apart so I'm honestly waiting to see what people pinpoint next, other than sales of course."

some seem content treating the consoles as some sort of sports game rivalry even though they share most of the same players and are not really a home team they are rooting for.

many called out microsoft for going the drm route so they dropped it and never implemented those restrictions yet many won't move on from that. many called out microsoft for kinect being such a priority, they basically dropped it and made the system cheaper yet many want to shift the goal post to something else. microsoft talked a lot before the xbox one about it's other abilities besides games and some took that out of context thinking games were not the main focus. now with phil spencer the game focus is more than ever. yet many won't give credit to this. there is more focus now on creating new ip's, something critics have been calling them out to do for many years. now we have some who want to focus on games cancelled or in development hiatus while ignoring all the other games coming. many call out microsoft for bunching their games for fall, 2016 you have one of their biggest games quantum break coming out the first half of 2016, yet they won't give credit there either.

it is very easy to see who is and who isn't actually interested in the xbox one improving. some never really wanted the xbox one to fix what they keep dragging it down for. they have one agenda and one agenda only, to downplay the xbox one any chance they get. this is stealth trolling at its finest.

GoodnessGreatness2071d ago

Microsoft is actually doing every desperate thing just to catch up lol. I bet they wouldn't even put backwards compatibility if they were closing in the gap.

NewMonday2070d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

@moldybread

article talking about a "comeback" just saying that will be difficult and why that is (NX), my track record with predicting the gaming market is pretty accurate, check my post history, I have very high success prediction rate.

@Septic

MS actually announced less exclusives @2015E3 than they did the E3 before

hulk_bash19872070d ago

Competition breeds innovation as well as quality products. I don't see Microsoft taking the lead any time soon, if at all. But, I don't want to see them fail either. There is room in this market for more than one console.

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DARKKENT2071d ago

I own a Xbox one but it won ONE month and in that month it still got outsold worldwide...

Where is the common sense in these articles.. The ps4 is selling at the double the rate.

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lelo2play2071d ago

Simply put, Microsoft lost the multiplatform games market, and with that they lost the console war.

The only thing Microsoft can do now is exclusives, exclusives and exclusives. They need more "big" exclusives to sell consoles. Launching two or three "big" exclusives during a year is not nearly enough.

GordonKnight2071d ago

Look at how Nintendo is doing with exclusives.

You have to remember the gamer sheep follow the thrid party circuit of craptasket games.

Who would have thought that power would win this Gen instead of exclusives.

jerjef2071d ago

@GordonKnight First gen yet by my count that the more powerful console is winning, yet this is always said to be why it's a "better" console. So I guess the original Xbox was the "better" console in it's gen and the 360 was the "better" console last gen. Really makes you think doesn't it.

jerethdagryphon2070d ago

Drive club and bloodborne were my key reason to keep ps4 apart from the obvious

moparful992070d ago

I cannot stand Microsoft as a company. They've always thrown their weight around, bullied, and bought their way to success.When they announced the "O.G." Xbox back in the day I was immediately skeptical. I knew they only saw an opportunity to control another market instead of creating a high quality product that people could enjoy. My skepticism was confirmed with 360. Rushed to market to beat Sony replete with shoddy design and quality, buying up 3rd party exclusivity and content deals, arrogance, charging absurd prices for accessories that should have been included ($99 wifi adaptor), and lackluster ip development.

With the launch of XBoxOne they only further solidified these questionable practices under Don Mattrick. Only after being humbled in sales did they finally take notice and make sweeping changes. Phil Spencer is a true gamer and under his guidance XBox is finally headed in the right direction. Microsoft has a looong way to go to gain the goodwill of gamers back but 2015 marked the first time in the history of XBox that I dont utterly despise what they are doing. If they keep this up I MAY just cave and finally buy an XBox one.

kenshiro1002070d ago

Lol, a comeback...

Seriously, no. Microsoft goofed up in selling their console.

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DarkOcelet2071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

I knew articles like those would pop up soon.

http://n4g.com/news/1809105...

My comment is #3.6

On Topic: I doubt the Xone will close the gap.

Get_A_Job_Foxtrot2071d ago

With reports of mutliplatform games being 30fps and/or lower resolution on Xbox One, I doubt it. Unless they get some more amazing exclusives, but even still they will probably not beat the ps4 in total sales. Ultimately it doesn't matter. People will pick what suites them best, not whichever console sold more.

DonkeyDoner2071d ago

focus on US how can you close the gap with console that nearly sold more at the rest of the world

Fro_xoxo2071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

I predict Microsoft will sell 15 millions consoles before year's end matching the PS4s sales.

It will go down as the most phenomenal comeback in history.

All Xbox fans will be rewarded for it in the form of free Xbox Live service.

And those that already invested in Microsoft's shares will also earn profits.

xoxo
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thereapersson2071d ago (Edited 2071d ago )

Uh oh... look out, Pachter! We have a new challenger to the throne!

ThanatosDMC2071d ago

They havent even hit 10M let alone 15M. They have 39M of Xbox Live members though including 360, Xb1, and PC gfwl gamers.

PSN_ZeroOnyx2070d ago

Even though PS4 will have sold more than 15M by years end, some will still call that even sells.