Microsoft Still Confident It Will Have ‘Most Powerful Console Ever’ - IGN

Following the PS4 Pro reveal, Microsoft is more confident than ever that Scorpio will set a new bar for consoles.

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EpicSandwich2876d ago (Edited 2876d ago )

My next console. A true upgrade. I really can't wait to play in native 4k. I'm so let down by the ps4pro such a disappointment.

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Thatguy-3102876d ago

If only they can make worth while titles that will take advantage of such specs *sigh*.
Quality games> Powerful specs

sammarshall1022875d ago

I'll take quality games, UHD, and powerful specs with the Scorpio

COMMENT-OF-THE-YEAR2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Power has never help Microsoft place in front of Sony in any generation so.. yep. Bring on the world wide sales numbers! Lets see if they can close a 20 million console lead. With 4k Blue lol.. jesus. Xbox fanboys are delusional. Maybe the power of the cloud will help!

annoyedgamer2875d ago

Considering the best games (even the one being touted by Sony fans above) are all multiplatform...Microsoft has nothing to worry about.

pcz2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

by calling it neo, it evoked an all powerful console... the one. when really, they should have called it mouse


XanderZane2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Powerful Specs and Quality games > Quality games.

Don't think M$ is worrying about the sales gap at this point. Just like last gen when the Wii was destroying the PS3 and XBox 360 in sales, fanboys of these systems didn't care much about the gap after the race had already been won. They won't shrink a 20+ million gap. They will definitely sell million of systems though.

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S2Killinit2876d ago (Edited 2876d ago )

Except the PS4Pro is releasing alongside the xboxone S which is significantly weaker.

And by the time scorpio is released, the PS5 will be around the corner.

threefootwang2876d ago

Lmao, you're hilarious bud.

You expect Sony to release the PS5 right after Scorpio comes out? Knowing full well that the PS4 Pro will only have been out for about a year?

I can understand if you're a fanboy and all, but for the sake of common sense, think before you type lol

BLizardXD2876d ago

"And by the time scorpio is released, the PS5 will be around the corner."
Scorpio isn't the last console. it will happen again. MS said every 4 years so 1 year after the ps5 will be the next xbox.

S2Killinit2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Umm isn't that what Microsoft is doing with the xobxone S? History says your wrong as well by the way. So yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and say common sense is on my side. Besides your math is wrong. The scorpio is coming in 14 months, PS4Pro is coming out in a month. But you can still laugh out loud, I think laughter is good for the soul.

MS's hand is forced here, not Sony's. Playstation has the install base, they can decide when to release to deflate the xbox. They have already begun. The PS4Pro has a wider performance gap with the standard PS4, than the gap between PS4Pro and scorpio. Once scorpio is released, Sony will announce the PS5. It will probably take a year before PS5 hits the stores, but considering that the specs of the scorpio are not significantly higher than the PS4Pro, the PS5 will benefit from coming in second. (if I had to guess, the PS5 will be released two years from now, AKA one year after scorpio)

Of course that is a given. But since MS needs to gain the traction (in install base), they might be a bit more reluctant to announce yet another console within a short period of time. Not saying they won't come out with their own console after the PS5, but I think they need one of their consoles to stay the course and get a chunky install base before releasing a 3rd console otherwise their brand image will take a hit. (so yeah in other words i think once PS5 releases, it might be a while before MS releases another counsel, but that's just speculation of course)

sammarshall1022875d ago

Sony cuts cost by not including a 4K drive in the PS4 Pro but you expect them to ship a brand new console right after the Pro?


candystop2875d ago

It's to the point whete whenever I start reading a strictly fanboy comment especially from Sony guys I just hit disagree and don't waste my time reading they're nonsense.

S2Killinit2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Really? How is what I'm saying a "fanboy comment". Its a logical statement whether you like to hear it or not.

anyway I would love to hear why my comment is nonsensical. Scorpio is coming a whole year from now, are you saying PS5 will not be released in 2 years time?

COMMENT-OF-THE-YEAR2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Even when Sony is at a disadvantage spec wise they have always sold more than Microsoft year over year each generation. When they have the advantage they trounce the competition as show with 20 million units more. If you think more power is going to bring you better games your wrong. You will be getting better looking games.. with the same mechanics and idea's. Microsoft lacks in new IP. They never build Ip's that last or when they do they bleed them out across multiple developers like with gears and halo which score much lower now in reviews.

Also, All generation you have been talking about the power of the cloud and all this other nonsense and even with the S the xbox as shown by digital foundry still really only outputs at 900p. That said if you don't think the PS5 is 2 years out you'd be dead wrong. You can see it clear as day. The message today was to keep the pro inline and on message as a PS4. It will phase out the PS4 Slim in 2 years or so at 299 and they will announce PS5. a year into Microsoft cycle. It will be hilarious.

PimpDaddy2875d ago

PS5 won't release till 2019 or 2020 at the earliest. Even after today's disappointment Sony isn't stupid enough to piss off their fan base with a new console 2 years after a mid-generation upgrade. It's entirely possible Sony and Microsoft will just continue to release incremental upgrades every 3-4 years to maintain backwards and forwards compatibility. Especially since they are both using the same X86 based architecture now.

Please don't confuse your emotional defense of Sony Pro's specs in comparison to Xbox Scorpio for logic S2Killinit.

CorndogBurglar2875d ago


I'm a Sony fan too, but come on. They aren't going to release PS4 Pro and then announce PS5 a year later. It'll never happen.

S2Killinit2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

@Corndogburger - "I'm a Sony fan too, but come on. They aren't going to release PS4 Pro and then announce PS5 a year later. It'll never happen."

Well, MS is doing exactly that, how is it any different with Sony? MS just released the xboxoneS with upgraded specs and they will be releasing scorpio in 14 months. Sony is doing exactly the same thing. In fact Sony is releasing 2 years apart whereas MS is releasing 1 year apart.

The only difference is that MS would like this generation to end as soon as possible with Sony planning on extending it as long as possible to gain more install base. MS's hand was forced to announce and begin working on their console early to push for a new start, Sony on the other hand has the advantage of being able to wait until Scorpio's development is past the point of return, then they will finalize their PS5 specs.

As far as the current generation, If the PS4Pro specs are anything close to scorpio's (which they are), then that should buy Sony an extra year to stay in the PS4 era with the Pro without worrying that they will loose market share (meaning as long as PS4/Pro models outsell Scorpio). Its pretty logical.

Besides, historically, console manufacturers have released their console, at a maximum of 1 year apart from the competition's console. So I think the only difference is that Sony, isn't announcing their PS5 ONLY BECAUSE they are leading in the current generation and wouldn't want to help cut the generation short by mentioning that "yeah by the way, the PS5 will be released shortly after Scorpio". Don't forget, scorpio is 14 MONTHS away, that means sony has a good 2 years to go with PS4Pro until the PS5 is released.

Dasteru2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

So 3 years is your idea of "around the corner"?

You are severely delusional if you believe the PS5 will release in 2 years. 2020 at the earliest, and you can quote me on that. If it releases holiday 2018, it would be the shortest lifespan of any successful console ever, by over a year.

It is amusing how you use the word "logical" to justify that belief, given you are using none. The shortest time any successful console has ever been on the market is just over 6 years. The PS3 lasted 8. 2 years from now would put the PS4 at 5. Logic says not happening. With the design costs of the Pro, it would be seriously bad business for Sony to release the PS5 so early.

Scorpio is also not a truly next gen console. It is still an Xbox One. All Xbox One games will work on Scorpio and all Scorpio games work on the Xbox One (at lower resolution, framerate, etc.) This has been confirmed by MS.

Like i said, you can quote me on all of this. I'm bookmarking this page and will be back in 2 years to laugh in the faces of everyone who disagreed.

S2Killinit2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

where did you get 3 years from? scorpio is 14 months away from now. PS4Pro is next month. PS5 will be about the same distance away from scorpio. Its rumors will be around when scorpio is releasing. Sony already said PS4Pro is a "mid-cycle" console, and MS already said they want a new gen console with scorpio. Sony's next gen console is the PS5.

Honestly, I don't think its a favorable position for MS to be in. Think about it, PS4Pro is slightly less powerful than scorpio. Sony will not finalize its PS5 specs until scorpio is well into development. This means MS has to make the first move to get out of this generation (which they want to do badly). Sony gets to force their hand, then outdo them with the PS5. MS is stuck between a rock and a hard place right now.

NextGenCeo2875d ago

You are right! Sony saying PS4 Pro not a next generation. Xbox Scorpio all new dizayn and new console new generation but people thinking it is part of Xbox One!

They wrong. Xbox gone relese Scorpio and almost 1 year later PS5 will came. That`s why Sony not give full boost with PS4 Pro because they know what they are doing!
Just think they supporting 4K but they not putting 4K Bluray on their game console? Does are strategy and moves for PS5.
They doesn`t want Microsoft in this Market and Scorpio release and PS5 shows up will be smart move agains Microsoft...

(Esl guy here sorry for english)

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extermin8or2875d ago

@threefootwang what you forget is moores law. Processing power doubled/halved in cost end of last/early this year which means it's due to again year after next. Towards the end of the year. So Microsoft's expedited next gen console will launch then a year or two later at a competing pricepoint a Sony console noticeably more powerful will launch. If it offers backwards compatibility it's going to encourage sone of ps4 players jump over and as the ps4 pro is powerful enough to still be playing the same games as Scorpio just probably upscale to 4k. Coupled with the fact the Scropio likely will be pretty expensive at launch.... That's if it even launches next fall and isn't delayed to reduce the cost..... There are so many variables that make this rather irrelevant. Microsoft has never actually sold more accross a whole generation than Sony. Even last gen they were neck and neck by the end despite a year less on the market, indicates even the ps3 had a faster sell through rate... So Microsoft resetting the clock because they are being outperformed and actually making your purchase worth less as their support for older consoles has been shit every generation. When the Scorpio comes out the xbone will have such little support it'll be a joke.

JasonKCK2875d ago

So I guess the argument is about "14 months" now.

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threefootwang2876d ago

Same here! I think that's why Sony was actually "surprised" when MS decided to announce Project Scorpio.

ShadowKnight2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

When the Scorpio comes out Sony will probably be at 70 million consoles sold which is more important especially with the upcoming exclusives. Microsoft will rely on Halo 6, Forza, and Gears of War 5 all over again. 😏 It's just a matter of time for them to be exposed and Rookie_monster knows it too that's why he never mentions Microsoft first party studios. Diverse Games sells consoles. I hope they don't get out the console business. 🤔

I can almost guarantee Microsoft will never make a IP better than Halo 1,2,3 and Gears 3 in this generation especially with the lack of first party studios. If I'm wrong quote me on this.

Death2875d ago

This is different than Uncharted/GT/Last of Us, how? Are you suggesting NMS took the crown from Uncharted or Driveclub surpassed the delayed/absent GT?

I'm not sure about your first statement. Are you suggesting sales are more important than exclusives or are you just getting tired like I am?

ShadowKnight2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

@Death I think exclusives and sales are both important and Microsoft is failing on both atm. If Microsoft had the most powerful console this generation I still believe they would have lost the console war because of lack of games and first party studio's. You need games to sell consoles. The only reason why Microsoft was ahead of Sony last generation was because their console came out one year earlier and because of Halo and Gears and all the third-party support and Sony still won in sales at the end of that generation because of first party games. They need some new Ips that's better than Uncharted , The Last of Us, Gears of War, Halo, Bloodborne and so on. They just don't have that same magic they had with Halo anymore. Quantum Break was suppose to be that next popular game don't you agree? Sony next big game is Horizon and Microsoft next big game is Gears of War 4? You see where I'm getting at. Halo 6 will be there next big game. Sony next big game after Horizon will be another new IP from Naughty Dog or Sucker Punch who knows but something fresh because of Sony first party studios.