Project Scorpio's Power Advantage Won't be Enough to Topple the PS4

It has been a few weeks since the specs for Project Scorpio were revealed. Microsoft’s upcoming console easily outstrips the Xbox One regarding pure horsepower. It also outmatches Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Because of its superior hardware, some believe the PS4’s time as the undisputed king of the console generation may soon be over. After all, if games run and look better on Scorpio, why would anyone want a PlayStation 4?

GtR35olution2415d ago (Edited 2415d ago )

Only a fool would think so . Sony PlayStation has the games with many more exclusive to come. Sony has proven for more than two decades without fail that they are focused on games first so they normally have the widest variety of exclusive games and the most critically acclaimed games available. Every game generation Sony has made a Video game console they always have the most exclusive games. Video games sell gaming consoles.

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XanderZane2414d ago

I'm not getting a Scorpio for it to topple the PS4. I'll be getting a PS4 Pro as well. I've already said this generation is over. No one is going to catch the PS4 in sales at this point, just like no one was caching the Wii last generation. Not sure why these articles keep popping up. 8th generation is set in stone.
1. PS4
2. XBox One
3. Wii U.

VforVideogames2414d ago

Your list its wrong since this gen its not over:
1. n switch
2. ps4
3. xbox scorpio
4. xbox one
5. ps4 pro

LOGICWINS2414d ago

@VforVideogames- Yup, the Switch will end up winning this gen unless some catastrophe happens to Nintendo.

The masses, not hardcore gamers, always determine who wins each gen.
Parents will gravitate to the system that presents the greatest value. A home console that doubles as a handheld presents the most value in the eyes of the casual consumer.

In terms of who will be #2, it'll be the PS4. As others have mentioned, Sony simply has the the more varied and voluminous exclusives. Simple as that. I don't see how Microsoft can catch up on that respect.

MS will be #3 this gen, but they'll learn from their mistakes and come back strong next gen.

1. Switch
2. PS4
3. X1

Godmars2902414d ago

"Switch will end up winning this gen unless some catastrophe happens to Nintendo."

You mean like the repeated misstep of not getting the likes of EA and Activision on board?

And I'm say that for as much as I "love" those companies...

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Ceaser98573612414d ago

"looks like switch will win this gen" LAUGHING MY ASS OFF.......... and you have some one pointing out #1 N switch , PS4 , Xbox scorpio (which didnt release yet and nobody knows how much will it sale) xbox one and Pro (which is selling better then xbox one )... dAMN!! Soothsayer in here... Too much of special kind of weed its seems but hey! as long as that keeps you going.. Stay blessed..

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DreadGara2414d ago

So much delusional opinions, It's like we have Pachter from every dimension.

FinalFantasyFanatic2414d ago

@VforVideogams @LOGICWINS

I think it's too early to call the Switch beating out the PS4 at this point, it'll do well, but at this point it doesn't look like it'll beat the PS4. And I wouldn't count console refreshes in the list since neither will be major system pushes for most consumers (if we counted the refreshes we'd have to have the PS4 slim as well as the Pro and Scorpio). Don't forget that the Wii U was also a massive failure and Nintendo still needs to recoup their losses on that one.

1908-PB2414d ago

XanderZane--- correction


morganfell2414d ago

Nintendo will not lead. Why? Look at their history. Start slow...and taper off. It is selling because it is still hard to get. But soon the Zelda fever will fade and then what? Mario? Super Mario? Super Duper Mario? Mario Kart racing? The Switch will not win because it lacks the games to keep it running. And before anyone says Nintendo will bring the games I return to the beginning of my remarks and point you at their history.

Skillz12152414d ago

@vforvideogames did you really just say the switch will win this gen? lol

XanderZane2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

LMAO!! Just no. First of all the Switch is 9th gen, so it's not even competing with the PS4 or XB1. Secondly, no matter how well it sell in Japan, it would never catch the PS4 and probably not even the XB1. The Switch is not the Wii. All those older elderly people who bought a Wii aren't going to be buying the Switch. We'll know how well the Switch does once the holidays are over. In any case, it is leading the 9th gen, so it is in 1st place right now.

PC is not a game console and it doesn't have generations. So it's not even in the race.

Goldby2414d ago

@Vforvideogames, and Logic

yes they will win based on their flawless track record of betting all on red and hoping luck is on their side....

they will be in last this gen and if they dont return to form, or actually decide what part fo the market they are goign to tailor their business for, it will always be in last place

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zerocarnage2414d ago

that is a joke, Sony hasn't always put there focus in games, there focus has been in many different areas just like Nintendo and ms.

One example is the ps4, when it first arrived just like Xbox one the focus was not on games at all for 2 whole years, gamers on both sides were going nuts questioning why they even brought a next gen console because it was remaster this and remaster that.

When it comes to games Nintendo has had the most focus in that area, nearly every year there consoles end up having more exclusives and in some years having more exclusives than Sony and ms combine. I would like to see all this daftness stop but it's not going to where gamers on both sides keep going off as if what they are can't be touched by anything else or be beaten.

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FinalFantasyFanatic2414d ago

Sony had a focus on games with the PS4 from the get go, they dropped how the media center of the living room after the PS3/360/Wii generation. I'm pretty sure a Sony rep specifically said that games would be the primary focus at some point.

Skillz12152414d ago

wow this was possibly the dumbest comment i have ever read on N4G. Do you here yourself? You do know that when PS4 was first announced it was literally all about games while MS was opposite...You have ZERO idea on what you are talking about and are making yourself look pretty pathetic

jrshankill2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

Buy both, and don't be a raging fanboy wasting time arguing about a machine.

InTheZoneAC2414d ago

Don't support products with twisted logic in the companies trying to make more of what the product actually is

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2414d ago

Sony has the games, pricing, and marketing rights of most of the major AAA releases this year. Anyone thinking that Scorpio is going to outsell a $200 - $250 PS4 Slim is going to be extremely heartbroken at the end of the year.

ZeroX98762414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

it doesn't need to topple the PS4, from a gamers point anyway.

I'm pretty sure Xbox owners loves their console, since they probably chose it over the PS4 because of the exclusives available on Xbox.

Still glad I picked a PS4 this gen. Combined with my PC, I pretty much cover everything (except Nintendo, waiting for the switch to lower its price)

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OB1Biker2415d ago (Edited 2415d ago )

Duh. Different games and it's been that way from the start.
'After all, if games run and look better on Scorpio, why would anyone want a PlayStation 4?'
Did I miss the astonishingly cheap price reveal?

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snoopgg2414d ago

The gamers that choose the ps4 and pro over Scorpio for the games and better price. No Sony gamer needs a Scorpio for multiplats, they will look really good on ps4 and pro anyways. The exclusives and price of Sony's consoles will keep them on top of Microsoft.

Aenea2414d ago

People thinking like that, forget that the inferior console, the Xbox One, also sold 25 to 30 million in the past 3.5 years.....

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XiNatsuDragnel2415d ago

Really PS4 is too established, wait next gen kiddies.

The_Sage2414d ago

I'm not sure what you mean.

XiNatsuDragnel2414d ago

They're pumping out exclusives, a player base with friends, and catalog of Third party games, and people's word of mouth are recommending PS4. In the end, Scorpio won't beat PS4, only Pro.

Dragonscale2414d ago

It won't beat the Pro either.