The three consoles get ready to do battle this Holiday season, but which one will come out on top?
The PS4 and Nintendo Switch
I agree, ps4 and switch are in very good places. Both are great options that have strong games for holiday, they are going to sell very well.
I’d say not Switch. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the game of the holiday season and you can’t get it on Switch. Gonna get the best quality version myself on XBOX.
The X1X version will of course be 99% the same as the Pro version. Probably why no one bothered to buy an x. Just not worth the extra $. Selling poor and this holiday will be the same.
Sorry Skull but I think you may be forgetting about Pokemon and Smash Bros. I think the PS4 will still be in a strong position with Spiderman too, even if it has been put a couple of months by then
The power difference between XBO and PS4 was roughly the same as XBOX and PS4 Pro. Were the versions 99% the same? XBOX also has an extra 4 gigs of RAM to tap into, and when used properly the versions are definitely different, look at Shadow of War, it is probably the shining example of what can be accomplished on PS4 Pro vs XBOX in multiplatform games. We'll see what Rockstar chooses to do with all the extra resources.
@skull "The power difference between XBO and PS4 was roughly the same as XBOX and PS4 Pro" I never understand why people think this. The OG Xbox and PS4 had the same % difference in GPU power, yes. The OG ps4 also had faster ram. But the Xbox to compensate had a CPU clocked 10% faster and esram to try and make up the memory difference. The PS4 was clearly more powerful, but the gap was smaller than between the x and pro. The X has more memory, which is also faster. It has a 10% faster CPU, it has double the cache bandwidth for GPU and CPU and the GPU has roughly the same power gap as the OG xbox and OG PS4. So compared to the original consoles it has performance increases across the board, rather than 10% less CPU speed and 40% increased GPU etc. A console is the sum of all its parts. Sorry this is just something that irritates me. I play on both consoles and we all know what the PS4 has that the xbox doesn't, but I also think we shouldn't understate the difference between these consoles.
I’ll say Switch b/c at this point I think everyone owns a PS4 already lol!
Maybe the PS4 will have more software sales and the Switch will sell the most hardware, the PS4 does have an insane catalogue and Nintendo is defiantly on their way to building their's too.
people bought 155mil PS2s back then. but now 10 years later, 85mil PS4 means everybody already has one? nice logic you have there
Ps4 will never hit ps2 numbers in the end. Too many of those sales was for the cheapest dvd player on the market. Switch has the holidays in a bag with smash and pokemon as well as odyssey and botw's sales to new customers.
Couldn’t agree more Sony have some fantastic games coming spiderman etc and a quality back catalogue Nintendo are dropping new Pokemon’s and SMASH (can’t wait for that one)
Pretty much this. I think Smash is going to pull the most hype and sales, though. Sakurai had been making too many killer moves with Ultimate announcements lately for it to not come out on top, in my opinion.
Switch has smash and Mario party coming out. Meaning I’ll be using mine again, for the first time in about 6 months, for about 5 hours before it returns to collect dust. Oh, and PS4 has Spider-Man coming out.
Switch has Smash, which is going to be one of the hottest items no doubt.
Never got into it, but I’m more for new games like Spider-Man, RDR2 and things that aren’t just rehashes really. But to each their own!
I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first spide man and red dead game.
I’ll be playing all 3 smash is a fantastic game and this version will no doubt be one of the best I didn’t really play Wii u version but the 3ds version was great and as the games only come out once a generation not once a year always got time for gaming gold like smash but then last red dead redemption 1 ;) was fantastic and rockstar always make amazing single player games onlines are a bonus for me. Spider man should be amazing tho.
Excellent subtle trolling there . Regardless of your opinion of Smash brothers , it's the best fighting game there is. Try PlayStation all stars battle royale, youll love that...
Regardless of your opinion of smash brothers, it isn’t even in the running for the best fighting game there is.
"I'm for new games like this one that based of a franchise that's decades old and this other one that's got the number 2 at the end." +1 for effort.
we are talking about the holidays. I am super excited for Spiderman, but I don't think 3 months later it will be selling as well, just my two cents there.
@Neonridr I'm not referencing GTA V here because that game is an anomaly but this year God of War has proven that it's possible for a great game to keep selling well for months. Crash did amazing too on PS4 last year so...there's no indication that Spidey won't do the same. it's even outpacing BFV in pre-orders at the moment, so all signs are pointing towards great things waiting for Spidey
If you think this smash is just a rehash, you haven't been paying attention.XD
Will it be enough against rdr2, Spider-Man PS4.... Smash is an outstanding game but I can't help feeling I LL be way to drawn into these beautiful world's to be bothered playing with smash, especially if it s just a rehash of a game I have played extensively on my WiiU.
Fair play I didn’t play hardly any on Wii u out loads of hours into 3ds version but still really looking forward to switch version gonna be epic especially as it’s on switch best of both worlds and all character ever and some plus loads of tweaks no doubt I did play loads of mario kart 8 on Wii u still bought that and actually preferred it and put more hours in on switch.
Well this is not a port or rehash of Smash WiiU, it is Smash 5. You either do not know that and speek before making anything outside of base assumptions or you are simply trying to downplay the game for whatever reason. Glad I have a PS4 and a Switch. No need to feel bitter about not getting a game on my end!
Where can I buy Smash in Switch now?
The discussion is about holiday sales...Smash lands holiday 2018...
and Pokemon. going to sell like hot cakes. Most Pokemon games come out in November and always end up sellibg atleast 5 million towards the end of the year
This gen's Smash is shaping up to be pretty great, the character rooster is huge, even the director doesn't think they'll be able to repeat it in the sequels.
just one game pay 300 plus dlls a nice total of almost 400 dlls with taxes, hmmm sure it is the most "Intelligent " option right , people just think about yours pocket/wallet future and the consoles future which you are about to buy.
Smash is not a game that most people will put more than 10 hours into. I play it when friends are over and then the switch will go back to the dock for an indeterminate amount of time
Smash isn't for "most" people though. Casuals don't really play that game.
Smash Ultimate is the only game i'm buying day one this holiday. Everything else is a bargain bin wait, which won't be long because sales and price drops happens quickly nowadays.
no price drops for Spider Man for a long while I'm afraid to say :) but please, enjoy the children's game.
If you think Smash is a children's game, then you've never played it. At least not seriously. Children can play it, sure. But it takes an adult to master it.
You talking crazy, even horizon drop 20 dollars after a month, Sony games never stay 60 for long most consumers buy the games the first two weeks and it slow down by week 3 or 4 so they end up on sale not too long after
I am getting Smash day one. The other games can wait. I just started Persona 5, so my PS4 will be focused on that for some time lol. I also have Monster Hunter World and Assassins Creed Origins in my backlog as well.
An ironically childish comment. But please, keep pretending Smash won't sell far more. It'll help you sleep at night, I'm sure, to think that playing Spider-Man makes you a more mature gamer.XD
lol, Smash a kids game? GTFO here.
@Neonridr: the game is kids friendly, sorry you don't understand this fact https://www.commonsensemedi... spider man ps4 http://www.playstationlifes... so yeah, enjoy the children's game.
I'm not really into to Spider Man or Red Dead Redemption either, I do want Smash but I don't own a Switch yet, most of my friends are getting Spider Man. I still have plenty of other PS4 games, I got a heap on price drop sale, and I see psn has a sale on a few games I want as well, so I'm not starved for games as it is.
Smash is a kids game to me too and I have played it.
please elaborate. I see all those 7 year olds travelling the Smash circuits too.
@Neonridr: "please elaborate. I see all those 7 year olds travelling the Smash circuits too." the point is men playing chlidren's games happen when they choose Nintendo as their main console. just because manchildren play a game doesn't mean it's for adults it just means adults play a children's game. own it. i don't understand why people that know they're playing a child's game, whether it's fun or not, can't just accept the fact that if it has a 10 + rating it means it was made for children or they would have adult themes like blood, realistic violence ect. if i liked children's games and someone pointed that fact out i would accept that reality and say "sure i do , it's a fun game." nothing wrong with that.
It sounds more like you’re making excuses for being broke and not being able to afford other games
Do we even have to guess? Let's ask Stan Lee what he would say.
Stan LEE: Are you my nurse? Rabid Fan: yes can i get an autograph signed to ebay Stan LEE: bend over
My guess...."Excalibur" .
I think you might mean "Excelsior"
I did.....I typed that originally, so I guess auto-correct changed it.:(
Lol. Don't you love auto correct? Exceptional!
PS4, of course. there is no doubt about that.
I have doughts
Of course you would have doubts.
most people that don't own a ps4 do :)
Of course you have droughts if you don’t own one. :p
Lol retro +1 to master corn It's out of Nintendo and Sony plain and simple
@thex, no you lot have droughts lol.
You have Doughnuts you mean yah?
Yes indeed. Switch has a very long drought...
“So, let’s get the obvious out of the way: no, the Xbox One will not win the Holiday season this year.” Oof this article doesn’t even bother pulling punches. “Not having any new hardware this year, and having no exclusives to stand out, means that the only thing left for Xbox One to actually sell well this Holidays will be discounts and bundles- and I have no doubt there will be many of those, Microsoft pushes them out on an almost monthly basis now. And there is the problem- since discounts and bundles for Xbox One are so common now, a lot of the audience that might have waited for a deal in the Holiday season may have jumped on board already. Certainly, just discounts alone won’t help the One win- discounts couldn’t even push the Xbox One to the top with games and/or new hardware. Discounts without those supplementing the system’s proposition will not be able to stand out.” Not like Microsoft has any other choice but to rely on discounts nowadays since they continue mismanaging their first party lineup. This holiday season will mark the second year that Xbox One hasn’t been able to win a month of NPD.
Everyone will have bundles and discounts.
You can't bundle something which you don't have the marketing deal with. Sony cornered the marketing deals for almost all of the high profile games releasing this holiday except for SOTTR.
Yeah, but the other two have games as well that are hotly anticipated, Xbox is just hoping to have a major win through something they've already been doing for a long time.
I don't even know if MS has any big marketing deals with any games this year to help push sales. The only game I know they're releasing is Forza Horizon. Otherwise, the only other big marketing deal MS has that I know about is Anthem, and that's not releasing this year. MS might have a better early to mid 2019 than holiday....although I suppose a price drop for both their systems could stimulate some sales. They're already bundling up some good service deals with XBL and Game Pass.
Dreamcast 2 - what with the guerrilla marketing and "$299" price tag.
Xbox One X with Forza Horizon 4, the best looking third party games, to top it off Black Desert online, Ashen, OuterWilds and Below are promised. Hands down Xbox One is the best place to play this Holiday.