The PS5 could be the next-gen console to beat if Sony plays its cards right. The company's latest earnings call reveals more.
Games will be what win it or lose it.
Yup. And a variety of them that always covers every gamer worldwide like they always have done. Young, old, casual, core, Eastern, Western. Everybody. AAA sequels, classics, Indies and third party support. With that special sauce of new IPs. Got to love that special sauce. I wonder if it could be bottled and used in Fried Rice like Oyster Sauce? Because it tastes so good.
Facts.. let’s be honest, Sony is not gonna have it easy next gen. Microsoft is looking to redeem themself this year after Xbox one. And I remember reading Nintendo is looking to bring their console to a whole new level. I have a feeling next gen is gonna have way more awesome games then this gen.
Even if Microsoft give it their all it won't be for a long time into next gen that I'll support them. I think you'd be mad to just put blind faith into Microsoft in the hopes they improve when they've relied on that same naivety for years now
So Nintendo and MS plan on coming out swinging but Sony will come out not swinging as hard as them is your logic? Hmm, i wonder why MS will wait to next gen to rebuild the XB brand when Sony did it for the PS3 in the middle of the gen. People are less excited for XB towards the end of this gen than they were towards the end of last gen. Yet some of us think that MS is just gonna start next gen like a bat outta hell? And About nintendo, their console offering seem to be hit or miss gen to gen. Sony on the other hand have been consistent gen after gen since 1994......
US citizen? XB isn't even in the same league of PS and Nintendo in the majority of the world, never was. Maybe spread the brand first until it's as famous as those two, otherwise the install base simply won't catch up forever. not to mention most of the western console market have peaked, meaning there won't be significant changes in the numbers over there. meanwhile in the growing market like asia (outside japan), south america, uae, eastern europe etc PS have overwhelming advantage while MS busy showing their favoritism towards NA/UK. XBL Live is shit, at least here in my country. we don't care how much it's great over there in US, MS won't win worldwide as long as the favoritism is still there.
I think MS is working to redeem themselves, but they'll still have that sour taste to a lot of people, because despite some of the good things they've done this gen, people aren't going to forget how lackluster they've been this gen. Some cheap services will maybe help them, but since they're also making it less needed to own the console, their console sales may not see an increase, so we have that whole, "services are the future" part of the console war to look forward to. Over time though, with a good selection of games, they can redeem themselves, but it won't happen overnight, nor will people just suddenly flock to them if they stack their launch with all the games they decided to push to next gen to stack the launch. I don't know if Nintendo is bringing their console to a whole new level or not. I'm not sure it's needed, because it's already doing well. It's a portable, and a home console and nintendo portables have always sold well. Outside some fan boy bickering, Nintendo and Sony tend to coexist fine within the market, and I've never heard that many Sony fans truly talk bad about Nintendo, but they seem to get annoyed at the NIntendo fan boys a lot.
2 years....Microsoft pushes hard for 2 years and then they start shuttering the studios they acquired at the outset of a new generation and rely on third party support and timed exclusives. Just think, In two years Obsidian will most likely be no more. Unlike Sony, Microsoft is about as good a steward of these newly acquired studios as Disney is to Star Wars, maybe even worse because MS won't even try to sell the Dev studios they will just spitefully liquefy them. So 2 years, I sure hope I'm wrong. We need more good studios dedicated to making great games, not Less.
The article tries too hard to divide demographics into "hardcore" and "casual." Sony's recent comments don't conflict with their prior ones imo. It is possible to focus on the "hardcore" while also offering broader appeal. I think their comments refer to my prediction that their first party will double down on that big, cinematic experience game still, but I also think we're about to see significant investment into more MP and service games. Not to mention their VR output. I'll let someone else define "hardcore." To me, someone who grinds to the top of GT Sport is just as hardcore as someone who puts hundreds of hours into a SP game to get a platinum. In addition to GTS2, I expect ND and GG to bring MP experiences pretty soon after launch. The hardware will accomodate all types. If the author thinks that Sony is going to go the Wii route, they're really taking a leap.
Couldn't have said it better myself. It's nice to see some comments where people actually take the time and use their brains.
Sony is just to big worldwide. Noone has ever beat them except Nintendo once with the Wii.
yea - but the wii itself didn't beat sony - the motion-control gimmick did -and that fad didn't last long. nintendo found that out with the wiiu failure.
Too early to call. Microsoft is working very hard on their various subscription offerings which brings in loads of easy money, which they can then use to buy studios and independents, develop the IP they currently have, etc. People seem to love paying for more and more subscriptions. Microsoft has the money, and the power, but time will tell if they can use it. Personally, I'm gunning for Sony.
People like paying for cheap services which give them a lot of content. It's hard to say that that's a winning formula business wise for MS for the long term. I don't blame the customers for taking advantage of it even if it's not for me. I just think that expecting it to maintain the same price and same content quality level indefinitely is not reasonable.
who loves paying for subscriptions? i will never enter gaming-as-service in any form. i want to buy the game and own it- regardless if i'm paying a monthly fee.
DO you not have PSN OR Xbox Live? I do beleave that is a gaming subscription service.
You know, technically, Microsoft has been involved with gaming for as long as Sony if not longer due to the pc environment... and they still invest more into the sales pitch of what they could acquire over investing into actually becoming a game developing company. They have literally made more hardware products than new AAA IP’s over the last decade.... Next gen will start off only about trust in the company per gaming.. Will diehard Xbox fans switch? No... but once again, the die hard group on sonys offering is much larger. I do find it interesting that Microsoft is investing in big name streamers though... ie “influencers” for mixer. Going after those kids that love ninja and seasonal service games that spend money on their parents credit cards.
Games, games and more games. Sony is Nr 1 in this department.
MS is now saddled up with a big stable of 1st party studios so we'll see.... I always go with PlayStation and I know they'll keep delivering the exclusives I enjoy regardless, so I really don't care if MS tips the scale. I enjoyed ps3 at launch
The problem for MS is that none of their studios can hold a candle to the Sony studios, not only that, but MS have consistently mismanaged their studios for over a decade now. I will be waiting to see what MS does for a good few years before I even consider buying one of their consoles again whereas I'll be pre ordering a PS5 as soon as they are available.
The problem is even if MS releases the greatest console of all time it will take a big chunk of the coming generation for people to be won over. MS is still way too questionable to suddenly become strong competition out of the gates. Everyone knows Sony will sell gangbusters, no matter what. But MS has a lot to prove before fans start to buy MS consoles like they did during the Xbox360 generation.
Sony's Made Four of the Five Best-Selling Home Consoles of All Time. While I am aware that bad business decisions can happen, I am confident the PS5 will join the great Hall of fame of consolesade by Sony. By comparison, the facts are that Microsoft has never won a gaming generation nor they have a console that ever passed the 100m milestone.
Could? Let's be honest, they will, just like every gen before it.
I think most people want to turn this conversation into a console War without looking at how each company will deliver. Sony Sony install base of 98 to 102 million for PS4 Games like Ghost of Tushima and gran Turismo are being prepped for launch. Acquired Insomniac Games Great Exclusives like God of War, Spiderman, Horizon and more are being developed. This generation they built a following off single player and cinematic games that can carry over to next generation. Gamers are anticipating sequels to some of the biggest games that Sony is known to deliver. Xbox Xbox install base 47- 50 million. Games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 are being prepped for launch. Acquired Ninja Theory, Obsidian, InExile, Playground Games, UndeadLabs, DoubleFine, Compulsion, started a new studio the Initiative and Age of Empire Studios. Great exclusives Gears, Halo, Forza, Sea of Thieves and more are being developed. This generation they built a following on strong mp games and now have the studios that can deliver great sp games like Obsidians Outerworlds position Xbox as a strong RPG developer. Nintendo Install base at 38- 42 million. Games like Mario, Zelda, Pikachu will continue to drive first party. Built good third party relations with Ubisoft. Take 2 and more to build strong future relationships. Great Exclusives like Mario Odyssey, Zelda Breath of the Wild and Metroid are being developed. The release of the Nintendo Switch lite can make Nintendo a strong contender moving forward as gamers continue to enjoy accessibility of playing games on the go. Next generation will turn into the battle for content as gamers will probably gravitate towards all three to play games from all developers.
I think you present these in a simplified manner that may not be accurate. First, of course is a matter of opinion and what you trust and consider great games years before they release can also be seen as fatigued franchises. The most important I think is the way the companies and the press understand (or pretend to understand) what success means is getting blurry with services, hardware, software etc. All in all we ll see a lot of misinformation, manipulation and false data representing the brands glory, and a festival of spinning PR.
@QB1Biker It really comes down to how you understand the gaming business. For the consumer its perception of how well a hardware is selling that makes most believe it's a successful company. However, you come off as someone who understands a little more as to how the information for the gaming business is blurred based on services, hardware, and software. I agree as far misinformation, manipulation and false data. But it also comes down to who you believe is relaying the false data, who is relaying the right data. Overall, I believe it comes down to content first. Next generation will be interesting to see. Will buying consoles be the norm. Will gamers gravitating to more cloud services like Google, UPlay and PSNow be the norm. Or will the true way to enjoy gaming is how Xbox is proposing Console, PC, Phones and tablets through options like GamePass be norm. Will gamers think that a game that sells five million is less successful than a game that sells ten million when the game that sells less is on a service like Xbox gamePass for 10 bucks a month pulling in millions of gamers. Time will tell.
'I agree as far misinformation, manipulation and false data. But it also comes down to who you believe is relaying the false data, who is relaying the right data.' ...........states 'Xbox install base 47- 50 million' in same paragraph insert 'shooting self in head emoji'
Automatic Nice stealth troll bigging up Xbox there. 1) Throwing in Sea Of Thieves with the great Xbox exclusives lol. But not Last Of Us or Uncharted for PS4? Come on. 2) Most of those acquisitions are not even noteworthy. Reaching massively. 3) Xbox One is no where near 50 million. 4) You do realise Sony offers multiplayer games too right? Why do you people think that they can only be found in Xbox? "This generation they built a following off single player and cinematic games that can carry over to next generation. Gamers are anticipating sequels..." Hilarious how much bias you show towards Microsoft just with this statement. Nice try though 😂 Xbox will be more of the same next gen. With Gamepass people will buy fewer and fewer games (look at Gears 5) while Microsoft continue their spending to get third party games on their service which I doubt is a small amount. Also, with Halo coming to PC (Steam) and Xbox Gamepass becoming more and more relevant on PC, it'll only push down potential sales of the next Xbox.
@Ricegum As I stated above most want to turn this into a console War. I think the real battle will be the battle for best content. Also, you indicated I left out Uncharted and Last of US but fail to see the part I said "and more" plus you skipped over the part I said gamers anticipating sequels to some of the biggest games Sony is known deliver. By the way CNET indicated Xbox One is 47 million as of quarter two 2019 you really don't think they surpassed 50 million. LMAO. Enjoy trying to downplay Xbox. Underestimating these studios and downplaying games they can deliver will be your downfall buddy.
what a reach... Ill prefer to listen to the chip set makers who stated their actual numbers not estimates and projection. You act like you're not a part of the war yet type a whole heap of nonsense. You overstated ms and the xbox yet omit critical winning factors from sony and the ps's side. You really must be irked by the ps4's success to be so fox news ish.
@The Wood Automatic79 must be hardcore fan :P
The idiot is a well known Xbox troll fanatic.
I think everyone is missing the point that you can see it from different perspectives because they are different things. The reality is selling hardware is different from selling software different from selling services. The companies and the press will put forwards what suits their interests best. As to which company makes the most money in gaming business is another debate different from being 'successful' as far as console generation is concerned.
@QB1Biker I understood your point clearly. I think the few that answered me proved my point, wanted to turn it into a console War debate. Agree to your comment.
Could? More like will.
"PS5 Could Win the Console Battle for One Big Reason" Because of the Springboks. GO BOKKE!!!!!!
I never pre order consoles. I get them when they get a game that I'm interested in that can't be played on an older console. We'll see which console gets that game first and when it happens. My guess is that my first next Gen console will be the PS5 around 2023, but we'll see.
For microsoft to do better they would have to do something truly special in Europe and asia market. Not gonna happen.
If the backwards compatibility is there as promised, it's a no-brainer for any gamer with a PlayStation past. I will sell PS4, 3 and 2 and get a 5.
Not sure but it looks like no one reported this story: https://bgr.com/2019/10/22/... Or was it click-bait?? not sure but price would make sense
I've always felt that Sony has understood that consumers respond (certainly long-term) to quality, not exploitation and short-term gain -- MS has fallen behind in this regard in a big way.
Halo isn't going to hold it's stance for long. With declining sales of Xbox hardware, it shows only the core of Xbox fanboys stay on board for Halo. Microsoft needs something new to draw in fans but can they find that like they did with Halo? To toss back to the businessman what they use as their own "Halo was yesterday, what have you done for us today?" Halo is no longer the go too, it just retains the fans that Microsoft have managed to hang on to but is a slowly dying franchise as Sony have converted Xbots to PlayStation hardware. I'm willing to bet, as in generations past, Naughty Dog in typical tradition will let go of The Last of Us and move on to something new never allowing a franchise to lose it savor but live on as a legend. Uncharted wasn't milked for everything it had, Naughty Dog know how to let something go. But Microsoft cannot, Halo will die just as Fable, Microsoft needs something new but they don't have the experience to find it and identify it.
Could is the key word. No one knows what'll happen next gen with ps5 scarlett and nintendo any one of them can "win" if fanboys still see plastics as a war
Oh not this BS already, let the dam consoles release first.....
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