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Xbox might have the power this gen, but I'm going where the exclusives are

The next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft have been out for a while now, but we’re only starting to see new games that can take advantage of the huge power leap over the last generation. On paper, the Xbox Series X is the more powerful hardware, but is that all you need for a console?

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AspiringProGenji34d ago

Imagine still charging to play FREE-to-play games in 2021

purple10134d ago

imagine then, them doubling that fee for 2021.

while releasing a console, with zero exclusives,

pass me the hammer, because ima' nail their coffin for them.

RememberThe35733d ago

The more I see from Xbox the more I just want PS5/PC/Steam for my gaming. This is my main hubby, time to throw gobs of money at it.

kneon33d ago

Did they really double the XBL subscription? Did they add anything more to it?

gamer780433d ago

@kneon they are doubling it for new subscribers. I’m guessing Sony will be upping theirs soon

ApocalypseShadow33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Imagine when Microsoft said this years ago that it was exclusives that justified why they hiked it that time aa "getting your money's worth."

https://n4g.com/news/638091...

When they don't even have exclusives at launch of a new console or anytime soon.

Lol. I had to get in on this hilarious day. Oh Microsoft. You kill me. But we all knew they were going to do something like this. But Sony is anti consumer./s lol

Fans would call the price hike "OPTIONS."

rdgneoz333d ago

@gamer7804 And where has Sony said they'll be jacking their prices up? Hell, they have sales on PS+ subscriptions at different times of the year.

RedDevils33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

@gamer7804 nice try xbox fanboy

Lore33d ago

@apocalypse shadow

Lol oh man great work you also notice the dude’s comment about getting anus raped 😂

Babadook733d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Xbox *might* have the power this gen. Or, for those following DF, might not.

Gianthelios33d ago

Imagine a company that only refunds broken games when forced to by the developer. Imagine this company increases the price of new games but somehow brainwashed idiots fail to call them out.

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rdgneoz333d ago

$120 a year to play Free-to-play games...

Godmars29033d ago

You're not paying $120 to play free-to-play games, you're paying $120 to *access* them.

gamer780433d ago

It was a guess.... even if they up it a nominal amount and still be less than MS they can still win in the price to play online war

RgR33d ago

They still wouldn't win.
Pc is free.

There is no "war"

Doubling the price is the stupidest thing microsoft has done in quite a while.

gamer780433d ago

Oh it was dumb. They realized thatand in Less than a day and already reversed it and made free to play games free. So a win all around for Xbox

BlaqMagiq133d ago

It's not a win when free to play should've been FREE TO ACCESS TO BEGIN WITH and they reversed something that should've NEVER happened in the first place.

gamer780433d ago

@blaq. It was a win for Xbox gamers for sure. Of course it should have been this years ago but still a win from where we were at the beginning of this generation

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SpineSaw33d ago

Then imagine the same people that are now charging more to play the Free-to-play games can't put out a good game for the users of their console or their rental.service.

fr0sty33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

It doesn't even have "the power", it's been a toss up between the consoles which one runs certain games better... and there are games on PS5 that will utilize the HDD in ways that make it impossible to run on Series X without load times interrupting what otherwise would have been seamless gameplay (Ratchet and Clank, for instance).

gamer780433d ago

It will take a time before crossgen is over but the SX is more powerful and is slowly becoming more evident as devs get more time with the hardware

Donnie8133d ago

Imagine actually listening to player feedback and not only changing a price increase but the unlocking free to play games. I’d still rather pay 1$ extra a month than 10$ more for every next gen game. People should have been raising hell over that which they kinda did. You see how certain companies listened to that. Not a one of them took it back

SlothLordPootus33d ago

It's only $70 if you buy every game on release date, and even then, many retailers have pre order sales that knocks $10-15 off the price. I don't know about you, but in the past 10 years I could count on one hand the games I've full price. I wait until black friday to stock up on the games I'm behind on. The only games I buy close to full price are multiplayer FPS games like COD and Battlefield, and even then, I usually can get those cheap(er) on black friday too. It also was only $1 extra per month if you buy on a per month basis. If you buy per year it was DOUBLE what the price has been in the past. You also won't get games like COD and 2K any cheaper on xbox. You still pay the same price.

Donnie8131d ago

Unfortunately sloth I pay full price for most games I’ve purchased. But recently with the 70$ games I have been lucky enough to bypass those by scoring decent deals on eBay

bradleejones33d ago

They really charge for F2P games on xbox??!!
How can they even do that?

porkChop33d ago

This comment didn't age well lol. ;)

OptimusDK33d ago

They are not doubling but giving free to play online - as are online save games... LOL

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potatoseal34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

"Whatever your thoughts on first-party console exclusivity, you can’t deny its power as a marketing tool. Heck, it’s getting me to buy my first PlayStation ever."

Good choice. But I'm surprised it took you this long. It's blatantly obvious which is the better console choice. Better late than never. Welcome aboard.

AngelicIceDiamond33d ago

Tell me gives you any indication MS won't have games this gen?

Now cue the none logical and senseless reasons.

Rude-ro33d ago

A 10 year history of not making any new AAA games?
Budgets that are based on marketing and the subscription service over any advancements or true muscle behind said games?
Examples: crackdown 3 was a $60 release game that was worse than most free to play games.
Sea of thieves. Once again, a $60 launch game that is just like any other free to play game.
State of decay 2.
Gears of war was gears of war. No new tech or engine advancements. Sub par story telling. Cheeky huge empty open area just to say “open world” style game.

I mean.. senseless is actually believing in this company.
They have released more consoles in 7 years than they did new AAA exclusives.
They have closed more studios after purchasing them in their long history.

But hey... their core fans do not really like facts.

potatoseal33d ago

Did I ever once say they wouldn't have games this gen? Please don't put words in my mouth sir.

You seem upset. You might need to laugh a little bit. I suggest you go to this old article and read some of your previous comments for a good ol' laugh. I know I sure had one after a certain bit of news dropped today..
https://n4g.com/news/235933...

Dragonscale33d ago

None logical and senseless sounds like xbones current philosophy tbh. By the time they get any games at this rate it'll be game over lol.

utopiancat33d ago

Games... probably eventually... Good games... don't hold your breath waiting.

Godmars29033d ago

Its not that it wont have games, its that it wont have games that prove the hardware. That its going to need 2-3 years post launch at best to be is such a state, and then as Rude-ro points out, for any advertising blister, said statements are going to be another Crackdown 3 or Gears of War 5.

RgR33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Well...nobody is saying they won't have games.

But everyone has been waiting for quality exclusives since....well last gen.
And even now with he launch of a new console....still nothing.

Whereas Sony....yea well they just can't help but release quality exclusives nonstop.

Sony dumps them out....microsoft just passes gas.

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AngelicIceDiamond33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Old comments OK what about them?

@rude 10 years ago blah, yadda, yadda closed this and that. The same stupid pointless argument I've heard 100 times especially from you. Keep hangin on the past since it makes you feel better.

@Mars "Its not that it wont have games, its that it wont have games that prove the hardware. That its going to need 2-3"

You mean like most of the 3rd party exclusive PS5 and X Series only games?

potatoseal33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

"Old comments OK what about them?"

Nothing. They were just hilarious that's all. I mean they made me laugh out loud. I was thinking maybe it would make you laugh. I'm sorry if they didn't. All good.

Godmars29033d ago

I mean like titles specifically made to prove specific hardware characteristics like how Rift Apart shows what the SSD does for loading.

Though MS have made "exclusive" a largely meaningless PR term, it still means something to other platforms.

The Wood33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Angelic man......lol

Seems its ok for you to project and actually bemone others but bad for others to do the same. You were wrong, it happens but stop with the wrong n strong. I understand xbox is your guy and all that but they're just not on the same level with the evidence in front of us. They were ill prepared for this gens start. Their history doesn't define their future but it would be remissive to ignore it. They've been sh#t in comparison so instead of defending their honour just take a step back for a touch.

In regards to futire games.....let's just wait and see as I've been on this site over a decade and have seen so much angry retorts to criticism against xbox, their output and practices. Guess what, they naysayers were way closer to the truth than the perpetual defenders were.

AngelicIceDiamond33d ago

"You were wrong, it happens but stop with the wrong n strong."

What was I wrong about? MS's games haven't released yet so we don't know the quality yet. I'm a bit confused, If that's what you're talkin about.

"They were ill prepared for this gens start. Their history doesn't define their future but it would be remissive to ignore it."

I dunno bout that the way ppl bring up the "past 10 years" argument. MS knows good and well they can't fumble again. Having no launch line up is the most obvious reason why. It simply takes more than 2 years to release those games. That's it, it's that simple. You can get mad and argue at the wind with that just not at me.

utopiancat33d ago

So what you're saying is just wait till E3?

"MS knows good and well they can't fumble again."

HAHAHAHA My goodness man how many times have you said this and Microsoft screwed up again the very next day? The whole xbox brand has been going from disaster to disaster for the past 9 years.

I have a video clip for moments like these.
https://youtu.be/_n5E7feJHw...

AngelicIceDiamond33d ago

@Cat yes you can troll and fanboy out in the mean time. Since it makes you feel so good inside.

"HAHAHAHA My goodness man how many times have you said this and Microsoft screwed up again the very next day? The whole xbox brand has been going from disaster to disaster for the past 9 years."

Oh you've played Fable, Perfect Dark, Avowed, Everwild? No matter you won't be touching these games anyway considering you're of the fanboy nature so I wouldn't worry about it.

utopiancat32d ago

So what your saying is after E3 xbox is finally going to be good?

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ProLogY34d ago

This is a console war post so I don't know why I'm bothering. But that exclusive argument my not be so black and white in a generation where Xbox will be harvesting the fruits of all the acquisitions they have made.

Makroyale34d ago

Best case scenario is I buy both. But until they prove themselves I'm sticking with Sony.

NeoGamer23233d ago

I would prefer if I didn't have to buy multiple consoles to play all the games I want to play.

Exclusives are the root of that stupidity.

RedDevils33d ago

@NeoGamer232 then game on PC then. Exclusive is what drive the quality of the games up.

Godmars29033d ago

@RedDevils:
"Exclusive is what drive the quality of the games up."

Unless you're MS.

The Wood33d ago

Some major major entitlement there neo.

What gen are you, I mean your age

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Jericho133734d ago

Plus, how many exclusives have actually been announced on PS5? People seem to be imagining games that don’t actually exist.

potatoseal33d ago

LOL, friggin HEAPS have been announced. Just for 2021 alone. This gen will have MORE exclusives than last gen.

Sony don't announce games that are years out anymore. They learned their lesson. With the exception of some timed 3rd party ones like Project Athia

RazzerRedux33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

These games are not imaginary:

Destruction AllStars
God of War: Ragnarok
Gran Tourismo 7
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal
Horizon Forbidden West

Of course, I'm assuming we are talking *real* exclusives which PS5 will have and Xbox will not.

RememberThe35733d ago

Not to mention a FKN Spider-Man(!) game to launch their console! Insomniac nailed RT on their first try!
And let's forget Demons Souls exists so we can make aruments.
Man I can't with this sht...
I need to stop picking fights 😂

Darkborn33d ago

Like 8 already confirmed AAA for this year and a few more are rumored. xbox had the medium and halo infinite maybe..

Jericho133733d ago

...so 6? Don’t get me wrong it’s a decent list, but just off the top of my head I could name Halo Infinite, Hellblade 2, Forza, State of Decay 3, Fable and Avowed for Xbox. And I’m pretty sure there’s more than that. So saying ‘PS5 is the place for exclusives’ isn’t really true is it.

RazzerRedux33d ago

Wait....what? Your previous post claimed these games didn't even exist. The backtracking is hilarious.

"but just off the top of my head I could name Halo Infinite, Hellblade 2, Forza, State of Decay 3, Fable and Avowed for Xbox."

Not a single *real* Xbox exclusive there. And half those games are not even slated for 2021. All the games I listed are.

Blade9233d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Are you retarded? There has been a CRAP ton of exclusive and time exclusive PS games coming out and announced this year alone.

And if you know ANYTHING about Sony's entire gaming history they have a hell of alot more 1st party games in the works.

Jericho133733d ago

Wow is that the technicality you want to argue that they’re also on PC? All Microsoft first party games are (which surely can’t be anything other than a good thing but that’s another story).

Fact is guys, you’re so tetchy about anyone having a different perspective from you own. Keep an open mind, gaming isn’t about tribalism. It’s about what works for you.

RazzerRedux33d ago

"People seem to be imagining games that don’t actually exist."

Dude....it is absurd for you to whine about "technicalities" when you started this conversation doubting the existence of PS exclusives at all. And you can stop with the "different perspective" nonsense as well. You didn't come in this with an "open mind" and you are just as engaged in "tribalism" as anyone. Fact is you were informed that you were wrong and then try to downplay the facts.

And since, we are not going by technicalities, we can throw Spider-Man: Mile Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure , Stray and Demon Souls on the list. Again.....that's all in the first year.

Now....look at this revised list again:

Destruction AllStars
God of War: Ragnarok
Gran Tourismo 7
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal
Horizon Forbidden West
Spider-Man: Mile Morales
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Stray
Demon Souls

Just accept it. That is a damn fine first year list of PS exclusives/console exclusives and Xbox pales in comparison.

Jericho133733d ago

Ok mate let’s just agree to disagree. It’s one thing to be happy with the lineup of games your console offers but trying to pass but trying to pass your personal preferences off as fact is another. I’m really not fussed about the majority of games you listed, and it’s fine for you to feel the same about the Xbox lineup. Just accept people have different tastes and move on.

RazzerRedux33d ago

How do you say "agree to disagree" and then go on posting with this nonsense?

"but trying to pass but trying to pass your personal preferences off as fact is another. "

The list I posted was factual, but not once did I say my opinion was fact so stop making shit up I didn't say. Again, you were the guy that came in here saying people were "imagining games that don't actually exist". You've been educated. Stop posting crap.

ILostMyMind33d ago

If the PS5 didn't have exclusives, it wouldn't be different from the XSX.

Jericho133733d ago

You actually misunderstood what I originally said, people make out like there loads of exclusives on PS5 and yet you’ve only been able to name a handful, which is just as much, if not more on Xbox. Also, when did a game being exclusive make it any better than the tonnes of other great games out there?

If you want to keep going around in circle then be my guest. I’ve made my point and I stand by it. Enjoy your gaming.

RazzerRedux33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

"You actually misunderstood what I originally said,"

No....I really didn't. It is just that you said something stupid and you don't like being corrected.

"Plus, how many exclusives have actually been announced on PS5? People seem to be imagining games that don’t actually exist."

" and yet you’ve only been able to name a handful, which is just as much, if not more on Xbox."

https://media4.giphy.com/me...

gamer780433d ago

@razzer are you talking about console exclusives or platform exclusives? Being on a Microsoft console or running on Microsoft OS? Either way Microsoft has exclusives

RememberThe35733d ago

@Namebunchofnumbers
Y'all are dumb as hell 🤣

RazzerRedux32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

@gamer7804

Console exclusive. You can call them Microsoft exclusives all you want. Xbox consoles have no real exclusives.

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Christopher34d ago

When they start putting them out, we can come back to the argument. Until then, it's really not much of a factor.