The PlayStation 5 is on track to outsell Xbox 2:1, again.
You sell hardware by having good games dingus
@crazyCoconuts: because that particular competing console doesn't want to do so.
Not according to Phil Spencer's own words as he was admitting they'd come in last place in the console war for the 4th time in a row. “We’re not in the business of out-consoling Sony or out-consoling Nintendo. There isn’t really a great solution or win for us. I know that will upset a ton of people, but it’s just the truth of the matter. When you’re third place in the console marketplace and the top two players are as strong as they are and, in certain cases, have very discrete focus on doing deals and other things make being on Xbox hard as a team - that’s on us, not on anybody else - our vision is that everybody that’s on console has to feel like they have a great experience and they’re a first class citizen. They’ve invested a ton in our platform. But we’re not in a position - and I see out there, I see commentary, that if you just build great games everything would turn around. It’s just not true that if we go off and build great games, all of the sudden you’re going to see console shares shift in some dramatic way. We lost the worst generation to lose in the Xbox One generation when everybody built their digital library of games." In other words, "Don't expect this to change, we've accepted our fate as being in last place, and we're not going to try to make it better by making good games."
Ummm you need games. Good games sell the hardware.
Honestly sometimes the games doesnt always sell the console, it can help and have a impact but isn't solely on the games. How the company present themselves is also a thing, like look what happen in the previous gens and this gen they haven't advertise much get deals to advertise etc. Also a casual go into a store looks at a series x and ps5 with no games involved. I doubt they'll choose the series x plane looking box over the ps5. It doesnt matter how ugly it is to some its still looks more unique and interesting
Why didn’t Halo Infinite have its long promised split-screen mode? Even legalised Xbot Jez Cordon has come round to understanding that Microsoft’s requirement for Series S parity has had a material impact on the whole platform. If the Baldur’s Gate problem happens with more Series S games then MS is in a quandary because it can remove the demand from publishers that Series S games have to launch day and date with Series X -who knows if this will be necessary with GTA VI? The risk is that such a move will alienate Series S owners and their console will effectively be labelled ‘not next-gen’.
A sequence of good games sells consoles because after a couple of good games you've created a standard and expectation. That is what drives sales. People know that what you are going to make is good. The problem with Xbox is they have no actual quality standard. They don't know what good games are and they don't care whether they're good games because as long as they go on Game pass they fulfill the content requirement
This makes no sense
“The PlayStation 5 is on track to outsell Xbox 2:1, again.” Don’t you mean PlayStation is on track to outsell Xbox 2:1 again? As in the brand as a whole and not just this console? Specifically labeling PS5 doing it again implies that at some point it accomplished that task, then Xbox Series X|S started selling at a faster pace until PS5 started pulling ahead again
I agree. Not being able to have things run at 60 consistently has really let me down. I still love playing on Xbox but it’s time that 60 is standard.
So you think PlayStation 5 is outselling X 2:1 because... Some games don't run at 60fps?
No that’s not what I said. I said games to play isn’t my issue. My issue is games that will run at 60 on ps5 don’t run at 60 on series x at times. My point was that the frame rate issue is the aspect of Xbox that I don’t like, not the supposed lack of games. Yea Sony has better exclusives for sure, but I have a ps5 so I can play those exclusives anytime I want. My series x is my main console though and so for me the frame rate is way bigger of an issue than games. I’ve played hundreds of games on my Xbox in 2023. That’s plenty of games in my opinion. I’m not involved in the fan boy stuff. I own all 3 consoles and I like and dislike things about all three. Your comment shows that you don’t have the ability to hear anything that conflicts with what you think.
He's a little weird leave him alone or he might call you an idiot. Lol
I would LOVE for 60 to be the standard.
It's the games and the lack of creative talent and the over corporatization of the development process.
I'm not even lying or trolling I swear but I remember back in late 2020 early 2021, some here were laughing at an article I posted with a chart showing all the regions in the world and how high the demand for PS5 was in most of them. They even told me that this gen was going to be different and the race would be close and stiff. Lol. https://docs.google.com/spr...
The race isn’t close, but if Jim Ryan doesn’t get his head out of his ass with all the games as service crap it could get close again. He’s done a horrible job taking over Layden
@ghost so far the GaaS has just been rhetoric. The games we've been getting have been single player story focused so far
Agreed, get Jim outta there. He'll single handedly degrade Playstation, molecule by molecule.
As much as I would love Jim Ryan to go and Playstation make a return to form (I feel like Sony isn't even trying that hard), Xbox is in worse shape and doesn't even pose a threat if they continue to fail to get their sh*t together.
That's all I'm asking, a return to form. Stick to the formula that got you guys to the top. Amazing 1st party games. 3rd party too. I do like that they're bringing these chinese developed games to the 5 tho.
That’s funny. If the issue is over corporatization that Microsoft would have demanded redfall be fixed or scrapped. If anything Microsoft has been too hands off. Spencer said himself that his team should have been more involved with redfall.
All this focus on acquiring proven gaming companies. Why not organically start small and create decent small projects as first party titles. And build from there. Games don’t necessarily need better graphics as they need more creativity in design. Compelling storyline. Dont need to hire 500 ppl. Hire a small team. Cuphead is a great example. Maybe some nice retro wrestling games as well as tmnt-like games reimagined. Focus on family coop games. Start east with 16-bit. These games normally need a small group of 5-10 ppl. Have a plan of diversified game profile and then throw incentives at third party developers. Please stop buying 3rd parties who can’t live up to expectations (only to be shut down) and repeat this bankruptcy cycle of throwing money. Whatever u did with cuphead and ori… go that direction.
Everything you said is correct but Microsoft doesn't want to do that. Lack of effort prevents them from doing such. Sure. They promised their base that games were coming. Little did the base know that it would be games that the base were already getting as multiplatform. Microsoft definitely read Robinhood incorrectly. They are definitely robbing from the rich(PlayStation gamers who actually buy games) and giving to the poor(gamers who don't want to spend money on hard working developers and just want to spend $10 renting but call it value.) As for hardware, Microsoft fell out of the loop and couldn't copy this time. They were at IBM copying Sony tech. Most likely got a heads up at AMD. So, Sony went dark and came up with innovative ideas built into the PS5, the controller and their VR headset. Sony Blindsided them. If Microsoft would have been privy to Sony documents, they wouldn't have been stupid enough to release the Series S and hold back game development. Instead, they cannibalize game sales with game pass and hardware sales by releasing games day one on PC..
This is such a good take which so many people don’t seem to get. MS haven’t actually created anything universally appealing this Gen outside of a Forza Horizon reskin and a Halo downgrade. By the time we hit the three year mark at least half of the console exclusives would have been games Xbox players would have got anyway. Had MS pumped the billions they have spent on publishers into development of their existing studios they might have actually produced something new and decent by now.
If you think the strategy should be to start with small indie games you just don’t understand business. There are a plethora of indies in game pass if very high quality. Indies have always been strong in Xbox but to say that would be a better idea than to purchase proven triple a studios is asinine. Anyone on here can blast me all they want and disagree but what I’m saying is just fact. The problem is that most people that post stuff like what you did are fan boys. (Third party devs that can’t live up to expectations) Redfall being mediocre is the only example of that. I’m sure your purpose is to anger Xbox fan boys, but it’s pretty easy to see that you’re just trolling.
It's definitely a lack of AAA first party games first & foremost.
No, it games…..