Originally Posted by ddouble
Still using that Yoshida article. The system is exceeding expectations but if you think they didn't think it will sell well then you didn't follow last gen.
Still using that Yoshi article.
"As soon as we see a great sales number, our instinct tells us we should be concerned about future sales, right? Are we exhausting all the core gamers? If we sell this number of units, there are no more consumers we can sell to," Yoshida said. "That's a really terrifying prospect. So we want to understand who are these consumers who we do not necessarily consider core gamers, who are purchasing PS4 and why they are doing it and what they are doing with PS4, so we can create a bit more of a positive future, rather than saying, 'Wow, we have sold to every single core gamer.'"
I didn't follow last gen from 09-12.
Sony have Europe, Middle East and Japan on lock. Even if MS had launched the XBone as it is after the 180's and price drop, it would still be behind. It would only be competitive in the US and the UK.
PS3 turned around a 10 million deficit and that was with a high price, releasing late and being hard to develop for.
$ony's been in the console game longer, hence having those countries on lock. According to wiki, the 360 outsold ps3 by 2mil.
You just illustrated that $ony was the underdog for several years. m$ got arrogant hence their $500 tv/sports box. Now the shoe is on the other foot and m$ is making all the right moves. Thank you Phil Spencer and xbox team.
They fixed all that with the PS4 and went head to head with the Xbone. After the massacre at E3 and with the 4theplayers marketing slogan it was GG's.
Even after the 180's only way the Xbone could beat the PS4 in their strongest market was to slash the price and bundle two games for the holidays but that didn't last long as PS4 retook the lead in Jan so no even the console MS has now isn't doing anything.
Did you forget the xb1 wasn't discounted for a week?
Like you stated, $ony's message was straight forward. Here's our console, it plays games.
m$'s message was arrogrant. Games? Fahget about it, tv/sports/kinect.
Had m$ stuck their message to strictly games like they are now, $ony's lead wouldn't be as it is now.
But let's not forget $ony NEEDS the ps brand to flourish given recent news.
m$ has $$$ to burn.
As for the heat.
Sony has more exclusives coming than MS. This quarter has been barren for MS while Sony had The Order, Bloodborne and MLB.
Spencer already stated the exclusives would be out holiday season and they might push them to next year.
The order was a flop.
Also coming out this year is:
Dragon Quest Heroes
Ratchet and Clank
J Stars Victory Versus
One Piece Pirate Warriros
I keep up with ps news. Until dawn, UC4, tearaway, ratchet and clank, and jstars. Maybe Persona 5.
I'll give you constant updates. MS are good at that but I dunno if that classify as heat and VERY open to feedback is heat
GWG, actual updates, bundles, and redirecting their vision.
That is being VERY open to feedback.
They are far in the lead because they reversed all what went wrong on the PS3 plus more in addition to MS dropping the ball.
Originally Posted by CenTex HOGG
What good exclusives? I assume you aren't talking about anything recent? Sunset and Forza Horizon 2 came out 4 and 5 months ago. Am I missing something?
They have some nice little updates here and there but nothing imo that is must have.
Spencer already stated that the blockbuster exclusives will come during the holidays.
m$'s good exclusive output is higher than $ony's at this point.
Nintendo's good exclusive output is higher than m$/$ony, but that's a discussion for another time.
That's if we just focus on metacritic scores, which I personally don't care about.
But for discussion's sake, I'll look to those.
Originally Posted by OhCho Sinco
I actually do own an xbone but i also built a PC from the ground up for streaming purposes, on a side note if any NTers are interested in joining to pull a Twitch channel together send me a PM.
As far as exclusives, yes Forza is the top exclusive right now, the order had high expectations but bombed because of its weak game play. (Think of a pig coated in diamonds and gold). but when people say that Playstation doesnt have any games i would love to challenge that.
for someone to say there are "no games" is kind of ignorant considering that all major games coming out this year (batman, MGS, madden, witcher 3) are coming to both consoles. It really depends on what you play and who you play it with. Sony has been giving out free games since they announced PS+. I dont have a ps3 anymore, but i still have Bioshock, arkham city, ps all stars, yakuza 3, payday 2 still bought and saved on my PSN account because you will never know when you might want to play it.
When ppl say no games they're most likely referring to exclusives. Of course the ps4 has games, I'm already out of storage space on my ps4.
Originally Posted by toine2983
You'd swear there wasn't a Xbox One thread with the frequency it's talked about in here.
Edited by iYen - 3/4/15 at 3:07pm