Sony Take Note: the Xbox One is Ready for a Fight

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Everyone heard the new yesterday that the Xbox One is receiving a $50 price cut for the holiday. There is no doubt that it will have a ripple effect on the purchase plans of many parents, but it wont just be a price cut that has people clamoring for the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4. For Sony, while they had a great run out of the gate and impressive, even unprecedented, sales to start the console cycle the lack of games is beginning to hurt. What used to be dominated by Sony in terms of exclusive titles has fallen by the way side and the system is looking into the teeth of the likes of games like Sunset Overdrive, the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Quantum Break, and Halo 5.

There isn’t only that though for Sony, there is the price cut that everyone is talking about but more than that the fact that in every system that people will purchase this holiday (for the most part) will include at least one game. While the plain-jane system will be available there will be a bevy of choices in terms of consoles that will include a title with it of your choice. Sony may have a white console to go with Destiny but the bone-headed decision to bring the price to $449 is beyond me. It might be the superior system in-terms of raw power and pure output beauty, but that doesn’t mean that everything on the system is better because of it. It surely doesn’t mean that the console should have a $100 price tag higher than the competition when including a game with it. The difference isn’t that vast.

The options are a-plenty with Call of Duty Advance Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Black Flag, Madden NFL 15, if you can still find one and have the interest in a Titanfall bundle, and not to mention newly released Sunset Overdrive with Microsoft’s very own… White Console. The third party titles are still available across both consoles, both require a subscription to play online, and they both give you perks for subscribing to the premium online. That doesn’t push either ahead, so we must look to the options in terms of games and the price to separate the pack, both of which Microsoft is currently winning. While many called out Microsoft early on because of the $100 price discrepancy between the two with the decision for Microsoft to include the Kinect no one wanted, Sony now must be the one facing the scrutiny for the higher prices and lack of offers.

 

Fans of the system may not think this is a big deal, but with the interest rising in the titles upcoming for Microsoft, the combine price drops, and the inclusion of games this is a tough juncture for Sony.  The system isn’t in trouble and Sony isn’t going to close their doors tomorrow because of this and throw up the White Flag at the top of their castle (yeah we really do forget about Nintendo). Instead, they will find a response, but should that response not come soon their large gap in sales differentials will be seeing a heavy blow during the holidays. The biggest thing Sony must do is give people a reason again to buy a PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One.

That was easy coming out of E3 and upon release when it was announced that the difference in price was so drastic. Instead now, the price has shifted and the exclusives aren’t even there to hold people. The one recent exclusive everyone was so excited about because of its inclusion in the PlayStation Plus catalog of free games and being a full length title was Drive Club, which has had a laundry list of issues and continues to slip at every turn. There could be a price cut coming from Sony for the holidays and should they want to keep their lead and continue to be the pursued instead of the pursuer they will have to make that decision.

We shouldn’t have underestimated the team at Microsoft, they did the same thing Sony appears to being doing with feeling comfortable with the console sales typically falling in their direction in the last console cycle, and thought that success would just mean that people would drop to their knees in worship of the Xbox One, when announced. Gamers are smarter than that, and if Sony doesn’t want to dig themselves the same whole that Microsoft found now is the time to respond. It’s about great games and being the cheapest, or at least tied, for the lowest price on the market. It’s about value and who is willing to give more, to get more in return. The dukes are up and the gloves are off, which is typical around the holidays for most anyways with Black Friday and all.

Microsoft wasn’t ever going to just roll over in the console war. They were never going to just pave the way for Sony to a monopoly. They were just simply biding their time, and learning from their mistakes. They have owned each and everyone of them, and like everything in the news, people have forgotten most of what put them in the hole to begin with. At least it isn’t at the forefront of their minds. Instead, now people are looking at the Xbox One as the console that may just have more to offer. A wall Sony never saw coming, but is running full speed at it and is due for a supreme face-plant against it starting next week.

 

Aaron Cooley Themm
HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
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Aaron Cooley Themm

HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
  • ambleThought

    The XBone is now at the proper price point when compared to the PS4.

    • John Nemesh

      Even for $50, it would still be overpriced.

      • JerkDaNERD7

        Eh, nope. Still +85% of casuals haven’t made the jump yet. Coming this holiday and at this very moment in preparation for Dec?! Bro your stuck drinking too much kool-aid while Microsoft is on all fours preparing for to kick some ass.

        So I wouldn’t be surprised by early next year XOne gaining a huge margin. Might not beat PS4, but it just might be damn close. But overall given years left to go?! Microsoft is the giant in this fight and they are swimming in money. Sony CANNOT knock $50 off the PS4 to compete. They just won’t, fact.

        $350 and a free game?! Yiisshhhh!!! All of us are not die hard fanboys.

        • demderp

          Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

          PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible. You are an ignorant, blind, sick, and lying shill.

          Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

          PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

          PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

          http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

          http://www.listwar.com

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

          PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

          Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

          Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

          Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

          September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

          • JerkDaNERD7

            you should understand now, that people don’t read your drivel anymore.

      • corvusmd

        Salty tears….nothing more

      • sdhhfsghgfd

        At-least the online works.

        • demderp

          Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

          PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

          PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people.

      • john smith

        The fact that you have 33 posters that agree with your silly fanboy bullshit comment doesn’t say much for the PlayStation community here. I’m not surprised though this is the way it is in every comment section with you PS fanboys.

        I miss the old days where brand didn’t matter and it was all about the games – then came the Internet..

        • demderp

          Go ahead and hypocritically ignore the vile, sick, blind microsoft shills in this article spreading Lies and Blind Fanboy Hatred.

          You yourself are a sick, blind, evil microsoft shill spreading Lies and Blind Hatred in this article.

          Guest/Lionhumanwasteheart
          corvusmd
          JerkDaNERD7
          sdhhfsghgfd
          Guy Brohski
          XanderZane41
          john smith

          • john smith

            Add yourself to that list idiot.

  • BoyBigEyes

    A price cut AGAIN?!? lol

  • Guest

    At least M$ can throw all the money at it. $0N¥ (no dollars, no yen) can’t. They’ll make another couple of BIllion dollars in losses this year, AGAIN!

    • John Nemesh

      invalid argument is invalid. Yes, MS is making more money (tons more) overall…but Sony isn’t dead yet, and SCE (the division that owns Playstation) IS profitable, and they DO have cash to match the price cut of MS.

      Microsoft, on the other hand, has record profits OVERALL, but the Xbox division CONTINUES to bleed money. Even the richest corporation in the world will not indefinitely let a money losing division continue unchecked!

      Watch who is left standing by the end of next year.

      • Guest

        Go cry some more desperate anti-MS fake gamer pauper. Just like $0N¥ clearly uses their still crappy PSN+ money to poorly compensate for all their other failing divisions, so can M$ (megamoney). By the end of the year, both will still be here, but in the end, your obsolete paupercompany (not even in the Brandz Top100 anymore and already a ghost in Japan) will be the one in their grave, not MS and therefore not Xbox. Satya Nadella already made it very clear he stands behind it. Poor low IQ pauper, your desperation is so delicious. Keep it up, so we can continue to laugh at your expense. All the sites you visit, people laugh at you, a DualShockers goon.

        • Gority

          …..Sony is the ghost in Japan? I think you need to rethink your argument and try again.

        • andy

          Continue to enjoy your cheap 720p and 900p games cheapskate. Things are only going to get worse from here when game engines begin to get more complex. Its sad that the cheap Xbone hardware can’t even achieve higher than 800p on a 10 year old Source engine game like Titanfall with 10 player Xbox Live patented multiplayer support. What a cheap experience all round. If GDDR5 is for paupers I laugh at what you must call yourself haha

          • DLConspiracy//

            Which games recently are 720p. Name two.

          • john smith

            It’s just fanboy shit talk.

          • TheFanboySlayer

            Lol damn…..that was a huge blow

          • john smith

            Yeah the X1 does 1080p as well dude and in case you didn’t know there are several games that the PS4 can’t do 1080p in. As it stands now the PS4 just has a few more 1080p games to it’s credit than the X1. Both systems are weaksauce compared to the average gaming PC.

            Not to mention the X1 handles a beautiful open world MMO like Destiny just fine in 1080p at 30fps. Then there is FH2 an open world arcade racer which runs at 1080p at a stable 30fps, has day/night cycles and a dynamic weather system; all that and uses 4x MSAA multi-sampling anti-aliasing. Yeah, not too bad for 720p cheapskate system eh?

            I realize that Guest is a troll but you’re not much better posting that kind of silly bullshit.

          • sdhhfsghgfd

            1080P is a last century standard.

            Stop being a cheapskate and only buying cheap crap consoles that can barely handle 1080P and 60fps, let alone 4k (Which the PC has had since 2001, 1080P since 1995.)
            I.E. IBM T220/T221

            Stupid peasant.

          • demderp

            Another mentally diseased fanboy screaming lies and blind hatred.

          • sdhhfsghgfd

            Piss off console peasant.

        • John Nemesh

          Ask me if i care about your opinion of me or anyone else’s. Reading and commenting on the game industry keeps me occupied while it’s slow at work. In any case, if you actually READ my comments, you will find arguments based in facts and language that is, apparently, above your grade level. If you want to talk about people laughing, ask how many laugh (out simply tune you out) when they see your juvenile “$on ¥” and “M $” bits in your posts!

        • demderp

          Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

          Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

          PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

          PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

          http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

          http://www.listwar.com

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

          PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

          Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

          Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

          Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

          September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

      • corvusmd

        As far as big Sony, there are two ways to look at that, and I honestly don’t know what they will do…but if you look at things from Big Sony Exec perspective…it could go one of at least two ways.

        A). Big Sony continues to struggle, they sell off many of their not profitable assets or just flat out close them, then those big execs take a more hands on approach with the PS division….cause they aren’t just simply going to resign and leave PS to be profitable (not good for PS)

        or B). Big Sony execs that don’t care at all about gaming lose everything else…and in order to save face and give Sony shareholders a nice monetary gift (shareholders now that are no longer confident in how Sony handles their money) Sell off Sony 1st Party studios first, and then possibly the whole gaming division….

        Again I don’t know, but those seem like the two most likely things in my mind…either way, I don’t think it’s right around the corner or anything, but in the next 2-5 years it could be more likely if MS makes a huge Surge (not even necessarily takes the lead). MS KNOW that if they attack the juggular now and even lose money for the next 5 or so years to undercut PS (which MS can do), then they can get rid of their competition. There are still a TON of variables…but these are all possibilities

        • demderp

          Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

          Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

          PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

          PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

          http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

          http://www.listwar.com

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

          PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

          Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

          Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

          Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

          September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

    • TheFanboySlayer

      Troll detected…..

    • jojo

      stfu u gay ass xbone bitch

    • Guest

      Keep crying, Lionheart. Haven’t seen you on VG247 recently.

    • demderp

      Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

      Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

      PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

      PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

      PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

      http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

      http://www.listwar.com

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

  • John Nemesh

    Fight? All I see so far is a whupping! The price drop due to the removal of Kinect didn’t help the Xbox, the free games given away in September didn’t make a difference. Free Titanfall in a bundle didn’t make a difference. What makes you think that a $50 cut NOW will change the trajectory of this failing console? Get real. When the price cut, Sunset Overhype and Halo MCC fail to even SLIGHTLY close the gap between the Xbox One and the PS4, I am predicting, right now, that by next Spring, you will see the XBox One for $199…as a discontinued product.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Sunset Overhype? This game has been a whisper compared to watchdogs, Titanfall and destiny. The only hype its getting now is all the positive reviews. Personally I don’t care if Xbox out sells PS4. But you have to admit its a sound marketing plan for the holiday season. Isn’t it more of a cut with a game too? Plus if Xbox goes down as a supposed discontinued product. That will be the death of consoles. Sony hasn’t really made much of a push lately to impress its fans. If you think they are gonna care without there competition involved. You are in for a surprise.

      • John Nemesh

        All i see is a game with jr high level humor. Technically, yeah, looks great…content wise? Fail.

        • DLConspiracy//

          Honestly man, its more mid thirties or above pop referrences/jokes than anything else. It actually makes fun of the culture we have today in a lot of ways. Its polished like that for a reason. Satire. It is sort of nostalgic in that regard.

          • John Nemesh

            Eh…it is what it is. I watched all of the videos, and didn’t care for the style or the humor. …but i guess i can see how it would appeal to some. On a technical level, Insomniac outdid themselves. I will admit that based purely on those merits, it is a “showcase” title for the Xbox. I don’t think it will move many consoles, though.

          • DLConspiracy//

            Regardless its a great title that probably will not sell like the aforementioned hype titles. Its still a great game with or without sales to match it.

    • I wish you’d discontinue your hipster moustache.

      • DLConspiracy//

        I believe that’s a dirty Sanchez from him talking so much. :p

        • Whatever works for him. If the ‘Registered Sex Offender’ style is what he wants, then so be it. I just hope he doesn’t drive past any local elementary schools.

          • John Nemesh

            Your mom seems to like it.

          • The first retort back is a “mom” remark. Look out people, when he’s not looking like he’d diddlin’ kids…he’s a regular Mark Twain.

      • John Nemesh

        It’s my face. Not yours. #dealwithit

        • That’s right. It is your face. The last haunting thing a child sees before the van door closes.

          • DLConspiracy//

            Lmao I’m sorry John but that’s my kind of humor. Lol

    • mastermalone

      The reason why this will work is that Microsoft is not just selling this to gamers like you or me. They are now targeting the mass market and they are very close to doing so with this holiday pricing. When some teenager’s parents get to that shopping mall and see that price difference with a free game bundled in the xbox one, chances are, they will buy it as a gift for their kid.

      I’m a parent so I can easily see that happening. To most people, they don’t even know what resolution is let alone make that the deciding factor between two game consoles that look to have identical games and visuals for the most part. Will parents choose the $449 Destiny PS4 bundle or the $349 XB1 Madden/Sunset Overdrive/Assassin’s Creed/COD etc. bundle?

      Remember, these people don’t read these forums like we do. They have no idea that Microsoft had a bad E3 last year with DRM and Kinect forced bundles. All they know is what they see before them….a competitively priced game console with the right games at the right time….the holidays.

      Peace….

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

  • Guest

    And PS NOTwork is down AGAIN!

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Only its not but you keep shilling and spreading lies and propaganda.

      • DLConspiracy//

        Are you dating Demfax now?

    • Guest

      Lionheart and his guest votes strike again.

    • demderp

      Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

      PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

      PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people.,

  • andy

    Depends on what way you look at it author. Looks to me like they are ready to roll over and die EVEN more than they have this year. What else are they going to have to do for this thing to actually start selling?
    Let me guess, the author of this was on the bandwagon of “Xbone sold more than PS4 in September” because of the price drop and FIFA. and then you all got owned. And then it didn’t even sell better in the IS meaning it sold 2 to 3 times that everywhere else in the world.
    And again for the people that think Xbox Live is some magically perfect and incredible service: Xbox Live has done nothing on Xbone yet that is one bit impressive and there is NOTHING in the pipeline that is impressive either. And when Planetside 2 launches on PSN with its massive online games and Xbox Live gets NOTHING to compare it to for the next 10 years, you will still all live in denial and tell yourselves that Xbox Live is so incredible.

    • Ian Upthagrove

      You’re an idiot.

    • DLConspiracy//

      First of all the company is fine. Its not in the red and its selling Xbox ones. The main goal of these consoles is to get into the home and make money off digital. If you really want to break it down.

      Secondly you’re wrong about XBL. I am fully aware that PSN/Ps+ is leaps beyond what it was last gen. That does NOT mean that PSN/Ps+ has magically skipped all those years that MS has been charging for their service and building on their online. They have been building/charging for that service for years. While PSN was not. Sure back then that was generally approved of by just about everyone who was a consumer. However what most consumers fail to realize is that while PS was supposedly spreading good will. MS was doing very well with its paid service. They were sinking that money back into their online service to build it up. To make it better. Better chat, better servers, more servers and better everything. Then late in the game PSN saw what XBL was doing and decided to charge. I am sure there are numerous reasons. However one reason was to build their own PSN online presence. That would surpass what they had.

      You can’t sit there and tell me in just a few years they PSN caught up to XBL which was wildly sucessfull last gen and continues to be successful on last gen and current gen. Sorry but there is no way. Its better but we have seen how PSN has been just this gen let alone last gen to be praising it so much. Its far from perfect. Not that any service is. You can go on about the extra shader cores and power for resolution on PS4. Just don’t pretend to think the two online services are anywhere in the same league as each other and I am not talking about free games.

      • demderp

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

    • Guy Brohski

      Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Halo: MCC etc… PS4 fans don’t have much to counter that this Holiday season.

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.,

  • DeadnBuried

    This article is more than just a little bit ridiculous. It implies that Sony have been lazy and simply sold on hype alone and not bothered to make games for it, which couldn’t be further from the truth. By next december we’ll have seen PS exclusives including;

    LBP3
    The Order 1886
    Bloodborne
    Until Dawn
    Ratchet and Clank
    Tearaway Unfolded
    Uncharted 4

    That’s not a bad start, but then you factor in that the following studios are also confirmed to be working on PS4 exclusives;

    Santa Monica (God of War)
    Guerrilla (Killzone)
    Guerrilla Cambridge (Killzone Mercenary)
    Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond)
    Sony Bend (Syphon Filter, Uncharted GA)
    Polyphony (Gran Turismo)

    Sony aren’t just twiddling their thumbs. They have the biggest range of first party studios by a huge margin and they’re ALL working on PS4 exclusives. Bloodborne, The Order 1886 and Uncharted 4 are likely to be three of the most-talked about games of next year, and by E3 there’ll be so many more announced that people won’t even be able to keep up.

    It’s great that Microsoft now have a boss who priorities games, but price drops and timed third party exclusives will never match Sony’s first-party roster. Nothing can change that.

    • mastermalone

      These games will all be great for Sony……next year (no exclusive games worthy of mention right now). This holiday belongs to Microsoft without question. Even the hardest of hardcore Sony fans know it. I enjoy both systems right now, but I’ll be honest when I say that Sony has only been selling this well due to MS’s blunders last year.

      Games like Sunset Overdrive and Halo MCC will make an impact. That $50.00 price cut only adds insult to injury. Anyone looking at this price drop as a sign of desperation is fooling themselves into a false sense of security (Why? I don’t know). Microsoft may not catch the PS4 in overall sales, but they will certainly make an impact this holiday.

      I know I have a bunch of Sony exclusives to look forward to next year, but make no mistake, those Microsoft exclusives are just as good in many respects. And to all those people who keep rambling on about 720p resolution vs 1080p etc. This is a moot point when it comes to exclusive games. If your games kick ass…..you will sell them. It’s like as if many of you forgot about the PS2 vs the Original Xbox.

      The PS2 was SEVERELY under powered compared to the original Xbox. Yet, the PS2 handily outsold the Xbox without question. Why you ask? Because the PS2 rocked with the better games, not the better resolution. The original Xbox easily did 720p (a great feature for 2001 tech at the time) but it did not matter in the end.

      Peace..

      • Consider that Microsoft has an interesting track record of getting timed exclusives. Many of their 360 exclusives went to PC, Ryse, Dead Rising 3 are on PC. Last gen, Mass Effect, Ninja Gaiden, Dead Rising 2, Fez, and Minecraft were eventually ported to the PS3. My point?: Why buy a system whose exclusives could appear on the competition. Why not stick with the system that actually holds its exclusives and has 3 times the studios than the xbox one that make AAA games. Sony unleashed an spectacular wave
        of exclusives on 2013 and 2015 is the next wave. Microsoft was releasing 1 AAA per year last gen while Sony would release 5-10 most years. Let’s not forget that.

        • mastermalone

          Very good point but who’s to say that Microsoft will continue that trend with their exclusives. Be advised that if you buy the PC version off a game, you’re still paying Microsoft….make no mistake about that.

          I’m all for timed exclusives. Sony was the master at timed exclusives during the PS2 era. I loved getting games first on the PS2! If Microsoft wants to copy that I’m all for it. Don’t you remember getting GTA San Andreas first for PS2? Other platforms had to wait 1 year and 6 months to get that game. Sony was brutal back then. No company could tell them no to those terms.

          That strategy moved a lot of PlayStations back then. If you don’t mind waiting for games to release on your console, that’s fine. But history tells me that most people don’t like waiting for much of anything.

          Peace….

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

  • Matt

    “Sony may have a white console to go with Destiny but the bone-headed decision to bring the price to $449 is beyond me. It might be the superior system in-terms of raw power and pure output beauty, but that doesn’t mean that everything on the system is better because of it. It surely doesn’t mean that the console should have a $100 price tag higher than the competition when including a game with it. The difference isn’t that vast.”
    I agree. Sony has been stingy about providing real deals with their bundles. Even when I’ve brought it up on the Sony Reddit I get downvoted. Sometimes you get $10 off but it isn’t that enticing from buying the system + game separately or the competition’s machine.
    If the bundles aren’t much of a savings, they shouldn’t bother with them. Unless people just care that much about the box it comes in.
    If it’s the faceplates on some of them then they should sell those faceplates separately (to collect).
    They should also consider reducing the price of PS+ if it’s going to have so many outages and overall poor service.

    Hopefully they will get out some cool exclusives next year and announce some interesting new titles at the PS Experience event in Las Vegas this December. Maybe Last Guardian? Or something from Santa Monica?

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    “people clamoring for the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4”

    LOL, yeah right.

    • The Wolf 47

      I’m sorry, but after having all of these RROD issues with my console and getting some of my disc being scratched by the console itself. (Not to mention what they wanted to do with gaming as a whole)
      I’m just not interested to go back to them.

    • john smith

      Yeah hardly imaginable considering the lack of any decent big budget exclusives, PSN being down all the time, slow updates and too many indies being forced down peoples throats. I guess anyone would be a fool to want an X1 over a PS4. lmao!

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

      • demderp

        Everything you just said is A COMPLETE LIE or blind, sick, mentally diseased, hypocritical, Pure Evil Fanboy Hatred.

        Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people.

      • demderp

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF GREAT BIG BUDGET EXCLUSIVES

        PSN IS NOT DOWN ALL THE TIME

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF UPDATES

        PS4 DOES NOT HAVE “TOO MANY INDIES”

      • demderp

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF GREAT BIG BUDGET EXCLUSIVES

        PSN IS NOT DOWN ALL THE TIME

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF UPDATES

        PS4 DOES NOT HAVE “TOO MANY INDIES”

      • demderp

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF GREAT BIG BUDGET EXCLUSIVES

        PSN IS NOT DOWN ALL THE TIME

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF UPDATES

        PS4 DOES NOT HAVE “TOO MANY INDIES”

      • demderp

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF GREAT BIG BUDGET EXCLUSIVES

        PSN IS NOT DOWN ALL THE TIME

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF UPDATES

        PS4 DOES NOT HAVE “TOO MANY INDIES”

      • demderp

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF GREAT BIG BUDGET EXCLUSIVES

        PSN IS NOT DOWN ALL THE TIME

        PS4 HAS PLENTY OF UPDATES

        PS4 DOES NOT HAVE “TOO MANY INDIES”

  • James Anthony

    Wow look at all the fighting over what console is the best.How pathetic!

    • ThisGenGaming

      Just to confirm ThisGenGaming doesn’t have a favorite console, and we review all games for any platform fairly.

      2015 looks like it will be great for both PS4 and Xbox One fans.

      • James Anthony

        Nice I own both and looking into getting a Wii U for zelda.I really hope these kid now days stop acting like Console Nazis and let others enjoy their console. It getting old!

        • James Anthony

          Its lol

        • ThisGenGaming

          Yes! The Wii U is going to have a solid 2015 too. Can’t wait for Zelda as well.

          To sum it up everyone will get something to be happy about next year!

  • Tha Truth

    Nobody with any sense of self respect is going to buy the Trash – Box over the PS4. The console is already dead, Microsoft have been forced to cut the price of their shoddy, last – gen, underpowered, overpriced console by $150 in less than a year just to compete and they’re STILL getting outsold worldwide by a ratio of 3 to 1. What does that tell you?

    As for the exclusives, LOL, what exclusives? More Forza? More Gears Of War? More Halo? More trashy, poorly – coded re – releases of games from 10 years ago? That’s just what the Trash – Box needs, more sub – HD, overpriced games from dried up, worn out franchises that aren’t worth a damn to real gamers anymore. Meanwhile the PS4 has real games like Uncharted, Bloodborne and The Order on the horizon.
    The Xbone is for suckers and for peasant garbage who are happy to pay $50 less so that they can experience the sub – HD, 720p trash that only a last – gen POS like the Xbox can deliver. Enjoy having every single multiplatform release over the next 6 years in resolutions far inferior to what real gamers will be experiencing on the PS4. Microsuck is a dead company and the Trash – Box is lies, overhype and underdeliver and sales prove that.

  • Gerard Desmond

    I will say one thing. If MS doesn’t beat Sony in the USA this holiday after giving away 2 free games and a consol for 350 dollars. Then its over for them. No coming back from a defeat like that. Cause Sony will have dozens of exclusives next year.

  • corvusmd

    Of course, like everyone else here I’m just expressing my opinion, but the X1 is by far the best all around console right now.

    PS4 started at a lower price point, and reeped in the benefits of MS shooting themselves in the beginning….now don’t get me wrong, I love my PS4 and Wii U as well, but Sony has sat back for way too long now just trying to take in money and not actually do anything to earn it. So far all PS4 exclusives have been disappointing, the UI hasn’t been getting proper updates…only just now it’s getting a feature that was supposed to be present at launch (and based on previews it’s not nearly as slick as it’s supposed to be…and based on tests/patents that MS has filled recently…they already have something that will fair far better).

    The bottom line is that at least for now and as far as we know, the X1 is the better console, and is giving customers ACTUAL support (not just delivering late promises now), it has the better list of exclusives that people want to play (yes we’ve all seen the copy and paste list of PS4 exclusives/indies that no one knows about), X1 has the better controller, and far better network/UI. This doesn’t mean I’m saying sell your PS4…I’m not selling mine. It’s just at this point…if anyone says not to buy an X1, but get a PS4 instead…I have no choice but to believe it’s just simple fanboy talk and nothing more.

    MS is doing EVERYTHING right, right now…Sony is just sitting back and collecting money that can be argued they didn’t really “earn” (as in, its because it was in 6xs the countries and $100 cheaper for at least 7 months of the first year…and relying on negative MS press that MS brought on themselves.)

    Skipping out on an X1 right now would be a huge loss to any true gamer.

  • XanderZane41

    With all the great exclusive M$ has been released the system is easily
    worth more then $350. The fact that they will give you the XB1 with 2
    full retail games like AC:BF and AC:unity for that cheap price is nuts.
    What a deal. I can’t see why gamers wouldn’t want one, unless they enjoy
    smelling Sony’s sh#$ with their heads up their @ss.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Gamers?! Pfttt, that’s only a few compared to the horde of parents and their kids (casuals). The true competition was for 2014/2015 holidays. Not launch! On top of that, Microsoft has a multitude of exclusive titles to be announced next E3. Microsoft is coming very strong no doubt.

      • demderp

        Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people.

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

        Sony’s 1st parties are working on several unannounced PS4 AAA games.

        1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc..

        • JerkDaNERD7

          It’s the MasterDerp…

    • Guest

      At least you used the correct singular. One exclusive released since launch. I feel sorry for people getting a Bone when it’s all set to collect dust next year. I feel even sorry for the goobers who got one at launch.

    • demderp

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, ignorance, trolling, and blind hate. All of your lies and blind hatred only make you look deranged and sick to normal, sane people.

      PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

      PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

      http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

      http://www.listwar.com

      Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

      PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

      PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

      Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

      PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

      Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

      PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

      PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

      PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

      Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

      Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

      Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

      September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

      Sony’s 1st parties are working on several unannounced PS4 AAA games.

      1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

  • Guest

    Reminds me of this time last year when Xbots hyped up their mediocre launch line up as the thing that’ll bail out the Xbone.

    Then it was Titanfall.

    Then E3.

    Then the price cut.

    Now the holidays, after nine months of nothing.

    Keep hoping, Xbots.

  • Nestor Toy

    The price drop will only help them for a few months… then sells will slow down. We saw this previous gen with the PS3.

    • Shaun Conroy

      I was a big ps3 fan last gen, but in all honesty I think the xbone has had a better first year even if it doesn’t show in the sales. PS4 was gifted a brilliant start…largely by capitilising on Xbone’s disastrous launch. They’ve pretty much been riding that good will with gamers ever since, but that won’t last forever. Unless they start getting some games released, delivering more feature packed updates and improving their online service (ie no more dropouts), gamers will start jumping ship.

      • The reason for XBOX having more AAA exclusives is because of buying games and also because all of Microsoft’s studios had been preparing games for it for years. Sony’s studios launched an amazing amount of games on 2013 of the likes of THe Last of uS, GOD OF wAR ASCENSION, GRAN tURISMO 6, SLY cOOPER 4, bEYOND tWO sOULS, etc… While Microsoft only released Gears of War Judgment. 2013 drained Sony and they were not ready for 2014, but by the looks of it, they will be ready for 2015 big time.

      • demderp

        PS4 is selling on game price/performance, 1st party studios, more developer support including indies and Japanese developers, PS+ value, and better PR. PS4 has good games already with more on the way. They both have good games not on the other console, it depends on your gaming tastes.

        PS4 has many more games rated 75+ on Metacritic than Xbox, and 60+ more games total.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc

        http://www.listwar.com

        Both PSN and Xbox Live have similar amounts of unscheduled downtime or issues with friends lists, etc. PSN has been running fine through Destiny and CoD launches.

        PSN is running fine aside from a few hours of unscheduled downtime a month. That’s unacceptable and unfortunate and Sony needs to improve, but some people blow it out of proportion.

        PS+ subs doubled in September with the Destiny launch. Sony is upgrading servers to handle the increased load.

        Sony is not going bankrupt. The gaming division is well funded, in a net profit, and making quarterly profits.

        PS4 can already be found for $350 in the USA brand new. A $50 price cut is feasible.

        Xbox doesn’t have unlimited access to Microsoft’s money. They are given a budget and expected to turn a profit. Shareholders won’t put endless billions on a brand that has never made a net profit.

        PS4′s hardware is more powerful for gaming graphics performance. factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, far better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), nearly identical CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

        PS4 has plenty of features and has several major updates so far.

        PS4 will outsell Xbox in global sales every month this gen, even if it loses a few NPDs in the US.

        Xbox One is getting outsold 3:1 in important countries like Germany, 8:1 in most of Europe (Spain) and up to 22:1 in Japan.

        Xbox might take a few months in the USA and UK this gen with big temporary price cuts, but globally it has zero chance.

        Xbox isn’t bothering with big price cuts outside of the US and UK this holiday.

        September came and went, Xbox launched in 29 new markets including China, and PS4 is STILL outselling it 2:1 or more globally.

        Sony’s 1st parties are working on several unannounced PS4 AAA games.

        1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

        • john smith

          Ah, so Sony doesn’t know why the PS4 is selling the way it is but you do eh? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

          Your metacritic link is broken and that listwar link is bullshit because it’s deceitful those are mostly all indies! Nobody buys a console for indies. Compare big budget exclusives that’s what people buy these systems for.

          No PSN and XBL do not have similar amounts of downtime or issues with friend lists where did you get this crap from? Source?

          You don’t work for MS so how the hell do you know how they spend their money? Xbox has never made a net profit? Hmm.. that’s not what I’ve read you have solid proof to back that up?

          Sony not going bankrupt, well I hope not but there does seem to be enough proof around the Internet to suggest that they’re struggling financially.

          The PS4 has several games that aren’t in 1080p, as it stands it has a few more 1080p games to it’s credit than the X1. Both systems are weaksauce when compared to an average gaming PC so stop boasting about the PS4’s which hardware dumbass! Both systems are capable of 1080p games. The fact that the X1 runs a beautiful open world MMO like Destiny more than proves that the X1 can handle 1080p. Btw, FH2 is another 1080p game features day/night cycles and a dynamic weather system all supported with 4x MSAA which is a bandwidth heavy multisampling antialiasing according to Digital Foundry. Fanboys like you have grossly over exaggerated the PS4’s hardware capabilities and it needs to stop now!

          The PS3 has plenty of features but the X1 has more.
          The PS4 hypetrain will eventually come to an end because in reality it has nothing going for it that justifies it’s ridiculous lead. MS has a lot of big budget exclusives that can easily go toe to toe with anything that the PS4 has or will have and in addition the X1 is a more rounded system overall. Gamers will eventually own both systems in the long run just like the PS3 and 360, this will increase X1 sales exponentially.

          We’re only a year in this gen and the X1 just recently started selling in more countries it’s silly to think that it should overcome a several million lead in such a short period of time. Actually it’s outright fucking stupid! But that’s just typical with fanboy jerkoff trolls like you.

          MS doesn’t need to bother with price cuts outside it’s largest market. It’s unfortunate for people outside the US but it’s true.
          MS is working on it’s own share of unannounced AAA’s so what!

  • PachterStation

    I still say the only way the One will sell is if there’s a big price gap. The One and PS4 price in Europe is the same. Week in, week out, both sell for £300 to £330. Most people will probably go for a PS4. At launch, the PS4 was cheaper, but once you added a camera on a game, it was the same price as the One anyway. I suppose the current price of both consoles (£330 with a game) is decent. At some point, I can see the PS4 dropping to £300. Somehow, the One needs to drop to somewhere between £250 and £280. This Christmas period, I thought the One would push for £299.99. But I suppose for an extra £30, it comes with a game (the current price of £329.99). The masses will only jump over when both consoles start selling for £300 (and under). Consumers are always pushing for cheaper prices (so rightly so). Ideally, £250 would be the best deal. If you look at US prices, £330 equals £552. $330 equals a mere £205. Even with US tax, they’re a steal.

  • Guy Brohski

    Xbox One has the best line up of games this Holiday season, I bet they’ll do pretty good. The Xbox One has been successful so far, just less so than PS4.

  • Microsoft is looking at the teeth of the likes of The Order 1886, Bloodbourne, Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End, At Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Persona 5, Little Big Planet 3, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank Remake, Rime, Shadow of the beast, Equals: 11 teeth versus Aaron’s list of Sunset Overdrive, Halo Masterchief Collection, Quantum Break, and Halo 5, Equals: 4 teeth.
    Which one will win on a battle between 11 teeth v 4 teeth?
    Plus I will have to say I am ommitting many other esclusives from Sony. Consider also that Sony’s exclusives are more varied and have created much expectation for them.
    Last of all and most importantly, Remember on the X360 when games like Mass Effect, Ninja Gaiden, Minecraft, Fez, and Dead Rising 2 were exclusives for a time? Remember when they were ported to the PS3? I do, as I played them all on PS3. Did any PS3 exclusives get ported to the X360? tHE ANSWER IS: No (IF YOU WERE WONDERING). I leave you with this, Crytek recently said thet might port Ryse to the PS4 after they finish the PC version. In other words, Xobx exclusives are usually not permanently exclusives they have a way of getting ported to the competition.

  • phony samestation

    Xbox One has the best exclusives since launch and just wait for 2015-2016.

    Killer Instinct
    Sunset Overdrive
    D4
    Forza Horizon 2
    Halo MCC
    Titanfall
    Ryse
    Kalimba

    Upcoming exclusives for 2015-2016:

    Halo 5: Guardians
    Quantum Break
    Crackdown
    Scalebound
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Fable Legends
    Gear of War
    State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
    Forza Motorsport 6
    Phantom Dust
    Elite: Dangerous
    Screamride
    Ori and the Blind Forest
    Smite
    Gigantic
    Cuphead
    Inside
    Super Hot
    Below
    Neverwinter
    World of Tanks
    LA Cops
    Shovel Knight Xbox One versions that includes Battletoads.