Aswyng and Amyss
- Dec 3, 2008
I don't know if maybe it's different on Gallifrey (or Australia, forget which you're from), but the MSRP for the two consoles was originally the same in the US and Xbone is cheaper now that they're selling a Kinectless Xbone.Zhukov said:Because Microsoft done goofed, the PS4 is/was cheaper and the WiiU doesn't have any games (yet).
I'm curious as to what you expected coming in.I mean, is any of this not common knowledge in gaming circles?
The interesting thing about this is that Microsoft came at this all from the prospective position that they were #1, when they were #2 for most of the generation and by the end had slipped to #3. When you're on top and everyone has to have your products, you can set terms like that (Apple, Samsung). When you're in third place of a three horse race? Not so much.Sniper Team 4 said:So yeah, I think Mircosoft decided that they wanted to start this race by cutting off their feet. They seem to be reattaching them now--I'm very interested in the backward compatibility and will pick one up if it truly works--but they have a lot of work to do before they can wash away that black eye.
Sony had basically been humbled by their last console. And with the showing Microsoft gave, yeah. Sony basically had to not trip over their own feet coming out the door.
PS4 is on track to outsell the PS2. What's this "gasping for air" thing?SecondPrize said:Okay. I guess they'll be the last goldfish lying there gasping for air. Grats to them.
Where have I heard this before?MonsterCrit said:PLus there's PC gamning., THis was the generation where consoles lost a lot of their vaunted advantages over pC games... in fact they're almost identical now.
Right. Last gen. And the gen before.
Despite what people on this site seem to think, I'm still not convinced people actually care about BC. Sony slipped out of last place only after they cut the BC from their consoles and cut the price. Seems to me, if BC was so important, this would have worked the other way.Whatislove said:- It doesn't matter how many times Microsoft, or anybody else, calls it backwards compatibility. It simply isn't, and people are already realizing this as well as just how underwhelming this feature is and eventually will be.
In short: whether or not it's really BC is irrelevant. I doubt it'll be a signnificant system seller.
PC availability only matters if people are willing to buy a PC. And no matter how simple you make PCs, there will always be people who won't go that route.- Almost all the Xbox One exclusives are also available on PC, this is not true for PS4 so Sony almost automatically wins the exclusivity badge, except Nintendo exists and that badge goes to Nintendo
The fact is, none of the consoles are doing bad, and part of that comes down to exactly this point. When we're talking about being "hammered," it's relative to the expectations of the companies and whatnot. Each of these companies wants an increase in sales and profits, but the Xbone is still making money. Maybe not the Wii U, I don't know, I remember both the U and the 3DS being quite costly for Nintendo, but they still might be pulling it out. But Xbone's at 13 million units according to VG Chartz, which is not a bad number to be at right now.
That's 13 million purchases that would be redundant with a gaming PC.