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jamesmarkus87 said:

The more Microsoft says these things, the more I'm convinced that they're scared. And you know what? As a long time Xbox fan, I'm getting pretty damn scared as well. It sounds like Sony could be making a huge comeback next generation, one that I might want to contribute to. But the more rumours I hear about the neXtBox, the less excited I am for it. Here's what I've heard so far about the neXtBox:

1) It won't play used games. In other words, I'm going to need to buy two copies of my favourite games just in case my neXtBox breaks down and I need a replacement console.

2) Kinect is literally going to be shoved down my throat (ie. mandatory). Doesn't Microsoft realize that the only reason why Kinect is so successful is because most retailers don't sell the 360 without it? I bet that most of those bundled Kinect sensors end up on a shelf or in the garbage.

Congratulations, Microsoft. You're pissing me off so much that I'm actually defending Sony.

even if MS has the same stuff as Sony at the same price all you need to do is look at this gen to see that's still bad for them.  They were spotted a year and $200 for this gen and still couldn't secure 2nd.  Sony had the worst marketing and no system sellers until 08 (good games but all new or not big enough).  They handed Xbox the spotlight until 09 really and MS brought their biggest franchises (Forza, HALO, and Gears).  MS became the COD console almost solely because of an early lead and by virtue of friend's lists they sold more because of it.

They won't have any of that this gen except maybe they'll undercut Sony in price, but it will probably be by $100 at the most this time and if I were Sony I would market the crap out of free online and bring that up if anyone questions the price being higher or even equal.




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platformmaster918 said:
jamesmarkus87 said:

The more Microsoft says these things, the more I'm convinced that they're scared. And you know what? As a long time Xbox fan, I'm getting pretty damn scared as well. It sounds like Sony could be making a huge comeback next generation, one that I might want to contribute to. But the more rumours I hear about the neXtBox, the less excited I am for it. Here's what I've heard so far about the neXtBox:

1) It won't play used games. In other words, I'm going to need to buy two copies of my favourite games just in case my neXtBox breaks down and I need a replacement console.

2) Kinect is literally going to be shoved down my throat (ie. mandatory). Doesn't Microsoft realize that the only reason why Kinect is so successful is because most retailers don't sell the 360 without it? I bet that most of those bundled Kinect sensors end up on a shelf or in the garbage.

Congratulations, Microsoft. You're pissing me off so much that I'm actually defending Sony.

even if MS has the same stuff as Sony at the same price all you need to do is look at this gen to see that's still bad for them.  They were spotted a year and $200 for this gen and still couldn't secure 2nd.  Sony had the worst marketing and no system sellers until 08 (good games but all new or not big enough).  They handed Xbox the spotlight until 09 really and MS brought their biggest franchises (Forza, HALO, and Gears).  MS became the COD console almost solely because of an early lead and by virtue of friend's lists they sold more because of it.

They won't have any of that this gen except maybe they'll undercut Sony in price, but it will probably be by $100 at the most this time and if I were Sony I would market the crap out of free online and bring that up if anyone questions the price being higher or even equal.

They don't even announce any forever price cut since 2009

From Xbox to 360,the sales just increased over 50 million

Many PS exclusive become multiplatform in this gen

360 is profitable now

Then this gen still bad for them?oh right because some lame media take a little part of whole article&interview(the interview is about 360's UK market) then make it like the interview is all about PS meeting



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why wouldnt future sales count of the ps3/360/wii? their in a war with each other and not the next gen(720ps4wiiu),theres no shot clock thats winding down. what if nintendo releases a super wiiu tomorrow,does that mean the original wiiu wins next gen over ps4/720 because they had more sales after a new console is launched? that thinking is mentally challenging... ps2 had 10's of millions sold after the ps3 launched,so does that mean all those ps2 sales dont count on the overall total? a generation ONLY truely ends when manufacturing stops for good,and not when a new console ends.. even a 3 year old could see this simple logic. who ever thinks a generation ends and sales no longer count after a new console is realeased has a lot of fanboy dribble logic.. 360 ppl uses this dribble because they see the inevitable last place finish just around the corner



Yes, I read it as he is talking more about the downturn in Gaming in general.  He is using the lack of precieve interest using the upcomming annoucment of the PS4 as an example.

And yes, certainly most everyone in gaming will be watching the PS4 annoucement. Heck, I bet plenty at Apple will be following.

PS The Xbox360 has, is about to pass the Wii in total sales in the UK.  Just waiting for the numbers.



 

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Lol where does this dude live? EVERYBODY will know since EVERY media, even not gaming related, has already reported about the meeting. The actual announcement will be big news for everyone.



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Somini said:
RazorDragon said:
Somini said:
RazorDragon said:
Somini said:
sales2099 said:
badgenome said:
After the PS4 reveal next week the majority of UK consumers won't even remember what an Xbox is.

PS3 is still last place...

Hasn't the PS3 been outselling the 360 for the last 4 years? Besides this thread is about the PS4!!


That would make no sense, because PS3 still didn't passed the 360 in total sales.

For how much longer?


Every next-gen console will have released by then and that will no longer be relevant. 360 stood above PS3 sales wise for the entire gen.

Wanna back your words and bet it won't happen till the next gen is released? Sig control for whoever wins.


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RazorDragon said:
Somini said:
RazorDragon said:
Somini said:
RazorDragon said:
Somini said:
sales2099 said:
badgenome said:
After the PS4 reveal next week the majority of UK consumers won't even remember what an Xbox is.

PS3 is still last place...

Hasn't the PS3 been outselling the 360 for the last 4 years? Besides this thread is about the PS4!!


That would make no sense, because PS3 still didn't passed the 360 in total sales.

For how much longer?


Every next-gen console will have released by then and that will no longer be relevant. 360 stood above PS3 sales wise for the entire gen.

Wanna back your words and bet it won't happen till the next gen is released? Sig control for whoever wins.


I'm touched, my first bet proposal on VGChartz! I will accept your proposal and honor my words. However, you know, i'm not familiar with these kinds of things, so we will need to discuss how it will work...

Beautiful that you're touched!

Well i don't wanna go evil on your ass, like some other posters here would like to do to each other, i could just quote you in my sig if i win and you could do the same if you won.



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The original MCV headline says "Xbox 360 closes in on Wii's UK sales record" so why is the OP's headline completely different? http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/xbox-overtakes-wii-in-uk-we-ve-won-this-round/0110895