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I think MS will continue to lead in the USA, but with launching the same time, and with PS4 being cheaper it has a good chance of at least keeping up with it. UK will also be a lot closer, while i think the rest of Europe will certainly move more towards Sony again (price and being more inclined to buying a Sony product).

I suspect Xbox will have trouble in Asia, especially Japan, which will provide more benefit to Sony as it did this generation.

So overall, as long as Sony don't screw up, they have a chance of creating a more significant gap than this generation, perhaps 10-20 million? It's really difficult to predict, because we really dont know what dumb move either might make and cause issues.

I'm hoping a smooth launch for both consoles, and that it is decided by games and features, rather than PR guys making a big mess of things.



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ethomaz said:
I expect Xbone now to take the lead in US.

History disagrees, you do realize that the most expensive console was never the lead console in the US right? Unless MS is very special and they are able to make history by doing something Sony or Nintendo could never do, and that is launch at over $400 and be a success or the lead console.



loy310 said:

History disagrees, you do realize that the most expensive console was never the lead console in the US right? Unless MS is very special and they are able to make history by doing something Sony or Nintendo could never do, and that is launch at over $400 and be a success or the lead console.

You have a good point



Lol isn't this guy like a fruit loop or something?



Pachter is a grade-A moron.

Back on topic: I just don't see this happening. $100 is a lot of money, plus the Xbox brand took a severe beating.



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Well PS4 was going to sell more anyway once those prices were revealed. Also Playstation had a horrendous start at the beginning of this gen by being $200 and a year late. Both of those advantages are gone for Xbox and the price has actually become a disadvantage which I didn't see coming. PS4 is also more powerful and PS+ is obviously a better value than Live. Also many were not fond of MS's late gen support so they had some bad relations going already. I think MS will now sell more in the US for this gen maybe but other than that I don't see how you do better without having an advantage in the 2 most important areas (games and price). Also 20 exclusives in the first year to 15 is another PS advantage.




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platformmaster918 said:
Well PS4 was going to sell more anyway once those prices were revealed. Also Playstation had a horrendous start at the beginning of this gen by being $200 and a year late. Both of those advantages are gone for Xbox and the price has actually become a disadvantage which I didn't see coming. PS4 is also more powerful and PS+ is obviously a better value than Live. Also many were not fond of MS's late gen support so they had some bad relations going already. I think MS will now sell more in the US for this gen maybe but other than that I don't see how you do better without having an advantage in the 2 most important areas (games and price). Also 20 exclusives in the first year to 15 is another PS advantage.

Some great points in here, especially the weak end-of-cycle support for the 360 compared to the PS3. I'm not sure why manufacturers aren't aware of some of these basics at times.



If sales are bad then they will drop the price but if sales are average-good then they won't drop the price even if they are losing to the PS4, because they don't want to take a loss on the console. However, I believe they will drop to price to $399 in November 2014. Also, they will certainly drop the UK price because they will lose badly to the PS4 there.



    

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tuscaniman99 said:
PS4 will most likely sell a little better worldwide but Xbox One will sell much better in the USA which is the only thing that matters to me. I'm not playing games against people who live across the ocean.

I don't know about it being so lopsided. I'm feeling that it will be a more even fight for the US this time around, I still think the Xbox has a chance to take the lead but its gonna be a 45-55 split at best... The PS4 simply doesn't have any of the negativety behind it like the PS3 did (price wise),  the third party support appears pretty strong and there is no 1 year lead this time.




rutea7 said:
i think being limited to 21 countries on release and not being able to import the system cause it doesnt work outside of the launch countries will hurt more than the 100$ difference in price. It's a big factor, 21 countries is a very short list and anyone looking to import it has been denied that.


It`s no longer region locked nor does it reuire the 24 hour online check in anymore. Therefore you can buy an Xbox One and take it with you anywhere you wish.

PS: The 21 countries at launch had to do with the system being so online centric originally and needing enough servers in place for the cloud and Live to work properly. I wouldn`t be surprised if they ship to more of Europe at launch now and that Asia will likely see it released early next Spring.



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