Quantcast
Edge magazine goes CRAZY- "ps4 is your next console", "One; titanic failures"

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Edge magazine goes CRAZY- "ps4 is your next console", "One; titanic failures"

happydolphin said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

Well as far as marketing is concerned the only place Microsoft can majorly affect in the beginning is America based on the console itself and some of Europe with the help of EA on the fantasy football. I don't think it will sway the Europeans any though. The Europeans will appreciate the lower price just like the Americans with better graphics and on par multiplayer experience. Sony allows gamers the choice as well for motion gaming which they always have which frees consumers as an alternative from Microsofts once again forceable nature on buying products. Its not a race for the swift and as you've seen with the PS3 this is the case.

I can only agree with you. My arguments purely apply to North America and the UK. Everywhere else (bar Japan),  Sony is back. I do see it.

I realize this is not a race for the swift, and MS also know that. That's why they inject big dollars in their marketing and it pays off. The Americas are a big portion of the market, so it's a very important one to factor in when discussing titanic failures. UK is big too all things considered.

I think Sony will steamroll them with price and exclusives and Sony will match MS for every price cut before the end like they did with the PS2. No matter what MS did they were always behind Sony. Microsoft will be buying up a lot of third party real estate this gen to measure up. Their Blacktusk shooter might work on the Americans though. Sony will hit gamers with a barrage of games like they always do. I've noticed with Sonys mentality its not about having an amazing hit which MS does, its about offering great content across the board and profiting off of all of them, ensuring sequels. 



Around the Network

They must have missed the entire MS conference and E3.



S.T.A.G.E. said:

I think Sony will steamroll them with price and exclusives and Sony will match MS for every price cut before the end like they did with the PS2. No matter what MS did they were always behind Sony. Microsoft will be buying up a lot of third party real estate this gen to measure up. Their Blacktusk shooter might work on the Americans though. Sony will hit gamers with a barrage of games like they always do. I've noticed with Sonys mentality its not about having an amazing hit which MS does, its about offering great content across the board and profiting off of all of them, ensuring sequels. 

As great as that sounds, that strategy doesn't work really well in the Americas, where the big names matter most. MS has to release 1 Halo for every 3 Sony game to compete. I know it sucks to say but it's just true.



kljesta64 said:
someone got paid nicely

i am big fan of your sig, when i was kid this was my favourite cartoon. I want to see it again or play them again if i find it.

 



happydolphin said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

I think Sony will steamroll them with price and exclusives and Sony will match MS for every price cut before the end like they did with the PS2. No matter what MS did they were always behind Sony. Microsoft will be buying up a lot of third party real estate this gen to measure up. Their Blacktusk shooter might work on the Americans though. Sony will hit gamers with a barrage of games like they always do. I've noticed with Sonys mentality its not about having an amazing hit which MS does, its about offering great content across the board and profiting off of all of them, ensuring sequels. 

As great as that sounds, that strategy doesn't work really well in the Americas, where the big names matter most. MS has to release 1 Halo for every 3 Sony game to compete. I know it sucks to say but it's just true.


But that's the thing now, no? There's a lot of XBox fans that got disappointed by the poor late gen first party support by MS, who went and picked a PS3 because of how compelling the line-up was on that console in comparison. Who's to say they won't continue with Sony moving forward?



  • PSN: Hynad
  • NN: 3519-6016-4122
  • XBL: Hynad
  • Steam: Hynad81
Around the Network
happydolphin said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

I think Sony will steamroll them with price and exclusives and Sony will match MS for every price cut before the end like they did with the PS2. No matter what MS did they were always behind Sony. Microsoft will be buying up a lot of third party real estate this gen to measure up. Their Blacktusk shooter might work on the Americans though. Sony will hit gamers with a barrage of games like they always do. I've noticed with Sonys mentality its not about having an amazing hit which MS does, its about offering great content across the board and profiting off of all of them, ensuring sequels. 

As great as that sounds, that strategy doesn't work really well in the Americas, where the big names matter most. MS has to release 1 Halo for every 3 Sony game to compete. I know it sucks to say but it's just true.


Well..if you add up the development cost of Halo its probably the price of one mid tier Sony game and two high profile exclusives. Makes sense in the end, but Sony has a lot of high profile games and the list is just growing even more now that MS forced them to not depend upon third parties. People think thats exploited Sony, but its only really made them more powerful. Uncharted, GT and GOW offeset a lot of those sales and that money all goes back to first party. MS only Collects off of Halo, Forza and Fable so if you think about it, its about even with Sony gaining the slight edge on sales consistency with GT. 



Hynad said:

But that's the thing now, no? There's a lot of XBox fans that got disappointed by the poor late gen first party support by MS, who went and picked a PS3 because of how compelling the line-up was on that console in comparison. Who's to say they won't continue with Sony moving forward?

You would think so, but most of the curves for Sony 1st party games don't support the theory (most are constant), so ultimately it begs the question "why did they pick up a PS3?". Odds are many saw it as a great opportunity to have an integrated blu-ray player, get some PSN games and maybe even upgrade their PS3 phat. Some gamers dropped out and some new ones came in, that could explain the consistency in the curves rather than a drop, but MS's halo didn't drop either so it begs the question if the xbox fans really left.

I won't deny that some conversion work was commenced on the PS3 thanks to a steady flow of new content, but ultimately again it's my strong belief that the Americas don't work on that strategy anymore (the PS2 strategy), and now live off the xbox strategy (the big blockbusters). Looking at COD and Halo it's not so far-fetched.

@S.T.A.G.E. It sure did make them more powerful, for sure, and on the very long run it will help them. But until Sony can fend MS off on the level of Halo, in Americas and in the UK it will remain a tough battle.



Anyone concerned that an oversaturation of first and third party games could hurt the market? I mean allthese games coming out can't sell in the millions...



Talal said:
I will permaban myself if the game releases in 2014.

in reference to KH3 release date

KingofTrolls said:

I need to change my nickname. I am not King of Trolls anymore, Edge dethrone me ;(

by the way, this shiet is going crazy, hard to believe this cover is not a fake, but this is the real one. 


Agreed. I cannot believe that their editors and owners of Edge Magazine agreed to this. If they are right, they will be Gods, and the magazine will last for years.



    The NINTENDO PACT 2015[2016  Vgchartz Wii U Achievement League! - Sign up now!                      My T.E.C.H'aracter

sepisfu said:
kljesta64 said:
someone got paid nicely

i am big fan of your sig, when i was kid this was my favourite cartoon. I want to see it again or play them again if i find it.

 


It's called Captain Tsubasa.   I grew up watching this series!  Loved it as a kid!.   I have the entire series.     :)