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XB1 > Wii U > PS4

 

With all the recent threads about how the PS4 will win and XB1 will fail to do too well, I decided to make my own prediction claiming the opposite. I believe that the order for system sales will be: 3DS > XB1 > Wii U > PS4 > Vita. I won't get into HH's in the OP, but here are my reasons for XB1 being top dog.

 

  • The Xbox brand is much stronger than people realize. According to google trends the XBox name was googled more than the Wii + Wii U & PS3 + PS4. Obviously, this doesn't guarantee anything but back in 2004 (farthest you can go back) PS2 was the winner based on google searches. Last gen? Wii was the most searched. DS also beat the PSP & 3DS easily wins over the Vita in terms of searches. Halo is also a very strong brand and is searched way more than any Nintendo or Sony series besides for...Pokemon. (Who would've thought?)
  • Microsoft has loads of money to spend and will surely market the crap out of the XB1. $1 Billion? Wouldn't surprise me. I've already seen XB1 adds in the movie theater.
  • Microsoft seems to have a concrete plan in place to make the XB1 succeed. They have been creating new series as well as buying exclusive 3rd party games. I expect this to continue and they will build up their 1st party games. They also may release a new gameplay peripheral such as Illumiroom which could spark interest in the system. Kinect should still sell systems as well.

Next, things against the PS4...history.

 

  • The most powerful system has never won a generation...ever. Why? Who knows. You can't say it's because of price though because the PS1 & PS2 dominated despite not being the lowest priced system.
  • Ever since the PS1, the "normal" system has never won a generation. What I mean by "normal" is a system that doesn't do much different besides for being more powerful. I believe many factors helped the original PS's win but some of the bigger factors were the incorporation of a CD & DVD player. The PS3 never had that "special" thing due to bluray not taking off. PS4 also has nothing that sticks out. (For now)
  • Sony isn't in the best position to get into a price war with Microsoft or Nintendo. This could hurt them in the longrun.

 

Finally, why will Wii U outsell PS4? 

 

  • I believe that Nintendo actually can make something of the Gamepad. I think this will begin with Wii Party U. I also fully expect some type of Pokemon game that could be a huge hit if done right.
  • Nintendo has the biggest series in the industry which they can rely heavily on.
  • The price is cheaper than the PS4 which will help.

 

Anyone on this site actually agree?



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Sony has a bigger following worldwide and i dont think that is going to change. Maybe they can manage to level it out more but I doubt they will sell more outside of NA and maybe the UK so I think you are wrong on this.






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Yes, the xbox one will outsell the PS4 3:1.! I'm calling it now!... Okay on a more serious note, we should really wait until the consoles are released. We don't know for sure who is going to win.

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No chance. The 360 had everything going in its favor this generation, and it still couldn't outsell the PS3. After the way MS has stumbled out of the gates so far, I don't see how they're going to improve their position generation over generation. The fact that they were apparently willing to scrap their entire "vision" for their console speaks volumes about where the Xbox division is at the moment.

As for the Wii U, the Gamecube had all those same Nintendo series and was also cheaper than the Playstation...



badgenome said:

No chance. The 360 had everything going in its favor this generation, and it still couldn't outsell the PS3. After the way MS has stumbled out of the gates so far, I don't see how they're going to improve their position generation over generation. The fact that they were apparently willing to scrap their entire "vision" for their console speaks volumes about where the Xbox division is at the moment.

As for the Wii U, the Gamecube had all those same Nintendo series and was also cheaper than the Playstation...

I have to disrespectfully agree with this post. Jackass.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Really? the ps4 will finish last? okay...

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1. Did Microsoft and their billions of dollars help the X360 stave of the PS3 in terms of total sales?

2. The combination of power was always correlated with a high price. NeoGeo, 3DO, PS3. The PS4 is a power machine (not even in the real sense, 2010 parts at best) and is comparable in price to the current competition. Wii U (50 dollars more) and the upcoming X1 (100 dollars less)

3. Has the current price of the PS3 (which still retails for 260+ US) hinder Sony ability to compete with Microsoft or Nintendo on any level. For most pundits the PS3 had the worst console launch. Somehow for the PS4 though, with its better position in just about everything, oh that this time it will become a MAJOR issue OMGIES. *sigh*



X1 will win NA and maybe UK. Will definately beat WiiU lifetime sales. That is good enough. If they do worldwide sales, then thats nice as well

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Anfebious said:
Yes, the xbox one will outsell the PS4 3:1.! I'm calling it now!... Okay on a more serious note, we should really wait until the consoles are released. We don't know for sure who is going to win.

I would never say it will outsell it by that much!

Obviously, nobody knows who will win but the fun in predicting is doing it before it's obvious. It would be like someone predicting 3DS will outsell Vita now or saying Wii would win in 2007...why bother?



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Cold-Flipper said:
Anfebious said:
Yes, the xbox one will outsell the PS4 3:1.! I'm calling it now!... Okay on a more serious note, we should really wait until the consoles are released. We don't know for sure who is going to win.

I would never say it will outsell it by that much!

Obviously, nobody knows who will win but the fun in predicting is doing it before it's obvious. It would be like someone predicting 3DS will outsell Vita now or saying Wii would win in 2007...why bother?

Oh right a prediction xD, you are right. Well then I think the PS 4 will outsell the xbox one by a fair margin. Even the Wii U could outsell it.



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