The fact Microsoft is able to sell 3.9 million in two months, with a 500 dollar console, and sony couldn't even sell half of that with the ps3 at 599, shows how strong the Xbox brand has become
I didn't know the PS3 launch was that worse. Really puts things into even more accurate perspective.
Why use such BS arguments that just kill your credibility? With inflation the PS3 would cost over $695 today ($200 more than XB1).
It released a year later than the competition and had a piss ass difficult architecture.
Very true. I also doubt Sony would have been able to make 3.9M consoles within a few months. Using more off the shelf parts has really helped with production this gen.
Also, there's the fact that the Xbox One will not reach 95M, but the PS3 will. Like the Wii U before it, the Xbox One had a great launch, but without support from EU and Japan, I can't see it selling more than 60M, if that.
Now that you mention it, it´s sad this 8th gen will, by the look of things, be a gen of contraction, with probably only one console having a shot at matching or exceeding its predecessor.
3DS, Vita and Wii U will all sell far less than their predecessors.
PS4 and X1 are still up in the air..with the X1 having perhaps a worse performance in Japan and Europe than the 360 did, there´s a chance only the PS4 matches (or surpasses) its predecessor.
As time goes on, the developing markets (Brazil, Eastern Europe, Russia, etc..) will become more and more important, and might make up for things in Japan, home console wise.
So far, it does seem like this gen will see a contraction.No need to go all apocalyptic, like some have been trumpeting "console gaming is dead".I hope both PS4 and X1 at least match their predecessors, because the other three surely won´t.