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CGI-Quality said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

Well, yes, clearly not for you. But I'm attempting to channel the thinking of the average Joe out there who sees a cheap 4K Blu-ray player with Gears of War and Forza Horizon and compares it to a platform pushing expensive, not-ready-for-primetime VR. 

"As someone who's been squarely in the PS camp all generation, I feel that Microsoft has lept ahead in the last three months."

Like my statement, that's pertaining to a personal standpoint. Plus, once more, Slade agreed with a comment that says Sony has gotten lazy, but I've yet to see how. Both have released games, newer machines, and have had price drops.

We can credit the Xbox's recent fortunes without slighting their competition.

Yes, and based on sales, most consumers have been squarely in the PS camp all generation. Thus my personal opinion is attempting to channel the thinking of the average consumer who bought the PS4 because it was cheaper and had bigger games.

I didn't say anything about laziness...



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Intrinsic said:
KLAMarine said:

Yes, MS's stupid decisions which Sony took advantage of. Sony then tripped up at times and MS took advantage then.

When or how has Sony tripped up? That you feel MS is taking advantage of?

What's going on here? is it that you guys have absolutely no idea what's been going on these last 3 months?

First it was the debacle that was No Man's Sky which Sony put its marketing behind. Then it was Sony's restrictive modding policy with regards to Bethesda's Fallout 4 and Skyrim games. Microsoft has been less restrictive in that regard. Then the PS4Pro not being able to play 4K Blurays which the XB1S can, Microsoft made sure to emphasize. Also, the PS4Pro being weaker specs-wise than the upcoming Scorpio, Microsoft doing a better job of implementing backwards compatibility, and even Microsoft claiming their gaming network is the better one (not sure how true that is).

Also, if memory serves (no pun intended), external storage on the PS4 and PS4 Pro is a hassle compared to the X1.



Veknoid_Outcast said:
CGI-Quality said:

"As someone who's been squarely in the PS camp all generation, I feel that Microsoft has lept ahead in the last three months."

Like my statement, that's pertaining to a personal standpoint. Plus, once more, Slade agreed with a comment that says Sony has gotten lazy, but I've yet to see how. Both have released games, newer machines, and have had price drops.

We can credit the Xbox's recent fortunes without slighting their competition.

Yes, and based on sales, most consumers have been squarely in the PS camp all generation. Thus my personal opinion is attempting to channel the thinking of the average consumer who bought the PS4 because it was cheaper and had bigger games.

I didn't say anything about laziness...

But you quoted my response to someone who was specifically referring to that (even going as far as saying that he had a point). So now, I don't know why you quoted me to begin with. 



                                                                                                                                            

Jega said:

 

PS4 has been outselling the Xbox One since November 2013. Since Microsoft released the Xbox One S, Xbox One has been outselling the PS4.

Now I am not totally surprised by this as I knew a redesign would spark some sales, but I didn't think sales would have spiked this high.

Why do you think Xbox One is now outselling the PS4?

PS4 never stopped outselling xb1 by a long shot unless you're referring to globally in the US in which case Microsoft has won about 25% of the time here in the states. 

 

And actually you should be extremely surprised with how this generation is going, considering you thought the Xbox would have a global lead over ps4 by this holiday, solely from sales in the US.

 

Globally in the US.



Intrinsic said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

I think there's some legitimacy in Slade's point. As someone who's been squarely in the PS camp all generation, I feel that Microsoft has lept ahead in the last three months.

I think its too early to say MS has "leapt" ahead of anything. Regardless of these wins, i think sony is still ahead of them by iver a million in NA. 

I also think that if we look at all the events of the last 3/4 months it's really easy to see why the XB1s is selling better. New sku, big titles, price drops, fire sales..... all those things should no doubt equate to better sales. 

Let's see what happens in November and December. Cause in those months a Sony win could very well negate every win ms has had this far And then when we get to January when things slow down again, if sony goes back to winning then it was all for naught. 

MS has been swinging hard these past months while Sony has just watched. Now they are both gonna be swinging. so I think we all should wait for November and December npd. 

Yeah, we agree. The last three months Microsoft left ahead because of bundles, big game launches, discounts, etc. That's what I've been saying all thread: Microsoft is doing well because of exclusive content, new hardware that's relatively cheap, and bundles that include backward compatible games. How else would you explain Microsoft's success?



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Jega said:

 

PS4 has been outselling the Xbox One since November 2013. Since Microsoft released the Xbox One S, Xbox One has been outselling the PS4.

Now I am not totally surprised by this as I knew a redesign would spark some sales, but I didn't think sales would have spiked this high.

Why do you think Xbox One is now outselling the PS4?

Where? Globally in the US?



CGI-Quality said:

Well said. Seems we get these sorts of topics and viewpoins each Holiday, only to get to January and see that, once more, the situation wasn't quite so cut and dry.

Third time's the charm

That phrase will probably never matter more than it does now to these 8th gen consoles. Being that this is both their thrid holiday. 

Last three times we got the same from the MS camo around the holidays. Same stories about sonys holiday lineup being weak. So stories about ms winning g black Friday or November or December. Then January comes along and it's back to Sony winning for the next 10 months. 

And on the Sony camp, same let's wait for November and December. same winning a few months every year doesn't put you ahead. Same look at the global numbers. Same let's wait till January when things slow down and sales aren't being padded by other things then we see how the sales landscape really is. 

This has all happened twice before. and it's happenning again. Let's see which one sticks now. 

be rest assured though, it will happen next year too. when the scorpio is released lol. 



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A lot of the sales probably come from "double dipping". I own TWO Xbox One consoles but I kinda want an S. The "Upscale everything"feature is tempting.



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