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AlfredoTurkey said:
John2290 said:

And that company was Sony :D. Apart from a slight three to four year slip up they've been dominating since 1995. Pretty sure that's going to continue unless they seriously fuck up again.

Ugh. I guess you'll just have to learn the hard way. 

Sony will dominate MS again and it will be even more one sided than this generation.



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Kyuu said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

Ugh. I guess you'll just have to learn the hard way. 

Sony will dominate MS again and it will be even more one sided than this generation.

What makes you so sure of this?

Last edited by AlfredoTurkey - on 28 May 2018

I dont see them releasing a next gen console. Thats where i think there strategy is. Just another series to the X, like an X2, which will play everything now and everything beyond and being very affordable.



They will either launch at the same time or Microsoft will release their console first imo.



areason said:
No, it will need to launch before in order to steal some customers.

you can buy both... LOL   put that consumer tribalism down for a moment.



 

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AlfredoTurkey said:

Those of you who think that Sony will destroy them again need to look at your history. Look at the generation's starting from NES until now. How many times has the same company dominated twice? Just once. That's it. In all of gaming history, only one time has the same company dominated two times in a row in home consoles.

Woah , this is need a new thread. I have not heard of such nonsense in how consoles success worked LMAO. You beat Pachter in creating new theory XD XD



Traditional generations are over people. Playstation 5 will come, but the majority of its games will also work on PS4 (with worse framerate and graphics). Microsoft will do the same, but because they can still lean on PC and xbox one x, they can afford to wait longer. They will never actually sell more consoles than Sony anyway, unless they shoot themselves in the foot a la PS3. And even then it was only 2 markets where 360 sold more, where PS3 did better rest of the world. Its all about maximizing profits, which is why Microsoft got in to PC again in the first place (biggest platform in the world by quite a huge margin).



mundus6 said:
Traditional generations are over people. Playstation 5 will come, but the majority of its games will also work on PS4 (with worse framerate and graphics). Microsoft will do the same, but because they can still lean on PC and xbox one x, they can afford to wait longer. They will never actually sell more consoles than Sony anyway, unless they shoot themselves in the foot a la PS3. And even then it was only 2 markets where 360 sold more, where PS3 did better rest of the world. Its all about maximizing profits, which is why Microsoft got in to PC again in the first place (biggest platform in the world by quite a huge margin).

The majority of PS5's games will not work on PS4, the Jaguar CPU is too big of a hindrance regardless of fps/graphical reductions. A large amount of cross-gen games will exist for the first couple of years or so as usual, just as they did with the 360/ps3 and xbo/ps4.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)


I can't see any scenario where they launch in different year, I'm pretty sure they both Sony and MS have plans and prototypes up for what a console launch in each year between 2019-22 would look like and be ready to launch when either their games are ready to push a new gen or their competitor launches theirs.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Microsoft won't be releasing an XB2. They will claim that XB1X was their next gen console, while slowly retreating from the console market. Why?

1. After 4K 30 FPS there's not much you can do as far as graphics go without breaking the bank. Playing Witcher 3 in 4K takes a $1000 PC for 30 FPS. Playing Witcher 3 in 4K at 60 FPS takes well over $3000. A few years won't change this fact enough to make a $500 console that can play games at 4K 60 FPS feasible. Graphics won't surpass Witcher 3 on ultra setting, because that level of detail is too labor intensive for most studios. This is why only CDPR, and Sony have been able to push the envelope this gen. Only they have the money and talent to get over the labor hump.

2. PC gaming is becoming more popular than ever. MS already makes money on Windows, so why would they bother staying in the console market, when they think it will end within another generation or two? MS's intent with Xbox was to defend the PC from the livingroom space. They seem to think they've accomplished that.

3. MS's biggest moneymaker is XBL, not XB1. As long as they can successfully hold onto their XBL customers they are going to do a slow 7 year phase out of XB consoles as a whole, switching over to games as a service.

4. Sony is crushing them this gen, and it's blatantly obvious that MS cannot compete with them.

This is where I think MS is headed too.  They're already trying to prep customers with the "generations are dead" propaganda.

 

To elaborate on your point 4, I don't think MS can compete in the console space without Buying marketshare; that is how they did it with XBox and XBox 360