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They need to re think their strategy. I am hoping that by that time, they will notice how important exclusives are.



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PS5 launch probably in late 2020. Next Xbox is harder to predict. I bet on 2021 (most powerful console with Game Pass and full backward compatibility).



Pemalite said: 
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?

Yeah. You don't get to speak for Microsoft without evidence.

False. Clearly you haven't been paying attention to what is happening on the PC are you?

Witcher 3 wasn't built from the ground up to take full advantage of next-gen capabilities.

The arguments following that statement were my evidence. I'm not speaking for them, just predicting what they'll do in the future. 

What are these "next gen capabilities" you speak of, and how is a $500 console in 2020 supposed to take advantage of it, when a $500 console in 2020 won't even be able to run current gen games at 4k 60 FPS? 



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They cant, they gotta drop a bombshell this is their oppertunity to get the success back they had last gen. They need to pull out all stops with that I mean appeal to all audiences. Get Rare on a platformer, make a second killer instinct new halo, new gear, new Crackdown whatever it takes. They are really far behind this generation I really hope they recover before playstation officialy unveils a PS5.



I don't think they will personally, I'm expecting both to release Holiday 2020. Launching later just to get better specs seems like a mistake, it's usually the cheaper console that wins, not the more powerful console. PS4 was the exception to that rule, mainly because MS shot themselves in the foot at the start of the gen. 



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shikamaru317 said:

I don't think they will personally, I'm expecting both to release Holiday 2020. Launching later just to get better specs seems like a mistake, it's usually the cheaper console that wins, not the more powerful console. PS4 was the exception to that rule, mainly because MS shot themselves in the foot at the start of the gen. 

I think people underestimate how fucked the Xbox one release was. Most European countries didnt have it for a few months. Getting one was a fucking hassle. Then you had the Kinect bullshit making the console more expensive then the PS4. Dead rising 3 was the big opener with it but hardcore Dead rising fans hated it so its hottest release got a ton of backlash (I personally thought the game was fine not as good as 1 or 2 but fine) It was just a huge mess all around. 



LiquorandGunFun said:
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.

Both? You don't shit out money. 



last92 said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

It will launch head to head. 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.

Things change. What happened in the eight generation is not automatically going to carry over. It COULD but the odds are against it. I fully expect Microsoft to take Sony on next generation with this in mind and not back down.

Well, that's a funny way to look at it...another way would be that Sony completely dominated 3 out of 4 generations of home consoles.

Guess we just have to wait and see what happens.

Although Wii was huge, I see sony as the leader since ps1.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
Kyuu said:

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

What makes you so sure of this?

1. MS couldn't win a generation sales-wise despite an absurd amount of dedication, luck, and Sony screw ups (Undercutting PS3, year headstart, Bluray/Cell BE, Kinect revitalizing sales, etc)

2. MS is exiting the console business as we know it. They no longer believe in generations and are seemingly turning Xbox into a PC subdivision of sorts.

3. Where are the Xbox exclusives?

4. MS' s first parties reputation is rapidly falling. Sony has 5, and soon 6, IPs that are bigger than MS' biggest, 343 Industries Halo, a series that is suffering a Spyro/Crash-esque decline.

5. VR, which Sony is the current leader of, is the future of games with a first person perspective. No, it isnt another glorified Eye Toy.

6. PS4's lead over competitors is oddly similar to PS1's.

7. Xbox isn't nearly as important to Microsoft as Plastation is to Sony.

 

If u think the sum of the above amounts to nothing, then I really don't know what else to tell you!



Barkley said:
brandon1546 said:
MS clearly as a company is moving into being a primarily cloud-services company. Based on comments from MS I have seen, I believe they see the long-term future of gaming as primarily online streaming-based, not traditional console-based.

So does Sony, that's why PlayStation Now exists, and is still expanding. It's a service that while not very popular or profitable now is being used to build the foundations of their cloud-gaming future, post-ps5.

Yes but can PSNow compete with MS's infrastructure worth over $15billion dollars? Yes its not all for gaming however last time I checked Gaikai cost Sony $380million.. that's a considerable difference in pricing. That's a huge chunk out of Sony's pocket if they dare to invest similar to Azure. 

Maybe in the next few years Cloud services might become cheaper for Sony to invest heavy into it or they might just rent out Amazons services.. or Azure for laughs etc.