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Yes 23 57.50%
 
I fully disagree 9 22.50%
 
I half disagree 2 5.00%
 
i cannot predict the future 5 12.50%
 
Corona virus will win in the end 1 2.50%
 
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OdinHades said:



Doesn't mean jack in the long Run though. Consoles as we know them are coming to an end. Which platform will remain relevant in the glorious future of mobile and cloud gaming remains to be seen.

Meanwhile PS4 and Switch are selling like cupcakes.



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I don't expect PS5 to dominate as PS4 did. PS4 had the benefit of Nintendo and MS doing everything wrong. Now Switch is on pace to outsell Wii. Series X announcement while it didn't set the world on fire. It wasn't an embarrassment either. It was serviceable. So already better than XBO. Not sure if it will be as close as PS3/360 sales but it will be much closer than this gen was.



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First of all the Xbox is almost tied with the PS4 in North America. The Xbox One was no flop, it will outsell the NES, 3DS, SNES, and n64 in North America. Remember how many people bought the NES which was much more popular than the SNES? I see more Xbox One's in North America than there were NES. The problem for Microsoft is they are a bit regional, with PS4 dominating in Europe, and the Switch in Japan (and btw the PS4 is the worse selling Sony home console in Japan ever, hardly a success in their home country, if Nintendo releases a Switch Pro I think the PS5 will die in Japan, and that is why Japanese games are being released for PC now.)



I do think that the PS5 will outsell the new Xbox, but "crush" is probably somewhat hyperbolic on the writer's part.



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OdinHades said:



Doesn't mean jack in the long Run though. Consoles as we know them are coming to an end. Which platform will remain relevant in the glorious future of mobile and cloud gaming remains to be seen.

Meanwhile PS4 and Switch are selling like cupcakes.

Notice how I mentioned the future, while you're talking about the present.



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Didn't read the article. Did do a quick word search for the word 'pass' to see if he mentions Gamepass.

He doesn't. Its hard to see how someone who apparently isn't even aware of Microsoft's strategy and goals, letalone has a sound understanding of them, could present a relevant opinion on the future of Microsoft's gaming.



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Unless Microsoft gets back a part of the European market then nah, Sony gonna blow them once again.

I mean, we have yet to see both full reveals so one of them could still fudge it up for all we know.



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Dulfite said:
I still think MS has positioned themselves to have better first party output than Sony next gen.
But I'm fully prepared to be wrong if those games are bad.

Look at 2020:

Battletoads
Cuphead
Ori and the Will of the wisps
Halo Infinate

Its not horrible.... but its not exactly great either.
Thats like 1 indie / budget sized game, 2 AA titles, and 1 AAA one.

Theres nothing "new" with those games either,
apart from a return of battletoads (which alot of people dont even want, in its current state).


Sony is gonna go out on a high note, and with backwards compatabilty being a thing for all PS4 games, on PS5...
It should act like a strong pushing force for the PS5.

If "Halo - Infinate" is considered a next gen game but is cross gen for xbox,
I'd argue the same could be true for Last of Us - Part 2, ect. 

Maybe they look and play better on PS5, thus being equal to say a new Halo game in terms of sales effects.

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Hardly surprising for people to think it will go down this way.

Sonys marketing game by itself pulverizes MS.



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twintail said:
Dulfite said:
I still think MS has positioned themselves to have better first party output than Sony next gen. But I'm fully prepared to be wrong if those games are bad.

How so? I think MS has definitely taken the necessary steps to increase their output both quantitatively and qualitatively, but so have Sony. 

Someone (with time) should count how many studios they each started this gen with and how many they have now. I think MS has purchased a lot more.