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Where do you think Microsoft will focus on?

PC 62 54.87%
 
Xbox 14 12.39%
 
Equal focus on both 37 32.74%
 
Total:113
Alkibiádēs said:
Superman4 said:

They kinda do though. They are not Nintendo, they dont have Mario or Zelda to sell mediocre hardware. Sony is dominating at the best time possible and will probably deal the death blow next gen. Nintendo will continue to release completely different devices with each generation and sell based on Brand loyalty

Yeah, that's the only reason Nintendo is selling Switches. /s

Playstation and Xbox are basically mediocre PC's, at least Nintendo tries something unique in the console space. 

LOL

This guy...



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Alkibiádēs said:
Superman4 said:

They kinda do though. They are not Nintendo, they dont have Mario or Zelda to sell mediocre hardware. Sony is dominating at the best time possible and will probably deal the death blow next gen. Nintendo will continue to release completely different devices with each generation and sell based on Brand loyalty

Yeah, that's the only reason Nintendo is selling Switches. /s

Playstation and Xbox are basically mediocre PC's, at least Nintendo tries something unique in the console space. 

It's not THAT unique. Nintendo just went a wiser route and consolidated their console efforts and handheld business as one, and that appeals to a lot of people. You don't have one taking away from the other anymore, and the device is going to prosper from it. 



flashfire926 said:
NATO said:

And the false comparison of the week award goes to...

Maybe you try and debate with me, instead of showing attitude. Jeez.

It isn't a debate, you're comparing lifetime numbers of the most successful console that generation with mid gen numbers for this gen, snes finished 18m ahead of the nearest competitor, and despite being available for sale in stores for 13 years, was only able to muster just under 50 million, yet this generation the Ps4 has done 65m in a third of that time, if that doesn't show you how dramatically different the industry was back then nothing will.

Also, given how poorly xbox one is selling, I wouldn't call a gap of 17.5 million, "well on its way to outsell" anyway, and what sort of measure of success are you throwing around if beating a console with a lifetime cap of 50m is 17.5m off when your nearest competitor accomplished that feat long ago and continues to pull ahead.

You know, the funny thing is this, the switch has been on sale for less than a year, and it's closer to pulling ahead of the xbox one than the xbox one is to pulling ahead of the snes, because it's weekly sales are significantly higher. 

Have fun trying to spin that. 



RJ_Sizzle said:
Alkibiádēs said:

Yeah, that's the only reason Nintendo is selling Switches. /s

Playstation and Xbox are basically mediocre PC's, at least Nintendo tries something unique in the console space. 

It's not THAT unique. Nintendo just went a wiser route and consolidated their console efforts and handheld business as one, and that appeals to a lot of people. You don't have one taking away from the other anymore, and the device is going to prosper from it. 

How many hybrid consoles do you know?



"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

NATO said:
flashfire926 said:

Maybe you try and debate with me, instead of showing attitude. Jeez.

It isn't a debate, you're comparing lifetime numbers of the most successful console that generation with mid gen numbers for this gen, snes finished 18n ahead of the nearest competitor, and despite being available for sale in stores for 13 years, was only able to muster just under 50 million, yet this generation the Ps4 has done 65m in a third of that time, if that doesn't show you how dramatically different the industry was back then nothing will.

Also, given how poorly xbox one is selling, I wouldn't call a gap of 17.5 million, "well on its way to outsell" anyway, and what sort of measure of success are you throwing around if beating a console with a lifetime cap of 50m is 17.5m off when your nearest competitor accomplished that feat long ago and continues to pull ahead.

You know, the funny thing is this, the switch has been on sale for less than a year, and it's closer to pulling ahead of the xbox one than the xbox one is to pulling ahead of the snes, because it's weekly sales are significantly higher. 

Have fun trying to spin that. 

I don't have to spin that, since it's already spinned.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

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Alkibiádēs said:
RJ_Sizzle said:

It's not THAT unique. Nintendo just went a wiser route and consolidated their console efforts and handheld business as one, and that appeals to a lot of people. You don't have one taking away from the other anymore, and the device is going to prosper from it. 

How many hybrid consoles do you know?

When all is said and done, it's a tablet. Just one that's dedicated to Nintendo products. 



flashfire926 said:

I don't have to spin that, since it's already spinned.

Don't ask someone to elaborate further if you can't handle the result. 



They're probably gonna try to make more exclusives and continue making games for PC and Xbox.



Xbox One biggest competitor should be the Xbox 360.

They are a looong way to catch it up, how are the aligned sales by now?

Four years in, i cant see how the One would reach 360's numbers.



ThisGuyFooks said:
Xbox One biggest competitor should be the Xbox 360.

They are a looong way to catch it up, how are the aligned sales by now?

Four years in, i cant see how the One would reach 360's numbers.

Frankly I'll be surprised if they break 65m lifetime at this rate, let alone 80+m