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Monster Hunter... nothing more



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Ps4 is in a completely different league atm. Epic sales. The WW king.



quickrick said:
Errorist76 said:

Just goes to show what everybody knew all along...power doesn’t sell a console. Not really surprising tbh. Exactly what was to be expected imho.

as a huge fan of powerful consoles, these upgrades don't seem worth it to me.

They clearly are if you own a 4K TV...or possibly a PSVR.

if you don’t they’re nice but far from mandatory.



quickrick said:
RolStoppable said:

Europeans have decided that Switch is awesome.

there is no evidence to support this at all. 

Just wait...soon every European will own a PS4 and everyone will start buying Switches...be it just to anger you.



Errorist76 said:
quickrick said:

as a huge fan of powerful consoles, these upgrades don't seem worth it to me.

They clearly are if you own a 4K TV...or possibly a PSVR.

if you don’t they’re nice but far from mandatory.

I don't own a 4k tv, ps4 pro has limited support, and xbox x is 500$, with the same crappy cpu, they are very unbalanced hardware.



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Errorist76 said:
quickrick said:

there is no evidence to support this at all. 

Just wait...soon every European will own a PS4 and everyone will start buying Switches...be it just to anger you.

lol i'm not angered, i just don't see how europe is all of a sudden is doing better then NA numbers. none of the official data shows any evidence of this.



quickrick said:
RolStoppable said:

Europeans have decided that Switch is awesome.

there is no evidence to support this at all. 

Rol is European and he's decided that Switch is awesome. That's pretty compelling evidence to me



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Oh wow looks like Mhw is realy huge in Japan so PS4 is up. I wonder how high it will be when Spiderman will come out.



Wait, but wasn't the switch cannibalizing PS4 sales?

Or is cannibalizing 3DS sales?



bowserthedog said:

I feel very much the same way.  What microsoft would need to do to get me back is make a much larger investment into exclusive content. And not 3rd party exclusives which always feel destined to go multiplat at some point in the future.    Sounds like they are going to be bringing Fable back in a big way in the future and that's a good start. If they can create new studios and spend the next 2 or 3 years delivering more great exclusive single player experiences I could see myself looking to them again by the time next gen rolls around if they have the most powerful machine. 

Its not that simple.... the issue is that you are expecting MS to do in 2-3 years what its taken sony over 20yrs to do. To put things in perspective, sony has got almost 18 studios dedicated to making games exclusively for the PS brand. Every year like 4-5 of those studios at least release their games, most of which are new IPs. Sony has enough studios to keep that cycle of games going through out a generation.

This is actually the first generation of a sony console that they didn't aquire a new studio. 

Thats what MS is really up against. And its gonna take a lot longer than a couple of years to fix that. Issue with MS is that they were always short sighted when it came to the gaming industry in general. Happened with steam and happened with the PS. They were always so involved in winning, beating sony or their profit margins that they never actually secured their position in the industry or carved out their own identity.

Just imagine that MS spent $50M to secure DLC for a game that was also going to be on the PS, sony used that kinda money to buy two studios instead.