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Will Microsoft win next gen?

Yes, they learnt from their mistakes 11 13.75%
 
No, Sony has a strong pre... 53 66.25%
 
It's hard to tell right now 15 18.75%
 
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Shadow1980 said:
The 360 didn't even win with (nearly) everything going in MS's favor. Sure, it dominated the U.S., but it consistently was running behind the PS3 in Europe, and it still flopped in Japan relative to the competition (less than 7% of the total Gen 7 market), this despite numerous Japanese titles being exclusive to the system. Also, the 360 had a one-year head start.

The only way the Xbox 4 could conceivably beat the PS5 is if A) Sony makes some kind of massive blunder (e.g., making the PS5 cost substantially more than the Xbox 4 without making the higher price tag worth it), B) the Xbox 4 has a head start, giving it more time to accumulate sales, and C) Xbox can make serious in-roads in continental Europe.

While the U.S. could easily go either way as it has no particular brand loyalty as a region, I do not foresee any scenario where PlayStation does not enjoy a massive edge over Xbox in Europe, and Xbox is a total nonstarter in Japan. Because of this, the odds of an Xbox system ever being the clear winner in global sales are incredibly low.

Assuming both Sony and MS play their cards right, with no major screw-ups, next gen should be a dead heat in the U.S. between the two, while we should still expect Europe to heavily favor the PS5 and Japan to largely ignore the Xbox 4, leaving the PS5 the clear victor globally, though not quite to the extent the PS4 has been this generation.

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Apparently people don't know the OP.



BraLoD said:
Apparently people don't know the OP.

Who he/she is ?



Keiji said:
BraLoD said:
Apparently people don't know the OP.

Who he/she is ?

One that likes to make "joke threads" and then go away.



Its a very interesting topic.
Depends what winning is?
Selling more consoles or being the bigger eco-system? My opinion, PS5 will sell more than XB2, but I see Live becoming bigger than PSN.

The difference between the companies is MS is looking at the industry in a lot bigger way, they are aiming bigger, Sony seem to follow the traditional sense where dominating the hardware side of things brings the income etc.

MS is a lot more prepared for the bigger eco-system than Sony is right now, I personally don't think PSNow is anywhere near the same level as xCloud and I can see xCloud winning the battle of the networks. XB2 wont sell compared to the PS5 due to this reason.

Many underestimate MS in this industry, many seem to forget that Xbox has just as big if not bigger franchises under there belt as well as the additions to there studio count they have the ammo to compete with output. Also with Sony's recent anti-consumer policies and Xboxs pro-consumer polices, MS definitely have the good on there side leading into next generation. Lets not forget Sony's anti-consumer policies came from dominating the market share. If MS come out the gates strong than Sony's hand will be forced to go back to being pro-consumer so it is a good thing that both do well for the benefits of the console industry.

Its definitely not impossible especially if MS bring the games. But like I tell everyone, buy the system that suits your needs, no console is superior, they all offer different experiences and benefits.



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BraLoD said:
Keiji said:

Who he/she is ?

One that likes to make "joke threads" and then go away.

So it's a troll.



Even if your points are true (they aren't) , it doesnt mean a Microsoft victory. In fact, Microsoft has lost a lot of ground and are going into next gen as an underdog.



Azzanation said:
Its a very interesting topic.
Depends what winning is?
Selling more consoles or being the bigger eco-system? My opinion, PS5 will sell more than XB2, but I see Live becoming bigger than PSN.

The difference between the companies is MS is looking at the industry in a lot bigger way, they are aiming bigger, Sony seem to follow the traditional sense where dominating the hardware side of things brings the income etc.

MS is a lot more prepared for the bigger eco-system than Sony is right now, I personally don't think PSNow is anywhere near the same level as xCloud and I can see xCloud winning the battle of the networks. XB2 wont sell compared to the PS5 due to this reason.

Many underestimate MS in this industry, many seem to forget that Xbox has just as big if not bigger franchises under there belt as well as the additions to there studio count they have the ammo to compete with output. Also with Sony's recent anti-consumer policies and Xboxs pro-consumer polices, MS definitely have the good on there side leading into next generation. Lets not forget Sony's anti-consumer policies came from dominating the market share. If MS come out the gates strong than Sony's hand will be forced to go back to being pro-consumer so it is a good thing that both do well for the benefits of the console industry.

Its definitely not impossible especially if MS bring the games. But like I tell everyone, buy the system that suits your needs, no console is superior, they all offer different experiences and benefits.

I suppose this explains why PSN alone (not including the rest of the gaming division) made more revenue than the entirety of the Xbox gaming division last year?



Keiji said:
BraLoD said:

One that likes to make "joke threads" and then go away.

So it's a troll.

We don't use that word anymore.



FattyDingDong said:

Sony is becoming too cocky with their anti consumer tendencies and even refusing to attend E3 this year, I think Microsoft can capitalize on that and have a better head start with the release of the next gen Xbox. I think this is is very likely to happen as Microsoft learnt from their great mistakes and are ready for a strong come back, whilst Sony is enjoying being on top and hence becoming too arrogant. 

What do you think?

I think microsoft has a chance.  Sony needs a competitor, and the way Microsoft is going with PCs, Sony will follow, and put their exclusives on PC too.