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Poor start and many of their exclusives also being available on PC. I think people easily forget that Microsoft isn't just XBox. They're also PC. Contrast this to the other big two who focus most of their efforts on one respective platform.



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Imho, 3 main reasons:

1. A colossal chasm in the quality of exclusive games. Just look at the 5 most awarded games of each year for the past 7 years. Playstation has the games with the largest number of prizes in the years 2013-2016-2018-2019 (4 out of 7 years), in addition if we consider the top 3 and top 5 of each year playstation shows fantastic results:
In 7 years, 9 of the 35 Top 5.
In 7 years, 7 of the 21 Top 3.

In the other hand, Xbox delivered "0". Exactly, during the entire generation none of the xbox exclusives managed to reach the top 5 of the most awarded ones!

-Source: https://gotypicks.blogspot.com/

2. Playstation had a gigantic advantage during the first years, being the console with better performance and with equal or lower price (the kinect era)

3. Playstation is better known and established than xbox. Xbox is very well established in the Americas and the UK, but in other markets ... Playstation usually has an advantage, mainly in Asia and continental Europe.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

Manlytears said:
Imho, 3 main reasons:

1. A colossal chasm in the quality of exclusive games. Just look at the 5 most awarded games of each year for the past 7 years. Playstation has the games with the largest number of prizes in the years 2013-2016-2018-2019 (4 out of 7 years), in addition if we consider the top 3 and top 5 of each year playstation shows fantastic results:
In 7 years, 9 of the 35 Top 5.
In 7 years, 7 of the 21 Top 3.

In the other hand, Xbox delivered "0". Exactly, during the entire generation none of the xbox exclusives managed to reach the top 5 of the most awarded ones!

-Source: https://gotypicks.blogspot.com/

2. Playstation had a gigantic advantage during the first years, being the console with better performance and with equal or lower price (the kinect era)

3. Playstation is better known and established than xbox. Xbox is very well established in the Americas and the UK, but in other markets ... Playstation usually has an advantage, mainly in Asia and continental Europe.

If you look at the total goty awards in the last 7 years the difference become gigantic.

Sony got 717, Nintendo 296 and MS just 7.



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DonFerrari said:
Manlytears said:
Imho, 3 main reasons:

1. A colossal chasm in the quality of exclusive games. Just look at the 5 most awarded games of each year for the past 7 years. Playstation has the games with the largest number of prizes in the years 2013-2016-2018-2019 (4 out of 7 years), in addition if we consider the top 3 and top 5 of each year playstation shows fantastic results:
In 7 years, 9 of the 35 Top 5.
In 7 years, 7 of the 21 Top 3.

In the other hand, Xbox delivered "0". Exactly, during the entire generation none of the xbox exclusives managed to reach the top 5 of the most awarded ones!

-Source: https://gotypicks.blogspot.com/

2. Playstation had a gigantic advantage during the first years, being the console with better performance and with equal or lower price (the kinect era)

3. Playstation is better known and established than xbox. Xbox is very well established in the Americas and the UK, but in other markets ... Playstation usually has an advantage, mainly in Asia and continental Europe.

If you look at the total goty awards in the last 7 years the difference become gigantic.

Sony got 717, Nintendo 296 and MS just 7.

how can you have more then 7 GotY awards for 7 years?



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Horrible launch and kinect 2.0 which made the console more expensive at launch. People that mention the first party software lineup have no clue what they are talking about since the overall first party software lineup is actually better then the 360 first party lineup. Plus pretty much all the good first party 360 games are playable on the X1 via backwards compatabilty except for Forza Motorsports 2, 3 and 4. I'm pretty sure that most people that actually owned and used both the 360 and X1 close to equally prefer the X1 overall.



Inferior game library. Thats all there is to it.
There are other factors that several people in this thread have been kind to note, but thats the main one.



DonFerrari said:
Manlytears said:
Imho, 3 main reasons:

1. A colossal chasm in the quality of exclusive games. Just look at the 5 most awarded games of each year for the past 7 years. Playstation has the games with the largest number of prizes in the years 2013-2016-2018-2019 (4 out of 7 years), in addition if we consider the top 3 and top 5 of each year playstation shows fantastic results:
In 7 years, 9 of the 35 Top 5.
In 7 years, 7 of the 21 Top 3.

In the other hand, Xbox delivered "0". Exactly, during the entire generation none of the xbox exclusives managed to reach the top 5 of the most awarded ones!

-Source: https://gotypicks.blogspot.com/

2. Playstation had a gigantic advantage during the first years, being the console with better performance and with equal or lower price (the kinect era)

3. Playstation is better known and established than xbox. Xbox is very well established in the Americas and the UK, but in other markets ... Playstation usually has an advantage, mainly in Asia and continental Europe.

If you look at the total goty awards in the last 7 years the difference become gigantic.

Sony got 717, Nintendo 296 and MS just 7.

I agree, there is a whole world of difference in the quality of the games. It's not just a matter of the Xbox having "poor results", the thing is amplified by the fact that Playstation had incredibly good results.  Currently it is impossible to make comparisons between xbox and playstation in this field, the two exist on stupidly unequal levels, but... nobody knows tomorrow, it is possible that Xbox will reach,  and perhaps  surpass, Playstation in a few years, very unlikely, but still...



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

The reveal disaster and the price killed it long before any games might have mattered.