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    EDGE: PS4 won the battle in 2013, just. but Microsoft’s console might yet win the war

    Though it was difficult to imagine after the scale of PlayStation’s triumph at E3, we end the year with Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles apparently almost neck-and-neck. 2.1 million PS4s had been sold by December 3, said Sony recently, and Xbox One had sold two million when Microsoft went public with its hardware sales on December 11, having launched in far fewer territories.


    Right now, PS4 remains the connoisseur’s choice. It is the more powerful box, its social features are neat and accessible, and its launch titles are solid, if not truly essential. Its PlayStation Plus service remains excellent, and let’s not forget how handsome Sony’s console is in the flesh. PS4 has won the battle in 2013 – just – but Microsoft’s console might yet win the war.

    Just as Sony’s hubristic PS3 launch had damaged its prospects early on, Microsoft’s troubles in 2013 will soon fade from memory. At least it had the good sense to change its approach to Xbox One before it launched, rather than battling on and hoping for the best as Sony once did.

    In a few years, when those pre-launch press conferences and disc-based games seem quaint, perhaps it’ll be Microsoft’s console which turns out to be the superior multimedia box. It certainly has the stronger ambitions in that regard, and the finances to achieve that long-held dream. Sony will look to broaden its messaging around PS4 soon enough, but throughout it all, Xbox has just about retained its hold over the US market, one which will ultimately decide the victor this generation.
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    Lol good luck to them....The biggest "MIGHT" in gaming history. They couldn't win a generation when they had the price advantage and launched a year early.....Nvm it's edge (leadbetter article?)

    ...Sigh, the US deciding the generation argument again?

    Just finished reading this on gaf

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    The same magazine that trashed the xbox one's policies now saying all kind of shh lately lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dondidit View Post
    The same magazine that trashed the xbox one's policies now saying all kind of shh lately lol
    Yep whatever gets the hits I guess.

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    These articles are quite funny. Anyone can guess what might happen. its just too early to say.

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    "Xbox has just about retained its hold over the US market"

    Uh....if we are including 360.....ok...yeah
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    Gotta love early predictions lol.




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    Just as Sony’s hubristic PS3 launch had damaged its prospects early on, Microsoft’s troubles in 2013 will soon fade from memory. At least it had the good sense to change its approach to Xbox One before it launched, rather than battling on and hoping for the best as Sony once did.
    lol right, that's exactly right Edge, PS3 never recovered after its initial blunder. it was the exclusives, free online, and the power of the console (not to mention, flexibility of it) that kept it afloat worldwide. What does the Xbox One has going for it? Let's see, Kinect. I can definitely say that it has more positives than negatives, with casuals so i will agree that it should be noted. Blu-ray on the PS3, i didn't note down because it didn't exactly help as it raised the price of the console quite high.

    what else other than kinect? right, nothing. but yeah, you're so right to bring up the PS3 because that's exactly what X1 is going to go through except all those advantages PS3 had over the 360 to keep it selling more.

    [In a few years, when those pre-launch press conferences and disc-based games seem quaint, perhaps it’ll be Microsoft’s console which turns out to be the superior multimedia box.
    fair point but this alone won't put a dent and so should be included with social features such as kinect/TV.

    It certainly has the stronger ambitions in that regard, and the finances to achieve that long-held dream.
    idiots don't get it lol. show me one example that MS is willing to spend large amounts of money in order to get ahead of Sony. no, the 1b right-off doesn't oount, without that they would not have survived. and MS spent billions on Live more than a decade ago so I get it, they wanted to start strong.

    everything else about MS screams that they want your money. with their peripherals, online system (previous generation), value-to-price ratio of their consoles, lack of in-house development, and they even toned down on the exclusivity. the only thing i can think of is marketing. that's about it.

    Sony will look to broaden its messaging around PS4 soon enough, but throughout it all, Xbox has just about retained its hold over the US market, one which will ultimately decide the victor this generation.
    i'm sure it's keeping up. if they mean that it has kept its lead then they're likely wrong, if they mean that they're keeping up a good fight in the states, that's likely true.

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    Didn't Ps4 outsell x1 3:1 on launch day in the US? That is not a good indicator that they will keep that market well in hands like last Gen.




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    Because of sites like EDGE and to those that think the Xbox One will win this console war. They have a name for this, it's called Plausible deniability.

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    X1 still has the capability to win the war but not the way they're saying it to be. MS has (just like Sony) many large hurdles to get to where they need to in order to win. Sony, while has less hurdles to win this war, has more hurdles moving forward with this ideology.

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    Not really, it just seems that way because of the launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    X1 still has the capability to win the war but not the way they're saying it to be. MS has (just like Sony) many large hurdles to get to where they need to in order to win. Sony, while has less hurdles to win this war, has more hurdles moving forward with this ideology.
    Exactly. It's so stupid to predict a winner this early. Both could easily screw themselves before the end.




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