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    Why Xbox is poised to make the PlayStation a niche product

    I found this article on N4G and it was extremely popular talking about how the mainstream market will accept the Xbox 1 as console prices drop because of its entertainment features http://www.microsoftproductreviews.c...-niche-product

    what do you guys think??

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    I want a games console for GAMES, the whole reason I buy one as I have Sky to watch TV! Really don't care about the entertainment features the X1 has because I want a console solely for gaming and that's where the PS4's main focus is! That's my view on it anyway, and I am sure I am not alone and I don't think it will make the PS4 an niche product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1986 View Post
    I want a games console for GAMES, the whole reason I buy one as I have Sky to watch TV! Really don't care about the entertainment features the X1 has because I want a console solely for gaming and that's where the PS4's main focus is! That's my view on it anyway, and I am sure I am not alone and I don't think it will make the PS4 an niche product!
    Hows the Xbox work with Sky now? I remember people reporting it had judder due to Sky being 50Hz and Xbox 60Hz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Hows the Xbox work with Sky now? I remember people reporting it had judder due to Sky being 50Hz and Xbox 60Hz.
    I don't know because I don't have an Xbox

    My post was a bit misleading and worded wrongly sorry, what I meant to say was the whole reason I buy a games console is for games and not for TV as I have a Sky box that has all the TV and entertainment on it that I need!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmack79 View Post
    I found this article on N4G and it was extremely popular talking about how the mainstream market will accept the Xbox 1 as console prices drop because of its entertainment features http://www.microsoftproductreviews.c...-niche-product what do you guys think??
    Not much. Just a clickbait opinion piece from a MS focused site.

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    Uhm... what features? PS4 has Netflix, Crackle, MLBTV, NBATV, WWE Network, etc... and SONY's stuff, and Playstation NOW and it's to top next gen gaming platform...

    Also, it doesn't have a real new halo till 2015. In the meantime, EVERYTHING looks better on PS4 no compromises.
    The next Halo has a TV tie in, which, may just make it all suck, like SyFy's Defiance.

    I'm not buying it. Do something with the camera that's mildly interesting and i'll pay attention.
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    IF it's a "niche" market that has demand, it's still successful. ESPN/sports channels cater to a niche market; they're doing ok...

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    Right in the beginning, it fails, "To win the console war, the console must win in the overall entertainment experience, rather than primarily just gaming."

    lol umm no. gaming is so big at this point, if you combine all sorts of gaming that is out there...no you don't need to be doing all of that to win it.

    those media people that buy the X1, won't necessarily buy the games that gamers do. so even if they somehow manage to create demand for the console that is unprecedented, it will more likely be another Wii.

    Unless X1 is doing more than PS4 in the gaming dept. there's no way they can win overall. and doing half of this, half of that isn't a good strategy. i thought everyone learned from Sony last generation. you can't win it that way.

    X1's concept was good until MS showed what they were actually doing with the console.

    I think MS will be more successful as a media creator than a game creator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    Right in the beginning, it fails, "To win the console war, the console must win in the overall entertainment experience, rather than primarily just gaming."

    lol umm no. gaming is so big at this point, if you combine all sorts of gaming that is out there...no you don't need to be doing all of that to win it.

    those media people that buy the X1, won't necessarily buy the games that gamers do. so even if they somehow manage to create demand for the console that is unprecedented, it will more likely be another Wii.

    Unless X1 is doing more than PS4 in the gaming dept. there's no way they can win overall. and doing half of this, half of that isn't a good strategy. i thought everyone learned from Sony last generation. you can't win it that way.

    X1's concept was good until MS showed what they were actually doing with the console.

    I think MS will be more successful as a media creator than a game creator.
    Right, and this is a Razor for Razor Blades market still.
    Microsoft doesn't make so much money if everyone watches Netflix and controls it with contorted fly swatting.
    Microsoft needs to sell software units to profit from this.
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    it would take me all day to throw all his points down the drain.

    e.g. he cleverly implies as if 5m is also sold for MS...which is bull****, they are shipped and we don't know how many are sold...likely not even remotely 5m because we have evidence that they are stuffing the channels.

    so that's 7m SOLD vs 5m who knows how many sold. lol seriously. ****ing idiot.

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    yeah a niche product that will likely have 100m sales by the end of this generation...being conservative here.

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    Given Sonys hooks into movies and TV, I really would have though they have just as much chance if not more.

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    they wanted to do it and i think they will still try but that's never been their focus. meaning, PS division doesn't spend money on this sort of stuff or so it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Given Sonys hooks into movies and TV, I really would have though they have just as much chance if not more.
    Dat backhand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    Dat backhand.
    ??

    Sony own a lot of movie and TV content, much more than MS has access to.

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    delusion is a hilarious thing

    no way am i gonna give that pos site a click

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    Things are going to get rough for MS when the ps4 hits 299. Especially if they aren't able to match them in price with a kinectless sku

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    ??

    Sony own a lot of movie and TV content, much more than MS has access to.
    yeah and Sony and its consumers paid the price for this reason last generation.

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    i hope you guys realised this piece was satire?


    PS4 is getting both NOW TV and skygo first before xbone, so again this must be an alternate reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    it would take me all day to throw all his points down the drain.

    e.g. he cleverly implies as if 5m is also sold for MS...which is bull****, they are shipped and we don't know how many are sold...likely not even remotely 5m because we have evidence that they are stuffing the channels.

    so that's 7m SOLD vs 5m who knows how many sold. lol seriously. ****ing idiot.
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    soooooo what happened to games being a focus? does anybody remember what happened to the wii when it focused on just the casual market? it sold like gangbusters at first, and then POOF nothing. does microsoft want to go down that route?



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    Quote Originally Posted by JDizzleNO1 View Post
    soooooo what happened to games being a focus? does anybody remember what happened to the wii when it focused on just the casual market? it sold like gangbusters at first, and then POOF nothing. does microsoft want to go down that route?
    **** that would be anyone's dream at this point lol. even Nintendo can't pull that off again.

    they had the right recipe. MS does not for various reasons. now if they had delivered a much cheaper console with Kinect utilized much better, kept their hardcore base happy, had policies better (even after all the changes), things would've been different.

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