PS4 continues to lead console market, Xbox One is catching up

By Scorpus ยท 12 replies
Feb 5, 2015
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  1. A new bunch of sales data for the current generation of consoles is in, and unsurprisingly, the PlayStation 4 still leads the Xbox One in global shipments. However, a strong fourth quarter of 2014 for Microsoft indicates that they are...

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I think this should sum it up
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  3. These console articles always feel irrelevant. % this, figures show... show nothing.
    It feels like whom ever is first out the gate and leading after the first Christmas is the main thing. The Sheeple have spoken. PS4 by the looks of things.
    After that you need to find out how many bored people thought, I will get myself an Xbox just cause.
    With so many people over consuming because, basically thats all we have left to do on this earth is to horde as much crap into our little boxes as possible, its little wonder that the Xbox would eventually catch up. How many people have both, just because they have a need to consume, or they must be able to play those damn exclusives. I mean thats why they are nice enough to have exclusives, because they know *****s will buy both then, and possibly make even more money when they buy a 2 copies of the same game 1 for each console.

    Which do they prefer and why would be more important as it would show where to make improvements for the next generation of consoles. Just looking at numbers and saying, look who is sooo great, only leaves them thinking they have done everything right, and we know that neither are perfect.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    They do no such thing. Sales figures are used to determine the overall success of a product and its marketing, not give the companies delusions of product perfection. You're reading into this more than is there.
    gingerbill likes this.
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    Eh, it's still early. The good games are only just starting to get out....
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Its very early in the console life span to really make determinations on who will win. I think the market went a bit early into buying the consoles and have realized how little games there are (Minus multi system games) which has caused this change of pace. When games start hitting the scenes and the Xbox ONE has hit most of those recently with a lot of exclusives that is why you are getting an influx in buyers (On top of the reduced price). PS4 will have the same thing happens this year I have a feeling once a lot of the games they are showing off start hitting the shelves.

    Still pretty hard to justify each console as someone who owns both. Neither really have many games (Exclusives) that are worth getting the console over. I have been dieing for Final Fantasy versus 13 (Now Final Fantasy 15) for PS4 for so long I am about to explode.
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  7. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I played in the Beta. While Bloodborne nails its aesthetic, it is still just more of the same. It's a fun game but not likely to be a system seller.
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    What?! You played the beta? I put in my request about a day after All Games Beta put up the link and never got a response. I'm jealous.

    As for a system seller, nah, I don't think Bloodborne will be a major system mover, but I think it will move some. There are some diehard Souls players on the 360 that might be interested in picking up a PS4 just for that game.

    But a game that will be a system seller will be SFV. This is akin to Square announcing that it was abandoning the Nintendo for the PlayStation as the new home of the Final Fantasy franchise.
  10. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Beta Alpha keys were handed out on the basis of trophy unlocks in Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls II. I don't know what the threshold was, but I think I have 60-75% in each. I didn't even apply. They just sent me an Alpha invite via email, out of the blue. :p

    Agreed on both points.
  11. I'm sure I'll be **** all over for saying this, but I got a Wii U and love it. It's a console I feel people don't give a chance as it's not the most powerful one on the market. I won't go in to why I love it, as people interested in the Wii U will look up the pros and cons for the system. I just feel people tend to forget about it. To me, the consoles are like cars. The Wii U may not be a fastest car, but it's a very smooth ride and enjoyable ride. I'll pick up a ps4 or xbone at some point, not sure what one I'll pick next, but until then, I'm a happy gamer.
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I don't know why anyone would give you a hard time for liking the Wii U. But you deserve to be thrown out of a speeding van for comparing consoles to cars.
  13. I think many buyers do that. They feel the need to justify their purchase. If their console sold more they think that means it's better. Or if it hasn't sold as many then that's because only real gamers are buying it or something.
    gingerbill likes this.

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