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View Poll Results: Will you be getting a PS4 and/or Xbox One ?
I'll get both 10 11.36%
Staying with Playstation (PS3 to PS4) 45 51.14%
Staying with Xbox (360 to One) 12 13.64%
Changing to Playstation (360 to PS4) 21 23.86%
Changing to Xbox (PS3 to One) 0 0%
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Old March 31 2014, 06:02 PM   #361
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Re: Will you be getting a PS4 or an Xbox One ?

Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox. Seems like a good move to me, from what I've seen of him at E3 and in interviews he's focused more on gaming than hardware and services. But I may just have that impression because he was the guy leading MS's first party gaming studios, so that's what he was paid to talk about. Either way, I have more confidence in him than I had in Mattrick.
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Old March 31 2014, 06:49 PM   #362
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It's absolutely a smart move, because it gives the Xbox division a strong internal voice to stand up against Elop.
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Old March 31 2014, 08:11 PM   #363
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The ironic thing is that he was if I remember correctly, in charge of the PS3's launch, so if anything, if he's learned from his mistakes at all, he'd be the perfect man to know how to compete against Sony and perhaps make the Xbox One more competitive.
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Old March 31 2014, 09:00 PM   #364
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The ironic thing is that he was if I remember correctly, in charge of the PS3's launch, so if anything, if he's learned from his mistakes at all, he'd be the perfect man to know how to compete against Sony and perhaps make the Xbox One more competitive.
That was Phil Harrison. The other Phil (who is also at Microsoft).
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Old March 31 2014, 09:55 PM   #365
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It's a very small industry in terms of people. A lot smaller than one might think.
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Old April 1 2014, 12:51 AM   #366
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The ironic thing is that he was if I remember correctly, in charge of the PS3's launch, so if anything, if he's learned from his mistakes at all, he'd be the perfect man to know how to compete against Sony and perhaps make the Xbox One more competitive.
That was Phil Harrison. The other Phil (who is also at Microsoft).

Are you sure? Could have sworn it was Spencer. Maybe I'm wrong though No wonder it's confusing though.
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Old April 3 2014, 07:59 AM   #367
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Yeah, it was Harrison. He was the one who had to justify the lack of rumble in the original SIXAXIS controller.
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Old April 8 2014, 06:24 PM   #368
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Unbelievable!

I got home and looked at Amazon's website and see they have new PS4 bundles.. the console + Killzone + Knack + Infamous for 499 Euro (base price for the console is 399).

Thought a short while about it and figured i'd sell off Knack and Killzone and even if i only get 50% for them i still get out ok when i factor in the price of Infamous.

So i was spending a few minutes thinking about what additional game i should buy and by the time i decided for Assassins Creed the bundle was already sold out!

If i bought it right away i might have gotten the PS4 before this weekend but apparently gamers in Germany are a very quick bunch and it's eat or be eaten currently

Oh well.. they say the bundle will be available again April 16th.. i'll try again but if i fail i'll probably wait til summer or even fall to get one (hopefully readily available by then and not for inflated reseller prices).
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Old April 8 2014, 06:26 PM   #369
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As long as PS4s are available in time for me to play Batman, I'll be good.
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Old April 9 2014, 08:27 PM   #370
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I do not trust a company that attempted to block used games. Thats all I buy. Since I will be getting this generations consoles when the next generations comes out because I am rather poor, I count on used games. FK MICRO$OFT and FK YOU ELECTRONIC ARTS!!! Not to mention the whole thing about the Kinect which is a hacker's dream spy device. Sony has the better deal at $399. Also Nintendo, WTF happened to them? They went too far with having gimmicks support them. I used to love Nintendo, but they arent going to survive staying a generation behind with little 3rd party support.

I am not a Sony fanboy, but I see things companies do I strongly disagree with. I for one hope Sony puts M$ gaming division out of business. I wouldnt mind having another player back in the console business. (Sega, SNK, etc.) Atari can stay out, because they want to take credit for developing every 3rd party title. (Got an old magazine with NBA JAM for Atari Jaquar being labled as developed by Atari and Published by Atari, when everyone knows its Aklaim's baby.)
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Old April 11 2014, 06:53 AM   #371
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I do not trust a company that attempted to block used games. Thats all I buy. Since I will be getting this generations consoles when the next generations comes out because I am rather poor, I count on used games.
I doubt that Sony or Microsoft care about your opinion, since you're buying a console at a loss for them and then not recouping the loss by buying new games. They'd rather not have you as a customer.

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I am not a Sony fanboy, but I see things companies do I strongly disagree with. I for one hope Sony puts M$ gaming division out of business. I wouldnt mind having another player back in the console business.
So which is it that you want, hegemony or diversity? I'm confused.
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Old April 18 2014, 01:24 AM   #372
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For the month of March, with the release of Titanfall and an unofficial price cut that brought the Xbox One down to $450 in many stores, the PS4 still outsold it in North America. That's pretty suprising, most people were expecting Xbox to win last month as Titanfall is the console's big exclusive and it was massively hyped. If they can't win March, they're seriously struggling.

They'll need a strong showing at E3.
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Old April 18 2014, 03:15 AM   #373
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I was rather surprised by those numbers too. This was Microsoft's biggest month in their strongest market and they couldn't even outsell the PS4. Things don't look too good for Microsoft this generation.
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Old April 18 2014, 12:08 PM   #374
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For the month of March, with the release of Titanfall and an unofficial price cut that brought the Xbox One down to $450 in many stores, the PS4 still outsold it in North America. That's pretty suprising, most people were expecting Xbox to win last month as Titanfall is the console's big exclusive and it was massively hyped. If they can't win March, they're seriously struggling.

They'll need a strong showing at E3.
I haven't been following things closely, but I gather that players just aren't sticking with 'Titan Fall' the way the do with the likes of CoD, BF & Halo. It appears a lot of players are saying they're already bored of it after just a week.

It's often a mistake to use media hype as a measure for how successful a game really is. Word of mouth wins out every time.
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Old April 18 2014, 03:20 PM   #375
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I was rather surprised by those numbers too. This was Microsoft's biggest month in their strongest market and they couldn't even outsell the PS4. Things don't look too good for Microsoft this generation.
I'm always pointing out that since the release of the XOne i could have easily gotten one in the store.. just a few days ago i went into a nationwide electronics store and they had more than a dozen on display whereas since the release of the PS4 they're sold out and they can't tell when they're going to get the next shipment.

Online retailers it's the same.. you have to get lucky to score one for the normal market price at Amazon or somewhere else because hours later they are gone.

I doubt Sony has far less production capacity than MS so for me that's the most visible indicator about the success of Sony vs. MS for this generation. It might level out sometime this year but i'll be very curious to see if Sony can hold this lead for this generation since both consoles are very early on in their cycle and there's much to come yet.

In another news Sony has revealed new official numbers.. 7 million units sold worldwide (that's sold to customers and not sold to retailers) whereas MS's new numbers are 5 million shipped (that's shipped to retailers and not sold to customers).

Pretty clear numbers i think (and i doubt things would change much by the point MS starts selling in all the rest of the countries that Sony already supplies).
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