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RE: Xbox One Vs Playstation 4 - what is the difference?

It's fair to say MS have finally seen the error of their original vision (as I predicted) and are desperately trying to damage control. With this move, they're alienating some early adopters and some developers, but I think the mainstream will understand this is what they needed to do in order to ensure they didn't get left behind in the next gen battle. I'm definitely expecting Xbox One to sell far more units now, and this is only a good thing for the consumer as it will keep Sony on their toes, assuming Sony can afford to keep going of course given their recent financial annoucements. Fingers crossed for everyone that they do - we need a two horse race to keep everyone honest.

I do find Yusuf Mehdi's arguments as to why PS4 is outselling Xbox One rather amusing though:

“People have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than the PS3, so in that respect people have less of a need to upgrade in the short-term due to regular updates for the Xbox 360,” he explained. “We could point to any number of things.”

Sure, you've got to try and spin your company and product most of the time, but the way you become great at marketing is knowing when to hold your hands up and say "Sorry folks, we got it wrong, but now we're changing it - we're listening and we're reacting". The above statement on the other hand just makes him look silly and I certainly wouldn't trust many other things that come out of this man's mouth as a result.

 

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professorhat wrote:

It's fair to say MS have finally seen the error of their original vision (as I predicted) and are desperately trying to damage control. With this move, they're alienating some early adopters and some developers, but I think the mainstream will understand this is what they needed to do in order to ensure they didn't get left behind in the next gen battle. I'm definitely expecting Xbox One to sell far more units now, and this is only a good thing for the consumer as it will keep Sony on their toes, assuming Sony can afford to keep going of course given their recent financial annoucements. Fingers crossed for everyone that they do - we need a two horse race to keep everyone honest.

I do find Yusuf Mehdi's arguments as to why PS4 is outselling Xbox One rather amusing though:

“People have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than the PS3, so in that respect people have less of a need to upgrade in the short-term due to regular updates for the Xbox 360,” he explained. “We could point to any number of things.”

Sure, you've got to try and spin your company and product most of the time, but the way you become great at marketing is knowing when to hold your hands up and say "Sorry folks, we got it wrong, but now we're changing it - we're listening and we're reacting". The above statement on the other hand just makes him look silly and I certainly wouldn't trust many other things that come out of this man's mouth as a result.

 

+1, that's garbage on a grand scale from MS. 

Now MS have dropped the kinect its only a matter of time till the price drops to £250 pre-Christmas, and at that stage I'll buy one (the old 360 is whirring like a knackered old washing machine so hasn't got long left,,).

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Simple answer to the question is : Playstation is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead.

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theflyingwasp wrote:

bigboss wrote:

theflyingwasp wrote:

I'm not a gamer in fact I'm rubbish at games.

.....and yet you have every game console known to man (including handhelds)! :o

 

You're surpassing gel by a big margin in buying items you don't really need!!! 

I'm not even gonni defend myself it's ridiculous BB I'm surrounded by stuff I have no intention of ever using ,there's nothing I can do on my imac that I can't do on my iPhone.as for the consoles it's a complete farce and waste of money .ive barely played them for 2hours in total.just because you can afford to buy something dosent mean you should.

 

Dude, haven't you ever heard of returns?   :grin:

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Nah I'm not to bothered really.i pay everything in cash whenever possible .i had to get things on credit to get credit a few years back never owned a Visa card for almost 10 years .im self made with no mortgage etc but it still dosent defend the fact I buy piles of s**t I have no intention of using  :wall:

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theflyingwasp wrote:

Nah I'm not to bothered really.i pay everything in cash whenever possible .i had to get things on credit to get credit a few years back never owned a Visa card for almost 10 years .im self made with no mortgage etc but it still dosent defend the fact I buy piles of s**t I have no intention of using  :wall:

 

Self-made with no mortgage sounds good!   Smile

 

Game seem to be offereing good prices on secondhand goods.

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Yeah I'm only 34 so I have a lot of disposable income .

 

Glad you mentioned that because that's exactly what I'm going to do come September .i already have more iPads than I no what to do with.the plan was to get shot of the ipad 4 to game and stick my current iphone 5 on ebay when apple roll out the next wave of stuff for their world domination in September.

it won't be long till all the games for the 360 and ps3 are available for download on the next gen consoles so I will be able to bin them.

as for the ps vita I only bought it to play the drakes fortune game golden abyss 

and as for the Nintendo wii u I was close to going on a 24 hour killing spree after playing mario and donkey kong I must have lost 1674982135 lives trying to get past the first level the wii u control pad was close to gettin thrown at the ZT! 

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