There is no question about the amount of support that the Xbox one has received from Microsoft and developers these last two years, especially this year. The content is truly king for Xbox one and Microsoft. This is where things should be. 2016 is the year though. Microsoft has promised even more games to be released next year over what has been done this year. This year alone was the best ever in software for Microsoft releases and support. They have proven they are worth fighting for. They have proven they fight for the gamers. But all this could be for nothing if next year swings the wrong way. Playstation’s lineup, if true, could be a big trump card. Ps4 has on schedules games like No Man Sky, Grand turismo, Uncharted, Eve Valkerie with its VR head set and more vr exclusives. Also don’t forget about Street Fighter next gen exclusive, Detriot, MLB 16 and Horizon Zero. There are most likely more but these are stand outs. Microsoft so far has only 3 left that I am interested in, Quantum break, Gears of War, and Recore. Some could say Microsoft’s big three outweigh ps4’s list. Others could say ps4’s list shows things are growing faster than xbox one and therefore spells doom for them. Me I see the pros and cons to both. Yes ps4 has more in their lineup next year. Problem with that is this normally doesn’t make it to reality. Based on the past these games just might not launch for another year or more. Playstation games normally have this kind of a track record. Xbox one quality of their releases just might be so strong that ps4 is not talked about during them. However, it also could be that these games Microsoft releases could still have little show over the mindshare power of the Ps4. We are seeing some of that right now with Tomb raider. It is a great game that most that have both systems claim that they couldn’t get into for some reason. Personally, I think it’s just because it’s not out on the Ps4 and for some reason deep down the person feels it might look and play better on the Ps4 no matter how it looks on the Xbox one. Honestly, I really can relate to this because I saw this myself. I thought that as I played shockingly. Something inside me feels that the Ps4 version will most likely look better overall based on track records of third party games. So if even I can go through this I’m sure others will too. I can’t help but play out PES 2016 with its resolution and options on the Xbox one vs ps4. How both look good but the textures don’t seem as crisp and or exact on the Xbox one side of things compared to the ps4. If there is a true winner I can honestly admit it. Not all third party games have this clear winner result but there are a lot that do and that’s just honesty. Again, not saying that the Xbox one can’t do things it’s just harder to get the same results on the Xbox side of things compared to ps4. So unfortunately the overall sales leads will only make this stick out more often even if it’s something more that can it done to make both look more equal. So again 2016 is important to Xbox one. They could take over home territory numbers and or fall out of contention in their home territory. If this happens I don’t think I can rightfully suggest to anyone to buy a xbox one if this becomes the picture. Just to be certain I am talking strictly the U.S market. We all know the global count is not at all in question for Playstation. But in America Ps4’s lead is just under a million as last counted. This can easily be cut down or removed during the Christmas sales for consoles.
I while ago I wrote a article explaining how impressed the attempt for PES was but ultimately lost to fifa in graphics while PES had tremendous potentials in gameplay. I played these version on the Xbox one, not thinking too much about the lower resolution because I didn’t think it was worth examining. I was wrong!
PES 16, for the Ps4 side, is a masterpiece. The blurry textures you sometimes see during gameplay(not the cut scenes) are gone and having full ability over adding files to make the kits perfect added way more value than I believed at first. Now, with gameplay getting better each time I play it , with the graphics being top notch, I have to admit that PES 16 is the Football game to have this year. Yes fifa has all the licenses up front and have all the different features and different play modes but as far as just flat out playing football and looking the best while you do PES 16 is the one this year, well at least the Ps4 version is.
The unthinkable to most could possibly happen by the time the dust settles after the holidays. Now before you go on a rage run I want to reiterate that I’m strictly talking about America. Why? Because as I reported earlier the numbers for America are very close. Instead of ps4 leading by 15 million almost, what most forget is that they don’t even lead by a million in the America according to the last count. Do you really understand that folks? As far as I’m concerned Japanese numbers and Europeans numbers have nothing to do with the games I’m getting in America. These are different markets with different cultures. The funniest thing is that in America, the media will act like all those numbers are either all here or we even make up half of the figures of Sony 30 million. We don’t even make up 1%. That’s the truth guys, America is very much a winnable territory for Microsoft especially with the games and deals running. Overall worldwide number makes ps4 dominate that way but the bottom line is that in America there is just as many people that think xbox one is a more enticing pick for their gaming and Microsoft could very well take over the American market by the end of the holiday. This is something they have done many times in the past when loosing against Sony ps3 with their 360 console. Ps3 won almost every month but then Christmas hits and Microsoft kills all the numbers and take over in the last two months of the year after Sony won 9-10 of those months of that year. It could happen again folks, don’t say I didn’t bring this to light. Now it could at the same time not happen and Sony’s numbers could grow even more in America. I am not saying this is not a possibility too. But I do see that the so called gap isn’t anywhere near the worldwide numbers listed for the other territory and this could grow or shrink.
Well I’m just getting back home. I was stuck in Best Buy helping three mothers get Xbox one’s for their kids. The choices there gave them some questions on differences but overall they were stacking games, controllers and consoles. Their kids are going to have a great Christmas. To my surprise nobody was in the ps4 section this time around the whole time I was there helping these women. They told me I should work there with the amount of info I gave them. I thought this was sweet. Now if Best Buy can give me a commission check on this stuff I would be happier right? Anyway, it was amazing to see the excitement for them, for their kids. Mostly I am still impressed with the amount of support xbox one gets in the States. Competition is alive and well here in the States and I love it.
Absolutely stunning people! This game surpassed every thought I had about the game. I never purchased it on the Ps3 because it was too close to the launch of the Ps4. I’m glad I waited.
The game is great so far. I haven’t finished it yet as I am taking my time and trying different outcomes and answers as the game is set up that way. Sony studios did a masterful job in remastering this title. It looks as good as any of the top games out there on any system. That is a strong statement coming from a ps3 original that was only remastered and brought over.
The skin texture and the sure quality of the acting and every emotion shown including what you go through with this game is amazing. I do have to stress again how impressive this game looks and how much I’m loving the gameplay and story. I really feel attached to the character. She is a amazing actress and the game is a once in a life time make. Sony showed out..much love on this.
Well for those of us that have xbox one we are seemly dealing with the same things as before, Resolution problems. Now, when I say this it’s not like there is a big huge difference when we are lower on resolution vs the Ps4 counterpart. But there are some games that really stick out once you play the Ps4 version in areas. This was seen in games like Star wars Battlefront and PES 2016 to name a few. Like most I had hoped that Direct- X12 would help take the list of resolution issues down convincingly but it looks like things are really no different sadly. The good news is that the developers for Rainbow six feel they can make it better as the beta is coming in at 900p on the Xbox one while the Ps4 gets its norm..1080p. After 2 years of adjustments to the OS, modified memory, and the adding of Direct-X we have to admit that the thought of better quality for resolution and or frame rate is not going to be possible. The Xbox one just doesn’t have the horse power to “easily” hit the same resolution the Ps4 can reach faster and easier. But key is that it can reach it, it’s just not easy to do though. It seems only the first party makers have what it takes to do so. Like my friend said to me, no matter what you think of Sony….sooner or later the Ps4 will be played by gamers who don’t have the Ps4 the more this generation goes on.
Like me, I have nobody to play on my Xbox one. I have my family members getting ps4’s, close friends on ps4, and even associates playing ps4. I just can’t win, nobody wants to buy a xbox one to play along side their ps4. In fact I only have one person I know that has a ps4 and xbox one and she doesn’t play the Xbox one hardly anymore. It’s always going to come down to games still. Just because I can’t play games with others won’t kill all things for me on my Xbox one. It does make me play ps4 though. So a duel system owner I will have to be. I didn’t want to do this but Spotify and Twitch upgrade are huge app advantages to allow me to do what I normally do or want to do along side games.
The announcements of Grand Turismo and Detriot changed a lot of things for me as well. Rainbow Six is just yet another reminder and so it is that Digitalcrack has ps4 again with my Xbox one set up. Now at least I can play whatever hits again and use whatever system I want for equal actions without having to start one system just to get to twitch or something. Now I can basically get to the same things. Ps4 admittedly has the overall advantage because of Spotify though at the end of the day. I’m sure Microsoft is hard at work for a solution for its fans down the road. Until then Quantum Break, Recore, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Uncharted await me and I don’t miss anything.
• U.S. PlayStation 4 – Total Sales: 9,409,789
• U.S. Xbox One – Total Sales: 8,503,910
There is less than a million console difference in sales in the United States for the consoles. Yes ps4 still leads but unlike their total numbers for the whole world, the U.S fans believe in Xbox and ps4 almost equally. Most don’t look to see that this is a difference. We live in the States. What the rest of the world does would not effect our games. The bottom line is that when developers see that both xbox one and ps4 sell well in the U.S “OUR” games have a better chance of remaining on equal footing if possible. Most us believe that if the total world sales equal 25 million that means us, when it doesn’t. In the states xbox one nor ps4 have reached 10 million in sales yet. This is after 2 years folks. This also explains why I have seen just as many xbox one’s as ps4’s over the past two years. This also means that as far as the United States is concerned the console race isn’t over by a long shot.
Ps4 has a install base larger than the Xbox one. We know this right? For the slow ones out there…this means they have more people around the world that have their console than xbox one’s. This is suppose to equal to more people buying 3rd party games. If it doesn’t this would be the reason for shocking headlines news. Why on earth is it shocking to see more people buying Star Wars on ps4 than xbox one? Isn’t this suppose to happen? So why the article? Media hype for PS4 is the reason. What is not being said however is how little these sales are compared to the 10-13 million goal EA set for the game. It hasn’t reached a million nor is it close yet. So to hit 13 million is going to be a tough article to sell.
First off let’s be clear here. This man is talking about UK sales not overall sales. The same UK that is dominated by ps4 fanboys and overall market share leader for Sony. Of course sales are low in UK for Xbox one. Nothing mentioned about the U.S, I thought that was really funny. On top of being biased it’s not about the first couple of sale days. It’s about the overall sales through the life span of the product. Secondly, I thought it was funny that he went on to say that next year( a whole year from now) ps4 sales will be better and that Microsoft basically shouldn’t have released it at this point of the year. Well, hold up..when Sony gets this game,its actually going to be at this same point or later in December which is even worse. So please tell me how on earth such a statement holds water. This guy should have shut his mouth because the same game you’re laughing about , you will be asking about come this same time next year.